Spanish Association of Video Games (AEVI) has informed today in the presentation of its yearbook that the national video game market, once again, was once again the protagonist due to its solid growth, up to 12.6% compared to the previous period , raising the turnover of the sector to a total of 1,530 million euros in 2018. This fact, they add, allows the country to remain in the top-10 world of income.
” The data we present come to put to highlight sector in continuous growth, which contributes decisively to technological development, fosters creativity and generates thousands of quality jobs, with an increasing weight in our economy & quot ;, Alberto González Lorca, president of AEVI, has wanted to highlight.
More in detail, this increase in billing is derived from the growth of the online market, which has reached the historic figure of 680 million euros, of that 396 million had to do with online platforms and 284 million with applications.
According to the data presented, the physical market continues to bid hard, raising a total of 849 million euros, of which 364 million correspond to the software, 356 million to hardware; and 130 million to accessories. In this sense, AEVI figures sales of this business area of 2018 in a total of 8.6 million video games, 1.3 million video game consoles and 4.4 million accessories.