Gaming in the U.S.

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

Table of contents

  • 1. Gamer demographics
    • Digital Market Outlook: video games user penetration in the U.S. 2017-2025

    • Digital gamers in the U.S. 2024

    • U.S. video gaming audiences 2006-2020, by gender

    • Digital Market Outlook: video games user share in the U.S. 2020, by gender

    • U.S. video gaming audiences 2020, by age group

    • Console gamers in the U.S. 2020, by age

  • 2. Content
    • All-time best selling console games worldwide 2021, based on unit sales

    • All time best-selling PS4 video games worldwide as of 2021, by unit sales

    • All time best-selling Xbox One video games worldwide as of 2020, by unit sales

    • Top selling Nintendo Switch games worldwide 2021

    • Top grossing iOS mobile gaming apps in the U.S. 2021, ranked by daily revenue

    • U.S. computer and video games ratings 2019

    • Most important video game features in the U.S. 2021

    • Reasons for playing video games in the U.S. in 2020

  • 3. Spending
    • Consumer spending on video game content in the U.S. 2010-2019

    • U.S. household expenditure on video games 2011-2019, by type

    • Average video gaming expenses among pro gamers in the U.S. 2019, by type

    • Average video gaming expenses in the U.S. 2019, by type

    • Average spend on DLCs in selected video games in the U.S. 2019

    • Share of gamers who buy DLC in the U.S. 2019

    • DLC popularity in the U.S. 2019, by type

    • Share of gamers who buy DLC in the U.S. 2019, by game

    • Most popular mobile games for microtransactions among kids in the U.S. 2020

    • Monthly spending on in-app purchases by children in the U.S. 2020

  • 4. Time spent
    • Time spent with a game console in the U.S. 2020

    • U.S. daily time spent playing games and leisurely computer use 2019, by gender

    • U.S. daily time spent playing games and leisure computer use 2019, by age

    • Daily time spent on video games among children in the U.S. 2019, by gender

    • Weekly time spent playing video games in the U.S. 2021

    • Share of gamers skipping daily activities to keep playing in the U.S. 2021

  • 5. Devices
    • Preferred video game devices in the U.S. 2020

    • Preferred device for playing video games among preteens in the U.S. in 2019, by age

    • Number of video game devices used per gamer in the U.S. in 2018

    • Share of U.S. children video gaming on selected devices 2019

    • Share of teenagers playing video games daily in the U.S. 2019, by platform

    • Average daily time spent on video games in the U.S. 2019, by platform

    • U.S. gamer video consumption 2020, by platform

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