The time spent playing games in Turkey increased by 69 percent. In our country, where gaming spending has increased by 48%, investments in the gaming industry are also increasing. In the third quarter of 2021, the most investment transactions took place in the gaming sector, while the marketplace sector ranks second.
According to the research carried out by Digital Report Magazine and DORinsight Research Company, spending on games increased by 48 percent during the pandemic period in Turkey. According to the research, where it is stated that the time allocated to games has increased by 69 percent, 35 percent of the participants allocate 1-2 hours a day to games, while 3 percent play games for more than 6 hours. 80 percent of the participants actively play digital games. The most preferred type of digital game is puzzle.
10 investments in the game, 7 investments in the market place, 6 investments in technology
In the third quarter of 2021, 10 investments were made in the gaming industry, which has become a strong industry in our country with the increase in gaming expenditures and the time allocated to games. According to the Venture Ecosystem Investments Report, prepared in cooperation with KPMG Turkey and venture capital company 212, the number of investments is followed by companies in the marketplace with 7 transactions, deeptech (deep technology) and SaaS (software as a service) sectors with 6 transactions.
71 percent in Google Play Store, 42 percent in App Store
IFASTURK Education, R&D and Support Founder Mesut Şenel stated that the growth trend in the game industry will continue to increase in the coming years, and said, “In 2025, with a rate of 42 percent in the App Store; On the Google Play Store, the category with the highest revenue is expected to be games with 71 percent. The game industry, which has grown rapidly around the world, has experienced a great leap forward in Turkey as well. We support entrepreneurs who want to produce in the field of computer games, mobile games and applications with our experience in government supports, grants and incentives, and contribute to their progress on the road to branding.” made a statement.