Monday, November 28, 2005

Who are these video gamers anyway?

The mainstream media and detractors of video gaming culture often refer to video gaming as somethings only kids do. The Entertainment Software Association publishes industry key figures yearly and they show a completely opposite view.

Here are some highlights. Please refer to the PDF file linked for a more complete picture.

The average age of a gamer is 30. 19% of gamers are over the age of 50. The average age of the most frequent game purchaser is 37.

The Ziff Davis Digital Gaming in America (DGIA) study lists mean income of $69K for computer gamers and $62K for video gamers.

Not only are gamers getting older, but they are getting increasingly affluent. Hardly the demographics for politicians to ignore and stomp on.

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