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Long Islanders, Texans spend most on gaming

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Long Islanders, Texans spend most on gaming

An intriguing new study looked at where the most per capita video game spending took place, and ended up with some surprising results.

Analytics group Bundle decided to track where the most consumer spending takes place within the video game industry, and analyzed data from Gamestop for physical product purchases, as well as Steam for digital distribution.

The firm also studied credit card transactions from people who lived in the 100 most populated cities in the country, all of which was provided in completely anonymized form.

Nevertheless, Bundle was able to track down gaming purchase activity based on geography, and found that the most per capita spending for video games came from (drumroll, please) Huntington, New York.

Huntington is a suburb of New York City, situated right in the middle of Long Island. The city with the second most per-capita video game spending? It’s actually another Long Island town, North Hempstead.

Laredo, Texas came in at third place, but no one was anywhere close to Huntington, whose residents manage to spend more than four times the national average when it comes to video games. North Hempstead ranked at 2.32 times the national average and Laredo is 2.23 times the national average.

Almost all of the top 20 come from the Eastern half of the US, with Fresno as the only representative from the West Coast. Hawaii also curiously shows up in the list, with Honolulu at number 14.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the top 50 cities:

1. Huntington, New York – 4.08 times the national average

2. North Hempstead, New York – 2.32 times the national average

3. Laredo, Texas – 2.23 times the national average

4. Chesapeake, Virginia – 2.12 times the national average

5. Modesto, California – 1.99 times the national average

6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 1.99 times the national average

7. El Paso, Texas – 1.97 times the national average

8. Cincinnati, Ohio – 1.95 times the national average

9. Buffalo, New York – 1.88 times the national average

10. Virginia Beach, Virginia – 1.82 times the national average

11. Rochester, New York – 1.77 times the national average

12. Birmingham, Alabama – 1.77 times the national average

13. Miami, Florida – 1.72 times the national average

14. Honolulu, Hawaii – 1.69 times the national average

15. Toledo, Ohio – 1.66 times the national average

16. Baton Rouge, Louisiana – 1.57 times the national average

17. Corpus Christi, Texas – 1.50 times the national average

18. Plano, Texas – 1.47 times the national average

19. Fresno, California – 1.47 times the national average

20. St. Louis, Missouri – 1.37 times the national average

21. San Antonio, Texas

22. Wichita, Kansas

23. Montgomery, Alabama

24. Tulsa, Oklahoma

25. Hialeah, Florida

26. Riverside, California

27. Lubbock, Texas

28. San Bernardino, California

29. Fort Worth, Texas

30. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

31. Fort Wayne, Indiana

32. Bakersfield, California

33. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

34. Chula Vista, California

35. Albuquerque, New Mexico

36. Akron, Ohio

37. Jacksonville, Florida

38. Greensboro, North Carolina

39. Tucson, Arizona

40. Raleigh, North Carolina

41. Stockton, California

42. Arlington, Texas

43. Durham, North Carolina

44. Long Beach, California

45. Chandler, Arizona

46. Lincoln, Nebraska

47. Anchorage, Alaska

48. New York, New York

49. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

50. Aurora, Colorado