Highest number of gaming studios in Sweden, and Germany earns the most – read the latest report

In the sea of various ​​gaming reports, you can now check out the statistics of an important one. EGDF has collected data from all European associations, summarized and compared them, which can save you a lot of clicking.

Although the SGA has already published its report for 2023, things are moving a little slower at the European level as the reports of all associations are being collected. We will have to wait a bit for last year’s pan-European report; in the meantime, the EGDF (European Game Developers Federation) has released the statistics for 2022. You can view the entire insight data here.

Twenty national associations sent data from their annual reports and EGDF presented them comparatively together with Video Games Europe (VGE). In the report, you will find data on the state of the pan-European gaming industry, such as the fact that in 2022 there were as many as 5,300 studios in the EU, employing 90,000 people and earning a total of almost 20 billion euros.

The report also offers summary data for national ecosystems, highlighting:

  • Sweden, with the largest number of gaming studios;
  • France, with the largest number of game dev service providers;
  • Poland, which employs the most people, next to France;
  • Germany, with the highest turnover in the field of video games in 2022.


A special segment of the report is dedicated to employee diversity. On average, the European gaming industry is made up of 24.4% women, while the percentage of people who declared themselves as non-binary does not exceed 1.5% in any of the analyzed ecosystems.

A particularly important section is the one that shows the percentages related to the platforms the games are made for. In this aspect, unique pan-European data are not offered but statistics published by associations in recent years are given to monitor the potential migration of trends in individual ecosystems.

Finally, a section of the report is set aside for education and public support. France leads by almost twice as much as the United Kingdom, which is second on the list, when it comes to the number of institutions providing formal education, while Spain, Denmark and Germany stand out in terms of non-formal education. When it comes to public support, each country has listed what types of support are available there, as well as links to relevant websites.

Where was Serbia in the whole picture? We left it to you to see for yourself!