According to a recent Toluna QuickSurvey online gaming isn’t as popular as we first imagined, with only 48.35% of you claiming to play. It was interesting to see that within that 48.35% 275 of our respondents were female, and 208 were male, going against the common stereotype, that boys will be boys and spend unsociable hours playing Call of Duty all night; I know a couple of these!
When asked how many hours in an average week were occupied with playing games 641 respondents answered 0-3 hours, and 92 stated they played for ten hours plus! It was interesting to see that the respondents with higher incomes, which exceeded £80,000 per annum, rarely played games for more than 0-3 hours; perhaps due to work demands?
The most common games that are played according to our Toluna QuickSurvey are platform games, with 24.3% of the votes. Although, games such as Angry Birds, Bejewelled and Facebook apps like Farmville were also popular answers given; interestingly also games where levels/stages are involved.
When asked if respondents thought they were addicted 85.6% stated ‘no,’ which would show a positive correlation between hours played and addiction. We then asked if respondent’s partners played and whether or not their other halves thought they were addicted. These results showed that the majority of partners did not think their other halves were addicted with 87.2%, however within the ‘yes’ responses it was interesting to see that more men viewed their female other halves as being addicted; I wonder how they will feel about that!
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