Most of us thinks that boys are really the one that we can call hardcore gamers. We can easily think that boys spend more time playing online, video or arcade games. But, it was prove wrong. Surveys and studies shows that girls spends more time playing online games than boys.
According to an article written by Karen Hopkin for scientificamerican.com website:
The female gamers actually logged more time online: an average of 29 hours a week, versus 25 for the males, with the top players putting in 57 hours a week on the girl’s side, and 51 for the guys.
This is a survey that consist or composed of 7,000 players who where logged on a game called EverQuestII. This research just really proves that women are actually more hardcore (gamers) than men. I think, this is a major reason why cooking and dress up games are gaming massive popularity as of the moment.
Also, an article written at gamepro.com website says that:
42% of all online gamers are female, which may account for the high popularity of casual games genres.
In my humble opinion, these survey results and articles helps to at least correct out the thinking that; online video gaming is primarily a male thing. Girls or women in general lie a bit about their online gaming habit because they think that, being a hardcore gamer is kind of unacceptable for their gender. What do you think?
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And here is a nice infographic from allfacebook.com. It says that 69% of Facebook gamers are women: