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Four percent of gamers play almost 50 hours per week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 May 2010 23:04 User comments (5)

Four percent of gamers play almost 50 hours per week According to new research from the NPD Group, about four percent of U.S. gamers play videogames for almost 50 hours a week, getting the title of "extreme gamers."
These "extreme gamers" play 48.5 hours per week, while the average gamers play around 13 hours per week.

Overall, gaming time went up from 2009, when the average was 12.3 percent.

Interestingly, portable gaming time fell 16 percent, while PC gaming rose 6 percent and console gaming rose 9 percent.

The age of the average gamer rose as well, from 31 to 32 this year, implying that current gamers will continue to play even as they get older.

Adds Anita Frazier, key analyst with NPD (via GI): "With these kinds of shifts in the composition of the gaming consumer and changes in gaming behaviour, its clear that the need to understand gamers and their purchase patterns remains critical information to those that develop, market and sell games."

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5 user comments

129.5.2010 1:59

That 4% of 31 year old gamers are still in High school so I'm not supprised. When they get out of school and get a real job they won't have 50hrs a week to play games especially if they get married and have kids.

229.5.2010 2:39

Hehe..maybe not with a wife and kids...but you can work a 9-hour job and get 9 hours a night of sleep, and still break 50hrs a week of gaming.

329.5.2010 18:22

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Hehe..maybe not with a wife and kids...but you can work a 9-hour job and get 9 hours a night of sleep, and still break 50hrs a week of gaming.
Yeah, when you don't have a life. I don't game nearly as much as I used to primarily b/c it's not as appealing to me as it once was. Don't get me wrong I like gaming alot, but when a person gets older, there's other priorities like what Mr-Movies said: Wife, kids, job, friends, beer, etc. Just my 2 cents.

430.5.2010 0:27

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Hehe..maybe not with a wife and kids...but you can work a 9-hour job and get 9 hours a night of sleep, and still break 50hrs a week of gaming.
Yeah, when you don't have a life. I don't game nearly as much as I used to primarily b/c it's not as appealing to me as it once was. Don't get me wrong I like gaming alot, but when a person gets older, there's other priorities like what Mr-Movies said: Wife, kids, job, friends, beer, etc. Just my 2 cents.

Yes that is true about having other priorities arise

53.6.2010 15:31

It seems like the average age of gamers should always be dropping since there's always more younger people on this earth than older.

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