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According to a new ELSPA white paper announced in London today, the European female gamer still has some way to go before catching up with her overseas counterparts, at l...

Simon Carless, Blogger

September 1, 2004

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According to a new ELSPA white paper announced in London today, the European female gamer still has some way to go before catching up with her overseas counterparts, at least in numbers. The Aleks Krotoski-authored report, entitled "Chicks and Joysticks: An Exploration of Women and Gaming" reveals these regional differences, mentioning that U.S., Japanese and Korean women make up 39 percent, 36.8 percent and 65.9 percent respectively of gamers, as opposed to around 25 percent in Western Europe. The paper also mentions that the average age of the female gamer is older than the male at around 30-35 years of age, presumably due to the demographic make-up of 'casual' Web-based gaming audiences, which often seem to attract an older female market. The full white paper will be available on September 9th from the ELSPA website.

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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