The gaming industry has seen a surge in female gamers over the past few years, and recent statistics reveal 46% of gamers in the US are women.

In light of this, the Online Gambling Experts at JustGamblers reveal the most popular female gaming characters across each U.S state.

Here are the favorites in North Carolina:

  • Princess Peach
  • Lady Dimitrescu
  • Chun-Li
  • Lara Croft
  • Ellie The Last of Us

The experts have taken a seed list of 236 female gaming characters and used Google search data to examine the search volumes across each US state.

Overall, the study reveals Princess Peach is the most popular gaming character across the US, she is the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Bros. She is sweet, kind, optimistic, friendly, and experienced- no wonder she is loved across the nation.

Lady Dimitrescu is the second most popular across the US, also known as Alcina Dimitrescu, she is a major antagonist in the 2021 survival horror game Resident Evil Village. She quickly became one of the most iconic and recognizable characters after her appearance.

A spokesperson from JustGamblers commented on the findings:

“With more than 650 million copies sold, Super Mario is the best-selling video game character in the world, so it is not a surprise that Princess Peach is the most popular female character.”

“Back when gaming was first introduced, it was fairly steered towards men who were more often spending their quarters in arcades.”

“However, it seems things have changed over the years, as female characters started appearing in many titles.”

“The American Gaming Association recently revealed the gaming industry is more diverse than national and hospitality industry benchmarks, boasting a diverse executive pipeline, whilst identifying opportunities on gender representation.”

46% of gamers in the United States are female, which is a powerful reminder that female gamers are a significant and growing part of the gaming community.”

“There is an importance to recognize and celebrate the contributions of female gamers, as they help to create an inclusive environment for the industry.”