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Recently we revealed, via an interview with Call of Duty’s Ghost producer Mark Rubin, that as much as 25% of Call of Duty players were female; a statistic we found a little surprising. and while we’ve always believed that female gamers were becoming an increasingly prominent voice in videogames. If Xbox Live subscriptions are anything to go by, they’re very half of all gamers.

Microsoft has confirmed, via its annual financial analysts meeting, that 4 out of every 10 Xbox Live subscribers are women, a statistic confirmed by MS chief operating officer Kevin Turner.

In the same meeting, turner said that a growing number of subscribers are turning to their Xboxes for their passive entertainment, with 42% of the subscriber base watching 30 hours of TV and film via their Xboxes every month, utilising apps like Netflix and Hulu to do so.

So, many, many women are turning to videogames for their entertainment –but they’re not quite as vocal as the males about it. I can’t really say I blame them either. Gaming sites (yes, like this one) and forums can easily be seen as old boys’ clubs, making them daunting and seemingly exclusive to just about anyone, not just women.

Last Updated: September 20, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

84 Comments

  1. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    September 20, 2013 at 13:33

    First I was like BOOBS… Then I was like, KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

    Reply

    • Mossel

      September 20, 2013 at 13:43

      KILL IT BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS!!

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 20, 2013 at 13:37

    I think I just broke a rib & it’s all Geoff’s fault.

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 20, 2013 at 13:41

      What did I do? 🙁

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 20, 2013 at 13:48

        You got the percentage wrong, it’s at least 70%. Bad maths is bad. :/

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    • Rincemetimbers

      September 20, 2013 at 13:43

      I’m with you brother. Hell is wrong with him?!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 20, 2013 at 13:49

        If I had to guess, I’d say the Supergirl body. ;P teehee.

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 20, 2013 at 13:45

      Best header eva!

      Reply

  3. Jonah Cash

    September 20, 2013 at 13:42

    This place isn’t so daunting!! I came here over a year ago and started commenting and the old boys have been pretty cool to me!! Just don’t come here being an idiot and you will be fine, even the prettier race will survive I promise!!

    Reply

    • Rincemetimbers

      September 20, 2013 at 13:44

      YOU SHUT THE HELL UP! TROLLING CoD PLAYER!

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        September 20, 2013 at 14:01

        but I don’t play cod even the littlest bit…..

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

          September 20, 2013 at 14:02

          Rince says that to hide his Cod fan boyness

          Reply

          • Jonah Cash

            September 20, 2013 at 14:03

            Rince is the COD king!!!

          • Rincemetimbers

            September 20, 2013 at 14:08

            YOU! I will find YOU!

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:10

            And he can find you! EDIT only soo many half breeds in capetown

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 20, 2013 at 14:05

            I heard he started a cod fanboy band

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:07

            Lemme guess its called”Cod is so much more”

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 20, 2013 at 14:10

            No I think it’s called “Bestest Duty.”

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:11

            track one is called: I dream of you at night

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 20, 2013 at 14:19

            All this talk ox boy bands and boxes made me think of this…

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:20

            WHO ARE THEY!! 0_0

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 20, 2013 at 14:23

            The Lonely Island ft. Justin Timberlake 😛

          • Rincemetimbers

            September 20, 2013 at 14:11

            Do you want me to bring out the box?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 20, 2013 at 14:14

            No :/ Maybe some humour will defuse the tension…

            Hey Rince, why did the Mexican throw his wife off the cliff?
            TEQUILA!

          • Rincemetimbers

            September 20, 2013 at 14:16

            You U T T E R bastard! GAHHHHH!

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:18

            I got a joke for you

            Two Cape Coloureds walking along the the Berg River come across a croc with the head of a man hanging out his mouth.

            The one says to the other “Jy did you see dat?”…………………”See what?”…………..”Dat brah sommer got a Lacoste sleeping bag”

          • Jonah Cash

            September 20, 2013 at 14:20

            Hahahaha!!!! Brilliant!!!

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:21

            Thanks

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 20, 2013 at 14:22

            lol

          • Rincemetimbers

            September 20, 2013 at 14:08

            Get back in your box!

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:09

            I broke my box a long time ago…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 20, 2013 at 13:46

      your mom is pretty!

      Reply

      • Brady miaau

        September 20, 2013 at 13:58

        Yeah, but she says you need to work on your technique

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 20, 2013 at 14:00

          You’re ruining the moment by giving tacit approval :/

          Reply

          • Brady miaau

            September 20, 2013 at 14:02

            Sorry. 🙁

            will get my coat

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:05

            Its summer…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 20, 2013 at 14:06

            tell that to the CT weather 🙁

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:07

            You guys surviving down there? Rains slowly coming this side

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 20, 2013 at 14:09

            It was pissing with rain early this morning, then it was sunny, 10 minutes ago it was hailing outside my office, now the sun is shining a bit. I think it’s very confused.

          • Rincemetimbers

            September 20, 2013 at 14:12

            Mine too. What road are you on? I’m in the maroon looking building on Berg street, right opposite CLicks.

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:13

            You guys suffering. Any flooding? as they said so on the news

          • Rincemetimbers

            September 20, 2013 at 14:14

            Not personally. It was really coming down this morning though, and as psycho Trev said, hail.

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:14

            I still envy you guys, when weather is lekker in Ct you guys can go to the beach! Hell id be there like every good weekend.

