Sub-Saharan African gamers have grown from 77m to 186m in six years

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

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According to a new report from Newzoo and Carry1st, South Africa is the largest market in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an expected $290 million in consumer spending on games this year.

The report also gave consumer spending totals for four other Sub-Saharan countries, with Nigeria seeing players spend $185 million, Ghana totaling $42 million, Kenya $38 million, and Ethiopia $35 million.

Among the five countries of the region, South Africa also leads in the portion of the population who play games at 40%.

Meanwhile, 27% of people in Ghana play games, whereas that stat is 23% for Nigeria, 22% within Kenya, and

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