The importance of the Korean games industry

Understanding the continuous growth of the South East Asian market

Source : Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA)

The total size and growth rate of Korean games market (2017-2018)

The Korean games industry represents one of the world’s top five gaming markets and continues to grow each year, thanks to its voracious domestic audience and companies that export their titles all over the world.

Global game market share by country (2018)

Typically the Korean market ranks at number four in the world, hehind APAC giants China and Japan as well as the US, but well ahead of the leading European markets such as the UK, Germany and France.

Korean games market share by sector (2018)

As with much of the APAC region, the mobile platform is dominant, accounting for almost half of all revenue. However, PC gaming is almost as strong. In fact, if you combine gaming on a home computer (which most families will own) with PC gaming in cybercafés or hotels, then the PC sector comes out marginally ahead.

Korean game market volume in the global game market (2018)

Looking from a global comparative perspective, Korea accounts for 6.3% of game revenues, but its PC share indexes disproportionately highly. So if you’re making PC or mobile games then you really can’t afford not to pay attention!

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