          • Jonah Cash

            September 20, 2013 at 14:22

            I’m waiting for this sunshine thing you guys up north are talking off!! Need to go to Misverstand dam and catch me some fresh water fiiiiishhh!!!

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:32

            you also from Ct?

          • Jonah Cash

            September 21, 2013 at 08:55

            Yes, but I am an immigrant from firstly Limpopo for 18 years and then Pretoria for 6 years and now 4 years in this lovely but seriously wet province!!! And the mall that is just 2km from my home has a Burger King coming SOON…. Sorry just thought I would share!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 20, 2013 at 14:36

            The beach…. I can get there in 10/15 min, and it’s too much of a las lol

          • SaintsRowMurray

            September 20, 2013 at 14:42

            Go coitus yourself

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 20, 2013 at 14:16

            Just off Koeberg Rd in Montague Gardens lol faaaaaaar away.

          • Rincemetimbers

            September 20, 2013 at 14:17

            BWahahah! Ya, not exactly down the road… Still coming on the 5th?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 20, 2013 at 14:21

            No, I thought I’d go on the 6th 😉 Fashionably late & all that

          • Rincemetimbers

            September 20, 2013 at 14:45

            Good man! 6th, at the Blue Peter Hotel, it’s on!

      • Jonah Cash

        September 20, 2013 at 14:00

        Hahahaha!! She is 75…… But each to their own buddy!! Hahahaha

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 20, 2013 at 14:00

          GRAMMA!

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          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:01

            Sies Wena son! You like the older woman!

          • Jonah Cash

            September 20, 2013 at 14:02

            Hahahahahahaha

          • SaintsRowMurray

            September 20, 2013 at 14:31

            You called, Dearie?

      • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

        September 20, 2013 at 14:29

        LOL…

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 20, 2013 at 13:47

      Don’t be a Foxhound in other words?

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      September 20, 2013 at 13:58

      pretending to be an idiot or an idiot?

      Sometimes not so easy to tell the difference

      Reply

  4. CrasH

    September 20, 2013 at 13:45

    Moobs…

    Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    September 20, 2013 at 13:45

    I bet these stats where drawn from Americas xbox base. Why not tell us how many pizzas those lard asses has ordered?

    Reply

  6. Major FoxHoundR - what the fox

    September 20, 2013 at 13:48

    She is very sexy. On my desktop as the walpaper now

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 20, 2013 at 13:56

      So did I!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 20, 2013 at 14:29

        bwhahahahahaha!

        Reply

      • Rincemetimbers

        September 20, 2013 at 14:46

        WIN!

        Reply

    • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

      September 20, 2013 at 13:59

      Give it up JIM!

      Reply

  7. TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

    September 20, 2013 at 13:57

    I call bullshit! I think its little less than 40%

    Reply

  8. Brady miaau

    September 20, 2013 at 13:57

    Are these stats based on someone ticking an F in a gender box?

    Or the account holder, Mommy, pays for the kids on Xbox live?

    If the stats are well collected and authentic, then am both impressed and happy this is so. (someone talk to my wife, ok?)

    Reply

  9. TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

    September 20, 2013 at 13:58

    random question: Any one gonna see

    THE CONJURING? looks hectic!!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 20, 2013 at 13:59

      YES! oh yes please! I love these new generation of horror films. Insidious,Sinister and now this

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

        September 20, 2013 at 14:00

        Haven’t seen Sinister, New or old?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          September 20, 2013 at 14:02

          2012, very good horror with Ethan Hawke, check the trailer if you can.

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:04

            Is it on Dvd yet?

          • Hammersteyn

            September 20, 2013 at 14:06

            I think so.

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 20, 2013 at 14:07

            sweet! thanks for sharing that man!

          • Rincemetimbers

            September 20, 2013 at 14:46

            Are you going to see the second one mate? Loved the first one too.

          • Hammersteyn

            September 20, 2013 at 14:59

            You know it!

  10. Brenz

    September 20, 2013 at 14:23

    nice try microsoft…

    Reply

    • Rincemetimbers

      September 20, 2013 at 14:46

      I frigging love this series man.

      Reply

  11. Kromas

    September 20, 2013 at 14:24

    Most likely 13 year olds that sound like girls and use moms credit card details.

    Reply

  12. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    September 20, 2013 at 14:50

    Header fatality!

    Reply

  13. Sageville

    September 20, 2013 at 15:51

    Wimmins in COD? I call bullshit!

    Not once has a woman asked me to eat a bag of dicks in COD, not once!

    Reply

  14. Prince

    September 23, 2013 at 04:13

    Hang on, bit of a leap there, not quite so.
    “…4 out of every 10 Xbox Live subscribers are women…”
    Says nothing about their ‘video game’ involvement. We mustn’t forget that so many of the Xbox Live apps require Gold to function -even for other service subscriptions you have already paid for- that you pretty much need to be a subscriber to get any non-game, non-DVD functionality out of it.

    Of course this includes the high amounts of TV/film watching also mentioned in the article (coincidental?). Xbox 360 is a convenient way of watching a variety of internet media on a big screen, any many owners who aren’t gamers will know that.
    I don’t mean to reinforce any sexist prejudices, I only wanted to point out it’s not such a simple conclusion. It should be no surprise the subscriber base approaches 50/50 split, based on the expanding usefulness of the console. It does not however prove anything about the proportion of them playing games.

    Reply

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