Shorooq Partners shared a report on the MENAP gaming market and stated that it will grow to $2.8 billion in 2026. Market figures are provided by Newzoo; mobile projects are provided by data.ai. MENAPs are markets in the Middle East, Africa, and Pakistan.

  • As of 2022, the MENAP market was valued at $1.8 billion. In 2026, it is projected to reach $2.8 billion. The average annual growth rate is 10%.
  • The number of players is also projected to grow strongly, from 67.4 million in 2022 to 87.3 million in 2026. That’s about 5% per year.
  • Strategy ($374.1 million in revenue from IAP), shooters ($270.5 million in revenue from IAP), and RPGs ($168.6 million in revenue from IAP) are the most popular genres in the MENAP region.
  • The MENAP region’s incubators have hosted more than 150 game companies over the past year. They raised $10 million in funding and earned about $4 million in revenue.
  • Of the 150 startups, 43.2% are game studios, 24.8% are Web3 game developers, and 20.8% are game software and platform creators.
MENAP gaming market to grow to $2.8 billion in 2026

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