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EMA report: Gaming is a life-long hobby

Monday, 27th July 2009 23:23 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Gaming isn’t just some one-and-done deal, according to a report by the Entertainment Merchants Association. It’s a life-long commitment.

“Consumer turnover in the video game market is exceedingly low. Older gamers continue to be engaged by video games, rather than dropping out and being replaced by a new generation. Once a consumer decides to play video games, they continue to play for life – adding to the growing number of gamers worldwide,” said the report (via Industry Gamers).

Thanks to videogames’ basilisk-like ability to transfix, 68% of American households now play videogames, bringing total industry sales up to $23 billion in 2008.

As a result of all this, we’re considering changing our name to VG2474lyfe. What do you think? It’s either that or VG247/2 Days. Now what do you think?

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  1. Psychotext

    Truth!

    /nurses arthritic wrists

    :(

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Scyrenn

    Basilisk :D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. anasui

    when not even your penis works anymore, all is left is a joypad and a TV

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Michael O'Connor

    Would this be a good time to say “No shit sherlock”?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Look at those old people go!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. JonFE

    They’ll have to free this joypad from my cold dead hands by force :-P

    #6 5 years ago