The Average Gamer

What is an Average Gamer?

Some stats about the average gamer around the world.

UK Gamers

Based on a study commissioned by gaming social network Pixwoo in 2013.

  • Play computer games five days a week, for 2 hours and 32 minutes each day.
  • Will stay up until 10.58pm playing games
  • Has stayed up until 1.12am on occasion
  • Owns two different consoles
  • Owns 18 games
  • Can complete a game in four-and-a-half weeks
  • Will go to a midnight opening for a new game once a year, spending four hours queuing each time
  • Has two rows a week with their partner about gaming
  • Has five online friends in the gaming community
  • Is 35 years old
  • Earns £23,244 a year
  • Is married or in a relationship
  • Has one child
  • Drives a Ford, Vauxhall or BMW
  • Works almost 32 hours a week

US Gamers

  • The average gamer is 30 years old has been playing games for 13 years
  • The average adult gamer has been playing for 15 years. That’s 17 years for men, 13 years for women.
  • Gamers are 55% male, 45% female
  • Women over the age of 18 represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (31%) than boys age 17 or younger (19%).
  • 36% of gamers play on a smartphone
  • 62% play with others, either in-person or online
  • Source (2013)

    Last reviewed: 28th August 2014.