“Challenging the stereotype that video gaming is the domain of teenage boys, an industry group Tuesday reported that more women over 18 than young boys are playing games and the average age of players has risen to 29.
A poll released by the Entertainment Software Association and conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates found 26 percent of game players are women 18 or older, while 21 percent are boys 6 to 17.”
This came as interesting news as recently one of my clients, (about 30 years old, female, professional living in San Jose), knew more about video games than I do! She uses it to ‘release’ from a long day of work. She prefers playing video games to watching TV with her husband. Well, that’s not that big of a stretch – but remember this is coming from a female older than myself. She’s pretty hip if you ask me. 🙂