In today’s busy society, we need play more than ever. It’s a chance to unwind, let go and explore new worlds and opportunities in a space that feels safe for us to push boundaries and discover new things
16% of people say they regularly play video games with their spouse.1
55% of people who play video games say they help them connect with friends.1
One of the best things about video games is that everyone can play. Video game innovations have also opened up a new world for individuals with a variety of capabilities. Products like the Xbox Adaptive Controller, Sony’s text-to-speech technology and Tobil’s eye-tracker products are just a few examples of innovations that have made the joy of play accessible to more people. Video game play is an amazing equalizer that speaks to people of all ages, genders, races, cultures and abilities.
46% of video game players in the U.S. are females.2
30% of students enrolled in video game design programs are women — nearly twice the number of women enrolled in other computer science and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.3
Video games have the power to unlock our imaginations and challenge our perceptions of what we can really do. Play inspires us to creatively solve problems, become a force for good, and develop innovations across fields with the potential to improve lives.