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2015 Essential Facts Report Finds Nearly Half of the U.S. Plays Video Games

EFMore than 150 million Americans – almost half of the U.S. population – play video games and more than 40 percent play regularly, according to new research released by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

The report, 2015 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, examines video games’ position as one of the largest entertainment industries in America and highlights industry trends, such as the growing diversity among gamers and the significant influence games have on American culture.

The report found that nearly 50 percent of females play video games; there are two times as many adult female gamers (33 percent) as there are young male players (15 percent); and more than 60 percent of parents feel video games are a positive part of their child’s life.

Read the complete report and view the infographic.

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