History Main / MostGamersAreMale

27th May '16 11:59:14 AM Tarlonniel
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There is a lot of historical context behind this trope. Young male gamers traditionally being the vast majority of gamers, though demographics are changing. Female Gamers now make up to 45% of people playing video gamers and the average age of people playing video gamers continues to rise. However, the core audience for games such as Shooters, Racing games and Action RPGS remains younger males aged 20 to 35. Those types of games are usually the first types of games associated with gamers. This is likely due to the popularity and controversy of video games such as Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto which have made them well known even among non-gamers. There is an increasing number of females playing these types of games, but the player base remains mostly male.

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There is a lot of historical context behind this trope. Young male gamers males traditionally being made up the vast majority of gamers, though demographics are changing. Female Gamers Females now make up to 45% of people playing video gamers games and the average age of people playing video gamers games continues to rise. However, the core audience for games such as Shooters, Racing shooters, racing games and Action action RPGS remains younger males aged 20 to 35. Those types of games are usually the first types of games associated with gamers. This is likely due to the popularity and controversy of video games such as Call ''Call of Duty Duty'' and Grand ''Grand Theft Auto Auto'' which have made them well known even among non-gamers. There is an increasing number of females playing these types of games, but the player base remains mostly male.
9th Jan '16 3:52:36 PM eroock
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-->--From the {{Fanservice}}-filled ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'' commercial for the {{Xbox}}

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-->--From -->-- From the {{Fanservice}}-filled ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'' commercial for the {{Xbox}}
15th Jul '15 6:31:18 PM themidgetflea
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This demographic did once make up a majority of gamers back in the Clinton administration. Since then things have changed - for gamers, that is, not for the industry. Although the actual statistics regarding how many women are involved in gaming vary on what kind of games are being counted, the age group, and the country and time period being studied, most widely quoted studies date back to before the advent of the tablet computer and the Wii; since then the number of female gamers has increased to the point that one 2013 study found that ''over 60%'' of gamers are women. Yes, over half, though it varies enormously by genre. And the average age of gamers has risen to 35.

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This demographic did once make up There is a lot of historical context behind this trope. Young male gamers traditionally being the vast majority of gamers back in the Clinton administration. Since then things have changed - for gamers, that is, not for the industry. Although the actual statistics regarding how many women though demographics are involved in gaming vary on what kind changing. Female Gamers now make up to 45% of games are being counted, the age group, and the country and time period being studied, most widely quoted studies date back to before the advent of the tablet computer and the Wii; since then the number of female people playing video gamers has increased to the point that one 2013 study found that ''over 60%'' of gamers are women. Yes, over half, though it varies enormously by genre. And and the average age of people playing video gamers has risen continues to 35.
rise. However, the core audience for games such as Shooters, Racing games and Action RPGS remains younger males aged 20 to 35. Those types of games are usually the first types of games associated with gamers. This is likely due to the popularity and controversy of video games such as Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto which have made them well known even among non-gamers. There is an increasing number of females playing these types of games, but the player base remains mostly male.
1st Jul '14 2:05:40 AM helix
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This demographic did once make up a majority of gamers...say, back in the Clinton Administration. Since then, though, things have changed - for gamers, that is, not for the industry. Although the actual statistics regarding how many women are involved in gaming vary on what kind of games are being counted, the age group, and the country and time period being studied, most widely quoted studies date back to before the advent of the tablet computer and the Wii; since then the number of female gamers has increased to the point that one 2013 study found that ''over 60%'' of gamers are women. Yes, over half, though it varies enormously by genera. And the average age of gamers has risen to 35. So the average gamer isn't the high-school kid saving up his allowance to buy GTA V: it's his mother.

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This demographic did once make up a majority of gamers...say, gamers back in the Clinton Administration. administration. Since then, though, then things have changed - for gamers, that is, not for the industry. Although the actual statistics regarding how many women are involved in gaming vary on what kind of games are being counted, the age group, and the country and time period being studied, most widely quoted studies date back to before the advent of the tablet computer and the Wii; since then the number of female gamers has increased to the point that one 2013 study found that ''over 60%'' of gamers are women. Yes, over half, though it varies enormously by genera. genre. And the average age of gamers has risen to 35. So the average gamer isn't the high-school kid saving up his allowance to buy GTA V: it's his mother.
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16th Mar '14 4:38:13 PM TheKingsRaven
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This demographic did once make up a majority of gamers...say, back in the Clinton Administration. Since then, though, things have changed - for gamers, that is, not for the industry. Although the actual statistics regarding how many women are involved in gaming vary on what kind of games are being counted, the age group, and the country and time period being studied, most widely quoted studies date back to before the advent of the tablet computer and the Wii; since then the number of female gamers has increased to the point that one 2013 study found that ''over 60%'' of gamers are women. Yes, over half. And the average age of gamers has risen to 35. So the average gamer isn't the high-school kid saving up his allowance to buy GTA V: it's his mother.

