32% of UK gamers are “strategists”, says analysis firm

Wednesday, 29th August 2012 02:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Marketing companies shilling demographic information to publishers isn’t new, but this one – Playnomics – does something kind of interesting by categorising all gamers into eight types, depending on how they play.

Apparently, we all generally boil down to Scientists, Habitualists, Soloists, Strategists, Competitors, Collectors, Socialites or Politicians. Check out the infographic below, via Kotaku, which shows the results of the company applying this thinking to the UK’s gaming population.

Thanks, Massively.



  1. Stardog

    I don’t even get what most of these mean…

    It seems like it was made by people who don’t play games.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Telepathic.Geometry

    Makes sense to me. I seem to be mostly scientist…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Telepathic.Geometry

    …not surprising I suppose, considering that I am in fact a scientist.

    #3 2 years ago

    And don’t think gamer’s play styles are quite as black and white as this is trying to suggest.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Tearsir

    Stylish bullshits ^^

    #5 2 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    Well, I think I’m a soloist. Makes sense anyway.

    EDIT: Or a habitualist, idk =/

    #6 2 years ago

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