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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. 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.

Taking the top spot for the 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.

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 Hawks. The 30 most popular games included the 2018 and 2019 winners 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! You can see more information on this report here.

  • Alabama

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Alaska

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Pokémon

  • Arizona

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Metal Gear

  • Arkansas

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Dragon Ball

  • California

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Metal Gear

  • Colorado

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Tony Hawk’s

  • Connecticut

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Mario

  • Delaware

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Madden NFL

  • District of Columbia

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Madden NFL

  • Florida

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Georgia

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Hawaii

    The most popular game of the year: Genshin Impact
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Metal Gear

  • Idaho

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Minecraft

  • Illinois

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Mario

  • Indiana

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Mario

  • Iowa

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Madden NFL

  • Kansas

    The most popular game of the year: Genshin Impact
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Call of Duty

  • Kentucky

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: NBA 2K

  • Louisiana

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Madden NFL

  • Maine

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Mario

  • Maryland

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Massachusetts

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Tony Hawk’s

  • Michigan

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Mario

  • Minnesota

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Madden NFL

  • Mississippi

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Missouri

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Call of Duty

  • Montana

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Nebraska

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Mario

  • Nevada

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Metal Gear

  • New Hampshire

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Tony Hawk’s

  • New Jersey

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Mario

  • New Mexico

    The most popular game of the year: Genshin Impact
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Metal Gear

  • North Carolina

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Sonic the Hedgehog

  • North Dakota

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Call of Duty

  • Ohio

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Madden NFL

  • Oklahoma

    The most popular game of the year: Genshin Impact
    Most popular franchise of the decade: God of War

  • Oregon

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Tony Hawk’s

  • Pennsylvania

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Madden NFL

  • Rhode Island

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Mario

  • South Carolina

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Sonic the Hedgehog

  • South Dakota

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Madden NFL

  • Tennessee

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: God of War

  • Texas

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Utah

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Halo

  • Vermont

    The most popular game of the year: Genshin Impact
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Battlefield

  • Virginia

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: God of War

  • Washington

    The most popular game of the year: Among Us
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Call of Duty

  • West Virginia

    The most popular game of the year: Minecraft
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Metal Gear

  • Wisconsin

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Madden NFL

  • Wyoming

    The most popular game of the year: Roblox
    Most popular franchise of the decade: Assassin’s Creed