The “2016 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry” report underscores how video games have evolved into a mass medium. More than 150 million Americans play video games and 63 percent of households are home to at least one person who plays video games regularly. The average gamer is 35 years old, and 73 percent are age 18 or older. In 2014, the industry sold over 135 million games and generated more than $22 billion in revenue. Computer and video game companies directly and indirectly employ more than 146,000 people in 36states.