ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION

  • The Gross Value Added (GVA) of the UK computer games industry was £426m in 2014, according to the official DCMS data released in January 2016. Note: this figure is dependent on survey data and is quite volatile, and should therefore be treated with caution. A separate study by Nesta and Ukie has estimated that GVA from the UK games industry could be £1.72bn.[2]
  • The UK computer games industry employed 19,000 in 2013, up from 15,000 jobs in 2012, according to the DCMS data.

  • The Nesta & Ukie study counted 1,902 video games companies in the UK, employing approximately 9,200 creative staff and indirectly support more than 16,800 jobs. [2]

  • 95 per cent of UK games businesses export at least some of their games/services to overseas markets. On average, 45 per cent of a UK games business’ turnover is generated from the export of games. [2]

[2] A Map of the UK Games Industry, Nesta & Ukie, September 2014.