GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Diversity In The Video Game Industry Statistics

Increase in diversity in the video game industry can lead to more innovative and inclusive games that appeal to a broader range of players.

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"Women account for nearly half (41%) of all video game players in the U.S."

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"Only 22% of the game industry is made up of women."

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"Less than 2% of video game developers are Black."

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"Approximately 70% of video game creators are white."

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"32% of video game companies are working actively to increase diversity in their hiring."

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"LGBTQ characters made up just 5% of video game characters in 2019."

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"Women make up only 13% of esports players."

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"Only 3% of characters in the top-selling video games of 2019 were portrayed as Hispanic."

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"Native/Indigenous people comprised less than 1% of playable characters in mainstream games as of 2020."

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"60% of the video game industry's workforce believes that the industry lacks diversity."

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"79% of game designers are male."

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"Only 1 in 10 game designers identify as LGBTQ+."

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"56% of people in the gaming industry say there is not enough diversity in video game characters."

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"Minority groups are 26% less represented in video game industry employment than in the general U.S. tech sector."

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"53% of Asian-Americans say they have experienced racism in the video game industry."

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"There was no significant growth in racial and ethnic diversity in the gaming industry between 2009 and 2019."

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"In a 2019 survey, only 16% of game developers identified as female."

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"According to a 2021 study, only 2% of video game industry employees are Black women."

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