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Top Five Popular PC Games in Iran

Top Five Popular PC Games in IranTop Five Popular PC Games in Iran

The five most popular games played on personal computers in Iran are GTA, PES, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, and FIFA, results of a nationwide survey say.
Conducted by the Digital Games Research Center (DIREC) in Tehran and published on its website (, the survey indicates there are 7.2 million PC gamers in Iran of which 71% are men.
There are over 28 million gamers in the country. Just like everywhere else in the world the preferred gaming platform in Iran is mobile handsets. According to data published on, 24.7 million Iranians play mobile games.
The survey talked with 8,000 people and has a 3-point margin of error. Sports, shooter, driving, action, and role-playing are the top five popular PC video game genres. 
Despite being banned in Iran, the action-adventure video game series Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is the most popular. The first installment in the series was released in 1997 and GTA has been vastly popular since. 


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