New Study Reveals The Main Reasons People Want To Play Games

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There are as many reasons to game as there are games to play. In the olden days you were either a gamer or you weren’t. But times have changed and the video game industry brings in over $200 Billion in global sales. Asking someone if they play video games is a little like asking someone if they watch movies. A more interesting question is what kind…and why?!

Study from Fandom’s Inside Gaming Report ’24 by way of Gamespot:

The report found that the main reason people play games is to unwind and relieve stress (54%), but a close second was “creation, imagination, and self-expression” (46%). This is up 10% from 2023, demonstrating a growing trend. Within games, the top five in-game customization players seek out to express themselves include character personalization (76%), Gamertags and usernames (48%), communication (35%), signatures and emblems (31%), and emotions and gestures (30%).

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