Gamers Spend On Average 2 Hours a Day Playing Video Games
New research from an online local services marketplace has found that the average gamer spends 2 hours each day playing video games. The survey, commissioned by Bidvine.com asked 2,000 members of the public about their gaming preferences and discovered that 55% of those polled identified as gamers and found that they average 2 hours a day playing games.
Surprisingly, 34% of those who identified as gamers spent more than 5 hours a day, with 45% stating that they played on games consoles, 31% play on PC, while just 19% said that they played games on mobile devices. All of the participants questioned stated that they had gamed before.
Of those who identified themselves as a gamer, nearly two thirds (65%) were male, over a third (34%) were female and 1% didn’t disclose their gender.
Working with the results, Bidvine wanted to find out what other skills could be learned if gamers gave up gaming for 2 hours a day. They enlisted the help of their registered service providers including personal trainers, music teachers, and builders to come up with a list of new skills or tasks that could be completed within the timeframe, the results are below:
If the average gamer were to swap gaming for just 2 hours a day they would be able to:
- Learn French in 6 months
- Play the guitar in just 12 weeks
- Train for a marathon in 10 weeks
- Update a bathroom in 7 weeks
- Learn how to salsa dance in just 4 weeks
Bidvine.com spokesman and co-founder Russ Morgan talked about the findings saying:
“We really don’t want to shame people for gaming, because it’s a great way for people to unwind and have fun. We thought it would be interesting though, to find out in relative terms what could be achieved within the same timeframe.
“We hope that these results will encourage people to try something new, learn a new hobby and finally get round to ticking some things off of their bucket or to-do list. I think most don’t realize how little time you actually need to allocate to learning a new skill, just think, in six months’ time you could be sat in a restaurant speaking fluent French to your waiter!”