October 19, 2023
Mapping the Worlds Most Popular Video Games Infographic

Mapping The World’s Most Popular Video Games

The world has reached a golden age of video game development. But what types of games do people play the most?

Most Popular Video Games By US State (2023)

AlabamaNCAA Football
AlaskaHalo
ArizonaGame of Thrones: Winter Is Coming
ArkansasMario Odyssey
CaliforniaUndisputed
ColoradoMarvel’s Spider Man
ConnecticutMinecraft
DelawareThe Last of Us
FloridaTwisted Metal
GeorgiaThe Last of Us
HawaiiThe Last of Us
IdahoHogwarts Legacy
IllinoisHigh on Life
IndianaFIFA
IowaLEGO Indiana Jones
KansasLegend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
KentuckyStarfield
LouisianaStreet Fighter
MaineStarfield
MarylandOutlast
MassachusettsPGA 2K23
MichiganHigh on Life
MinnesotaHades
MississippiMortal Kombat
MissouriHogwarts Legacy
MontanaLEGO Star Wars
NebraskaMLB The Show 23
NevadaDOOM
New HampshireStray
New JerseyStarfield
New MexicoHogwarts Legacy
New YorkNHL 23
North CarolinaNCAA Football
North DakotaSuper Mario
OhioPortal
OklahomaSouth Park: Phone Destroyer
OregonHigh on Life
PennsylvaniaLegend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Rhode IslandThe Last of Us
South CarolinaThe Last of Us
South DakotaNCAA Football
TennesseeStarfield
TexasEvil Dead: The Game
UtahStarfield
VermontThe Sims 4
VirginiaIt Takes Two
WashingtonWarhammer 40,000
West VirginiaUndertale
WisconsinMortal Kombat
WyomingSuper Mario

Video games aren’t strictly an American phenomenon — millions of people around the world love kicking back with their favorite games.

A Look At The World’s Top 5 Video Game Genres

  • First Person Shooter (like Duck Hunt – 28.3 million copies sold)
    • Popularity by age group
      • 16 – 24: 66%
      • 25 – 34: 64%
      • 35 – 44: 56%
      • 45 – 54: 43%
      • 55 – 64: 32%
  • Action adventure (like The Last of Us – 20 million copies sold)
    • Popularity by age group
      • 16 – 24: 62%
      • 25 – 34: 60%
      • 35 – 44: 54%
      • 45 – 54: 44%
      • 55 – 64: 33%
  • Simulation (like Minecraft – 230 million copies sold)
    • Popularity by age group
      • 16 – 24: 43%
      • 25 – 34: 43%
      • 35 – 44: 38%
      • 45 – 54: 29%
      • 55 – 64: 22%
  • Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) (like Honor of Kings – 100 million daily players)
    • Popularity by age group
      • 16 – 24: 42%
      • 25 – 34: 43%
      • 35 – 44: 35%
      • 45 – 54: 24%
      • 55 – 64: 18%
  • Sports (like FIFA – 325 million copies sold)
    • Popularity by age group
      • 16 – 24: 41%
      • 25 – 34: 44%
      • 35 – 44: 42%
      • 45 – 54: 31%
      • 55 – 64: 24%

Mapping The Most Popular Video Games In The World (2023)

  • France: Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Germany: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • United Kingdom: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • US: Madden NFL
  • Japan: Pikmin 4
  • China: Honor of Kings
  • Russia: God of War Ragnarök
  • Canada: Remnant II
  • Australia: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

What Video Game Genres Are Breaking New Ground?

  • AR and VR gaming
    • Augmented reality and virtual reality games have taken the world by storm
      • In 2023:
        • There are 98 million people using VR
        • There are 23 million using AR
      • By 2027:
        • Both AR and VR are may surpass 100 million users worldwide
    • Globally, the most popular AR and VR games on Steam include:
      • War Thunder (all-time peak of 113,250 players)
      • Phasmophobia (all-time peak of 112,717 players)
      • VR Chat (all-time peak of 46,814 players)
  • Fitness gaming
    • There’s a renaissance of ‘exergaming’ for players who want to get off the couch
      • The VR fitness market may grow 40% between 2023 and 2029
    • Globally, the most popular fitness games include:
      • Wii Fit (82.9 million copies sold)
      • Ring Fit Adventure (15 million copies sold)
      • Just Dance (80 million copies sold)
  • Casino gaming
    • There are now 4,792 online gaming businesses located worldwide
      • That’s a 29.25% growth rate since 2018
    • Globally, the most popular casino games and platforms include:
      • Coin Master ($61.58 million in revenue)
      • Bingo Blitz ($19.38 million in revenue)
      • Jackpot Party Casino Slots ($17.82 million in revenue)

For gamers of any country or creed, the global gaming industry has never looked brighter.

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