Category: Video Game Statistics

video game statistics facts

Here is a collection of some of the most interesting video game statistics and fun facts I have stumbled across in my internet travels. Posts here cover both individual games and the video game industry as a whole.

Stat posts here are edited and updated almost daily, so be sure to check back often!

Video Game History:

  • -Year of first video game: 1947
  • -Year of first commercially sold video game: 1971
  • -Year Pong launched: 1972
  • -Year the Nintendo Entertainment System launched: 1985

Video Game Statistics and Facts

Market size of today’s gaming industry:

$105 billion

Last updated 8/3/17


Percentage of US adults that play video games:

65%

Last updated 5/9/19


Number of US adults that play video games:

164 million

Last updated 5/9/19


Percentage of American parents that pay attention to the games their child plays:

90%

Last updated 5/9/19


Percentage of Americans that have at least one gamer in their household:

75%

Last updated 5/9/19


Number of gamers in China:

nearly 600 million

Last updated 5/3/17


Projected number of gamers in China by 2023:

767 million

Last updated 5/7/19


Number of PC online gamers in China in 2018:

312 million


Projected number of PC online gamers in China by 2023

354 million


PC online game revenue in China in 2018:

$15.21 billion


Projected PC online game revenue in China by 2023:

$25.5 billion

Last updated 5/7/19


Total size of the China video game market in 2018:

$30.8 billion


Projected size of the China video game market by 2023:

$41.5 billion

Last updated 5/7/19


Percentage of video game players that play more than 2 hours a day:

45%

Last updated 3/13/16


Percentage of video game players that prefer to play alone:

67%

Last updated 3/13/16


How many people play video games:

2.4 billion active gamers globally

Last updated 3/5/19


Percentage of Americans, 13 and older, that are gamers:

64%

Last updated 5/10/17


Percentage of the Chinese population that play video games:

44%

Last updated 5/3/17


Number of video game players in the US:

155 million

Last updated 2/8/16


Percentage of US households that have at least one gamer:

63%

Last updated 4/30/16


Average age of a US gamer:

35

Last updated 4/30/16


Percentage of Americans, over the age of 50, that play video games:

36%

Last updated 6/2/16


The average US gamer has been playing since the age of 13.


Largest video game market in the world:

China

Last updated 4/21/16


Percentage of the gaming industry that are men:

75%

Last updated 2/8/16


Best selling category of video games:

Shooter games

Last updated 4/30/16


Top grossing video game of 2015:

Call of Duty: Black Ops III


Best selling video game of all time:

Tetris (425 million sold)

Photo by zhan zhang on Unsplash

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