Gaming Stats Infographic

Some things you may or may not know about gaming.

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Infographic detail­ing why gaming and gamers are becom­ing more accept­able.

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  • I wonder where they got their stats. I’d like to believe 44% of gamers are female now, but it seems hard to believe. Maybe their defi­n­i­tion of “gamer” is differ­ent than mine.

  • Agreed, +Eoghann Irving . I guess I don’t think of play­ing Wii as being a “gamer” but hey… they’re games. 🙂 And I do real­ize the number of female hard-core gamers is rising, I just didn’t realize/think that we were close to 5050.

  • I know guys (and gals) who will spend hours gaming. They get home from work and spend the next 4 – 5 hours gaming. They spend their entire week­end gaming. That level of gaming just isn’t for me at this stage of life. I like some­thing that I can play for 30 – 60 minutes at a time and then go do some­thing else. I’m not look­ing to master a game, I’m just look­ing to have fun.

  • Play­ing Zelda on a Wii is equally ”gaming’ as play­ing it on any other console.

    And it seems perfectly normal for a lot of people to sit them­selves in front of the tv for 4 – 5 hours in an evening.

  • +Cathryn Orchard Yes, many people do spend 4 – 5 hours in front of the tv every evening. I’m not one of them. I watch about 5 – 7 hours of tele­vi­sion a week, includ­ing what I watch on Netflix and Hulu. I have noth­ing against hard­core gamers. I’m just not one of them anymore.

  • I’m sure I spend more time watch­ing tv than gaming, but part of that is because the TV doesn’t require the unin­ter­rupted concen­tra­tion that more seri­ous games require.

  • Zelda is a fantasy game, of course it “counts” on any plat­form. 🙂 I was think­ing more of my Mommy friends who play Wii Fit or Wii Sports, but do not label them­selves “a gamer.”

  • I think there’s some snob­bery in the gaming commu­nity. If you spend 5 hours a day gaming, you’re a gamer. If you spend 5 hours a month gaming, you’re not a gamer.

  • My mum prob­a­bly plays around 3 hours of Bejew­elled sytle games in an evening and I am sure she wouldn’t consider herself a ‘gamer’. I am going to make her a ‘hard­core casual gamer’ t-shirt since I like the seem­ing contra­dic­tion.

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