Gamers may play in a virtual world, but where they live in the real world is just as important, according to real estate site Trulia.
“Fast Internet speeds, a plethora of local game and computer stores, and a peer age-group that lends itself to strong gaming social circles in your area are all important factors in having a legendary gaming experience,” according to Trulia.
With that idea in mind, the site, partnering with Speedtest by Ookla, found the top 10 cities to be a gamer, based on the number of gaming related stores per occupied household, including computer stores, electronics stores and video game stores. They also looked at internet speed data, both download speed and latency ( how long it takes to send a message to a server and receive a response), and, third, gamer age demographics. The ESA’s (Entertainment Software Association) 2016 Essential Facts’ gamer age-demographics were matched against the general population age-demographics. Lastly, home affordability was considered using Trulia’s median home listing prices in August of 2016.