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Why People Play Games February 3, 2006

Posted by reto wettach in play.
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Dove Lane hat in seinem Blog eine schöne Zusammenfassung für die Gründe des Spielens. Interessanterweise spielt auch der soziale Aspekt auch eine grosse Rolle:

  • are fun (88 percent)
  • are challenging (71 percent)
  • can be played with friends and family (42 percent)
  • offer a lot of entertainment for the price (36 percent)
  • offer a way for players to keep up with the latest technology (19 percent)
  • Dove zitiert ausser zwei anderen Begründungssystemen auch noch einige allgemeine Zahlen zur Verbreitung von Computerspielen:

  • 50% of all Americans play video games.
  • 95% of people who purchase computer games are over 18 years of age. The average age of the game buyer is 37 years old.
  • Adult gamers have been playing an average of 12 years.
  • Fifty-three percent of game players expect to be playing as much or more ten years from now than they do today.
  • The average adult woman plays games 7.4 hours per week. The average adult man plays 7.6 hours per week. The gender gap has narrowed dramatically in just the past year.
  • 43% of most frequent game players say they play games online, up from 31% in 2002.
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