U.S. gamers

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Statista dossier on gamer demographics and profiles in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about gamer demographics, profiles and habits in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. gamer penetration rate among the general population 2013-2018

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

    • Share of video gamers in the U.S. 2018, by gender

    • Share of U.S. video gamers 2018, by education level

    • Share of U.S. video gamers 2018, by income

    • Frequency of gaming in the U.S. 2017

    • U.S. - types of devices used to play games 2016-2018

    • U.S. - types of gaming platform used 2018

    • U.S. - types of video/computer games played 2016-2018

    • Leadings methods of acquiring video games in the U.S. in 2018

    • Leading frustrations with downloading video games in the U.S. in 2018

    • Share of gamers kipping daily activities to keep playing in the U.S. 2018

  • 2. Time spent
    • U.S. daily time spent playing games and leisurely computer use 2017, by gender

    • U.S. daily time spent playing games and leisure computer use 2017, by age

    • U.S. daily time spent playing games and leisure computer use 2017, by ethnicity

    • Distribution of time spent gaming in the U.S. 2017-2018, by platform

    • Number of hours affluent Americans spent playing console video games per week 2018

  • 3. Spending
    • Share of paying gamers in the U.S. as of May 2018, by age and gender

    • Share of paying gamers in the U.S. as of May 2018, by gender and platform

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

    • Change in consumer spending on video games in the U.S. H1 2018, by segment

    • Leading payments methods used by global gamers 2018

    • Frequency of downloading paid video games in the U.S. 2018

    • Reasons for in-game purchasing in the U.S. 2018

  • 4. Online gamers
    • Number of online console gamers in the U.S. 2014-2020

    • Share of wealthy Americans who participate in online gaming in 2018

    • Share of U.S. gamers playing MMO games 2016

    • Online gaming among senior gamers in the U.S. 2016

    • Share of U.S. gamers playing MMO games 2016. by gender

    • Share of U.S. gamers playing MMO games 2016. by age

    • Reasons for playing MMO games in the U.S. 2016. by gender

    • Average time spent playing multiplayer online games in the U.S. 2016, by device

    • Gaming subscription reach in the U.S. 2016

  • 5. Mobile gamers
    • Number of mobile gamers in North America 2014-2017, by device

    • Mobile phone gamers in the U.S. 2011-2020

    • Number of tablet gamers in the U.S. from 2011 to 2020

    • Mobile gamer share in North America in 2017, by gender

    • Gamers who prefer mobile over other gaming platforms in the U.S. in 2017, by gender

    • Daily and monthly average number of mobile games played in U.S. 2016, by gamer type

    • Daily and monthly average number of mobile games played in the U.S. 2016

    • Types of mobile games played most often in the U.S. in 2016

    • Paid mobile games possession in the U.S. 2016

    • Free mobile games downloads in the U.S. 2016

    • Mobile online gaming with constant internet connection in the U.S. 2016

  • 6. PC and console gamers
    • Share of household members in the U.S. who used game consoles to play video games

    • Number of game console users in the U.S. 2012-2017

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

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

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

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

  • 7. Child and teenage gamers
    • Daily usage of selected media among U.S. children 2017, by age

    • Share of U.S. children video gaming on selected devices 2017

    • Frequency of playing video games by U.S. children according to parents in 2017

    • Time spent with selected media devices among U.S. children 2017, by age

    • U.S. children who play social games online according to parents in 2017, by age

    • Teen video game players in the U.S. 2018, by gender

    • Share of U.S. teenagers with a game console 2018, by gender

    • Distribution of teen mobile gamers in North America in 2017, by gender

    • Distribution of teen mobile gamers in North America in 2017, by device

    • Distribution of teen mobile gamers in North America in 2017, by spending habits

    • Share of U.S. teens interested in playing & making video games in 2018, by gender

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