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Can gaming be as big as automotive industry for Turkey?

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When talking about trends in the past I have always allowed room for gaming. By now, everyone realizes that gaming is serious business. It has become mainstream. From our early childhood days to our final days as an adult we play games. Some play on the streets, some play board games and some play computer games.

This latter group has grown exponentially across the globe. Turkey is no different. In our country, there are more than 30 million people who have played some sort of a computer game in 2017. The global market for computer games is $165 billion. The Turkish market alone is worth $800 million, 15 percent higher than last year, which makes the Turkish gaming market the 16th largest globally.

The entire Middle Eastern market is worth $3 billion and rising steadily. In Turkey alone, 13 million people have purchased a computer game or related product at least once. It is expected that the Turkish gaming industry will hit an import potential of a staggering $2 billion dollars........

© Hürriyet Daily News