US consumers of those newfangled video games apparently spent $25.3 billion on them in 2009, according to the Today's Gamers Survey
by Newzoo and TNS. If this study seems vaguely familiar, it's likely because there was a similar report released on massively multiplayer games a couple months ago, which found that Americans spent $3.8 billion
on MMOs during 2009. Typically, data we see comes from retailers
, but this survey was conducted using 13,000 respondents, aged 8 and up, who were "carefully selected to represent each individual country's demographic profile."
notes, the numbers in the Newzoo report are quite different than NPD
's report on 2009 sales
-- by about $5 billion. Unlike NPD, the Newzoo study also reports data on several European nations. A free summary [PDF link
] of the report is available on GamesIndustry.com, while the full report will cost you €299 ($384). We wonder how much US consumers spent on research reports in 2009 ...