Ha! Now I’ve got your attention…you’re about to be disappointed about the lack of ‘ladies of the night’ in this post!
I was sent an e-mail with this information in it recently, about the results of a survey about women’s video gaming habits. It struck a chord with me as I do have a tendency to get a bit obsessed with a game once I start playing it! Husband recently bought me “Tomb Raider – Anniversary” and I’ll admit that for the first few days I did spend considerable amounts of time playing it when I should have been doing other things. And yes, I have, in the past, played computer and video games when, if I was a sensible girl I would have been asleep. So, do you identify with the results of this survey? (Obviously if you are male then there will be some technical hitches with you being able to completely readily identify with the objects of this survey, but you could offer a male perspective!). Comments, as always, very welcome!
Study Reveals Women Choose Video Games Instead of Sleep
E for All and PoshMama.com survey investigates the untold video game habits of women
Framingham, Mass. – September 23, 2008 – Results from a survey recently fielded by Entertainment for All® Expo (E for All®), the consumer video game expo held October 3-5, 2008, in Los Angeles, and PoshMama.com, an online community exclusive to women around the world, indicate some surprising trends relating to women and video games. Front and center: many women would rather play video games than catch up on sleep, according to the new survey which polled more than 120 PoshMama members on their video game habits. Responses were gleaned from the high percentage of female respondents (71%) who said that they play video games.
According to the E for All / PoshMama survey, more than one-third of those surveyed say that they play video games when they should be sleeping. Women in the survey also say they play video games in other unusual circumstances, including: while on the phone (32%); while at work/in a meeting (20%); and, while preparing for work (12%). When it comes to spare time, nearly twice as many women say that, if given an extra hour of free time at home, they would rather play video games than catch up on sleep.