More than 214 million people in the US in 2020 play video games at least one hour per week, and three-quarters of all US households include at least one person who plays video games.
That's according to the ESA's 2020 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry report, which includes data from a July 2020 survey of 4,000 Americans conducted by Ipsos.
It concludes that 64% of US adults, and 70% of those in the US under age 18 play video games regularly, with 38% of all gamers falling into the 18-34 age range and 21% under the age of 18. 6% of gamers are 65 or older.
That makes approximately 169 million gaming adults in the US -- up from 164 million reported in 2019.
By gender breakdown, the survey reports that 41% of all gamers in the US are women -- down from 44% last year and 45% in 2018.
The gender split seems to fluctuate evenly from year to year -- with additional data from the ESA shared with demonstrating that the percentage of women who play games in the US has bounced between 44% and 41% over the last five years.
And according to data shared by AbleGamers, there are around 46 million video game players in the United States with disabilities.