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Old 06-22-2011, 07:43 AM
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Do Video Game Developers Ignore Women Gamers?

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The stereotypical video game player: he is young (under 20) and male; he plays for hours on his console, all from his parents' basement. But that stereotype is becoming increasingly difficult to justify as study after study has shown that gaming population to be comprised of a very different demographic.

Indeed, video gameplay is not restricted to one age group or gender. Rather, game playing is ubiquitous, with 72% of households in America saying that they play some form. Just 18% of gamers are under age 18, while 53% are between the ages of 18 and 49. That means almost a full third - 29% - of gamers are over 50. The gaming population is skewed slightly more male than female: 58% to 42%. But it's important to note that women over age 18 represent a significantly greater proportion of this population (37%) than do boys age 17 or younger (13%).

Looking at these statistics, it's clear that the explosive growth of mobile and casual gaming has challenged what's long been seen as the traditional gaming market. Sales of game software is declining, but social gaming is booming.

So has the industry adjusted to account for gamers that don't fit that old stereotype?

While there's a steady stream of new social gaming titles available on Facebook and the like, the entertainment market research firm Interpret says that women gamers still aren't having their needs met. The firm released a report earlier...
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And how exactly did these people get their statistics? The numbers are quite off.
 
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Well i don't think so they were ignoring.
 
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:25 AM
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To tell you the truth i don't pay attention to this. Both men and women do have the same taste in games. People play games for fun or to compete against there friends/strangers online.

As long as some guy is not playing a Minnie mouse game, i'm a happy camper. lol
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And how exactly did these people get their statistics? The numbers are quite off.
Please elaborate. Quite off from whose numbers?

Are these numbers different from other recent statistics or perhaps different from older statistics? (And how did they, whoever they are, get their numbers?)

The social gaming point brings to mind "Farmville". (Since I don't play games, I'd have to guess that there are many other similar ones as well.) That type of gaming, as compared to traditional console/computer gaming, may have shifted the gaming demographics significantly.
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