Video games are played almost exclusively in Arabic and English, and are the only medium used more frequently in English than in Arabic across the region (67% English vs. 56% Arabic). Gamers in Qatar, the UAE and Lebanon are much more likely to play video games in English than in Arabic (85%, 81%, and 76%, English; 23%, 38%, and 48%, Arabic). Residents in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, are more likely to play games in Arabic than in English (93% and 74%, Arabic; 30% and 57%, English). Tunisians play video games in both languages equally – 66% Arabic, 63% English – but are most likely to play in French (77%).
As with film and television, non-Arab expats play video games almost exclusively in English, with almost no game playing in Arabic. Arabs play video games primarily in Arabic, but a majority also plays games in English (Nationals – 73% Arabic, 57% English, Arab Expats – 73% Arabic, 67% English).