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The State of On-line Gaming – 2019

The State of Online Gaming – 2019

KEY FINDINGS

GAMERS SPEND MORE THAN SEVEN HOURS EACH WEEK PLAYING

Video avid gamers spend a median of seven.1 1 hours (seven hours, seven minutes) every week enjoying video games. This is a rise of 19.Three % within the final 12 months. 34.Zero % play greater than 7 hours every week, with 19.6 % enjoying greater than 12 hours per week.

 

Players in Germany spend probably the most time enjoying, at a median of just about eight hours per week. South Korea had the bottom weekly common at 6.69 hours, however even this was up greater than 51 % from final 12 months’s common of 4.42 hours per week in South Korea. Germany and the U.S. had been tied with the very best proportion of avid gamers who play greater than 20 hours every week at 11.6 %.

 

Hours per week spent on playing video games in 2019 - by country

Determine 1: What number of hours every week do you spend enjoying video video games?

 

Players age 26-35 spend probably the most time enjoying, at 8.21 hours per week. These over 60 spend the least at 5.63 hours enjoying.

 

Hours per week spent on playing video games in 2019 - by age group

Determine 2: What number of hours every week do you spend enjoying video video games?

 

The age group with the very best enhance in gaming time over the past 12 months is avid gamers 26-45, who’ve elevated their weekly enjoying time by greater than 25 %. Players 18-25 elevated their enjoying time by 9.9 %.

 

Hours per week spent on playing video games in 2019 - 2019 vs 2018

Determine 3: What number of hours every week do you spend enjoying video video games? (2018 and 2019)

 

Males play nearly eight hours per week. That is a median of 1 hour 37 minutes longer than girls, who play 6.28 hours. 23.Zero % of males play for 12 hours or extra, in comparison with simply 15.9 % of ladies.

 

Hours per week spent on playing video games in 2019 - by gender

Determine 4: What number of hours every week do you spend enjoying video video games?

 

On this 12 months’s survey, to raised perceive the behaviors and opinions of several types of avid gamers, respondents had been requested to decide on what sort of gamer they contemplate themselves. The vast majority of respondents (56.6 %) contemplate themselves informal avid gamers. 22.2 % are novice avid gamers, 17.Eight % are specialists, and three.5 % contemplate themselves aspiring professionals.

 

Older avid gamers usually tend to contemplate themselves novice or informal avid gamers. Solely 5.6 % of these over 60 establish as specialists. Aspiring professionals are youthful, with 6.Three % of these 18-25 and 5.9 % age 26-35 figuring out as such.

 

Types of gamers in 2019 - by age group

Determine 5: What sort of gamer are you?

 

Males are extra seemingly than girls to establish as aspiring professionals or specialists. Ladies have a better proportion of novice and informal avid gamers.

 

Types of gamers in 2019 - by gender

Determine 6: What sort of gamer are you?

 

South Korea leads the best way with probably the most avid gamers who hope to turn out to be professionals, at almost 10 % (9.Eight %). Japan has the very best variety of novice avid gamers at 61.6 %. The U.Ok. has the very best price of informal avid gamers at 69.Zero %.

 

Types of gamers in 2019 - by country

Determine 7: What sort of gamer are you?

 

Aspiring professionals and specialists spend probably the most time enjoying every week, at greater than 11 and a half hours of gaming time. Almost 1 / 4 of aspiring professionals (24.Four %) play greater than 20 hours every week. Novices play lower than 4 hours every week, with a 3rd enjoying lower than one hour.

 

Time spent on playing video games in 2019 - by expertise

Determine 8: What number of hours every week do you spend enjoying video video games?

 

MOBILE PHONES REMAIN THE PRIMARY GAMING DEVICE

To check the recognition of various gaming units, respondents had been requested how a lot of their gaming takes place on gaming consoles, computer systems, tablets, and cellphones. Gadget utilization was ranked on a scale of 0-Four the place Zero signifies the system isn’t used and Four signifies the system is used more often than not.

 

Though a wide range of units are used for gaming, cellphones stay the most well-liked system globally. That is in step with the 2018 outcomes the place cellphones had been additionally probably the most used gaming system. Germany is the one nation the place cellphones aren’t probably the most generally used system, with computer systems main the best way. Gaming consoles have the very best utilization within the U.Ok., and computer systems and tablets are utilized in India greater than every other nation.

 

Time spent on playing video games in 2019 on gaming devices

Determine 9: How a lot of your complete time enjoying video video games is on the next units?
(Scale 0-4)

 

Cellphones have the very best utilization with youthful avid gamers. These over 60 use computer systems greater than every other system. Gaming consoles are hottest with avid gamers 26-35.

