This is in comparison to the US economy which had only encountered growth of 1.4% over the same duration, showing that the games market in the US had been enjoying more prosperous growth over the five year period the report covers.
It is also noted in the report that the US games industry was responsible for contributing $4.95bn to the US GDP for the period covered. An extract from the report reads:
“The industry also generates sales in the billions of dollars and creates thousands of American jobs,”...“The US interactive entertainment software industry is, and has been, one of the most rapidly growing industries in the United States.”And yet we still get reminded left, right and centre that games are a waste of time. Reports like these at least allow those who enjoy their games to give naysayers some bedtime reading to take in for a change.