NPD's just released a statement saying that their research shows that "extreme gamers" spend an average of 45 hours per week playing games.
that's a lot
seem to game alot , dont know how you guys do to manage with other stuff. I game 4 to 5 hours a week when school time and maybe 10 hours a week maximum when on holiday. The longest Ive ever played in one day was 9 hours with some friends on pro evolution soccer.We played from 9 to 6 in the morning then went to bed.
who disagreed with ape? Course its a lot for god sake! Its 6 and a half hours of gaming a day! Thats nearly half your waking hours playing games! Its sad and insane!
I know a lot of people that plays FFXI 6h a day, actually that's the time you have to invest to achieve anything in this game.
Mine's on 24/7 But you would be lucky to find Extreme Gamers who own an Xbox The Bots would be Lucky to get 4 or 5 hours a week out of the Xbox Before it Explodes
What type of gamer does the PS3 get...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......?????
my days are spent between learning japanese making a game (RPG Maker xp) and gamemaker and playing the ps3 its usaly ps3 playing games for 3/5 hours then ps3 learning japanese on the internet 30 mins/1 hour watch a movie on ps3 at same time add a more advanced battle system to my game then its back to playing the ps3 till midnight where i lie in bed and watch 3 hours of anime on ps3 curintly watching eureka seven its pritty good if your into meckina action drama romance commedy animes
oh a fellow otaku, but seriously eureka seven it's good? cuz i have seen some ep on cartoon network and it looks crappy. look i know a japanese word! sugoi! extreme gamers > core gamers?
hahahaah lol. if you understand spanish you should watch this video
I agree. I game a lot when I'm not chasing down L. The PS360 keeps me busy. The Wii just collects dust.
i spend around 30 hours a week! Gaara_74 Do they use puncuation in Japan? Eureka is a good show.
The most I have ever gamed was with COD4. I was averaging 60 hours a week for 3 months straight. Literally. I was living off of my income tax money, and every single day I would get up, eat, and then get my Monsters and sit on my a$$ in my gaming chair and play. I was like a zombie. Nothing else mattered at that time. I look back now and just can't believe I did that. But COD4 was the funnest time I've ever had with a video game. I retired as probably one of the best players to have played online in COD4. In the end I was averaging a 23/6 k/d ratio. Alot of the times I was the key decider of whether my team won. I retired because their was no competition anymore. Team Deathmatch and Search and Destroy only.
Such a noob. Try CS or CSS.
I also got bored of Cod4 i was too good and game got boring. Although there was 1 time that I got really pissed that maade me play the game like ALL day. I went 69-11 in Countdown and my team lost.... Every1 else had like 2 kills each and we lost by like 30 points. I didnt even know what was going on because I was so zoned in that when the game ended I thought I won cus I went completely insane. I look at red score like huh? wtf happened and looked at my team kills and i almost broke my ps3. Ill never forget that game lol 69-11 and lose... I played all day until I got 60 kills again and won lol.
I don't know man, as crazy as you sound Kratos. You look like the sanest person on earth when you're compared to a WoW player. I've known fellas who's lost girlfriends, apartments, and cars over that game. Some seriously twisted addiction from those folks.
I used to play for that many hours when I was a kid but now that I'm 24 I don't have that much time to invest in games. I'll be lucky if I can play for 2 hours a day now, that's what happens when you become an adult with a job and starting a family I guess.
I woulda like to say thank you to thesa people for playing so many game....my son will have someone to pumpa his gas.
I get in maybe 10-12 hours in a week. Can't even fire up the console until 10:00 or 11:00.
damn thats a lot. The only time I played that much was over thanksgiving holliday when I was a high school freshman. The game was of course Socom 2. I ate/drank, slept very little, went to the bathroom, and played socom the whole time. Now I spend anything from 3-15 hrs a week, rarely more than 10.
I play about 56 a week.
You're Super Extreme HD!! Congrats, you have unlocked an achivement :D
Weights 260lbs lives with his mom an collects welfare
That sounds about right for the super hardcore must gain every level, achievements, secrets, and all items kind of gamers. That whole mumbo jumbo with Don Mattrick saying people spend 75 hours a week was ridiculous.
himself is quite ridiculous, so i don't take anything he says seriously.
I couldn't spend that amount of time gaming in a week... bar the week Metal Gear Solid games come out. I'm more in the 15-20 region, between 3 consoles.
Yeah I'm also in the 15-20 range. But it can vary often. Some weeks I'll be lucky to get 2 or 3 hours of gaming. Most of my time is dedicated to work, my girlfriend, my family, and working on cars. Gaming is my last priority but something I need time for myself to stay sane. And oh yeah, of course browse the most elite website for games with hundreds of gaming experts. N4G! lol
be a gaming expert? pretty pleeeease? anyway, that sounds about the same for me. gaming keeps me sane, and i need to game for at least 1 hour a week to keep from going mad. only on a good week do i get up to 20 hours of game time. those are pretty rare, honestly.
Oh and I still have the time to do things with my family LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL at 3.3
Easy when you live with them
Don Mattrick is a fool Even if he is right and the 360 hardcore gamer plays 75hrs a week thats still not a real good thing to tell ppl....Kids with no jobs and life can really be annoying online. I know i run into them on my PS3 every so often. I would hate to see if every game was like that!
I don't have any next-gen consoles, but I did recently build a pretty nice PC. I've been playing TF2 nonstop pretty much all summer and steam keeps track of how much you play. It seems like I spend A LOT of time playing but it ends up being about 10-12 hours a week. I really thought that was a crazy amount of time to be playing. I guess I'm just a n00b! When I got Oblivion last summer I definitely had some days where I played 5 hours (not straight) and I felt like a waste of a human being. I don't think I've ever played anything for more than 2 hours without taking a break. I can't even imagine playing 6+ hours a day. How do people find time to work/eat/sleep?
"How do people find time to work/eat/sleep?" It depends on the demographic. Obviously a 15-16 year old most likely doesn't work. And in summer days, they will hardly eat or sleep lol. So more than likely they are the ones hitting those high numbers. Then again, I guess it's too general. There are also people 25 years old or older who have jobs that are still crazy addicted to video games. So I'm with you on that one.
I'm not extreme!! :D
I think you can lose track of time - especially when you get 'in the zone'. I remember the first time i went online with Halo2 one evening at 9pm. I thought to myself that i would have a couple of games to see what the fuss was about and the next time i looked at my watch it was 3am! 6 hours gone in the blink of an eye it seemed. There was that case of the asian guy who was addicted to an mmo a few years back and he ended up dying because he hardly ate,drank or slept......thats why i think they put a limit on gaming over there. Anyways,depending whats going on in my life i play between 3 - 20 hours per week, never consistent though. Also off topic what does :D or :P mean in some comments? Im stumped!
:D and XD are laughing and :P is sticking your tongue out, I think it's sticking your tongue out anyway.
Damn, they need to get a life then. The most I spend gaming is around 4 hours a week and that's with owning all the consoles.
I took part in that survey, Im a member of NPD. Most of the survey's are about shopping habits and what you buy. NPD isn't like some websites that do polls based on like 100-1000 people, NPD's are in the ten to a hundred thousand range. You guys know you can get free stuff being a member of NPD, join it's free.
well. guess i'm not very extreme. i probably spend a good 8-10 hours Monday through Friday. maybe 15 at the most due to weekends. of course, if you factor in my job, then it'd be over 60 hours a week playing games. lol. but recreational time, no, i don't play as much as i did when i was younger. having a life outside of games does that (fiance, friends, etc).
i spend about 10 hours a day playing ps3 and i don't think its too much ... am I an extreme gamer? :D
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