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- Press Releases /
Overall total consumer spending on video games in the U.S. totaled $60.4 billion in 2021, an 8 percent increase over 2020, according to new data released today by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The NPD Group.
- Fact Sheets / ESA Research /
This year's 2021 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry confirms that, in the last year during the global pandemic, people from all walks of life reached for video games to find joy, connection and a sense of belonging.
- ESA Research / Fact Sheets /
ESA's 2020 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry answers frequently asked questions like who plays video games, why do people play video games and how and when do people play?
- Perspectives /
As the 2020 Essential Facts demonstrates, video games have become the leading form of entertainment because they bring us joy, connection and a sense of belonging when we need it most. Their value to society has never been more vital.
- ESA Research /
California is famous for many things--including a vibrant video game industry. There are more than 619 video game company locations in the state, including offices for 2K, 505 Games, Activision Blizzard, Amazon Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, GungHo Online Entertainment, Intellivision Entertainment, Konami, XSEED Games, Natsume, NCSOFT, Nexon, Nintendo, NVIDIA, Riot Games,…
- Perspectives /
Online platforms have an incredible ability to bring people together, forge new friendships and build communities. Creating a safe and positive experience for all our players is deeply important to everyone in our industry, many of whom not only create video games but also enjoy them with their own…