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NPD Group: 22 percent of gamers are young and heavy

Destructoid writes: "A new report by the NPD Group that Gamasutra is carrying called "Games Segmentation 2008," shows that the majority of videogame players are what the group classifies as "Young Heavy Gamers." This classification of gamers that compose 22 percent of the spectrum are not necessarily interested in the larger consoles. In fact, they favor portable systems like the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable. They do not have the largest buying power though, as "Extreme Gamers" and their mighty three percent control the majority of the purchasing power of the market. Here's a snippet of the classifications:

'Of the 174 million gamers in the U.S., 3 percent are classified as "Extreme Gamers," 9 percent as "Avid PC Gamers," 17 percent as "Console Gamers," 14 percent as "Online PC Gamers," 15 percent as "Offline PC Gamers," 22 percent as "Young Heavy Gamers," and 20 percent as Secondary Gamers.'

Just for reference, Extreme Gamers spend over 22 hours a week playing games, while Console Gamers only spend 8.2 hours glued to the television set. Personally, I have never been a big fan of these blockbuster studies. I happen to fall into several different categories, all of which are probably the wrong label. This information will be used by publishers, so be prepared for some more mini-games on portable devices in the months to come."

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Fat Princess3384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

99.9% of Xbox 360 gamers are fat, are 43 years old, have no life, got the RROD, and they live with their mom. Oh yeah and they're also gay.

kingme713384d ago

Not true at all. I moved out of my mom's place 2 weeks ago.

AStupidXbot3384d ago

I'm A Stupid Xbot, we xbots should be in Angry gamers when our 360 brakes on us.

TheAveragePs3User3384d ago

I aint no fating!!!!

im just so supre cool and busying typing stuss on 360 neus!

Bnet3433384d ago

Click on open zone to see those "young and heavy gamers" in their natural habitats.

kingme713384d ago

Lol. That was pretty funny.

Just don't get too close to the cages.

DaKid3384d ago

+ bubbles

funny stuff

Tomdc3384d ago

40 percent of americans are heavy...

spandexxking3384d ago

actually, someone posted a link somewhere, that said 63% of americans were overweight. not that i think its true but if it was, thats alot of heavy people!

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CadDad3384d ago

I prefer "seasoned", "classic", or "epic" gamer myself. ;)

-CadDad

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