 

Time spent on playing video games on gaming devices in 2019 - by age group

Determine 10: How a lot of your complete time enjoying video video games is on the next units?
(Scale 0-4)

 

Ladies are extra seemingly to make use of cellphones for gaming than males, whereas males use computer systems and gaming consoles greater than girls.

 

Time spent on playing video games on gaming devices in 2019 - by gender

Determine 11: How a lot of your complete time enjoying video video games is on the next units?
(Scale 0-4)

 

GAMERS PREFER TO DOWNLOAD GAMES

Downloading stays the commonest methodology of buying video video games and is the most well-liked methodology in each nation surveyed. The quantity of people that obtain video games elevated 7 % within the final 12 months from 59.6 % of avid gamers to 63.6 %. Principally that is on the expense of bodily purchases, which dropped by 19.5 % within the final 12 months.

 

Bodily sport gross sales are the very best within the U.Ok. the place almost 40 % favor to buy a bodily copy. Leases are highest in Italy the place 9.Zero % nonetheless lease video video games, with buying and selling video games with one other participant or at a retail retailer having fun with its biggest recognition in France at 14.Four %.

 

Video game buying preferences in 2019 - by country

Determine 12: How do you favor to accumulate your video video games?

 

Players over 60 are the least prone to buy bodily video games, and so they obtain, lease, and commerce video games extra typically than every other age group. Players 26-35 buy bodily copies most frequently and obtain much less ceaselessly than different age teams.

 

Video game buying preferences in 2019 - by age group

Determine 13: How do you favor to accumulate your video video games?

 

Males usually tend to buy bodily copies of video games, whereas girls obtain and commerce extra typically.

 

Video game buying preferences in 2019 - by gender

Determine 14: How do you favor to accumulate your video video games?

 

GAMERS ARE FRUSTRATED BY SLOW DOWNLOADS

Almost 85 % of worldwide avid gamers discover the method of downloading video video games irritating. In India and Singapore, these numbers exceed 90 %. The size of time it takes to obtain video games was famous as the highest subject globally, with 33.Eight % noting this as their major subject. Frustration with obtain speeds is highest within the U.S. the place 39.Four % of avid gamers report sluggish downloads as their prime concern. Players in Germany and South Korea famous downloads that don’t work as their major frustration. In India and Italy, downloads being interrupted and having to start out over once more was the highest subject.

 

Frustrations downloading video games in 2019 - by country

Determine 15: What’s the most irritating a part of downloading video video games?

 

Obtain speeds are the first frustration for avid gamers 60 and underneath. Players over 60 are most aggravated by downloads being interrupted and needing to be restarted, carefully adopted by downloads that don’t work.

 

Frustrations downloading video games in 2019 - by age group

Determine 16: What’s the most irritating a part of downloading video video games?

 

Skilled avid gamers are probably the most involved about obtain velocity, with greater than 41 % of aspiring professionals and specialists noting this as their major frustration. It is because skilled avid gamers usually tend to play extra complicated video games that require bigger downloads, so obtain efficiency has a larger impression on their gaming expertise.

 

Frustrations downloading video games in 2019 - by expertise

Determine 17: What’s the most irritating a part of downloading video video games?

 

CASUAL SINGLE-PLAYER GAMES ARE MOST POPULAR

There are lots of several types of video video games out there to be performed on-line, and much more opinions about the most effective on-line video games and the most effective cell video games. To check the recognition of assorted kinds of video games, avid gamers had been requested how a lot time they spend enjoying every sort of sport on a scale from 0-4, the place Zero signifies they by no means play that sort of sport and Four signifies it’s performed more often than not.

 

Globally, Informal Single-Participant video games similar to Sweet Crush, Indignant Birds, and Spider Solitaire are the most well-liked sort of online game. First-person shooter video games similar to Name of Responsibility, Future 2, and Overwatch had been the second hottest sport sort, adopted by Single-Participant Function-play video games similar to The Elder Scrolls On-line, Informal Multi-Participant video games like Phrases With Pals, Battle Royale video games like Fortnite and PUBG, Multiplayer On-line Battle Enviornment video games like League of Legends and DOTA 2, and Massively Multiplayer On-line Function-Enjoying Video games like World of Warcraft.

