Game research shows that adults play more than children

Game research shows that adults play more than children

Game research shows that adults play more than children

Game research shows that adults play more than children

Do you like to play video games?

You’re in good company, according to the just-released 2022 Essential Facts about the Video Game Industry report, which states that about two-thirds of Americans — more than 215 million people — play games regularly.

While this may not come as a surprise to many, three quarters of the players are over the age of 18, which contradicts the common stereotype of a medium dominated by kids, tweens and young teens.

According to the report commissioned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the Washington, DC-based organization that serves as the voice and advocate of the American video game, the average age of a video game player today is 33 years. industry.

“The fact that we see more people over the age of 45 playing than under 18 just speaks to the growth and adoption of gameplay and how people are still drawn to games even later in life,” said Stanley Pierre-Louis, president and CEO of the ESA, in a telephone interview with USA TODAY. “We’ve found all the demographics of games whether it’s on PC, console or mobile device and there’s something for everyone.”