It’s official: video games are more popular than ever! A recent report found that almost half of the world’s population plays games in some way. The study looked at the overall gaming market, revealing just how massive and diverse it truly is. So, whether you’re a console player, mobile gamer, or PC enthusiast, you’re not alone. With so many people around the world enjoying video games, it’s clear that this pastime is here to stay.
Since the launch of the first commercial video game, Computer Space, in 1971, the gaming industry has seen a dramatic transformation. In the past five decades, video games have evolved from clunky coin-operated cabinets with basic graphics to immersive experiences played on various devices. The industry has come a long way, and it’s exciting to see how it will continue to evolve in the future.
Although video game consoles and dedicated gaming PCs are often the first things that come to mind when people think of gaming, the global gaming industry includes everything from the latest hardcore console releases to mobile games and casual titles enjoyed by millions. The news first broke via the Games Industry website and DFC Intelligence’s Global Game Consumer Market Overview for this week revealed that there are currently 3.7 billion video game consumers worldwide.
The Stats Don’t Lie
According to DFC Intelligence’s Global Game Consumer Market Overview, around 300 million consumers buy consoles or PCs exclusively for gaming, with console gamers being mainly concentrated in Europe and North America. On the other hand, the larger group of mobile players is more representative of the global population.
Younger audiences have grown up their whole lives with gaming and the stats aren’t really that shocking when you think long and hard about it. Let us know your thoughts on this topic by leaving a comment below or on our social media platforms.