US adults are spending big on videogames, playing mostly on smartphones


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  • Thursday, 09 May 2019

FILE PHOTO: A woman poses for a photo illustration with an iPhone as she plays Candy Crush in New York February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

NEW YORK: The average American videogamer is 33 years old, prefers to play on their smartphone and is spending big on content – 20% more than a year ago and 85% more than in 2015, a report showed on May 9. 

The annual research from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) comes as more American households rethink how to set limits for kids who love gaming and how to allocate their entertainment budgets in the streaming era. 

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