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The video game market in 2015 is booming, with 1.8B players worldwide

The video game market is absolutely booming.

Published Tue, Aug 18 2015 10:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

The gaming market seems to be quite healthy, and there are a lot of potential customers that game developers and hardware manufacturers can aim to reach. There are a reported 1.8 billion gamers worldwide, with 48 percent women gamers, and the average age of players at 35 years old, according to numbers presented at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF).

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In every US household, there is an average of two gamers, and four out of five US households have at least one device used to play video games.

Analysts have taken a close look at PC, console, and mobile gaming, as studios and hardware designers look for new business opportunities. A whopping $34 billion was spent on PC games in 2014 alone - and the industry seems to be growing.

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"Video games are ingrained in our culture," said Michael Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA. "Driven by some of the most innovative minds in the tech sector, our industry's unprecedented leaps in software and hardware engages and inspires our diverse global audience."

NEWS SOURCE:theesa.com

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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