Survey finds average UK gamer is 35, male, plays for almost 3 hours a day

By Dave Cook
4 July 2013 13:08 GMT

Gamer social networking site Pixwoo has polled 2,000 UK residents to determine the country’s average gamer demographic. According to the results, you’re all 35-year-old men.

The results suggest that the average UK gamer is a 35-year-old married man, with yearly income of £23,000 and who plays games for 2.5 hours five days a week, each week. I’m presuming none of these people have kids.

Pixwoo’s poll also found that both males and females spend the same time playing games and that the average gamer also owns two consoles or more, around 18 titles and takes around a month to complete each game. I’m presuming they’re either rubbish at games, or all 18 titles are from the Disgaea series.

The average gamer also fights with their partner over their gaming hobby twice a week, with some 15% of people saying they’ve broken up over the amount of time spent gaming.

44% of the 2,000 people asked said they will buy either a PS4, Xbox One or new PC in the next year. The Wii proved to be the most popular console among participants, follows by PS3 and Xbox 360.

What do you make of the above? Does this sound like you? If not, then congratulations you’re not average.

Thanks CVG.

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