Nov 21, 2022

Question of the Day: How much money does the average person spend on video games and accessories?

With the rise in freemium gaming, how much do gamers spend per month...

Answer: $23.87 per month on average


  • What do you think motivates people to purchase new games and accessories for gaming? Name at least three.
  • What are the ways that these developers “nudge” players to purchase in-app content?
  • Have you ever paid for in-app content? Why or why not?

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Behind the numbers (Statista):

"In 2022, gaming audiences in the United States spent an average of 23.87 U.S. dollars on video games per month, up from 19.94 U.S. dollars per month in 2019. In July 2022, the retail gaming revenue in the United States amounted to 4.18 billion U.S. dollars."



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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.

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