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What sort of gamer are you?

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NPD, the guys famous for tracking sales figures in the USA have released a new report entitle Gamer Segmentation 2010. It’s basically a breakdown of the different types of gamers and their gaming patterns.

The 7 different types of gamers are as follows

  • Extreme Gamers – 48 hours per week
  • Avid Gamers
  • Heavy Portable Gamers
  • Console Gamers
  • Online PC Gamers
  • Offline PC Gamers
  • Secondary Gamers

48 hours a week, that’s insane. I’m lucky if I get 48 hours a month and I do this as half my job… which I guess makes sense since playing games doesn’t update the website.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Nick gets close to 48 hours a week in though, that man needs to sleep more.

If I needed to place myself in a bracket then I would fit snuggly into either the Avid Gamers or Console Gamers bracket. My wife who only plays boring games I would put in the Secondary Gamers bracket and my kids are both also console gamers.

Source: VG247

Last Updated: May 28, 2010

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