Female Gamers: Trends and Statistics

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So every few years I put out a new survey to all the members on my text-based internet games. Most of the members of my games are teenage girls. All of my games are animal related and targeted at a tween/teen age range. Most of my members spend four hours a day playing my games in 20 minute intervals. Some of the members of my games have been playing for close to 10 years.

Video Game Demographics

Total Participants: 225

Age:

10: 2%
11: 2%
12: 8%
13: 13%
14: 7%
15: 5%
16: 4%
17: 3%
18: 4%
19: 2%
20: 4%
21: 5%
22: 2%
23: 3%

Average Age of Participant: 14

Gender:

No Answer: 16%
Male: 1%
Female: 83%

Current Video Game Habits


Which of these do you play video games on?

Cell Phone: 33%
Traditional Board Games: 37%
Internet: 76%
Console (Playstation, Xbox, Wii, PSP, DS): 46%
Computer: 80%


Do you play video games with?

Yes Sometimes No
Violence 16% 24% 52%
Blood, Guts and Gore 11% 23% 58%
Drugs 4% 10% 77%
Alcohol 6% 14% 72%
Foul Language 10% 24% 59%
Adult Themes/Situations 13% 30% 49%
Sexual Themes 5% 16% 71%
Nudity 4% 12% 75%
Death 16% 22% 55%
Guns 12% 24% 56%
Fighting 16% 24% 52%
Killing 14% 21% 57%


What type of internet games do you play?

Facebook (FarmVille, Mafia Wars, SongPop, etc): 39%
Flash (MiniClip, Pogo, Habbo Hotel, etc): 26%
MMO (World of Warcraft, Runescape, etc): 22%
Console (Halo, America’s Army, etc): 27%
Computer (SecondLife, EverQuest, Free Realms, etc): 61%
Mobile (Draw Something, Angry Birds, etc): 56%

Video Game Ownership


Which consoles do you own or have owned in the past?

Wii: 61%
Playstation: 22%
Nintendo 3DS: 12%
Nintendo DSi: 22%
Playstation Vita: 0%
Nintendo 3DS XL: 1%
Nintendo DSi XL: 6%
Gameboy: 31%
Playstation 2: 34%
Playstation 3: 14%
Xbox: 31%
Gameboy Advanced: 25%
GameCube: 16%
Nintendo DS: 53%
PSP: 9%


How often do you (or a parent) buy video games?

Once A Week 0%
Once Every Two Weeks 1%
Once Every Three Weeks 0%
Once A Month 13%
Every Six Months 28%
Every Year 33%


What type of video games do you currently own?

Music: 25%
Puzzles: 40%
Trivia: 20%
Arcade: 31%
Kinect Motion: 10%
Adventure: 71%
Exploration: 43%
Role Playing: 38%
Strategy: 45%
Racing: 45%
Building: 35%
Sports: 33%
Fighting: 29%
Simulation: 49%
Brain Training: 24%
Educational: 24%
Dancing: 31%
Party (4+ player games): 28%
MMORPG: 22%


How many video games do you currently have?

1 3%
2 1%
3 4%
4 3%
5 7%
6 3%
7 2%
8 1%
9 3%
10+ 57%


How often do you play video games?

Several Times A Day 12%
Once A Day 19%
Several Times A Week 12%
Once A Week 15%
Several Times A Month 6%
Once A Month 11%
Several Times A Year 7%
Once A Year 4%


How many hours straight (without leaving the game) do you spend playing video games?

5-10 Minutes 0%
10-20 Minutes 10%
20-45 Minutes 15%
1 Hour 22%
2 Hours 19%
3 Hours 10%
4 Hours 4%
5 Hours 0%
6+ Hours 5%

Video Game Preferences


I would make sure my video game had:

Yes No
Violence 21% 73%
Blood, Guts and Gore 15% 79%
Drugs 5% 88%
Alcohol 8% 85%
Foul Language 12% 81%
Adult Themes/Situations 25% 68%
Sexual Themes 11% 81%
Nudity 6% 87%
Death 22% 71%
Guns 18% 76%
Fighting 26% 66%
Killing 20% 73%


Some things are more important than others in my video game are:

Important Not Important
Storyline 80% 14%
Character Development 77% 17%
Sound Effects 44% 49%
Animation 74% 20%
Graphics 79% 14%
Music 45% 48%
Easy To Learn 77% 17%
Easy To Play 72% 22%
Easy To Navigate 82% 11%
Easy To Start/Install 83% 11%


My perfect video game would have:

Contests: 38%
Flash: 12%
Social Interaction: 37%
Turns: 8%
Fighting: 19%
Shooting: 15%
Killing: 16%
Businesses: 21%
Sports: 18%
Racing: 30%
Strategy: 40%
Adventure: 61%
Polls: 26%
Role Playing: 47%
Puzzles: 23%
Exploration: 45%
Weapons: 18%
Action: 55%
Building: 29%
Simulation: 51%
Design: 38%
Free Downloads: 35%
Music: 40%
Storyline: 52%
Magic: 40%
Vampires: 21%
Experimentation: 24%
Building & Construction: 25%
Management of Other Players: 15%
Music: 40%
Animation: 52%
Lifecycles (birth, growth, death): 56%
Pay To Play: 2%
Free To Play: 62%
Upgrade For Extra Features: 21%
Upgrade For Game Perks: 12%
Lots of Graphics: 43%
Minimal Graphics: 4%
Drag/Drop Interface: 14%
Expand/Collapse Interface: 14%
Customizable Site Layout: 30%
Zombies: 12%
Aliens: 6%
Werewolves: 21%
Phone Friendly: 32%
iPhone/iPad App: 27%
Role Playing: 49%
Insects: 9%
Fish: 20%
Birds: 19%
Conquest: 16%
World Domination: 14%
Resource Management: 16%
Economics: 18%
Witches: 20%
Animals: 86%
Fantastical Creatures: 37%
People: 44%
Clothes & Fashion: 32%
Creativity: 56%
Discovery: 42%
Surprises: 47%
Player vs Player Competition: 28%
Player vs Computer Competition: 18%
Free For All Competition: 30%
Team Competitions: 19%
Advertisements: 2%
Prizes: 38%


Video game m
usic would be:

Upbeat 51%
Dramatic 16%
Slow 7%
Spooky 5%


The video game would include these themes:

Romance: 47%
Comedy: 54%
Suspense: 33%
Drama: 44%
Horror: 16%
Violence: 19%
Family Friendly: 46%
Realistic: 60%
Educational: 25%
Science Fiction: 28%
Fantasy: 52%
Occult: 5%
Mystery: 52%


The video game would have these features:

Message Boards: 51%
Items: 64%
Stores: 67%
Maps: 51%
Level Ups: 52%
Bank System: 62%
Avatars: 61%
Weather: 56%
Customizable Characters: 69%
Customizable Clothes: 55%
Customizable Weapons: 30%
Live News Updates: 27%
Newspaper: 40%
RSS Feeds: 7%
Photo Gallery: 36%
Journals: 36%
Pet/Character Trading: 64%
Chat Rooms: 53%
Dynamically Colored Pets/Characters: 57%
Item Trading: 46%
Messaging System: 51%
Giving Gifts To Other Members: 52%
Random Occuring Events: 51%
Randomly Found Items: 60%
Quizzes: 37%
Polls: 40%
Limited Edition Items: 43%
Collectibles: 40%
Player Avatars/Tags: 47%
Pets/Characters: 84%
Limited Edition Pets/Characters: 52%
Currency Trading: 44%
Mini Games: 48%
Clubs: 41%

These results are provided for free  by
Design1online.com, LLC | Games For Girls.

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