 

Time spent playing video games in 2019 by game type and by country

Determine 18: How a lot of your time enjoying video video games is spent enjoying every of the next kinds of video games?
(Scale 0-4)

 

Though Informal Single-Participant video games are probably the most performed sport sort throughout all age teams, avid gamers 18-25 favor First-Individual Shooter and Battle Royale video games. Fortnite has rapidly turn out to be some of the widespread video video games and helped develop the time spent enjoying Battle Royale video games, significantly with youthful gamers. Older avid gamers present a transparent desire for informal single-player video games.

 

Time spent playing video games in 2019 by game type and by age group

Determine 19: How a lot of your time enjoying video video games is spent enjoying every of the next kinds of video games?
(Scale 0-4)

 

Each men and women play Informal Single-Participant video games greater than every other sport sort. Coming in second for ladies is Informal Multi-Participant video games and for males, First-Individual Shooter video games. The most important hole in enjoying time between women and men is with First-Individual Shooter video games.

 

Time spent playing video games in 2019 by game type and by gender

Determine 20: How a lot of your time enjoying video video games is spent enjoying every of the next kinds of video games?
(Scale 0-4)

 

Extra skilled avid gamers play First-Individual Shooter video games extra typically than different sport varieties. Informal and novice avid gamers favor Informal Single-Participant video games.

 

Time spent playing video games in 2019 by game type and by expertise

Determine 21: How a lot of your time enjoying video video games is spent enjoying every of the next kinds of video games?
(Scale 0-4)

 

WATCHING OTHER GAMERS PLAY ONLINE IS POPULAR WITH YOUNGER GAMERS

Together with the rising recognition of on-line gaming, there was a rise within the quantity of gaming content material considered on online game streaming websites similar to Twitch and YouTube Gaming. As well as, main esports tournaments have additionally grown in recognition past simply hard-core avid gamers. Players had been requested the period of time spent every week watching video video games and esports on-line in addition to watching conventional sporting occasions on tv and on-line.

 

Globally, avid gamers spend extra time watching conventional sports activities on tv every week than watching gaming content material on-line or watching conventional sports activities programming on-line. Players watch barely greater than three hours of broadcast sports activities every week, in comparison with slightly below two and a half hours of watching different gamers stream video games on-line on gaming websites similar to Twitch. Nonetheless, in Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, avid gamers watch different folks play video video games on-line greater than they watch conventional broadcast sports activities.

 

Time spent by gamers in 2019 on digital media consumption - by country

Determine 22: What number of hours every week do you do the next?

 

Players in South Korea spend probably the most time watching different folks play video video games, with nearly 80 % watching weekly.

 

Time spent by gamers watching other gamers playing video games Time spent by gamers in 2019 on watching other gamers playing video games in 2019 - by country- by country

Determine 23: What number of hours every week do you watch different folks play video video games on-line
(similar to Twitch or YouTube Gaming)?

 

Players 18-25 watch different folks play video video games on-line almost 4 hours every week. That’s 77 % greater than the 2 hours 14 minutes they spend watching conventional broadcast sports activities on tv. And avid gamers 26-35 watch different folks play on-line a median of three hours 41 minutes per week, solely two minutes lower than they watch conventional sports activities on tv.

 

Time spent by gamers in 2019 on digital media consumption - by age group

Determine 24: What number of hours every week do you do the next?

 

Greater than 79 % of avid gamers 18-25 watch different gamers stream video games on-line every week, with almost 16 % watching seven or extra hours. Greater than half of avid gamers 46 and older by no means watch others play on-line.

 

Time spent by gamers watching other gamers playing video games in 2019 - by age group

Determine 25: What number of hours every week do you watch different folks play video video games on-line
(similar to Twitch or YouTube Gaming)?

 

Almost 41 % of avid gamers 18-25 by no means watch conventional sports activities on tv. Solely 25.2 % of these 36 or older don’t watch broadcast sports activities.

 

Time spent by gamers watching traditional sports on television in 2019 - by age groups

Determine 26: What number of hours every week do you watch conventional sports activities on tv?

 

Whereas conventional broadcast sports activities are favored by older avid gamers, youthful avid gamers are transferring away from watching conventional sports activities on tv. This development may have a serious impression on the worth of broadcast sports activities rights sooner or later.

 

Time spent by gamers watching traditional sports on television vs watching other people playing video games in 2019 - by age group

Determine 27: What number of hours every week do you do the next?

 

Males watch considerably extra on-line gaming and conventional sports activities applications than girls.

 

Time spent by gamers watching traditional sports on television vs watching other people playing video games in 2019 - by gender

Determine 28: What number of hours every week do you do the next?

