In 2008, % / percent of Americans over the age of 50 that played video games.



Stat: In 2008, 26 percent of Americans over the age of 50 played video games, an increase from nine percent in 1999.

Stat Categories: Video Game Industry Stats

Tags: gamer gamer,player gamer,player,video games gamer,player,video games,computer games

Years: 2008

Stat Source: Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

Publisher (site that mentioned this stat): Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

Submitted By: Michael Raeford

Related Categories: None


Share on:

Related Stats / Figures


Stat Data / Info Details
Computer games sales were $910.7 million with 36.4 million units sold See Full Stat Info
41% of Americans have purchased or plan to purchase one or more games in 2008 See Full Stat Info
Parents report always or sometimes monitoring the games their children play 88% of the ... See Full Stat Info
80% of an expected 190 million households, 148 million households, with next generatio... See Full Stat Info
In 2008, 26 percent of Americans over the age of 50 played video games, an increase fro... See Full Stat Info
65% of parents place time limits on movie viewing. See Full Stat Info
Deloitte Global predicts that virtual reality (VR) will have its first billion dollar y... See Full Stat Info
California ? California is the largest employer of computer and video game personnel in... See Full Stat Info
Top 5 States ? California, Washington, Texas, New York and Massachusetts currently have... See Full Stat Info
45% (Everyone), 12% (Everyone 10+), 28% (Teen), 15% (Mature) See Full Stat Info
On average, nine games were sold every second of every day of 2007; See Full Stat Info
25% under 18 yrs, 49% 18-49yrs, 26% 50+ yrs See Full Stat Info
71% of parents place time limits on television viewing. See Full Stat Info
There was a record $2.0 billion in portable software sales with 77.5 million units sold. See Full Stat Info
1.(Halo 3), 2. (Wii Play With Remote) 3. (Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) 4. (Guitar He... See Full Stat Info
Many of the virtual reality apps created for smartphones are likely to be available for... See Full Stat Info
On average, nine games were sold every second of every day of 2007 See Full Stat Info
Eighty-five percent of all games sold in 2007 were rated "E" for Everyone, "T" for Teen... See Full Stat Info
U.S. Computer and Video Game DOLLAR Sales (1996-2007): 2.6 billion (1996), 3.7 billion... See Full Stat Info
83% of the time children receive their parents permission before purchasing or renting ... See Full Stat Info
Computer Game UNIT Sales (2006 and 2007): 39.7 million (2006), 36.4 million (2007) See Full Stat Info
22% of most frequent game players say they pay to play online games. See Full Stat Info
By 2009, it is projected that the industry will support over a quarter of a million Ame... See Full Stat Info
Gender breakdown of those who play games online: 56% (male), 44% (female) See Full Stat Info
The average game player is 35 years old and has been playing games for 13 years. See Full Stat Info
Other States ? New Jersey witnessed a boom in industry growth in recent years as comput... See Full Stat Info


News / Press / Blogs Mentioning This Stat


There are no news articles listed.

Market Research Reports Mentioning / Related to this Stat / Figure


There are no reports listed.

Comment on this Stat


Edit | Back