'Extreme' gamers spend 45 hrs a week gaming

"According to a study by the NPD Group, a group labelled 'extreme gamers' are spending an average of 45 hours a week playing video games."

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Gamer AddictAccording to a study by the NPD Group, a group labelled 'extreme gamers' are spending an average of 45 hours a week playing video games and have bought 24 titles in the last three months. If this report is to be believed, then the most hardcore of gamers are spending more than a working week participating in their 'hobby', and laying out some hard cash too!

The data used in the study was collected from more than 20,000 members of NPD’s online consumer panel and the type of gamer is broken up into seven segments, with the following percentiles:

  • Extreme Gamers = 3%
  • Avid PC Gamers = 9%
  • Console Gamers = 17%
  • Online PC Gamers = 14%
  • Offline PC Gamers = 15%
  • Young Heavy Gamers = 22%
  • Secondary Gamers = 20%
According to the report, while the PC is used more than any single console for gaming, Console Gamers, Young Heavy Gamers, and Extreme Gamers are more likely to use consoles than a PC to play video games.
 
You can read the full report here
 
What do you make of this study? What segment would you say you fit into, if any? Discuss on our forums here
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07-08-2008, 11:47:49

!TIMMY!
Intel will hopefully be releasing the Core 2 Duo E8600 with stock speed of 3.33ghz later this month, and early reports from Taiwanese site Coolaler.com show it can reach 5ghz on air!

Read the full article here.

07-08-2008, 22:59:59

PP Mguire
With 1.6v that will toast your chip pretty quickly though. How bout OCs using reasonable voltages?

08-08-2008, 06:14:47

Mr. Smith

With 1.6v that will toast your chip pretty quickly though. How bout OCs using reasonable voltages?



True. 1.45v is the max for 45nm so it would be nice to see some stable OC using 24/7 voltage. 5ghz is impressive though, I imagine 4.5ghz is do-able on 1.45v.

I might get one :D

08-08-2008, 06:39:00

Rastalovich
Very impressive tbh.

Like to see some bench results in comparison to different steppers, on the same mobo/etc, just for kicks.

Bout time OC3D had a cpu in for hammer-testing ! hehe

08-08-2008, 12:58:31

PP Mguire
I wouldnt care about pushing those speeds and voltages if i could pull a huge L20 tank outa my ass (ouch)

08-08-2008, 14:00:22

nathan

I wouldnt care about pushing those speeds and voltages if i could pull a huge L20 tank outa my ass (ouch)



would that not be painful! :p
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