April 19, 2006

"Older" Women Play More Computer Games?

Via Shiny Shiny, I found a link to this bit of news from Bit-Tech:

A recent study conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association discovered that older women play far more computer games than older men.

The survey suggests that only 35% of men aged 25-34 play computer games whilst a staggering 65% of women of the same age play games. Women are more likely to play free games such as Solitaire and Minesweeper than a man and so despite having minimal representation in the worlds of PC and console gaming, in the world of the freebie game, woman is King (or rather, Queen).

Alas, if you'd like to know more, looks like you'll have to fork over $499 for the privilege. Studies don't grow on trees, you know.