Who doesn’t love stats?
The ESRB has compiled a slew of video game industry statistics into a swank infographic entitled, appropriately enough, Video Game Industry Statistics.
Here are a few fun facts guaranteed to impress your sweetheart:
-The average age of a gamer is 34
-Only 25 percent of gamers are under 18
-93 percent of the time, parents are present when games are purchased or rented
-86 percent of the time, children receive their parents’ permission to rent or buy a game
-64 percent of parents believe games are a positive part of their children’s lives
-48 percent of parents play video games with their children every week
-Parents report always or sometimes monitoring their children’s gameplay habits 97 percent of the time
Check out the rest of the numbery goodness here.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Special Correspondent Andrew Eisen