Report: Mobile games contribute to doubling of gamers from ‘older demographics’

By Stace Harman, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 10:17 GMT

A report by market intelligence firm Parks Associates has said a huge rise in mobile gaming has taken place since 2007.

The report, mulled over by Gamasutra, suggests that mobile devices have contributed significantly to a rise in the number of people playing games across a wide age range.

“The broad appeal of mobile games such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Words With Friends and increasing ease with which people can download them have attracted less traditional gamers, including a growing number of older players and females,” it says.

The number of older games players has doubled in the last four years, the report claims.

Furthermore, Park’s research suggests that over one-third of the US population over the age of 13 plays a mobile game every month, and that two-thirds of smartphone users regularly play games on their phones.

What on earth are the other one-third of smartphone users doing with their phones?

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