Computer and video gaming are a billion dollar industry, and it’s made up of a variety of people. The average gamer is 35, and the majority of gamers are over the age of 18. Although it’s a popular pastime — everyone knows someone who is a gamer, it seems — there are still a lot of misconceptions about the people who play computer and video games. For instance, many believe that gaming is entirely male-dominated.
In fact, there is more gender parity than many assume. Females make up 41 percent of all gamers, according to the Entertainment Software Association. The graphics below provide insights into some key aspects of gaming, including the average age over a 10-year period.