In 2008, % / percent of Americans over the age of 50 that played video games.



Stat: In 2008, 26 percent of Americans over the age of 50 played video games, an increase from nine percent in 1999.

Stat Categories: Video Game Industry Stats

Tags: gamer gamer,player gamer,player,video games gamer,player,video games,computer games

Years: 2008

Stat Source: Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

Publisher (site that mentioned this stat): Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

Submitted By: Michael Raeford

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