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The Average Age Of Gamers Is Now 37 Years Old

Posted on July 7, 2011 AT 03:06am

It has always been said that gaming is for kids and teenagers, we’ve listened to this mantra our whole lives, however it seems that things are about to change.

A recent study released by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has revealed that the average age of gamers is now 37 years old.

Some other interesting facts can be found below.

– 72% of American households play computer or video games

- 29% of gamers were over the age of 50

- 42% of gamers are female

- 55% of gamers play on their phones or handheld device

Source: ESA

Nick Baumfeld
Bio: Nick Baumfeld has been involved in the video game industry for a good 12 years. He has seen the industry from all view points and has a background in websites, website integration and social media. Nick pioneered the online video game rental business back in the day, moved forward into online video game trading and then moved viral with the well received Video Games Application on Facebook. Today, he has joined up with EGM founder Steve Harris to create something truly unique and special; EGMNOW, a community dedicated to all manner of gamers.

Gaming MO: Nick is a first person shooter type of gamer and enjoys heated bouts of Halo with friends and family (even while being schooled by his children).
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