Characteristics of Extreme Gamers:
- Play an average of 48.5 hours per week. Goodness knows I try sometimes but even when i am stuck into a game 30 hours is about my limit.
- Is 29 years old. Well...I was 29 once.
- Is one third female. Ahem ... last time I checked I was all man.
- Plays console more than PC. Consoles? I've heard of them. Must check them out some day.
- Purchases 24 titles every 3 months. I am not that extravagant but thanks to Steam and other online give aways I sometimes hit one new game a week.
Interesting also to note that the PC is one again the largest and fastest growing gaming segment. I am sure that casual games have a big impact here but I suspect that digital downloads of more serious games are contributing too. The average age of gamers in general is 31 while the average age of PC gamers is 42 (now there is a significant number). I take these age figures with a pinch of salt though because surely that just depends on the population they choose to survey. The older age of PC gamers is credible enough though I guess.