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Research Reveals the Average Age of a Gamer

ESA research shows more Americans are playing games on smartphones, tablets, and handhelds; consumers spent nearly $25 billion on game content, hardware, and accessories in 2011.

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v0rt3x2016d ago

And nappy Parents sanctioned the survey.

123_3212016d ago

No way in hell am i clicking on that video.

Excalibur2016d ago (Edited 2016d ago )

It says the average age of a U.S. gamer is 30 which makes sense since gaming has been around 40+ years.

TBH I figured it would be a tad older as I am older than 30 as well as all of my gaming friends.

Hicken2016d ago

But I thought we knew this last year?

SilentNegotiator2016d ago (Edited 2016d ago )

"ESA research shows more Americans are playing games on smartphones, tablets, and handhelds"

Oh here we go. Mama plays Angry Birds and Pops plays solitaire, so they're "gamers"

I played Baseball once, too. Guess I'm an "athlete"

Fragger2k82016d ago

And I've moved my lips without saying anything. That must mean I'm a singer!

Where the hell is my millions of dollars?!

ShaunCameron2016d ago

It just goes to show that hardcore gamers are indeed a minority.

Hicken2016d ago

No, it doesn't. It shows that people are using the term "gamer" too loosely. People have been playing solitaire on their computer for decades. They were never considered gamers back then, so what's changed?

Gamer has always meant someone who had more than a passing interest in games. Not just in one game, not in a game every now and then. In GAMES. In GAMING. All this crap about how casual "gamers" still count as "real" gamers is just that: crap.