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Surely this thread can't be accurate when it doesn't measure the language the games are in, but the language that is spoken in the individual countries.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Thanks for the link

Always wondered about this, shows how important localisation is.

It doesn't though. This list isn't split by language, it is split by country. OP has just used the country language instead of the country name, which is misleading. All those gamers in France could be playing in English. (technically)



Surprised to see Arabic that high up since it is such a small minority in the world who speak it compared to English or other European languages.



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Fei-Hung said:
Surprised to see Arabic that high up since it is such a small minority in the world who speak it compared to English or other European languages.

Arabic is the 5th most Spoken language in the world with 422 million speakers. For a comparison, the number of French speakers is 220 million.

 

In that case, Arabic is actually much lower than where it needs to be.

 

Also, why bump a thread from 2014?



burning_phoneix said:
Fei-Hung said:
Surprised to see Arabic that high up since it is such a small minority in the world who speak it compared to English or other European languages.

Arabic is the 5th most Spoken language in the world with 422 million speakers. For a comparison, the number of French speakers is 220 million.

 

In that case, Arabic is actually much lower than where it needs to be.

 

Also, why bump a thread from 2014?

I know there are different dialects of Arabic spoken throughout the world, but i was more surprised since most Arabic places are not known to be modern. Places like Jordan, Syria, Libya, Beirut etc. For example many Somalians speak a dialect of Arabic but the country isn't as developed. Syria we all know the score. 

 

From the 420 million people out there speaking Arabic, if you remove the war torn countries, countries with high poverty and countries that ain't modern unlike Dubai, Qatar etc, you are left with a very small number. 



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English being #1 is no surprise.



RolStoppable said:
Surely this thread can't be accurate when it doesn't measure the language the games are in, but the language that is spoken in the individual countries.

i dont see the issue here , just counted all the countries together, he could have make it into cultures too. Its a good measurement to see which languages games should be translated for example.



Fei-Hung said:
burning_phoneix said:

Arabic is the 5th most Spoken language in the world with 422 million speakers. For a comparison, the number of French speakers is 220 million.

 

In that case, Arabic is actually much lower than where it needs to be.

 

Also, why bump a thread from 2014?

I know there are different dialects of Arabic spoken throughout the world, but i was more surprised since most Arabic places are not known to be modern. Places like Jordan, Syria, Libya, Beirut etc. For example many Somalians speak a dialect of Arabic but the country isn't as developed. Syria we all know the score. 

 

From the 420 million people out there speaking Arabic, if you remove the war torn countries, countries with high poverty and countries that ain't modern unlike Dubai, Qatar etc, you are left with a very small number. 

Even if you take out those numbers, Arabic is still much too low.

If you take out the poorer nations that speak Portugese from the equation, that only leaves Portugal itself yet it managed to outsell all the Arab countries combined.

Italian is only mainly spoken in Italy, but it too outsells Arabic.