There are more than 34 million hardcore gamers in the US who play video games more than 22 hours a week, research shows. By comparison, the average American casual gamer spends just 8 hours per week playing. The average video game player in the US is 34 years old, and most gamers have been playing for about 12 years. About two-thirds of American households include people who play video games at least occasionally. About three-fourths of all gamers prefer to play games that are on discs.
More about video game playing in the US:
- More than 90% of gamers who have children report that their children also are gamers, and nearly half of all parents have played video games with their children as a family activity.
- About 40% of all gamers are female, and there are more female players older than 18 than there are teenage boys who are gamers.
- As of 2014, the video game industry's annual revenue was more than $10 billion US Dollars.