Are there really 3 billion gamers worldwide?

There are a lot of statements circulating on the web about how many people in the world play computer or video games – in other words, are gamers. It is said that there are up to 3 billion of them.

More than a quarter or slightly less than a third of the world’s population are gamers – people who actively play computer or video games. Regardless of whether they are mobile or stationary, i.e. on a smartphone, tablet, console or PC. But are these figures really true?  How do they come about, and is everyone who plays a bit of Candy Crush at the bus stop or in the waiting room really the same as a young person sitting at a 3,000 euro gaming PC or in front of a Playstation 5?

3 Billion Milliarden Gamer

Jon Peddie also asks himself this question and takes a comprehensive look at the whole thing on his own site. Since we find the topic quite exciting and are interested in all opinions, we recommend Jon Peddie’s article to you.

We also wrote a separate article on why gaming knows no age limit and why boomers are increasingly turning to smartphones, tablets and controllers.