Last year, 47% of the sector’s turnover “was accumulated at the state level”

Video games’ industry gets bigger and bigger. We know it thanks to the secretary of the Spanish Association of Video Game Producer Enterprises, Antonio Fernández. The percentage of studies devoted to the brand in Catalonia also continues to grow, from 24.8% in 2015 to 28% in 2016. They are figures from “the white paper” that DEV will present at the beginning of the fall. It also has been advanced In the 3rd DemoDay edition of the UB video game school, in which students have presented their work. Fernandez stressed that in order to succeed in the sector, the help of the administrations and the business training of the entrepreneurs is crucial.

Barcelona capital city of video games

During the last 5 years, DEV has presented “the white book” of video games. This year it agreed with the Catalan Institute of Cultural Companies (ICEC) to make its Catalan version. The first delivery consists of a filtering of the data presented in Spain last autumn.

Video games related statistics

So far, it was difficult to deduce what the Catalan part of the report was. With the new text, we all can see that Catalonia accumulated 42% of state invoicing (217 million euros) in 2015. And the exact percentage of companies in the autonomous community is 120. The first Catalan „white book” on video games says the industry employs 1,678 professionals. We can notice that there is the total occupation of more than 3,000 people linked to the sector in Catalonia. 85% of current companies have an age of less than 10 years. 2% of companies in Catalonia accounts for almost 60% of turnover. It’s because the King, Ubisoft and Gameloft giants have been established in Barcelona.

Barcelona capital city of video games
“It is important to create the necessary conditions so that companies can grow and thus consolidate”, the report also says.

A curiosity about this topic is that “ONE OF EVERY 10 PEOPLE IN THE WORLD HAVE PLAYED TO A VIDEO COOKED IN CATALONIA”.

Coinciding with the first day of the Gamelab Congress, video game developers and publishers of Catalonia (Devicat) announced Wednesday that the business volume generated by the video game companies in Barcelona is 1,000 million euros worldwide. The president of Devicat, Xavier Carrillo-Costa, said that 650 million people have tried any of their productions. According to the data published by Devicat, 40% of the Catalan population plays video games.

If you would like to read about some specific topic click on the button below and SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS!

 

Source: ElPais.com
Photo credits: flickr.com/Shane K