Retailer Currys PC World has concluded some research into the computer gaming habits in the UK.
Gamers are now the majority. 52% of Brits identify as gamers. However, only 1 in 10 would describe themselves to be “avid gamers”.
Nearly 25% of people in the survey owned a PlayStation, 21% a gaming PC and 18% an Xbox.
Men are more likely to call themselves a gamer than women, but more women actually play computer games. Women prefer casual games, whereas men prefer sport. Computer RPGs, a category which includes MMORGs, is the fifth most popular, ahead of racing games, in the UK.
Gen Z, a horrible term for people aged 16 to 24, are especially fond of computer RPGs and 1 in 5 in that age group, say it is their favourite genre.
|2||Action e.g. survival horror, action-adventure||13.25%|
|3||Strategy games e.g. RTS (real-time strategy), TBS (turn-based strategy)||12.56%|
|5||RPG (role-playing game)/ MMORPG (massively multimedia online role-playing game)||12.01%|
|8||FPS (first-person shooter)||9.27%|
The survey also unearthed other interesting stats. Nearly as many people described cooking or baking as a hobby as they did gardening. Little over 1 in 10 work out, and more people listed social media as a hobby than socialising with friends outside.
- Curry PC World’s gaming survey.
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