What video games come with physical cards

Video games

  • Sales in the video games segment will amount to around € 136,928 million in 2021.
  • According to the forecast, a market volume of € 195,300 million will be reached in 2025; this corresponds to an expected annual sales growth of 9.28% (CAGR 2021-2025).
  • The largest market segment is the "Mobile Games" segment with an expected volume of € 97,104 million in 2021.
  • The penetration rate will be 38.0% in 2021 and is expected to reach 43.6% in 2025.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to be € 47.95.
Video games are purchased on the Internet for a fee. Digital video games include full version downloads for both game consoles and personal computers (as long as they require installation). It also includes mobile video games for smartphones and tablets (paid apps or apps with in-app purchases), online games that can either be played directly in the Internet browser or require a software client to run (with in-game purchases or on subscription basis), which must be installed, as well as subscription-based gaming networks such as Xbox Live Gold, PlayStation Plus or Nintendo Switch Online. This does not include sales from physical video games and demo versions.


  • Video games that can be purchased or played on the Internet for a fee
  • Full version downloads for game consoles and PCs
  • Mobile games for smartphones and tablets (paid apps or apps with in-app purchases)
  • Online or browser games (on a subscription basis or with in-game purchases)
  • Gaming Networks


  • Video games on physical media
  • Demo versions