The Video Game Industry

2024 Economic Impact Report

The U.S. video game industry has an outsized economic impact—the industry created and supported more than 350,000 total jobs across the U.S. economy while generating and supporting more than $101 billion in total economic impacts. Within these economic impacts, the U.S. video game industry contributed nearly $66 billion to U.S. GDP in 2023.

The overall industry, while having a presence in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, is highly concentrated in a handful of states. More than 42% (over 44,000 jobs) are located across the state of California. Washington, Texas, New York and Florida round out the top five states, with these five states accounting for approximately 72% of the industry’s employment. An increasingly important factor reflected by the U.S. video game industry is the increased use of hybrid (those workers with a specific office location that can work one or more days a week at home) and remote workers (those workers working from home or elsewhere without a defined corporate office). 

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