Move Over Gamer Bros, gamer Girls are Here to Play!

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by | Jul 25, 2022

This is a guest blog from guest author, Andre Pritko. 

It has never been a secret that the Gaming industry was male centric. For years every commercial we see related to gaming shows young boys and men playing various games whether it be on a popular console such as the Xbox and PlayStation or even a Personal Computer (PC). But is that still the case? The demographics of gaming has changed tremendously over the past few years as the scope and scale of gaming has changed.

In a recent survey conducted by Deloitte it was found that nearly 45% of all gamers today are female. This is a stark difference from the young, tech savvy millennial male that we have come to expect as the representative of gamers. How did this happen though?

One of the most major changes in gaming over the past few years has been the emergence and growing popularity of mobile gaming making up roughly 39% of all gamers now surpassing all other types. 

This increase in mobile gaming has been one of the main proponents that has increased the population of female gamers around the world. Another major factor comes from the diversification of games. Many of the most popular games for the past 15 years have been primarily First-Person Shooter games, that highlight violence and drive competition between players. But this has changed significantly in recent years. With the popularity of games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Stardew Valley and other games that focus on world building and are much more casual, Female gamers have become more and more active in the community. 

This increase in mobile gaming has been one of the main proponents that has increased the population of female gamers around the world. Another major factor comes from the diversification of games. Many of the most popular games for the past 15 years have been primarily First-Person Shooter games, that highlight violence and drive competition between players. But this has changed significantly in recent years. With the popularity of games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Stardew Valley and other games that focus on world building and are much more casual, Female gamers have become more and more active in the community. 

 

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