40% of Americans buy computer games

According to a survey by the Entertainment Software Association, two out of every five Americans said they plan to buy a game at some time this year. Total sales totalled $6.9bn last year, up 9% from the previous year and more than double 1995 levels. “Gamers are fast becoming an increasingly diverse group with women and players over 50 making up a larger percentage of gamers than ever before”, the industry group said.

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