Who is the typical gamer?

A new survey recently published by the Entertainment Software Association provides some interesting facts about the American gaming industry. According to this report:

  • the average age of a gamer is 35 years;
  • 26% of gamers are over the age of 50;
  • 40% of gamers are female;
  • 59% of gamers play games with other people in person;
  • the best selling genres of computer game (as opposed to video game) in 2007 were strategy (33.9%) and role playing (18.8%), followed by shooters (11.6%) and adventure games (5.0%).

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