Average age of gamers- 30 years old

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  • tenofspades 11 Feb 2009 18:42:09 1,693 posts
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    Do you agree it's as high as that? Now I won't say games is the pastime of kids because that's rubbish but would it not be fair to say the core audience of people playing games are kids, teenagers and twenty-somethings?
  • sanctusmortis 11 Feb 2009 18:43:50 9,627 posts
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    25-35, so average 30. Simple.
  • TechnoHippy 11 Feb 2009 18:44:14 14,698 posts
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    Most of the gamers I know are well into their thirties.

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  • otto Moderator 11 Feb 2009 18:44:17 49,298 posts
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    "High"?? ;p

    Judging by the people on this forum I reckon 30 is about right.

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  • Phattso Moderator 11 Feb 2009 18:45:40 13,199 posts
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    Aren't all the whippersnappers of today too busy on FaceBook/MySpace and other such shit to bother playing games? :)
  • munki83 11 Feb 2009 18:45:43 1,400 posts
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    Young people like to think that they are only "cool".

    The average age of gaming has been about 30 for ages now.
  • Whizzo 11 Feb 2009 18:47:14 43,036 posts
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    The average age of the video gamer in the US was found to be 35 in a survey last year, I doubt there's much difference between the US and UK on that front, elsewhere I've no idea.

    /tries to forget what I'll be in 13 months time...

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  • DUFFMAN5 11 Feb 2009 18:55:02 14,419 posts
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    As Otto states "30 is about right" I always think of most of us on here around the 30 mark. I'm mid thirties, well 37 in April, but I look younger...

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • sanctusmortis 11 Feb 2009 18:56:19 9,627 posts
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    26, me.

    /helping lower the rating
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    22
    o//
  • Slurmseh 11 Feb 2009 19:00:40 2,334 posts
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    bunch of old fogeys on here!!

    (is 21)
  • DUFFMAN5 11 Feb 2009 19:03:45 14,419 posts
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    you young turks, well at least I lived during the 1980's and as we all know on EG it was the best decade ever!
    I played the all the great arcade games in the arcade when they were first released with 80's music playing in my ears...I get my coat.

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  • DaM 11 Feb 2009 19:05:30 12,901 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    As Otto states "30 is about right" I always think of most of us on here around the 30 mark. I'm mid thirties, well 37 in April, but I look younger...

    You're wrong Duffman, 37 is "early to mid thirties", not "mid thirties".

    Bollocks, just realised I'll be 38 this year. So I'm an above-average gamer ;)
  • tenofspades 11 Feb 2009 19:06:45 1,693 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    The average age of the video gamer in the US was found to be 35 in a survey last year, I doubt there's much difference between the US and UK on that front, elsewhere I've no idea.

    /tries to forget what I'll be in 13 months time...

    Hmm I'm reckoning few kids or teenagers filled out that survey. 35 while there are lots of people who evidently have consoles and games at this age, we are talking average and therefore surely lower than this.
  • DUFFMAN5 11 Feb 2009 19:07:15 14,419 posts
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    DaM you are spot on mate you and I are young 30's and we lookin fookin good on it ;)
    OH YEAH

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Whizzo 11 Feb 2009 19:10:02 43,036 posts
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    The survey was done on a household basis not by individuals, you can read it here.

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  • Madder-Max 11 Feb 2009 19:10:28 11,622 posts
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    35 here, but I look 34

    99 problems and being ginger is one

  • Der_tolle_Emil 11 Feb 2009 19:13:17 7,299 posts
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    <-- 25
  • MetalDog 11 Feb 2009 19:22:04 23,708 posts
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    38 and female.

    im in ur statistics fcking up ur averages.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • LeD 11 Feb 2009 19:23:03 6,210 posts
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    Is it normal that I still play games at 35 and wank to Internet pron?

    I feel so inadequate.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 11 Feb 2009 19:23:55 7,299 posts
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    I'll let you know in 10 years. My guess is: yes.
  • GuiltySpark 11 Feb 2009 19:24:30 6,322 posts
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    I'm 18. I'm an Anna Molly!

    Get bent.

  • Deleted user 11 February 2009 19:25:50
    28, don't really play modern games. Maybe in 2 years?
  • Retroid Moderator 11 Feb 2009 19:36:49 44,503 posts
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    /34 this year

    /Nearly dead
  • TechnoHippy 11 Feb 2009 19:47:17 14,698 posts
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    LeD wrote:
    Is it normal that I still play games at 35 and wank to Internet pron?

    I feel so inadequate.

    It's not so much normal, but a requirement in this day and age.

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  • seasidebaz 11 Feb 2009 19:51:25 6,126 posts
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    I disagree. Xbox Live is full of foul-mouth 13 year olds.
  • warlockuk 11 Feb 2009 20:25:19 19,134 posts
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    I'm a foul-mouthed 33 year old.

    CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNT!

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Deleted user 11 February 2009 20:27:00
    I play an awful lot more games now than I did when I was younger.
  • gohda 11 Feb 2009 20:30:07 6,642 posts
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    I'm 17 winner
  • warlockuk 11 Feb 2009 20:33:18 19,134 posts
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    I play less games, but then I spent most evenings playing games/coding until I got a job doing it. Now I'm paid for games I just bitch about them on the internets.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

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