New Report Reveals Each US States Most Popular Video Game of the Last Year and Decade
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  • A new report reveals each US state’s favorite video game over the last year and highlights the gaming franchises which have taken the US by storm.
  • Roblox is the most popular game in the US and is loved by over 20 states.
  • Among Us, the crazed lockdown game, came second in the US, ranking number one in 15 states.

The gaming industry is a multi-billion-dollar market, growing year-on-year, with millions of monthly competitors streaming and playing online. With the launch of the next-generation consoles and a year of lockdown, online gaming grew massively, seeing a 39% increase [1]. But, while hundreds of games are released every year, have you ever wondered which are the most popular in each US state?

By analyzing Google search volume and keywords data, a new report from TopUsCasinos.com has revealed the most loved games across all US states. The report highlights both the most popular games over the last 12 months and the most loved franchises over the last decade.

The Most Popular Games This Year

Taking the top spot for most popular game in the last year is the long-running PC game Roblox. Having millions of daily active users, the number one ranked game topped the charts in 20 US states, including Florida and California.

Lockdown crazes took over in the pandemic, with Among Us taking the gaming scene by storm. Released in 2018, the cross-platform game ranked second in the US, having 15 states name it their most popular video game. Minecraft, played by millions worldwide every month, secured third place and was favored by 11 states.

The Most Popular Franchises This Decade

With regular reboots and relaunches, it’s no surprise that the 30-year-old hedgehog, Sonic, is the number one ranked franchise in the last decade – rated the most loved across nine states. Joining Sonic in the number one spot is Madden NFL. Launched in 1988, and also featuring in nine states, Madden NFL is by far the most popular sports game. Other loved franchises which made the list were Mario, Metal Gear and Tony Hawk’s.

The 30 most popular games included the 2018 and 2019 winner of the Best Ongoing Game, Fortnite, as well as various recent releases and ongoing games such as Apex Legends, Call of Duty Warzone, GTA V, and FIFA.

Below is a list of each state’s most popular game and franchise of the last year and decade, respectively:

State

Most Popular Game (Year)

Most Popular Franchise (Decade)

Alabama

Roblox

Sonic the Hedgehog

Alaska

Roblox

Pokémon

Arizona

Among Us

Metal Gear

Arkansas

Minecraft

Dragon Ball

California

Roblox

Metal Gear

Colorado

Roblox

Tony Hawk’s

Connecticut

Roblox

Mario

Delaware

Among Us

Madden NFL

District of Columbia

Among Us

Madden NFL

Florida

Roblox

Sonic the Hedgehog

Georgia

Roblox

Sonic the Hedgehog

Hawaii

Genshin Impact

Metal Gear

Idaho

Minecraft

Minecraft

Illinois

Minecraft

Mario

Indiana

Roblox

Mario

Iowa

Minecraft

Madden NFL

Kansas

Genshin Impact

Call of Duty

Kentucky

Roblox

NBA 2K

Louisiana

Roblox

Madden NFL

Maine

Minecraft

Mario

Maryland

Among Us

Sonic the Hedgehog

Massachusetts

Among Us

Tony Hawk’s

Michigan

Among Us

Mario

Minnesota

Roblox

Madden NFL

Mississippi

Minecraft

Sonic the Hedgehog

Missouri

Roblox

Call of Duty

Montana

Among Us

Sonic the Hedgehog

Nebraska

Minecraft

Mario

Nevada

Roblox

Metal Gear

New Hampshire

Minecraft

Tony Hawk’s

New Jersey

Among Us

Mario

New Mexico

Minecraft

God of War

New York

Genshin Impact

Metal Gear

North Carolina

Among Us

Sonic the Hedgehog

North Dakota

Among Us

Call of Duty

Ohio

Among Us

Madden NFL

Oklahoma

Genshin Impact

God of War

Oregon

Roblox

Tony Hawk’s

Pennsylvania

Minecraft

Madden NFL

Rhode Island

Among Us

Mario

South Carolina

Roblox

Sonic the Hedgehog

South Dakota

Among Us

Madden NFL

Tennessee

Roblox

God of War

Texas

Roblox

Sonic the Hedgehog

Utah

Roblox

Halo

Vermont

Genshin Impact

Battlefield

Virginia

Among Us

God of War

Washington

Among Us

Call of Duty

West Virginia

Minecraft

Metal Gear

Wisconsin

Roblox

Madden NFL

Wyoming

Roblox

Assassin’s Creed

Further information can be found on site here: https://www.topuscasinos.com/news/the-most-popular-video-games-broken-down-by-state

Source: https://www.statista.com/topics/8016/covid-19-impact-on-the-gaming-industry-worldwide/

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George Miller has started working in the gaming industry as an Editor/Content Manager in 2016 and since then he has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy subject covering. In 2017, he became Head of Content and he is responsible for the editorial team, press release and story covering on multiple websites that are part of Hipther Agency, including EuropeanGaming.eu.

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