Sixty-seven percent of Americans—totaling 211.2 million people ages 2 and older—play video games on at least one type of device, according to the 2018 Gamer Segmentation Report from EEDAR, an NPD Group company. More than half of those surveyed play across multiple platform types.
According to the report, a majority of gamers (59 percent) play on both a mobile device and a PC or console, while 41 percent only play on one platform.
Mobile devices are the most popular platform for gaming, with 90 percent of gamers playing on their smartphones, tablets, or both. Thirty-four percent of gamers play exclusively on mobile.
Personal computers are the second most popular gaming platform, with 52 percent of gamers playing on a laptop or desktop PC. Consoles, the third most popular gaming platform in the U.S., attract 43 percent of gamers, followed by handheld systems with 9 percent.
Gaming takes up about 16 percent of U.S. gamers’ weekly leisure time, totaling an average of 12 hours per week.