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2017’S Best Cities for Gamers – WalletHub Study

2017’S Best Cities for Gamers – WalletHub Study

With the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 drawing large crowds and U.S. gaming revenues expected to exceed $25 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2017’s Best Cities for Gamers.

To determine the best places to be a serious gamer, WalletHub’s number crunchers 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 to number of e-sports tournaments.

Top 20 Cities for Gamers

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Austin, TX
  4. New York, NY
  5. Atlanta, GA
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Las Vegas, NV
  8. Irvine, CA
  9. Boston, MA
  10. San Diego, CA
  11. San Francisco, CA
  12. San Jose, CA
  13. Fremont, CA
  14. Pittsburgh, PA
  15. Columbus, OH
  16. Raleigh, NC
  17. Anaheim, CA
  18. Virginia Beach, VA
  19. Madison, WI
  20. Portland, OR

Best vs. Worst

  • Las Vegas has the most video-game stores per square root of the population, 0.0283, which is 23.6 times more than in Memphis, Tenn., the city with the fewest at 0.0012.
  • Pittsburgh has the highest average download speed, 14.62 Mbps, which is 3.1 times higher than in Honolulu, the city with the lowest at 4.70 Mbps.
  • Gilbert, Ariz., has the highest share of households with a broadband connection, 94 percent, which is 1.9 times higher than in Detroit, the city with the lowest at 50 percent.
  • Durham, N.C., has the cheapest monthly Internet cost, $40, which is 2.5 times cheaper than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the most expensive at $101.36.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-gamers/36270/

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