Survey: Casual Computer Games as TV Replacement?

PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, today unveiled the results of the largest survey of players of "casual" computer/videogames ever conducted. Among the many surprising findings of the survey, which involved more than 2,100 respondents from among PopCap's customer base, were the answers given to questions about when, where and why consumers turn to these family-friendly, non-violent puzzle, word and simple action games. At the highest level, the survey found that: more casual game players view the playing of such games as an important leisure time activity than TV, reading, or spending time with family and friends; 88% of respondents derive stress relief from playing; over half play casual games on a daily basis; 71% are 40 or older and fully 47% are 50 or older.

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