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About 21 percent of gamers in the United States are over the age of 50.
11 December, 2019
- More than 164 million Americans play video games on their phones, computers, or gaming consoles.
- An entire fifth of American gamers are over the age of 50.
- Results of studies suggest games can improve memory and reduce signs of aging.
<p>According to a <a href="https://www.theesa.com/esa-research/2019-essential-facts-about-the-computer-and-video-game-industry/" target="_blank">2019 report</a> by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), more than 164 million adults play video games and three-quarters of all American households have at least one gamer inside. While the average gamer is 33 years old, <a href="https://www.statista.com/statistics/189582/age-of-us-video-game-players-since-2010/" target="_blank">21 percent</a> of gamers are over 50. Reasons vary from leisurely fun, to spending time with younger relatives, curing boredom, and improving mental dexterity.</p><p>While there are no rules to which games more mature players can enjoy, studies have found that certain games are more popular among older players. Some have even been found to improve the health of senior players diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Here are 6 games across numerous platforms (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC) that are worth adding to your cart.</p>
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