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Some initial descriptive statistics from Survey One

Some interesting charts from Survey One that seem to confirm some common assumptions about levels of participation in platforms and genres.

The majority of the ultimate reporting on Player-Authors Survey One will focus on user-generated content issues, but since the survey allowed us to gather a range of data from respondents, I thought I'd share some interesting charts that seem to confirm some common assumptions about participation in platforms and genres:

1). Players surveyed that preferred the Wii were slightly younger than gamers using other platforms:

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2. MMO players averaged about 6 hours more per week of reported playing time than those who did not play MMOs.

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3. Women preferred mobile gaming platforms more often than men, and preferred the PC as a gaming platform less than men.

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4. PC gamers generally valued user-generated content more than non-PC gamers. Among those preferring consoles, those on the Sony PlayStation platform were more interested in gaining access to player-created content.

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We're just getting started with this data, so there's much more to come...

Please note: If you are a game developer and want to participate in Survey Two of the project (targeted at the UGC perceptions within the developer community), that survey is still live and posted here: http://bit.ly/playerauthors2

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