Team micropayment™ opened our eyes recently in a detailed interview covering their services, the German gaming/payments market, and why they chose Xsolla as a partner.
Germany has become Europe’s largest revenue generator within the gaming industry. This might stem from the country boasting the #1 payer/player ratio in the world with approximately 70% of their gamers paying for games (NewZoo Research).
While Germany is #1 in the world for payer/player ratio, the country is ranked 4th in terms of total global revenue rankings. Within the country, 80% of 39.8 million gamers play online social/casual games primarily with the remaining 20% playing PC/Mac computer and smartphone games.
China is projected to hit the $3B mark in the mobile game industry by 2014 and everybody within the industry is preparing to target this region including major publishers such as King (Candy Crush Saga).