Gamers Grow Up

Eurogamer posted an interesting summary article showing that games are no longer just for kids. As if we didn’t know that already …

A new study by research firm NPD has found that the average age of gamers is now 32.

The report, titled Gamer Segmentation 2010, is based on an online survey completed by nearly 19,000 people. It found that the oldest gamers, with an average age of 42, fit into the Avid PC Gamers and Offline PC Gamers categories.

In total, 4 per cent of respondents were classified as Extreme Gamers. They are said to spend 48.5 hours per week playing games. Overall, the average time spent playing games per week is 13 hours.

Of course if there was an online survey, I wonder how many kids had a chance (or even bothered) to fill it out. I know my 11 and 9 year-old boys would not be allowed to fill out some random survey.

My average time gaming per week has dwindled over the years. Nowhere near 13 hours a week these days.

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