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Over 150 million Americans play video games, according to a brand-new investigation published by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
The research, 2015 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, reveals that 42 percent of residents in the U.S. play video games routinely or at minimum, three hours per week.
“Video games provide a social setting where family and friends come together to connect, learn and have fun,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry. “The sheer number of people who regularly enjoy entertainment software and share those experiences with others underscores how video games have become ingrained in our culture.”