With the gaming industry projected to bring in $159 billion globally this year as more people stay inside during the coronavirus pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2020’s Best Cities for Gamers, as well as accompanying videos.
To determine the best places to be a serious gamer, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 20 key indicators of gamer-friendliness. The data ranges from average internet speed to video-game stores per capita.
|Top 20 Cities for Gamers|
|1. Seattle, WA||11. Washington, DC|
|2. San Diego, CA||12. Portland, OR|
|3. New York, NY||13. Atlanta, GA|
|4. Orlando, FL||14. Raleigh, NC|
|5. Irvine, CA||15. Pittsburgh, PA|
|6. Austin, TX||16. Denver, CO|
|7. San Francisco, CA||17. Madison, WI|
|8. San Jose, CA||18. Minneapolis, MN|
|9. Los Angeles, CA||19. Las Vegas, NV|
|10. Boston, MA||20. Sacramento, CA|
Best vs. Worst
- Las Vegas has the most video-game stores per square root of the population, 0.035371, which is 29.2 times more than in Boston, the city with the fewest at 0.001213.
- Virginia Beach, Virginia, has the highest average download speed, 101 Mbps, which is 3.5 times higher than in Boise, Idaho, the city with the lowest at 29 Mbps.
- Gilbert, Arizona, has the highest share of households with a broadband connection, 94.90 percent, which is 1.6 times higher than in Detroit, the city with the lowest at 59.30 percent.
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has the cheapest monthly internet cost, $43.12, which is three times cheaper than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the most expensive at $131.35.
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