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Thu May 9, 2019, 06:49 PM

AVERAGE GAMER MORE LIKELY TO BE MEDITATING, VEGETARIAN THIRTYSOMETHING: NEW SURVEY

new survey of more than 4,000 Americans for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), a video game industry advocacy group, paints an intriguing and nuanced portrait of the average gamer.

Designed, in part, to debunk pop culture misconceptions about video game players, “2019 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry” highlights the diverse demographics of gamers, which span a range of ages, genders and lifestyles, as a counterpoint to the white boy, teenaged, virgin, basement-dwelling stereotype—though there are probably plenty of those too. The survey finds that a full 65 percent of American adults play video games, placing gamers in 75 percent of American households. The average gamer is 33 years old.

“The study shows that these individuals represent a cross-section of the American population and are diverse, active, engaged in their communities, and see video games as a positive force in society,” the ESA said in their press release. More than demographic stereotypes, the study works to counter narratives surrounding gamer laziness or disengagement from society, aggregating statistics like gamer sleep habits, travel plans and exercise routines—all of which roughly track with the average American. Approximately commensurate with turnout in the 2016 presidential election, 59 percent of gamers say they will vote in 2020, with 37 percent identifying as Democrats, 33 percent as Republicans and 18 percent as independents.

More intriguing is where gamers differ from the average American. Two of the widest gaps in reported lifestyle choices include meditation and vegetarianism. A full 32 percent of gamers claim to meditate regularly, compared to 27 percent for all Americans, while gamer vegetarianism stands at 17 percent to a national 13 percent.

https://www.newsweek.com/average-gamer-age-demographics-rise-mario-kart-1421582?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

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msongs May 2019 #1
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Thu May 9, 2019, 07:24 PM

1. no game obsessed ppl I know fit any of that description other than maybe age group nt

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Thu May 9, 2019, 07:27 PM

2. I'm a vegetarian

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 10:46 PM

3. Nope, I have been gaming since "Leather Goddesses of Phobos".

Which predates over half the people that are making todays games.


Edit: Since the first Pong game in town.

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