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Number of video gamers worldwide 2015-2023

The video gaming industry is huge and shows no signs of slowing down. While there were almost two billion video gamers across the world in 2015, this figure is expected to rise to over three billion gamers by 2023.

Gamers across the globe

The Asia Pacific region is at the heart of the global video gaming industry. According to estimates, there were over 1.5 billion video gamers in the region in 2020, generating a combined revenue of 78.3 billion U.S. dollars. This represents almost double the revenue generated in the second largest region, North America. Given how much money the average gamer devotes to their hobby, it is no wonder that the gaming industry is worth billions – gamers worldwide spent an average of over 123 U.S. dollars on gaming over a three month period in 2018, which included purchases on full games, downloads, and supporting live streamers. PayPal seemed to be the payment method of choice for many gamers, while four percent gained access to the latest gaming releases via a bank transfer.

Gamers in the U.S.

Gaming is not just huge in Asia Pacific as it has also gripped players throughout the United States. In 2018, gamers accounted for 66 percent of the general U.S. population, up from 58 percent just five years earlier. While gaming is classically seen as a hobby of the young and the male, data suggests that the love of gaming is shared by young and old alike. In fact, it seems that female gamers will be a force to be reckoned with in the future as they made up 41 percent of the U.S. gaming population in 2020, up from 38 percent in 2007.

Number of active video gamers worldwide from 2015 to 2023

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Release date

June 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2014 to 2020

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