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Why People Play Games February 3, 2006

Posted by reto wettach in play.

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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