About The Report

The 2016 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry  was released by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) in April 2016. The annual research was conducted by Ipsos MediaCT for ESA. The study is the most in-depth and targeted survey of its kind, gathering data from more than 4,000 American households. Heads of households and the most frequent gamers within each household were surveyed about their game play habits and attitudes.

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“Video games are the future. From education and business, to art and entertainment, our industry brings together the most innovative and creative minds to create the most engaging, immersive and breathtaking experiences we’ve ever seen. The brilliant developers, designers and creators behind our games have and will continue to push the envelope, driving unprecedented leaps in technology impacting everyday life for years to come.”

— Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO, Entertainment Software Association


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