I never thought I would see the day when my mom sat down and played a video game. In fact, I remember numerous occasions when she got quite upset at me not wanting to put down my N64 controller.
Now she loves to send text messages and has a love for all things Angry Birds. Put her in front of an Xbox One or PS4 and she would be completely lost. But smartphones and tablets have simplified game mechanics to clicking, swiping and releasing (my 2-year-old can run an iPad).
The infographic below takes a closer look into online gaming trends among people 50 years of age and older.
Statistics You Should Tweet:
- Over a quarter (26%) of gamers are over the age of 50 »tweet«
- Boomers on the internet spend 100+ minutes of their leisure time per week playing video or computer games online »tweet«
- It only took 4 years for Zynga to reach $1 billion »tweet«
- 53% of the senior citizen community are internet capable »tweet«
- Between 2009 and 2011 senior internet grew 150% »tweet«
- Male gamers ages 55-64 up 9% from 2011 »tweet«
- Female gamers ages 55-64 up 10% from 2011 »tweet«
- Zynga has over 4x the monthly active users than the second largest developer »tweet«
- 1 in 5 women have left a husband or boyfriend due to neglect linked to too much gaming »tweet«
Infographic by Assisted Living Today