Women, joy and video games, the numbers!

Contrary to what one might think, a majority of adults, and many women, are fans of video games.

The latest annual study by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) sheds light on interesting details on the video game market in the United States, a territory with 227 million players in 2021 compared to 214 in 2020.

The end of a myth

We learn in particular that the myth of a sector completely dominated by young men is -justly- a myth. 80% of players (79% in 2020) are over 18 years old, and the player's average age is 31. The proportion of female video game enthusiasts is 45%, up from 41% last year.

On the motivation side, 90% agree that video games bring them joy, that video games can inspire (79%), provide mental stimulation (87%) and lower the level of stress (87%).