Dutch women are gamers too

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4 October 2007, AMSTERDAM (dpa) - Dutch women like to play computer games just as often as men do. Almost one-fifth of the 10 million Dutch internet users spend about 15 minutes per day playing a computer game.

4 October 2007

AMSTERDAM (dpa) - Dutch women like to play computer games just as often as men do. Almost one-fifth of the 10 million Dutch internet users spend about 15 minutes per day playing a computer game.

The polling agency TNS NIPO Technology released the results of a study among 8,000 people. Among female gamers, 42 percent play computer games on a daily basis, compared with 44 percent among men.

When it comes to the most fervent gamers, people who play computer games more than two hours per day, men are still in the majority.

A total of 12 percent of male gamers play computer games more than two hours daily; among women, this is only 6 percent.

On average, male gamers are younger than women, with a third of all male gamers under 25 years of age. A quarter of female gamers is younger than 25 years.

Most people - 93 percent - play games on their personal computers, followed by Playstation 2 (16 percent) and Nintendo Wii (4 percent).

A fifth of Dutch gamers use mobile devices to play computer games; 10 percent uses their mobile phone.

According to TNS NIPO, the number of people using their mobile phone to play games, is expected to grow substantially in the next few years.

The study also indicated only a small minority of the gamers enjoy extremely violent games. Two-thirds of all gamers would like to see such games prohibited altogether.

[Copyright dpa 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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