7 types of gamers

The NPD group, the leading market research company, has recently carried out a study, in which it discovered some interesting findings about the gamer population. It defines seven gaming profiles, defined by ownership, usage and frequency.

Of the 174 million gamers who play games on PC/Mac or video game systems, 3 percent are Extreme Gamers, 9 percent are Avid PC Gamers, 17 percent are Console Gamers, 14 percent Online PC Gamers, 15 percent are Offline PC Gamers, 22 percent are Young Heavy Gamers and 20 percent are Secondary Gamers.

The extreme gamers spend an average of 45 hours a week playing videogames and are more likely to play games on consoles than on the PC. And even though they are one the most involved segments, they represent a small share of the market.

The report contains more info that helps to better understand all gaming segments, as well as the behavior and trends in the videogame industry.

Published by Reinout te Brake

Reinout is a games investor and strategic business consultant specializing in the games industry. Reinout established his credentials through his own successful investments, start-ups, consulting and (advisory) board positions that led through time to strong bonds with key stakeholders in this fast paced industry. He is known for his outstanding results in the gaming industry. He has worked with many game studios around the globe and is therefore well known in the international gaming industry. Check out his games podcast; https://www.game-consultant.com

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