 

PERFORMANCE IS CRITICAL TO GAMERS

Players rated the significance of assorted facets of enjoying video video games on a scale of 0-4, the place Zero will not be essential and Four is extraordinarily essential. In each nation besides Japan, quick efficiency is probably the most essential side of enjoying a online game, adopted by easy gameplay, fascinating storyline, and the flexibility to play offline.

 

Important aspects of a video game according to gamers in 2019 - by country

Determine 29: How essential are every of the next when enjoying a online game?

 

Quick efficiency is the highest precedence of avid gamers 60 and underneath. For these over 60, easy gameplay was most essential.

 

Important aspects of a video game according to gamers in 2019 - by age group

Determine 30: How essential are every of the next when enjoying a online game?

 

Efficiency is the main subject for each women and men. Easy gameplay and the flexibility to play offline are extra essential to girls, whereas an fascinating storyline was rated increased by males.

 

Important aspects of a video game according to gamers in 2019 - by gender

Determine 31: How essential are every of the next when enjoying a online game?

 

Efficiency is the highest precedence for all sorts of avid gamers besides novices, who look for easy gameplay.

 

Important aspects of a video game according to gamers in 2019 - by expertise

Determine 32: How essential are every of the next when enjoying a online game?

 

GAMERS PLAY FOR MORE THAN ONE AND A QUARTER HOURS AT A TIME

Players play consecutively for a median of 1.37 hours (1 hour, 22 minutes) at a time. The nation with the longest common gaming length is Singapore, at 1.56 hours. The shortest is Italy at 1.09 hours. The U.S. has the very best proportion of people that play for a median of greater than two hours at a time at 18.Eight %.

 

The average time of consecutive video game playing in 2019 - by country

Determine 33: How lengthy do you usually consecutively play video video games?

 

Youthful avid gamers play for an extended length than older ones, with these 18-25 enjoying a median of just about two hours at a time.

 

The average time of consecutive video game playing in 2019 - by age group

Determine 34: How lengthy do you usually consecutively play video video games?

 

Males play a median of 19 minutes longer than girls, with greater than 17 % of males enjoying greater than two hours at a time.

 

The average time of consecutive video game playing in 2019 - by gender

Determine 35: How lengthy do you usually consecutively play video video games?

 

As anticipated, aspiring professionals and specialists play for much longer than informal and novice avid gamers. Almost 20 % of aspiring professionals play for greater than 5 hours at a time.

 

The average time of consecutive video game playing in 2019 - by expertise

Determine 36: How lengthy do you usually consecutively play video video games?

 

MOST GAMERS HAVE PLAYED FOR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS CONSECUTIVELY

Though avid gamers usually play for a median of 1.37 hours at a time, it’s not unusual for gaming periods to run for much longer. Globally, avid gamers reported their longest consecutive enjoying session lasted 4.31 hours (Four hours, 19 minutes). Nonetheless, longest enjoying session instances vary from a low of two.43 hours in Italy to five.14 hours in Japan the place 8.Zero % have performed for greater than 15 hours consecutively.

 

The longest consecutive video game play time in 2019 - by country

Determine 37: What’s the longest you may have ever consecutively performed video video games at one time?

 

Youthful avid gamers have longer consecutive enjoying instances than older avid gamers.

 

The longest consecutive video game play time in 2019 - by age group

Determine 38: What’s the longest you may have ever consecutively performed video video games at one time?

 

The typical man’s longest session is nearly 5 hours, which is multiple hour, 19 minutes longer than the typical girl.

 

The longest consecutive video game play time in 2019 - by gender

Determine 39: What’s the longest you may have ever consecutively performed video video games at one time?

 

Not surprisingly, aspiring professionals and specialists have longer consecutive enjoying instances than informal or novice avid gamers. The typical aspiring professional’s longest session averages seven hours 38 minutes. Greater than 19 % of aspiring professionals have performed for greater than 15 hours consecutively. Greater than half of informal avid gamers and novices have by no means performed for greater than Three hours at a time.

 

The longest consecutive video game play time in 2019 - by expertise

Determine 40: What’s the longest you may have ever consecutively performed video video games at one time?

 

GAMING CAN INTERFERE WITH DAILY ACTIVITIES

When avid gamers get caught up enjoying their favourite sport, they typically don’t break free to take care of each day actions. Greater than half have missed sleep whereas enjoying a sport. Essentially the most drained avid gamers are in South Korea the place 66.Eight % have missed sleep whereas gaming. The hungriest avid gamers are in Germany, the place 43.6 % have missed a meal to play video video games. Indians have missed work whereas gaming greater than every other nation at 24.2 %. Greater than 41 % of Italians have missed time with associates or happening a date whereas gaming, however solely 5.2 % of Japanese avid gamers have left their associates ready.

