Adults are increasingly playing video games: study

The most common device used for gaming, is a smartphone – is 60% of the gaming market

Evgeniy Opanasenko

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Взрослые все чаще играют в видеоигры: исследование

52% of gamers play on personal computers

The video game industry had a record 43.4 billion dollars in revenue in 2018 in the U.S., as consumers spend on games more than ever before. Entertainment content was responsible for the lion’s share of income at 35.8 billion dollars, and the rest was video game consoles, accessories and VR-helmets.

According to a recent study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade Association of the video game industry in the U.S., 65% of adult Americans, or 164 million people, play video games.

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ESA found that three out of four Americans in the family has at least one gamer. It is not surprising that the most common device used for games, is mobile, since 60% of adult gamers play on mobile devices. Almost half of adult gamers – 52% – play on personal computers and gaming consoles prefer the 49% of us adult gamers.

As for age, 21% of gamers under the age of 18. An encouraging study showed that 90% of parents pay attention to the games their child plays, and 87 percent know of the ESRB (entertainment programs) and 77% regularly look at the ESRB ratings when buying games for their children.

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Video games are increasingly capture the beautiful half of humanity: about 46% of all gamers were women, and their genre preferences are much more diverse than that of men, and to a greater extent dependent on age.

Women aged 18 to 34 years playing games like Candy Crush, Assassin’s Creed and Tomb Raider, and is most often used for games smartphones, while men in the same age segment mainly play on consoles, particularly in games like God of War, Madden NFL and Fortnite. The older gamers aged 35 to 54 years old prefer games like Tetris and Pac-Man for women, Call of Duty, Forza and NBA 2K for men. Men aged from 55 to 64 years of age love to play “Solitaire” and “Scrabble”, and women play Mahjong and Monopoly.

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The report also destroys one of the popular myths about video gamers. So, gamers were no more likely than other Americans to live an isolated and sedentary life. Moreover, if you look at travel, Hiking and exercise, the statistics gamers is slightly higher than that of non-playing Americans.

“Games have become an important part of American culture. This makes them the leading form of entertainment today,” says President and CEO of ESA, Stanley Pierre-Louis.

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We will remind that earlier the experts identified the best games of 2018. And recently, French-developer Ubisoft distributed game for free for the sake of Notre Dame.

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