LOS ANGELES: A new study highlighting the changing demographics of gamers over the last decade confirms something many of us already knew – videogames are now mainstream and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to describing the gaming community.
Nearly half (42%) of all so-called “power gamers” are parents, according to entertainment company Fullscreen’s “Modern Gamer Study”. Power gamers are defined as people who play 10+ hours a week on PC or consoles. About 40% are college graduates and 68% are employed. Women account for 33% of power gamers, while Hispanics and African Americans account for 19% and 14%, respectively.