[UPDATE] Women make up 46.2% of PC gaming, says Nielsen report

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 8 April 2009 18:22 GMT


According to a new Nielsen report, the largest demographic in PC gaming is women aged 25 and upwards.

The group accounted for 46.2 percent of all players and 54.6 percent of all gameplay minutes in December 2008.

The most played games on PC are card games from Microsoft, with Solitaire averaging over 17 million players during the month.

Apparently, hardcore games are not a favorite amongst the majority of females, then.

Shame that.

[UPDATE] Looks like Nielsen polled World of Warcraft players for the same report and found that over 428,621 are female. Now we feel bad for making a bit of fun at their expense earlier. Thanks, Shack.

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