The Video Game Industry

Economic Growth

We are a $43.4 billion U.S. industry that employs more than 220,000 people across all 50 states.

The U.S. video game industry is an economic powerhouse bridging the gaps between technology, art, and entertainment. In addition to fueling innovation and creativity, the U.S. video game industry employs 220,000 people across all 50 states. Employees in the industry earn an average compensation of $97,000 a year. While video games drive economic activity all around the globe, 95% of all of the video game companies currently located in the United States were founded here. In 2018, the US video game industry reached a record-high $43.4 billion dollars in revenue, an 18% growth from 2017.  $35.8 billion of this revenue came from content, including games and subscriptions.

Video games continue to provide high-tech, high-paying jobs and a pool of creative talent that is revolutionizing not only entertainment but education, healthcare, and professional training.

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