Video games have grown in popularity as a form of entertainment over the past several years. Video game sales have thus far been little affected by the downturn in the economy. Both game consoles sales and video game sales continue to have healthy growth. As game consoles have matured into multimedia hubs, the average age of the user of the game console has steadily increased.
Video game growth is not confined to the console. PC gaming is alive and well, handheld console games continue their popularity, and new platforms such as mobile phones offer new possibilities for game developers. Video games encompass a broad spectrum of genres, platforms and price.