 

Gamers missing daily activities due to excessive gaming in 2019 - by country

Determine 41: What each day actions have you ever missed resulting from enjoying a online game?
(Choose all that apply)

 

Youthful avid gamers usually tend to skip a meal, work, or a bathe than older ones. Nonetheless, age will not be a significant component when figuring out whether or not a gamer is extra prone to miss sleep or skip spending time with associates.

 

Gamers missing daily activities due to excessive gaming in 2019 - by age group

Determine 42: What each day actions have you ever missed resulting from enjoying a online game? (Choose all that apply)

 

ONE-THIRD OF GAMERS PLAY AT WORK

Greater than 35 % of avid gamers who work play video video games throughout work a minimum of as soon as a month, with 9.5 % enjoying each day. The best price is in India the place 52 % play throughout work month-to-month, and the bottom is in Japan at 18.Three %.

 

People playing video games at work in 2019 - by country

Determine 43: How typically do you play video video games throughout work?

 

Players 26-35 are almost definitely to play at work, with nearly half (48.1%) enjoying every month. Lower than 17 % of avid gamers over 60 who’re employed play at work.

 

People playing video games at work in 2019 - by age group

Determine 44: How typically do you play video video games throughout work?

 

MORE THAN A THIRD OF GAMERS WOULD LIKE TO BECOME PROFESSIONALS

Because the prize cash from gaming tournaments continues to rise and academic establishments provide lessons in gaming, extra persons are contemplating video gaming as a doable skilled profession. Nearly 36 % of worldwide avid gamers would stop their jobs and turn out to be skilled avid gamers if they may help themselves by doing so. This is a rise of 11 % previously 12 months. The nations with the very best proportion of avid gamers who want to flip professional are India at 49.2 % and the U.S. at 48.Three %. Japan had the bottom quantity contemplating an expert profession, with simply 14.Zero % prepared to stop their jobs to turn out to be skilled avid gamers.

 

People interested in becoming professional video game players in 2019 - by country

Determine 45: Would you stop your job for those who might help your self as an expert online game participant?

 

Youthful avid gamers are extra within the prospect of turning into professionals, with nearly half of these 18-35 wanting to show professional.

 

People interested in becoming professional video game players in 2019 - by age group

Determine 46: Would you stop your job for those who might help your self as an expert online game participant?

 

Males are rather more desirous about a profession as an expert gamer than girls, with 41.2 % of males prepared to stop their jobs and turn out to be skilled avid gamers in comparison with simply 29.1 % of ladies.

 

People interested in becoming professional video game players in 2019 - by gender

Determine 47: Would you stop your job for those who might help your self as an expert online game participant?

 

A majority of youthful male avid gamers would turn out to be professionals if they may help themselves by doing so. Greater than 56 % of male avid gamers 18-35 would stop their jobs and switch professional. Lower than a 3rd of these 46 and older would accomplish that.

 

Males interested in becoming professional video game players in 2019 - by age group

Determine 48: Would you stop your job for those who might help your self as an expert online game participant?
(Males)

 

ONLINE SECURITY IS A SERIOUS CONCERN FOR GAMERS

Players take on-line safety very critically. Greater than half (53.9 %) wouldn’t proceed to play on-line video games or make purchases on a web site that has beforehand been hacked or skilled a safety incident similar to a knowledge breach. The quantity who would cease doing enterprise with a gaming website after a safety subject exceeds 60 % in Germany (61.Eight %), Japan (62.6 %), and South Korea (65.Eight %). Solely 21.Four % of avid gamers stated they might proceed to go to websites after a breach.

 

Purchasing video games from a website with a previous security breach in 2019 - by country

Determine 49: Will you proceed to play on-line video games or make purchases from a gaming web site that has beforehand skilled a safety breach or been hacked?

 

Older avid gamers are most involved about on-line safety. Solely 12.9 % of these 46-60 and eight.6 % over 60 will play on-line video games or proceed visiting a gaming website after a safety incident.

 

Purchasing video games from a website with a previous security breach in 2019 - by age group

Determine 50: Will you proceed to play on-line video games or make purchases from a gaming web site that has beforehand skilled a safety breach or been hacked?

 

Ladies are extra involved about on-line safety than males, with simply 16.2 % prepared to proceed to go to a gaming website after it has been compromised.

 

Purchasing video games from a website with a previous security breach in 2019 - by gender

Determine 51: Will you proceed to play on-line video games or make purchases from a gaming web site that has beforehand skilled a safety breach or been hacked?

 

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