Russia is projected to become the third-largest European market this year, growing 57% to surpass France in terms of overall revenue.
That's according to a joint report published by SuperData and Wargaming, which examines the games industry in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Currently Russia is the fourth-biggest video game market in Europe, contributing 8% ($1.7 billion) of revenue in 2018.
As the current console generation draws to a close, there is a projected decline in market activity across Europe.
Despite this, the Russian game market is expected to grow by 57%, thanks primarily mobile which saw a 51% increase from 2017 to 2018, grossing $561 million.
PC gaming remains the most popular platform in Russia however. Last year, there was an average of 79 million monthly active PC users; this figure is set to grow by 3% in 2019.