Study: 64% of Online Gamers are Women


And more than half of nation’s total gamers play online.

You wouldn’t realize it while playing with most of the jerks that play Halo 2, but 64% of the nation’s 117 million online gamers are actually women, according to Nielsen Entertainment’s third annual Active Gamer Benchmark Study, released this morning.

The study’s announcement release doesn’t break down what games they’re playing, though we expect sites like, which feature a multitude of Flash-based, more simplistic games, are rather high on the list. Even more surprising is how many older gamers are playing. While the teenage market dominates in numbers, the study says more than 15 million gamers, about 8%, are actually at least 45 years old.

From SlashDot According to a report discussed on 1up, a new study by the Nielsen folks finds that more than half of the 117 Million U.S. online gamers are women.


One comment

  1. NO WAY!! This is incredible. Its fantastic.
    In all my gaming online, I have only ever met about 10 other females. So they are out there somewhere. lol

    Actually I read somewhere the other day that here the UK figure is something like 50%, so not a huge difference.


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