Where Video Games Are Popular Among Adults
Video games are not only popular among kids. Around the world, millions of adults play video games too, using gaming consoles, computers and, to an increasing extent, their mobile phones.
According to the Statista Global Consumer Survey, China was the country with the highest number of frequent adult gamers in 2019 (29 percent). Like elsewhere in Asia, many of those adults reported playing games on their smartphones rather than on consoles or computers. Other countries where adults were big on gaming were Saudi-Arabia and the United States. In the latter, the highest number of adults reported gaming on consoles instead of on computers and mobile phones. Consoles were also popular in Mexico and Latin America, while in European countries, computer gaming was more popular than consoles in many places.
In Colombia and Kenya, a large majority of adults said they only played video games occasionally. Japan, a country traditionally associated with video games, had one of the lowest engagement rates for gaming among adults. Portugal was the country where the least adults played video games frequently (6 percent).