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Video games by the numbers

Sat., April 15, 2006, midnight

According to the Entertainment Software Association, an industry group, and the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development

7.3 – billion dollars worth

of video and computer games

sold in 2004

10,000 – Washington’s

estimated employment in the

“interactive media” industry

30 – average age of a gamer

47% – of Americans in

2004 who planned to buy a

game in 2005

35% – of gamers under age 18

12 – the number of games that

sold more than 1 million units in

2004

75% – of heads of household

who play games

19% – of gamers over age 50

12 – average number of years

gamers have been playing


 

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