The polling agency TNS NIPO Technology in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, released these results of a study among 8,000 people:
* Dutch women like to play computer games just as often as men do.
* Almost one-fifth of the 10 million Dutch internet users spend about 15 minutes per day playing a game.
* Among female gamers, 42 percent play games on a daily basis, compared with 44 percent among men.
* 12 percent of male gamers play games more than two hours daily; among women, this is only 6 percent.
* On average, male gamers are younger than women: a third of all male gamers under 25 years of age; a quarter of female gamers is younger than 25 years.
* Most gamers - 93 percent - play games on their personal computers, followed by PS2 (16 percent) and Nintendo Wii (4 percent).
* A fifth of Dutch gamers use mobile devices to play computer games; 10 percent uses their mobile phone; the number of mobile gamers is expected to grow substantially in the next few years.
* Only a small minority of the gamers enjoy extremely violent games. Two-thirds of all gamers would like to see violent games banned.