Are You Not Entertained?
As the following chart illustrates, gaming has grown into much more than a pastime for moody teenagers unwilling to get out of the house. In fact, video games are now the biggest entertainment industry in the United States based on consumer spending. According to the Entertainment Software Association, Americans spent $35.8 billion on video game content (i.e. software, in-game purchases and subscription), which is more than three times of what they spent on music or movie tickets.
This chart shows entertainment industry revenue in the United States in 2018, by segment.