This ESA study says more adult females in the US play games than teenage boys

By Stephany Nunneley
22 August 2014 20:40 GMT

A new study from the Entertainment Software Association has found that more adult females play games than boys under the age of 18 in the US.

Adult men still outnumber other demographics in the country, but the number of women who play on consoles and mobile devices is up 48% compared to 40% in 2010.

Granted, the upswing is cam be attributed to smartphones in addition to PC and Nintendo’s Wii. It seems women are more likely play a game on mobile and as likely to play games on iPhone and iPad along with the men, the study stated.

“Our industry has a remarkable upward trajectory. Computer and video games are a form of entertainment enjoyed by a diverse, worldwide consumer base that demonstrates immense energy and enthusiasm for games,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA.

Elsewhere in the report, the ESA breaks down total game spend, the top selling console and PC titles of 2013, and which genres of games proved to be the most popular among those surveyed.

You can read over the entire thing through here, just note it’s a PDF.

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