Why should boys have all the fun! Survey suggests women play online games just as much as men
In fact, women spend just as much as men on games.
The survey by YouGov, an internet-based market research and data analytics firm headquartered in the UK, has found that most of the active gamers in India spend less than three hours a week on these games (52 per cent of the respondents) and a third (30 per cent) spend between 3 to 5 hours a week playing these games. “While the number of women who, on an average, spend less than 3 hours a week on these games, is higher than men (55 per cent vs 50 per cent), the proportion of those who invest between 3-5 hours a week on these games is almost the same as that of men doing this (31 per cent vs 29 per cent),” according to the survey.
What’s more, it appears that women are not shying away from investing monetarily in these games either. The survey found that the only difference is that as compared to men, on an average a higher number of women tend to be spending smaller amounts of up to Rs 100 (49 per cent vs 34 per cent), while men seem to be more indulgent than women and invest between Rs 101- Rs 1000 monthly in these games monthly (35 per cent vs 27 per cent)
People in tier-3 cities apparently favour smaller bets, whereas those in tier-1 and tier-2 cities, tend to place higher bets. Perhaps, the most interesting insight of the survey lies in the attitudinal differences between those in East India versus those in the Western part of the country. “It is interesting to note here that residents of East India are most likely to be hooked onto these games and keep playing them (with 74% saying this) while West India is the least likely to do so (45 per cent),” says the survey.