If you want to go where the true gamers are, best run for the border--or better yet, Long Island.
Consumer spending tracker Bundle took a look at data from retail chains GameStop and EB Games, along with online gaming site Steam, to determine which American cities spend the most on gaming per capita.
Turns out that folks in Huntington, N.Y.--on Long Island--are by far the nuttiest for games, spending more than four times the national average that Bundle came up with from the same data. Mountain Dew and beef jerky sales must also be through the roof in Long Island, because nearby North Hempstead is the locale spending the second highest amount on games.
The Texas town of Laredo rounds out the top three, joining fellow top-10 border town El Paso, which is No. 7 on the list.
This strange marriage of common interest between border towns and the bourgeois 'burbs tells me one thing--how much we spend on games seems to have nothing to do with how much we make. The median household income in Huntington is just over $100,000 and more than three times the median figure in Laredo. Makes you wonder if the people in Laredo will appreciate playing Battlefield 3 three times as much as people on Long Island.
Regardless, it seems that a love of games knows no socio-economic boundaries.… Read more