Gamers make up over 60% of the population in the U.S. that play daily. The total amount of GAMERS Worldwide is a whopping 2.6 billion .
Who plays video games? According to the 2018 study by ESA-pdf Entertainment Software Association, if it’s not you – its probably your neighbor next door!
Some U.S. 2018 Gamers Statistics
The average age for males is 32 and females 36, never would have guessed. Another shocker is that 39% of gamers are female, and play daily too. Even though I have not powered up the PlayStation 3 in years, my wife loves to play Jewel on her cell phone!
At first you would think that most people play when just bored, but the total consumer spending on games, consoles, and other gaming products in 2017 was $36 billion. A much bigger part of the American fabric than I even guessed!
“The spectacular growth of our industry
proves video game developers, artists, and
storytellers are the brightest lights in the US
economy, finding more ways to delight the
world’s 2.6 billion gamers each year.”
Michael D. Gallagher, President and CEO
Entertainment Software Association
Impact Video Game Industry:
The video game industry keeps growing over 13% year after year, adding 16B+ growth from the prior year according to Newzoo’s Global Market Report.
In the U.S. alone there are over 220,000 workers with companies in all 50 states. Here is a great state by state map by ESA showing the companies, workers and college programs.
Top Game Design Schools 2018
For gamers wanting a career in the video game industry, there are over 150 institutions in the states to take programs. Princeton review ranked the top game design schools here!
Need some help with a paying tuition costs, ESA Foundation has $1 million in scholarship awards.
Top Gaming Companies U.S.
Well hopefully we both learned a few things about the video gaming industry and the impact gamers have today. With the advances in Virtual Reality Applications and not just for games, this sector seems unstoppable!