Europe steps up its game

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In a document which revels in shattering stereotypes, there’s some incredible news for the industry’s money men: the European Union is now the second-largest videogaming territory in the world, generating €7.3bn during 2007, compared with €7.4bn in Asia and €6.9bn in the US. This also reflects in the year on figures with UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Scandinavia enjoying an average 25% growth in software sales.
http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=52505


Pretty damn good. I predict Europe becoming very important to game companies now.

I think you guys won't get shafted so much anymore. :smile:
 

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Dragon Quest VIII took I believe 499 days to be released in Europe after Japan!

We don't really even get games first to compensate, a lot of games are made in UK and others, but they're often released in America first! Europe is where ps3 is most popular, so it being the rising market is good news for the system and it's future potential games.
 

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Yeah, Europe gets most things last. DVDs, Games, Hardware. Unless it's something like UK Authors e.g. J.K Rowling or Darren Shan. But yeah, its good new, maybe well get games earlier too now which will probably make the market increase even more.
 
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[QUOTE="shaunyac, post: 0]Yeah, Europe gets most things last. DVDs, Games, Hardware. Unless it's something like UK Authors e.g. J.K Rowling or Darren Shan. But yeah, its good new, maybe well get games earlier too now which will probably make the market increase even more.[/QUOTE]

With so much money being generated there, it's no way companies can over look it.
 

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So soon we will be the biggest market hopefully and Developers might even look at moving their HQ over here if we do become to industry leading continent for gaming :) Which in turn will create new jobs and boost our economy even more :D I think that Asia has had its turn in the game industry at being the biggest and now its our turn. Woo Go us xD
 

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this is good for the video game companys... it's really picking up over there.
sony should show Europe some love and not waite months for launching there games
 
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I always though in regard to some games it's because of the whole PAL/NTSC thing and different languages required for Europe. Of course I know crap all about distribution.
 
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