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Hi – Video gaming is the fastest growing sector of the entertainment industry.

Below are the latest statistics relating to video gaming compiled by GMI. We have pulled out some of the most interesting figures:

  • 20% of the 13,000 polled spend up to half their leisure time playing video games
  • More than 80% of those polled believe people will spend more time playing video games in the future
  • 40% of those polled said they want to spend more of their free time playing video games
  • In the UK more women than men (between the ages of 18-44) want to spend more time playing video games
  • 58% of respondents do not feel gaming is a good social activity however in India and Mexico a high percentage of gamers (49% and 64% respectively) play to interact with friends
  • 57% of those polled do not feel that gaming is a good way for a family to spend time together

    For UK specific statistics, visit and click on the hyperlinks within the release.