Gaming by the Numbers


What is the average age of the gamer? How much money did the video game industry rake in during 2005? What percent of the population is playing games? How many libraries consider themselves to be supporters of video gamers? Why should librarians pay attention to video games, anyway? The numbers – and answers – may surprise you! Discover why video games matter to your library in terms of entertainment, culture, learning, literacy, and child/adolescent development in this overview of gamer statistics.