Gaming in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on gamers and gaming behavior in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about gamers and gaming behavior in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Gamer demographics
    • Share of U.S. consumers playing video games 2015

    • U.S. computer and video gamers from 2006-2017, by gender

    • Age of U.S. video game players in 2017

    • Share of U.S. consumers playing video games 2015, by ethnicity

    • Gaming penetration among children in the U.S. 2011-2015

    • Share of senior gamers in the U.S. 2016, by gender

    • Share of senior gamers in the U.S. 2016, by age

  • 2. Content
    • All-time best selling console games worldwide 2017, based on unit sales

    • Best selling PC games of all time worldwide as of January 2017

    • Genre breakdown of U.S. computer game sales in 2015

    • Genre breakdown of U.S. video game sales in 2016

    • New game discovery sources among PC and console gamers in the U.S. 2016

    • Most mentioned game titles worldwide in 2016, by number of online articles

    • Leading gaming video content platforms worldwide 2015, by viewer share

    • Most played PC games 2015

    • Most played games on Steam 2016, by average players per hour

  • 3. Spending
    • U.S. household expenditure on video games 2011-2015, by type

    • Consumer spending on gaming in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016, by segment

    • Expenditures of affluent U.S. households on video games/systems in 2016

    • U.S. in-game mobile gaming revenue 2013-2016

    • Amount spent on gaming merchandise according to U.S. gamers 2016

    • Amount spent on in-game purchases according to U.S. gamers 2016

  • 4. Time spent
    • Time spent with video games in the U.S. 2008-2018

    • U.S. daily time spent playing games and leisurely computer use 2015, by gender

    • U.S. daily time spent playing games and leisure computer use 2015, by age

    • Time spent with a game console in the U.S. 2014-2015, by generation

    • Time spent with a game console in the U.S. 2014-2016

    • Number of days affluent Americans spent playing online video games in 2016

    • Number of days affluent Americans spent playing console video games in 2016

  • 5. Devices
    • Preferred video game platforms in the U.S. 2016

    • Time U.S. tweens and teens spent gaming 2015, by platform

    • Gaming devices used by children in the U.S. 2015

    • Mobile phone gamers share among U.S. mobile phone users 2013-2020

    • Tablet gamers: share among tablet users in the U.S. 2013-2020

    • Number of mobile gamers in North America 2014-2016, by device

  • Language: English
  • Released: January 2017
  • Source(s): Statista
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