Get your Game ON (Gaming time too much?)


We are gaming to the tune of 13 hours a week on average.  According to an independent study from research group NDP the average time gamers spend doing their thing a week has risen from 12.3 hours a week up to 13 hours a week.  If you game on PC, check out your 2 weeks time spent online in Steam and divide it by 2 (I got 13.8  Hours a week, mostly attributed to Battlefield: Bad Co 2Steam..not including any game time on my 360 of course : )…  This study focused on US gamers 2 years old and up.  If you are lucky enough to be in the category of “extreme” gamer then you are spending at least 48.5 hours a week gaming, you are also a minority among gamers, about 4% of total gamers are considered “extreme”.

In the focus group of US gamers, Console gaming time rose 9%, PC gamers raised up 6% and Portable gamers set down their DS’s and PSP’s to the tune of -16% less gaming time.
Have any guess about the average age of gamers nowadays?  I would guess around 25 or so.  Well, I was way off.  The average age of gamers in the States is 32 years old.  I know specifically 1 dude over 40 and another over 50 (dad are you reading this?) that spend a good deal of time trying to own noobs online : )  Among PC gamers specifically the average age is up to 42 years old.  Game on Gamers…

Today about 17% of games are purchased digitally, up from 16% in 2009.  Guess who downloads games digitally the most?  You guessed it, PC gamers, taking up 30% of the digital download audience.
The survey polled 18,872 members of a consumer panel through online surveys January of this year.

I know you guys (and girls) are raking in the hours, lets hear it, from the heart, how much time in a week, for real?


Airborne Gamer
Airborne Gamer
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5 comments
AirborneGamer
AirborneGamer

It is like another job, with full benifits (aka owning noobs) :)

Steve
Steve

I spend about 4-5 hours a night playing MMOs and on days off up to 10. So probably 30-40 hours a week. I dont kid when I say playing a MMO is like another job.

AirborneGamer
AirborneGamer

lol, nice... Game on. I have a full time job and am married too. Since I work 2nd shift it allows me to game when the house is empty : )

Ser
Ser

Must be very extreme then :D playing MMO 60+ hours a week at the best when its rainy day or cant be arsed to go out

Evercast
Evercast

I spend about 4-5 hours a night playing MMOs and on days off up to 10. So probably 30-40 hours a week. I dont kid when I say playing a MMO is like another job.