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This demographic did once make up a majority of gamers...say, back in the Clinton Administration. Since then, though, things have changed - for gamers, that is, not for the industry. Although the actual statistics regarding how many women are involved in gaming vary on what kind of games are being counted, the age group, and the country and time period being studied, most widely quoted studies date back to before the advent of the tablet computer and the Wii; since then the number of female gamers has increased to the point that one 2013 study found that ''over 60%'' of gamers are women. Yes, over half.half, though it varies enormously by genera. And the average age of gamers has risen to 35. So the average gamer isn't the high-school kid saving up his allowance to buy GTA V: it's his mother.
18th Feb '14 11:40:16 AM Taschenschieber
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-->--From the {{Fanservice}}-filled ''DeadOrAlive 3'' commercial for the {{Xbox}}

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-->--From the {{Fanservice}}-filled ''DeadOrAlive ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'' commercial for the {{Xbox}}
24th Nov '13 2:54:32 PM MissMokushiroku
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See also RatedMForMoney and MaleGaze. Compare and Contrast with GamerChick and OtakuSurrogate.

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See also RatedMForMoney and MaleGaze. Compare and Contrast with contrast GamerChick and OtakuSurrogate.
30th Sep '13 9:12:46 PM frozen
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[GamerChick It's a rare species!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[GamerChick It's a rare species!]]]]
species...right?]]]]



The primary demographic for video games is still males ages 15 to 25, with everything that implies. This is slowly changing, but video game developers and publishers still do quite a bit of PanderingToTheBase. Expect {{Fanservice}}, especially in the form of {{Stripperiffic}} [[ThirdPersonSeductress female characters]], [[LudicrousGibs gratuitous violence]], and concepts that are oriented more to [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]] and racking up a high body count than plot or character development.

People who are not males between the ages of 15 and 25 can still enjoy games, but because most publishers are aiming for a young male demographic, other players can expect some jarring moments that remind them they're not the target audience.

The actual statistics regarding how many women make up the demographic vary on what kind of games are being counted, the age group, and from study to study. The percentage usually falls somewhere between 20-45%. The opinions on why women are the minority demographic vary.

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The This trope holds that the primary demographic for video games is still males ages 15 to 25, with everything that implies. This is slowly changing, but video game developers and publishers still do quite a bit which explains why games are full of PanderingToTheBase. Expect male-only {{Fanservice}}, especially in the form of {{Stripperiffic}} [[ThirdPersonSeductress female characters]], [[LudicrousGibs gratuitous violence]], and concepts that are oriented more to [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]] and racking up a high body count than plot or character development.

People who are not males between This demographic did once make up a majority of gamers...say, back in the ages of 15 and 25 can still enjoy games, but because most publishers are aiming Clinton Administration. Since then, though, things have changed - for a young male demographic, other players can expect some jarring moments gamers, that remind them they're is, not for the target audience.

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industry. Although the actual statistics regarding how many women make up the demographic are involved in gaming vary on what kind of games are being counted, the age group, and from the country and time period being studied, most widely quoted studies date back to before the advent of the tablet computer and the Wii; since then the number of female gamers has increased to the point that one 2013 study to study. The percentage usually falls somewhere between 20-45%. The opinions on why women found that ''over 60%'' of gamers are women. Yes, over half. And the minority demographic vary.average age of gamers has risen to 35. So the average gamer isn't the high-school kid saving up his allowance to buy GTA V: it's his mother.
14th Jun '13 11:25:10 PM RoseOnAPiano
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People who are not males between the ages of 15 and 25 can still enjoy games, but they should always keep in mind who the publishers are aiming for, and adjust their expectations accordingly. We're getting there, but it's not all Creator/WilliamShakespeare yet.

The actual statistics regarding how many women make up the demographic vary on what kind of games are being counted, the age group, and from study to study. The percentage usually falls somewhere between 20-40%. The opinions on why women are the minority demographic vary.

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People who are not males between the ages of 15 and 25 can still enjoy games, but they should always keep in mind who the because most publishers are aiming for, and adjust their expectations accordingly. We're getting there, but it's for a young male demographic, other players can expect some jarring moments that remind them they're not all Creator/WilliamShakespeare yet.

the target audience.

The actual statistics regarding how many women make up the demographic vary on what kind of games are being counted, the age group, and from study to study. The percentage usually falls somewhere between 20-40%.20-45%. The opinions on why women are the minority demographic vary.
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