Gaming is an incredibly popular holiday, with some referring to conventions like the annual E3 show as “Video Game Christmas.” Many companies like Nintendo have reported record sales amid the global pandemic despite the Nintendo Switch being over four years old as people seek out new hobbies to fill their time.
People engage with games in various ways, from watching broadcasts on Twitch, playing games on their home and handheld consoles, or even playing mobile games like Pokémon GO. ESports have also become more common, to the point where eSports teams like Natus Vincere get their own gaming chairs. Needless to say, gaming is a big deal now.
So where in the US would players feel most at home? A study was conducted by WalletHub to determine which US cities players would feel most comfortable in. The variables considered were factors such as:
- Average internet speed
- Internet cost
- Number of video game stores per capita
- Number of game rooms per capita
- Percentage of households that have a broadband connection
- Percentage of adults who own a smartphone
- Percentage of households that own a computer
- Percentage of the population aged 18 to 49
The winning city ended up being … Irvine, California, with a total score of 73.63!
Irvine finished third in the categories for highest average internet speed and highest percentage of households with broadband connection, and it also has the highest percentage of adults who own a smartphone. Of the cities with the highest percentage of households that own a computer, Irvine ranked second. For people looking to play cool games on the Nintendo Switch, it seems like a move needs to be made!
What did you think of the list? Is your city suitable for gamers? Let us know in the comments!
The most versatile way to play.
Whether you’re curled up on the couch or taking it to a rooftop party, the Nintendo Switch is the ultimate hybrid console. With a wide selection of games and tons of ways to play, the Nintendo Switch will always be known as the little console that could.
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