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Women Gamers of Russia: Who Are They? “Perfect World” Audience StudyMail.RU Group – the biggest online games publisher in Russian Federation – released some numbers on their recent sociological study of audience for the Russian version of Perfect World (a free to play MMORPG based on Chinese mythology and history), which has around 6,000,000 registrations – quite a large number, if you ask me. I don’t know how representative the study’s results could be for any other country, but in Russia they show that in some age groups female players are actually dominating males in numbers!

Women of all ages are playing Perfect World – even below 12 and above 50 years – but the most prominent age groups are, of course, these three: 12-18 years (20,3% of all female players), 19-24 (20,4%) and 25-30(16,5%). Interestingly, that according to Perfect World statistics, male and female players are presented in almost equal numbers in age group of 19-24 years, and female players are dominating in numbers in all those age groups above 25 years.
Women Gamers of Russia: Who Are They? “Perfect World” Audience Study
Perhaps, because of that male and female audience are quite different in their marital status: 14% of female players are married, more than 32% are seeing someone and 54% are free of relationship – compared to respectively 7%, 25% and 68% those numbers of male audience. So, because more of the female players are in some kind of a relationship, they spend less time playing: only 65% of women players are online daily versus 72% males.
Women Gamers of Russia: Who Are They? “Perfect World” Audience StudyWomen Gamers of Russia: Who Are They? “Perfect World” Audience Study

Some info on what women players marked as their hobbies:
°    25,8% are engaged in something creative – music, literature, cooking, etc;
°    17,1% are learning or studying something;
°    10,3% loves movies and serials;
°    9% loves reading;
°    8% likes to take a walk and to visit friends;
°    7,7% women players are workaholics;
°    10,2% likes to, quote, “idle about!”.
So, if you meet a female gamer in Russian version of Perfect World, you can safely assume that she’s a talented, educated, well read, sociable and energetic – a perfect friend or a wife! That’s probably why more than 60% of characters in Russian Perfect World are married to each other.
This post is based on a blog post in mailru_games, one of the company’s official blogs. Infographics are drawn by me based on original study’s materials.

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