Gamers In US Alone Spent $57 Billion on The Industry Last Year

$48 Billion Spent On Game Purchases!

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  • 2023 was a great year for gaming since there were many incredible releases.
  • US gamers spent $57 billion on the industry last year.
  • Among that sum, $48 billion was spent on video games alone, while hardware and accessories accounted for the rest.

2023 has been a great year for gaming, with all types of genres thriving. Horror games underwent a resurgence, while single-player titles were better than ever. Major releases like Hogwarts Legacy, Baldur’s Gate 3, and Spider-Man 2 established new records for various platforms, contributing to this sum.

With the current growth of PC and console gaming, people worldwide spent millions on this hobby. A new report reveals that US gamers alone spent around $57 billion on gaming last year.

Why it matters: The gaming industry stands among the top industries for a reason, and it is continuously growing at an impressive rate.

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This data comes from the Entertainment Software Association’s latest report. In collaboration with Circana, the Entertainment Software Association has pointed out that $48 billion was spent on game software in the US last year.

Meanwhile, $6.6 billion was spent on hardware, and the remaining $2.6 billion came through accessories and peripherals. The ESA President, Stanley Pierre-Louis, said in a statement:

“These figures reinforce the position of the video game industry as a growth engine for the United States economy.”

He further said two-thirds of Americans play video games regularly and that these results confirm the video game industry’s impact as a cultural influence. Therefore, gaming has been seen as a positive influence in this instance.

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PC gaming likely played a massive role in the  $57 billion figure since it was the most popular platform in 2023. It dominated the competition against all consoles combined, and it is likely to continue to do so.

Meanwhile, mobile gaming showed no signs of stopping. It is expected to grow to $270 billion within eight years, showcasing a glimpse of the future success of the industry.

Games like Counter-Strike also generated $1 billion in revenue just through cases in 2023. Overall, 2023 was one of the industry’s best years, making these figures quite appropriate for the excitement and activity in the gaming industry.

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