Ukie Member Localize Direct has kindly written a report outlining the most in demand languages for game localisation in 2020.
The UK market for video games between January and December 2019 was valued at £5.35bn, an overall drop of -4.8% on the previous year’s record-breaking results. This finding comes as the industry finds itself on the cusp of a new generation of console hardware and, as with previous transitional periods, consumer revenues are reflective of a market of expectant of the next big thing.
Ukie is pleased to announce the launch of Ukiepedia, a brand new repository of games industry facts, insight, resources and links.
Building on our ongoing work to collate useful research and data about the UK and global industry, Ukiepedia is intended as a first step towards a wikipedia for the games sector.
The UK market for games was valued at a record £5.7bn in 2018, representing +10.0% growth on the previous year.
2018 was solid growth across the game software and hardware markets, with software revenues eclipsing £4bn for the first time, up +10.3% to £4.01bn. Similar growth was seen in game hardware, up +10.7% to a new high of £1.57bn. The valuation also included an analysis of consumer spend on wider game-related culture, which generated an additional £109.6m.
Since the referendum Ukie have repeatedly and consistently stressed the importance of securing a data adequacy agreement to ensure the free flow of data between the EU and UK. Yesterday in the House of Commons the Minister for Digital made a troubling admission. In a European Committee meeting regarding the exchange of data with non-EU Countries Labour MP and shadow Culture Secretary Liam Byrne asked the Minister:
The UK market for games was valued at a record £5.11bn in 2017, representing +12.4% growth on the prevoius year.
These results show strong growth across both the game software and hardware markets, with software revenues up +8.3% to all £3.56bn and hardware growing significantly by +27.1% to another record of £1.43bn. The analysis also includes an assessment of the wider spend on game-related culture, which was valued at £117m.
The UK's Industrial Strategy takes its early first steps
The Government today published its Industrial Strategy White Paper which lays out some early headlines, programmes and ambitions which it hopes will help build a modern economy fit for the future.