Video Games’ Place in American Culture

Video games are one of the largest entertainment industries in America. The question is not who plays, but what games, on what device and with whom. In fact, nearly half of the U.S. population -- 155 million people -- play video games, and four out of five households own a game-playing device. Overall, video games are a $22.4 billion dollar industry.

These statistics come from a new report from the Entertainment Software Association, the 2015 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, which examines gamer demographics, the types of games played and the top-selling video games, among other industry sales information.

Here are a few more reasons why video games are a significant part of American culture.

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