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Survey: Average UK gamer is married, 35, earns £23k

New data from social gaming network Pixwoo claims the average daily playtime is 2.5 hours

The average British gamer is a 35-year-old who earns £23,000 a year and plays for a couple of hours a day.

That's according to a survey, conducted by gaming social network Pixwoo, of 2000 Brits who have identified themselves as gamers.

The research data also reveals that the average gamer is married, spends two and a half hours a day, five days a week, playing games and will stay up to 10.58pm doing so. Both male and female gamers spend as long as each other gaming.

Gamers also own two different consoles and, on average, own 18 games and take around a month to complete each. Apparently the average gamer argues with their partner twice a week over gaming. More than one in twenty say gaming is the constant cause of arguments, while 15% have broken up with someone because of their love of gaming.


The study also found that the average gamer has made at least five online friends, with 29% saying they have met at least one of them face-to-face.

A third of respondents play multiplayer games locally, while a quarter play online and a fifth regularly play with the online friends they met in the gaming community. Nearly half (44%) will be buying either a PlayStation 4, Xbox One or a new gaming PC in the next twelve months.

The most popular console among respondents was the Wii, followed by PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

It is not suggested that the data is an accurate representation of anything beyond the answers of its 2000 survey respondents.