Data from G2A.COM, has shown a significant shift in interest surrounding the US online gaming market in the past months. With the global pandemic forcing more and more people to stay inside, a G2A.com survey reveals that 86% of people had spent more time gaming. In a very interesting twist, elderly gamers are the cause of the increase.
Increasing Gamers Over 60
According to G2A.com, gamers under the age of 18 remain the most hardcore in the united states while the grandparents of the world are also increasingly diving into into the magic that is video games. Following the covid-19 outbreak, G2A.com data reported a 200% surge in searches made by people over 60 on the global gaming marketplace.
More data has shown that gamers over 60 are pretty spread out in the type of content they enjoy while gaming – single shooter (22%), action (16%), adventure (14%) and beyond (other 20%).
Bartosz Skwarczek, CEO and co-founder of G2A commented:
“Online gaming is an increasingly social activity for people of all ages, so it is no surprise that we see a mainstream adoption and recognition of this hobby during challenging times like these. Games offer a rich set of experiences and topics that help people stay entertained, connected and find room for joy, even in difficult times.”
More Data From G2A
- 155% overall increase in searches from US users for the period between January – May 2020
- 86% of US gamers have spent more time playing online games during lockdown, according to a G2A survey
- There has been a 200% surge in searches made by people over 60s
- 42% of over 60s admitting they spend 20+ hours a week playing online games
- Maryland, Virginia and Mississippi are all seeing over 75% upsurge in the number of new users of the G2A marketplace