America's Favorite Video Game Genres

July 3rd, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter,
by Niall McCarthy

Americans spent a whopping $15 billion on video games in 2014.

Follow up:

These days gaming is bigger than both Hollywood and the music industry - it has become one of our most dominant cultural icons. The question has to be asked: what cultural icons do American gamers like the most?

When it comes to the distribution of video game sales by genre in 2014, 28.2 percent of people bought action titles. Shooters were the second most popular genre with 21.7 percent. Sports games were in third position, taking just over 13 percent of the market. Arcade and flight simulations were at the opposite end of the scale with just 0.1 percent.

Distribution of all U.S. video game sales by genre in 2014.

Infographic: America's Favorite Video Game Genres | Statista
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