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American gamers preferred action and shooters in 2014

Looks like American gamers love action games and shooters
By: Michael Hatamoto | Gaming News | Posted: Jun 29, 2015 11:58 pm

Last year, we spent more than $15 billion on video games in the United States, and gaming is one of the largest cultural mediums in the United States. A recent report from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) outlined the types of gamers in the United States preferred:




As noted, 28.2 percent of games sold were action, ahead of shooter (21.7 percent), and the sales figures dropped from there. Taking the No. 3 position was sport games (13.3 percent), ahead of role-playing (9.5 percent), adventure (6 percent), and fighting (6 percent) - with racing, strategy, family entertainment, casual, and other titles fighting for the remainder of the market.


Of course, the ESA's stats changed drastically when it took a look at just the PC market, where strategy games accounted for 37 percent of overall sales.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the top selling console game of 2014 in the United States, ahead of Madden NFL 15, and Destiny. Meanwhile, The Sims 4 and The Sims 3: Starter Pack, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, and The Elder Scrolls Online led the PC market.


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