Female gamers are the fastest growing demographic of video game players

Americans spend $16 billion a year on computer and video games. But in the industry that was once dominated by male players, female gamers are the fastest growing demographic of video game players.

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Queefy_B2141d ago

According to who? any female gamer i have seen have been ultra casual , 5 mins on farmville is not a growing demographic, only girl i know who plays games plays wow uuugh, there are not alot of games to appeal to girls... cooking mama? hannah montana? :D

Outside_ofthe_Box2141d ago (Edited 2141d ago )

lol, I find that extremely hilarious because those are the type of games my sisters play. Granted they are on 11 and 14 years of age.

I have met a handful of girls through my times playing Killzone 2 though. Few of which that were in fact better than me and I consider myself good player.

Bagogames2141d ago

If she could, my girlfriend would crotch punch you for that.

I've noticed an increase in the amount of times I hear a woman's voice in my ear while playing games in the past year.

Although that could be down to moving in with my missus and ignoring the washing machine...

It's a murder mystery alright, just without the murder.

Shadonic2141d ago

apparently my adviser from high school and a couple of the girls in my high school are playing games.

kreate2140d ago

Only time i lost to a female was in dr mario and super puzzle fighter hd

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metsgaming2141d ago (Edited 2141d ago )

Are they talking about real games or do lamo cell phone "games" count? If it counts phone games then yea i can see how this can be but if its doesnt count them then its really interesting.

ElementX2141d ago

Well of course they're the fastest growing demographic, every other demographic already plays games, except maybe the elderly.

DeadlyFire2141d ago

woah. You havn't seen grandma play mario on the Wii yet? They are pushing Wii to retirement homes for elderly to play.

ShaunCameron2141d ago (Edited 2141d ago )

And how many of them own a console? Other than mothers buying it for their (male) kids, I barely see females at a video game store or the video games section of a retail store.

For the record, Nintendo seem to have a pretty large female fanbase.

Fel082141d ago

Rather play with a female player, than a obnoxious 12 year old yelling on the mic.

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