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
    • U.S. gamer penetration rate among the general population 2012-2016

    • Frequency of gaming in the U.S. 2017

    • U.S. computer and video gamers from 2006-2018, by gender

    • Age of U.S. video game players in 2018

    • Share of U.S. adults frequently playing video games 2017, by ethnicity

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

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

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

  • 2. Content
    • All-time best selling console games worldwide 2018, based on unit sales

    • Best selling PC games of all time worldwide as of January 2018

    • Genre breakdown of U.S. video game sales in 2017

    • Favorite genres of video games played in the U.S. 2016

    • Favorite genres of smartphone games played in the U.S. 2016

    • Favorite genres of console games played in the U.S. 2016

    • Favorite genres of handheld console games played in the U.S. 2016

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

    • U.S. leading types of games played by social casino gamers in 2017

  • 3. Spending
    • U.S. household expenditure on video games 2011-2016, by type

    • Consumer spending on gaming in the U.S. from 2010 to 2017, by segment

    • Expenditures of affluent U.S. households on video games/systems 2017

    • 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
    • Share of time playing video games in selected countries worldwide 2016

    • U.S. daily time spent playing games and leisurely computer use 2016, by gender

    • U.S. daily time spent playing games and leisure computer use 2016, by age

    • Time spent with a game console in the U.S. 2014-2017

    • Number of days affluent Americans spent playing online video games 2017

    • Number of days affluent Americans spent playing console video games 2017

    • Frequency of playing mobile games in the U.S. 2017

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

    • 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

    • U.S. consumers who play video games in the office in 2016, by device

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

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

  • Language: English
  • Released: 2018
  • Source(s): Statista
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