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Old 08-11-08, 11:04 PM   #1
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PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, August 11, 2008 – Extreme Gamers spend an average of 45 hours a week playing video games and have purchased 24 titles in the past three months, according to Games Segmentation 2008, the most recent report from leading market research company, The NPD Group.

The report provides detailed analysis of seven gamer segments, which are defined by ownership, usage, and frequency. It identifies the video game platforms and genres, as well as retailers that appeal to various gamer segments, helping the industry to better understand video game sales, ownership, and usage patterns within these segments.

Of the 174 million gamers who personally play games on PC/Mac or video game systems, 3 percent are Extreme Gamers, 9 percent are Avid PC Gamers, 17 percent are Console Gamers, 14 percent Online PC Gamers, 15 percent are Offline PC Gamers, 22 percent are Young Heavy Gamers and 20 percent are Secondary Gamers.

With over 38 million gamers, Young Heavy Gamers is the largest and one of the heaviest gaming groups in the U.S. The Extreme and Young Heavy Gamers over-index on every video game system with the Extreme Gamer showing a strong preference for PS3 and 360 and the Young Heavy showing a strong preference for portables.

Given their size and heavy gaming characteristics, Young Heavy Gamers typically make up at least one-third of any system’s owners and tend to gravitate towards portable platforms. For Nintendo DS (NDS) and PlayStation Portable (PSP), six out of every 10 owners are Young Heavy Gamers. Console Gamers is the second largest segment of the owner base of any system, with the exception of the NDS and PSP.

According to the report, while the PC is used more than any single console for gaming, Console Gamers, Young Heavy Gamers, and Extreme Gamers are more likely to use consoles than a PC to play video games.

“Although Extreme Gamers are heavily involved with the industry, they represent a small portion of the potential market for any new game that comes to market,” said Anita Frazier, industry analyst, The NPD Group. “In order to promote continued growth, we must better understand all of the gaming segments.”
2 games per week? That's pretty hardcore.
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Old 08-12-08, 12:18 AM   #2
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I played Fallout 2 for 8 hours straight today.

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Old 08-12-08, 12:43 AM   #3
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Meh 45 is not extreme when i had no school or work i did over 80 a week , those days are long gone work sucks.
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I'm lucky when I can manage 10-15 these days. I remember when I was unemployed for a bit... Man I'd game all day and all night. ::
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Right now without school and job... I'm playing hardcore and catching up on games. That's just awesome. School starts again next month.
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I'm no extreme player anymore... so sad
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45 is just wow. I don't think I did that even when I had just about all the time in the world.

what's more interesting to me is these people buy 24 games in 3 months, how in the holy hell do you get 24 good or better quality games in 3 months? Was this down in q4 of last year? In any case that's still a lot.

27% of pc games are bought online, that's not too bad.
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Meh 45 is not extreme when i had no school or work i did over 80 a week , those days are long gone work sucks.
thats gross dude...sorry but damn
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have almost no time to play now...
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This isn't anything to laugh at, but 45 hours a week is lightweight gaming by my standards. I am hopelessly addicted to videogames, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I am not even going to say what my weekly average is, but if I can break my addiction, I would consider becoming active in making videogame addiction more aware to the public, and that it is serious. While I do work 40 hours a week, I sleep around 5 hours a day. Why only 5 you ask?
Because I would rather sacrifice sleep time to make sure I have as much time as possible to delve into the world of videogames. People need to understand that when someone is extremly addicted to videogames, it's not because they are 'fun', it's because they find that their life is so disappointing that they feel by creating a different life, or lives, in videogames, it gives them more self satisfaction than what they do in their real life. Sure it's sad, but it is a serious mental problem that needs to be tended to.
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This isn't anything to laugh at, but 45 hours a week is lightweight gaming by my standards. I am hopelessly addicted to videogames, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I am not even going to say what my weekly average is, but if I can break my addiction, I would consider becoming active in making videogame addiction more aware to the public, and that it is serious. While I do work 40 hours a week, I sleep around 5 hours a day. Why only 5 you ask?
Because I would rather sacrifice sleep time to make sure I have as much time as possible to delve into the world of videogames. People need to understand that when someone is extremly addicted to videogames, it's not because they are 'fun', it's because they find that their life is so disappointing that they feel by creating a different life, or lives, in videogames, it gives them more self satisfaction than what they do in their real life. Sure it's sad, but it is a serious mental problem that needs to be tended to.
are you getting help? that sounds real serious.........
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I would want more time playing games

I maybe get 10-15 hours a week
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