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American gamers preferred action and shooters in 2014

Looks like American gamers love action games and shooters.

Published Mon, Jun 29 2015 6:58 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:16 PM CDT

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:

American gamers preferred action and shooters in 2014 | TweakTown.com

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.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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