There is a vast community of video gamers in the United States. The Entertainment Software Association reported that 2018 was a record-breaking year for the gaming industry. The total video game sales exceeded $43.4 billion. In the United States, more than 166 million adults play video games, and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one gamer in their household. Video games are an integral part of today’s American culture and a leading form of entertainment today.
Video game players represent a diverse cross-section of the American population spanning every age, gender, and ethnicity. These gamers are generally healthy, civically engaged, college educated, and socially active. Fifty two percent of gamers are college educated.
Why Gamers Play
Here are some stats about gamers and why they play the games:
- Mental stimulation (79%)
- Relaxation and stress relief (78%)
- Parents believe video games can be educational for their children (74%)
- Parents playing games with their child at least weekly (57%)
The average gamer uses these common devices to play their video games:
- Smartphone (60%)
- Personal Computer (52%)
- Dedicated Game Console (49%)
Game Genre Types
The most popular game genres of the gamers surveys said:
- Casual (71%)
- Action (53%)
- Shooter (47%)
Male vs. Female
Male gamers (54%) edge out female (46%) gamers by 8%. The average age for men players is 32 years old. The average age for women gamers is 34 years old.
Male Millennial gamers pull in these stats:
- 69% play on their game console
- 83% play action games
- 66% prefer to play their games with friends
- 61% favorite is racing games
- 60% favorite is sports games
- 59% favorite is FPS games
Female boomer gamers have impressive stats too:
- 58% play on their smartphone
- 77% play casual games
- 58% prefer to play their games alone
- 59% favorite is card and casino games
- 45% favorite is puzzle games
- 27% favorite is board games
- 22% have been video players for 25+ years
Albert’s Pawn Video Games
At Albert’s Pawn, we have an impressive inventory of pre-owned video games and consoles for sale. We beat GameStop’s prices and have better prices than eBay too. Check out our Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4 consoles, and games. Why pay full price for these games, when we have them discounted. Enjoy video gaming for less!
We have Xbox One games in our stores like Madden NFL, Doom, Reckoning, Oblivion, Battlefield 1, Battlefield 4, Assassins Creed Origins, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption, Dragonball and more.
Our selection of PlayStation 4 games in our stores includes Unchartered 4, Need for Speed, The Elder Scrolls, Resident Evil 2, Doom, Lego Star Wars, The Crew, Bloodborne, Battlefield 4, Sword art online, Just Dance 2016, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and more.
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