Unstoppable growth of videogame industry in Spain

Unstoppable growth of videogame industry in Spain. The videogame industry in Spain is expected to reach a staggering 1,700 million euros in 2023.

Forecasts for the videogame industry in Spain are exceptional and turnover is expected to reach 1,700 million euros in 2023. It is also expected that around 8,500 new direct jobs will be created too.

Francisco Javier Soler, creative and project director at U-Tad speaking to La Sexta explained that: “We are capable of making new content. In our country we don’t tend to copy, they are local products”.

The growth of the videogame sector has been driven recently by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the fact that people have had to stay at home and keep themselves amused. This has bought both old and new gamers together.

The number of video game users is growing and so too is the number of hours they spend in front of the TV playing games. The number of users has hit around 16 million people and is still growing. “Older children and parents who still play the game are playing together,” said Francisco Javier Soler.

Some psychologists are worried about the amount of video games that are being played but, Psychologist Maria Hurtado has confirmed that the problem “is not playing”, but “how to do it”.

She explained that adults need to show a responsible attitude towards gameplay and said: “If they see you play and do it responsibly, they learn a pattern that will always be psychologically positive”.


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Alex Glenn

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