Number of video gamers worldwide in 2016, by region (in millions)

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Number of gamers in millions

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The statistic presents the number of video gamers worldwide in 2016, broken down by region. According to the estimates there were 912 million gamers in Asia Pacific in 2016, and 200 million people playing games in North America at the same time. That year in China, gamers spent 15 percent of their leisure time playing games, the most among measured countries, followed by Brazilians and U.S. gamers. In early 2017 it was found that women accounted for 69 percent of gamers playing match 3 genre, while at the same time they only represented six percent of gamers playing racing games.
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December 2016
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The source did not specify the countries included in particular regions.

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