SELL report that the French video game industry was valued at €2.709 billion in 2009, the second highest year ever after 2008. This was enough to keep it as the number one market in Continental Europe, but still behind the UK when the whole of Europe is taken into account. The figures come from GfK and include "France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece ... ... ."
In 2008 GfK had the total value of hardware and software (including PC) at €2.944B in France compared to €2.756B in Germany, which would mean the French market declined by 8% in value during 2009, assuming the 2009 figure doesn't include accessories.