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    Some fun info (PDF). Here's a few:

    - The average game player age is 34.
    - In 2010 26% of gamers were over the age of 50.
    - 40% of gamers are female. 42% of online gamers are female.
    - Women age 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (33%) than boys age 17 or younger (20%).
    - 64% of parents believe games are a positive part of their children's lives.
    - 48% of parents play video games with their children at least weekly.
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    Hihi, I love stats, so was a good read. Altho I highly doubt that all of those stats are correct. Some just seems waaaay off, atleast to me as a swede. Seems like it's just focused on US ppl, so maybe that's why

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    Average age is 34? Great, now I won't feel so old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martie View Post
    Hihi, I love stats, so was a good read. Altho I highly doubt that all of those stats are correct. Some just seems waaaay off, atleast to me as a swede. Seems like it's just focused on US ppl, so maybe that's why
    Yeah, these numbers are from the ESA, so I don't think they're worldwide stats. But I thought it was interesting anyway that there were a lot more females in games than people thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty View Post
    - The average game player age is 34.
    It's interesting, a few years ago the average age was 31, so that increases each year. I recall Valve's survey and how amazed people were at that figure. Also surprising is that strategy accounts for 35% and is the biggest genre on the pc. I expected fps to be up there but its miles behind at around 10%

    Some amazing facts there OP, ty.

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    - 64% of parents believe games are a positive part of their children's lives.
    - 48% of parents play video games with their children at least weekly.
    That is another figure that likely goes up over time as the gamer generation continues to get older and have kids of their own. I know my 5 year old and I have played video games together since he was an infant sitting in my lap while I played WoW!
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    - 40% of gamers are female. 42% of online gamers are female.
    I find this one really hard to believe

    Did you know 79% of all statistics are made up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrumpers View Post
    I find this one really hard to believe

    Did you know 79% of all statistics are made up
    5 years ago I think that would have been inaccurate, and 10 years ago WAY inaccurate. But I dont find that hard to believe now at all, given that a large chunk of my female friends (who never gamed before - I was the lone female, online gamer in my circle of friends) started playing WoW a couple of years after it was released. Likewise, when I was in college (20 years ago) I was the only female in the PnP gaming group, but now I know ALOT of gals that play those as well.

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