Study – US gamers spent $25.3 billion on games last year

Tuesday, 11 May 2010 16:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


According to a study conducted by Newzoo and TNS,  the US spent approximately $25.3B on games in 2009.

UK’ers spent around £3.8B.

The US amount was spent by 183.5M consumers compared to 31.3M UK residents.

When it came to all-formats, it was found that total game revenue for consoles/handhelds in the US was at 60 percent, compared to 16 percent on PC, 11 percent for online portals, 8 percent for MMOs, and 4 percent spent on mobile gaming.

In the UK, the amount spent on consoles/handhelds was 63 percent, 20 percent for PC, 7 percent for online portals, and MMOs and mobile gaming tied for 5 percent of money spent.

This information is available in a report titled Today’s Gamers Survey, in which over 13K folks ages eight and up participated.

Get a sample of it through the link there. The full thing will cost you, though.

Thanks, Joystiq, VentureBeat.