Gamers are richer and have better lives than you
The findings of the studies, one emanating from Canada and one from America, fly in the face of typical stereotypes portraying gamers as overweight teenage couch potatoes leading a largely sedentary lifestyle while wholly devoted to their console of choice.
With the advent of family games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Dance Dance Revolution, families are creeping into the gaming segment, skewing results from stereotype mentioned above to more successful individuals.
And, when separated from the game pad and/or keyboard, the American study found that young and single gamers are considerably more socially active than those who do not game. Specifically, unattached gamers players are twice as likely to be dating, are almost 10 percent more likely to be spending time with their friends, and 11 percent more inclined to partake in sporting activities.
From a professional standpoint, the study also revealed that the average income of a U.S. household closely associated with videogame entertainment is around $79,000 USD, while households without videogame access make approximately $55,000 USD.
Of course, when you're a Halo god with all the money, smarts, and muscles in the world, you still have to deal with this.
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