As the audience for games continues to expand, a new study by research firm NPD Group said that more Americans are playing games than going out to the movies.
NPD's study "Entertainment Trends In America" said that 63 percent of Americans have played a game in the last six months. Just 53 percent have gone out to see a movie during the same time period. The group said that the audience for gaming is expanding as consumers can access games through new outlets such as social gaming networks or digital storefronts.
The firm found that the average gamer spent just over $38 per month on "all types of gaming content" in the three months prior to March this year.