The average American gamer spends about $76 each month – about $912 per year – on gaming, including internet services, in-app purchases, new games and gaming equipment, according to a Pollfish survey. The survey by All Home Connections polled 1,000 gamers ages 16 through 65.
To compare, Americans recently reported spending about $564 per year on average for streaming service subscriptions. Gamers also spend more on gaming than health & fitness and travel.
What’s more, male gamers spend more than female gamers, averaging about $85 per month compared to the $69 per month of female gamers.
The average spending on gaming adds up to about $58,000 over the course of a typical lifetime.