Video games are often associated with the youth of today, but it turns out gamers aren't just confined to the youngsters among us, as a US study by the AARP has revealed that the number of players over 50 has increased a lot since 2016, with 44% of the group playing games at least once a month.
Based on a survey of 3,700 people, the AARP estimates that the number of regular gamers in this age bracket has increased from 40 million in 2016 to 51 million, with 49% of women aged over 50 saying they're gamers, compared to 40% with regards to men. On top of that, 53% of these women play games every day, with 39% of these men doing the same.
Most US gamers take to mobile devices, with 73% saying they play on their phones, while 47% say they play on laptops and PCs.
On average, US gamers over 50 spend $70 USD when buying games, amassing $3.5 billion on games and accessories in the first half of 2019.
Do you know any older gamers?
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