Report: Half of UK population playing games

Monday, 10th October 2011 10:37 GMT By Johnny Cullen

According to a recent report from the Internet Advertising Bureau, around half of the population in the UK do play games.

32.9 million out of the 62 million-strong population play games online on either iPad, Android, PlayStation or Xbox, with 82 percent of internet users between 8 and 65 playing, a majority of which are in the 25-45 category.

49 percent of people polled suggested they liked puzzle and quiz games, while 23 percent had first-person shooters as its pick. 51 percent of online users are male, with 49 percent female.

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  1. GrimRita

    Probably because half of them are out of work

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Colin Gallacher

    @1 I nearly spat out my midget gems at that. :D I’m becoming unemployed again as of Friday and I can’t wait.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Deacon

    I still don’t think iPhone / Android / Facebook should be counted in surveys such as this.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    Thats Bloody Fantastic mate, an applausse for my fellow UK gamers, the more the merrier

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dralen

    @3 I agree. I sort of see them as the modern age crossword puzzle in your daily newspaper. HAHA.

    #5 3 years ago