The Entertainment Software Association’s newest report, Video Games in the 21st Century: Economic Contributions of the U.S. Entertainment Software Industry, lays out the details of how the videogame business has become one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.
“Computer and video game companies play an ever increasing role in our nation’s growing economy,” said Michael Gallagher, ESA’s chief executive officer. “These companies and their colleagues across the nation are making entertainment software one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.”
According to the ESA, game sales are supposed to top $18 billion this year. Game companies now employ over 24,000 workers across the country, and the average salary for these employees was $92.300 in 2006. Wow, that’s much better than the pay for writing about games (no offense, boss).