The Video Game Industry
2021 Economic Impact Report
The U.S. video game industry generates $90 billion in annual economic output while supporting nearly 429,000 jobs in all 50 states.
The U.S. video game industry generated $90.3 billion in annual economic output in 2019 while supporting nearly 429,000 U.S. jobs. The latter number includes about 143,000 people directly employed by the video game industry, averaging over $121,000 in annual compensation. Additionally, video game industry-related activity generated $12.6 billion in federal, state and local taxes, annually.
These are among several key findings from “Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2020 Economic Impact Report,” a review of the industry and its wide-ranging impacts, which you can read here.