Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Gamer demographics

The Entertainment Software Association publishes annual gamer demographics reports. The 2006 report is out.

In 2005, the average age of a gamer is 33. Up from 30 the year before.

25% of gamers are over the age of 50. Up from 19% the year before.

46% of all Americans expect to purchase video games during 2006.

35% of parents play video games, and 73% of those parents vote regularly.

Check out the report for more information.

I wrote about last year's report as well.

Monday, May 08, 2006

40% of adult Americans play video games

A new AP-AOL poll finds that 40% of American adults play video games.

Maybe now that MSNBC is reporting on it the mainstream media would stop treating video games as childs' play.