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40% of All Video Gamers are Women

The ESRB has just released a bunch of updated stats on the state of the video game industry in 2010. The new stats reveal that 40% of gamers are women, and that the average age of a gamer is 34. We’re not surprised that 40% of gamers are women, but we are  a bit surprised at the average age of 34 for all gamers. Does this percentage and average age surprise you?
Read on for more stats.

  • 40% of gamers are women, and the average age of a gamer is 34
  • 76% of parents believe parental controls in all gaming systems are useful
  • More parents monitor their children’s video game playing than any other form of entertainment
  • 93% of the time parents are present when games are purchased or rented
  • In 2009, nearly half of all video games sold were rated E for Everyone

  • Justsomegamergirl

    Atari was founded in 1972, a lot of gamers that grew up with that system are now approaching their 40’s and older. That generation knows a crap load about the industry and are still playing today, so no I’m not surprised at all.

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    Justsomegamergirl – good point!

  • http://www.chipchick.com Chip Chick

    good points!

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  • Anonymous

    Great statistics, thank you.

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