It goes without saying that those of us who browse this website are avid gamers and as such, are part of an even larger system which generated an astounding $10.5 Billion Dollars in 2009. With so much money in the business, it makes sense that there are an insurmountable number of statistics to record, but we’ve got a nifty infographic to show you which does its best to point out some interesting facts about the Video Game Industry.
With E3 2011 coming up in just a week, the industry is preparing for its busiest time of year, prompting mysterious company trademarks and rumors – like the Microsoft Fusion and the possible NGP name to spring up – and all will be revealed between June 6th and June 9th. Game Rant will be sending 11 members of our crew down there to report live from the scene as all the big news unfolds. In the meantime, though, let’s take a look at the statistics from the very industry we like to call home (or awesome, if you prefer).
One surprising statistic you’ll notice that’s most overlooked is that most gamers are between the ages of 18-49, with 39 years being your average age. The industry certainly isn’t throned towards kids anymore, which is why companies like Microsoft and Sony could risk charging higher prices for their consoles – more mature content means an older demographic, and an older demographic means more hypothetical spending money.
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The female dominance over the Wii was also a surprise, with an astounding 80% of primary Wii players being female. There are plenty of reasons for why this could be, but we don’t want to limit them to just dancing and fitness games – the Wii is an amazing machine which focuses on the less-gory side of interactive entertainment, which may be one of the main reasons in the gender dominance on Nintendo’s soon-to-be-replaced home console. It’s certainly food for thought for Microsoft and Sony.
How many hours do you, as a gamer, put into your console or PC per week? The average being 8, most of us here at Game Rant are apparently making up for those who couldn’t fill their hours in!
What do you think about the Video Game Infographic?