US Gamers Have Spent $57.2 Billion On Gaming In 2023

The figure saw a growth year-on-year by nearly $1 billion.

Story Highlights

  • US gamers have supposedly spent $57.2 billion during the last year, as reported in a joint report by ESA and Circana.
  • The figure saw a rise year-on-year by nearly $1 billion. From the total, $48 billion was spent on “video game content.”
  • $6.6 billion was spent on hardware, and the rest of $2 billion was expended on accessories and the like.

As reported by PR Newswire, joint research by ESA (Entertainment Software Association) and Circana has revealed that US gamers have spent $57.2 billion on gaming during the last year alone. The figure takes into account both hardware and software, DLC content, microtransactions, accessories, physical and digital game sales, and subscription purchases.

Overall, a staggering chunk of $48 billion out of the total was spent on “video game content” alone, as per the report. The rest of $6.6 billion went to hardware, and the other $2 billion was exhausted by gaming accessories and peripherals. Additionally, the figure saw an increase year-on-year by almost $1 billion. ESA President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis has added his two cents while discussing the significance of the huge figure:

These figures reinforce the position of the video game industry as a growth engine for the United States economy. When combined with the fact that nearly two-thirds of Americans play video games regularly, cutting across all demographics and backgrounds, these results confirm the video game industry’s impact as an economic and creative powerhouse with far-reaching cultural influence,” said Stanley.

ESA mentions that digital download spending saw a 13% increase last year compared to 2022. An 11% increase in digital premium downloads on PC, Cloud, and non-console VR platforms has also been recorded.

Other Interesting Reads:

As we already know from Warner Bros., Hogwarts Legacy was the top-selling entry in 2023, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 by Sony secured the fourth spot, failing to surpass Madden NFL 24. On the flip side, Monopoly Go and Candy Crush Saga held the reigns for the mobile platform.

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