Washington – Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households now
report playing video games, and more report playing in the company of fellow
gamers than ever before, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos MediaCT for
the Entertainment Software Association, which represents U.S. developers and
Some 62% of U.S. gamers say they play with other gamers in person
at least one hour a week, and 48% of parents say they play video games with
their children at least once a week.
The ESA report also found that the average
game player is 34 years old, while the average age of U.S. game
buyers is 40.
Forty percent of game players are female, and 42% of Americans
are now playing games on wireless devices like smartphones.