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Topic: 42% of Gamers are Female (and other fun statistics)

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JayArr

The Entertainment Software Association releasing the results of its annual gamer demographic study is an important E3 tradition. With the entire industry gathered in Los Angeles, The ESA's "2011 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry" revealed the following somewhat surprising facts:

  • The average gamer is 37 years old, and has been playing games for 12 years. (Wow! I don't feel like such a grandpa now!)
  • The average game buyer is 41 years old.
  • In 2011, 29 percent of Americans over the age of 50 play video games, an increase from nine percent in 1999.
  • 72 percent of American households play video games. (100 percent of my household plays games.)
  • 42 percent of gamers are women.
  • Adult women represent a greater portion of the game-playing population (37 percent) than boys age 17 or younger (13 percent).
  • Seventy-six percent of all games sold in 2010 were rated "E" for Everyone, "T" for Teen, or "E10+" for Everyone 10+.
  • In total, the video game industry generated around $5.9 billion in revenue in 2010.•Forty-five percent of parents reported playing video games with their children on a weekly basis,
  • nine out of ten parents saying they pay attention to the content of the games their children play
  • 68 percent of parents believe that games provide mental stimulation or education value
  • 57 percent believe games encourage their family to spend time together.
  • 54 percent believe that games helps their children connect with friends.
  • 65 percent of gamers play games with other gamers in person.
  • 55 percent of gamers play games on their phones or handheld devices
  • 86 percent know of the ESRB and 98 percent are confident in its accuracy and recommendations.
  • Consumers spent $25.1 billion on game content, hardware and accessories in 2010.

Source: G4

Change is on the wind my friends!! *

  • statistics do not account for taste in awful games

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JustAnotherUser

interesting, but the question is did they include Facebook or IOS/Android "games"?

JustAnotherUser

Yrreiht

zezhyrule wrote:

What's a girl?

No idea...

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lonlon-milker

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shingi_70

seems about right.

i know quite a few girl gamers and they tend too either be into togs or stuff like dance central.

had a girl walk out of room becuase i had skyrim in only to see her the next day playing TWEWY.

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Birdman

Well, depending on what you consider to be a "gamer," I'd say those statistics seem to be accurate.

Exactly.
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shingi_70

Birdman13 wrote:

Well, depending on what you consider to be a "gamer," I'd say those statistics seem to be accurate.

anyone who plays games.

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Dak_n_Jaxter

I know of five adult female gamers......and almost every boy under 17 i know plays games......hmmm

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Gamesake

What percentage of them are cute?

...in my pants.

Malkeor

All the girl gamers I know like either MW3 for some odd reason, or the majority RPGs and things like Skyrim. Dragon Age, Mass Effect even.

But yay for girls gamers.
girl gamer makes a thread asking for help and gets dozens of replies guys gamer with similar question gets next to none

@10: You'd be surprised

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Kriedler

Gamesake wrote:

What percentage of them are cute?

This. Not many.

EDIT: Not to say that miss Felica Day isn't cute. Saw her asking for advice on Skyrim on Facebook a few days ago, haha

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Dak_n_Jaxter

haha, right on.

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nuke13

I believe these statistics are a bit skewed, as the parameters used for what constitutes a gamer is rather wide. For example it requires only to have played a game during the past year while including facebook and mobile games. In this criteria my wife would be considered a gamer because of the wii sports bowling match we had. I can whole-heartedly tell you, however, that there is no way she would identify herself as a gamer if you just asked her. Same goes for several of my friends (both male and female).

nuke13

GameLord08

It takes more than one game of Wii Sports to be considered a gamer, in my opinion.

Also, 42% of gamers are female? I currently don't feel so isolated anymore.

GameLord08

nuke13

GameLord08 wrote:

It takes more than one game of Wii Sports to be considered a gamer, in my opinion.

exactly what I'm saying-but for this surveys purpose it would be enough.

nuke13

shingi_70

The ****.

Then what defines a gamer. My ex only played angry birds and she considered herself a gamer.

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nuke13

Shingi_70-that's a good question, and difficult to answer.

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Malkeor

I can make a grilled cheese sandwhich and be called a cook. But to me...that's not me. To be honest that's one of the few things I can actually make (and be willing to eat which results from my cooking) A cook is defined as someone who makes all kinds of food, either for job or hobby purposes, to me at least.
I feel like I just caused more confusion so....

To be called a gamer, just...replace the nouns If you play angry birds OFTEN or other iphone/android games, sure you can be a gamer, but it's more controversial toward everyone's opinion....like people who play all kinds of games, regularly is a gamer.
It's silly to define a certain way of doing things like that. It's all based on opinion, which mine is above.
To play games alot or little, casually or hardcore, no matter the genre....You CAN be called a gamer, but there is no real explanation to define the true meaning of gamer...because there is none.

I feel we might as well make a whole new thread off of this
but to stay on topic...girls...yea they play games.

Edited on by Malkeor

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