The game has grown in popularity for years now, but it seems people are spending more time per week playing than ever before.
These are the conclusions of a new Online game status Limelight Networks report. Which suggests that, on average, people who play games sit for longer sessions than before. Honestly, we understand why. Playing games is fun, and now more than ever (this last year in particular) people have a lot more time to play games because they sit at home a lot more often than usual.
Some things worth mentioning early on is that much or all of the data is based on global results. So, unless otherwise stated, the numbers are global. however The report has a breakdown of each region too.
People play about 8 hours a week on average
One of the main findings of the report is the amount of time people spend when they sit down to play certain games. The report breaks this down on a weekly basis for a range of different regions including the United States, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom to name a few. .
It’s also broken down globally. Globally, the average number of hours spent playing games each week is 8.45. In fact, around 18.8% of people surveyed for this report say they have played games for 7 to 12 hours per week.
About 11.4% globally spend more than 20 hours per week playing games. When it comes to the region that spends the most time playing online, China is number one with the average number of players surpassing the 12-hour mark.
In contrast, the United States averages about 7.71 hours per week.
People over 30 play the most
In the same report, it also details the age groups who play games for longer periods of time.
Not surprisingly, gamers in their 30s and later play more games than anyone else. Specifically, people aged 36 to 45 play more games than other age groups.
How much more exactly? About 9.26 hours per week on average. The next group of closures is made up of people between the ages of 26 and 35. Who play games for about 9.12 hours per week on average.
You might expect children and young adults to accumulate the most play time. But your mid-twenties to mid-forties makes more sense. These are adults who are probably not in school at this stage. Many of them spent most of the year working from home. Where game consoles and gaming PCs are more accessible.
The report also covers a number of other statistics. Like what types of games are the most popular. Based on the data, casual single-player games are the most played. You can see the full report from the link in the first paragraph of this article.