Does Video Addiction Only Affect Boys?
By Stonewater Recovery · 2 minute read
The quintessential image of video gaming is a teenage boy playing games in his room. Although that seems to be the stereotypical picture of gaming of the past, video gaming is not strictly limited to boys. More than 1.2 billion people around the globe play video games which provides a variety of games for every person and every gender. With Ms. Pac Man taking arcades by storm back in 1981, males and females put their 25 cents into the arcade machine to become enamored with the wacka wacka sounds. Ms. Pac Man modeled beautiful eyelashes, lipstick, and a bow as she was chased by ghosts while she ate away to the center of the board. Fast forward to Candy Crush Saga with 69 percent female players, Dragon Age: Inquisition with 48 percent female players, Pokémon Go with 63 percent female players, and Just Dance predominantly all female, these are games which attract women. Overall there have been more games historically produced which were intended to attract the male population more so than females. Although statistics show that there are more women are gamers today than in previous decades.
- In 2006, 62 percent of males made up gaming with 38 percent being females.
- In 2018, the gap was bridged with 55 percent of gamers being male and 45 percent female.
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