The recently conducted MyGaming survey revealed some interesting statistics about the demographics and habits of the high-end SA gaming market.
This article gives a better picture of the platforms SA gamers are playing on, and their day to day gaming habits.
We asked respondents if they own gaming consoles, handhelds and PCs. The results showed that 79.89% of the sample have a gaming PC, making it the most popular platform.
The full results are outlined in the table below. The percentage is of the total sample of 1045, and it exceeds 100% because this was a multiple choice question.
|Gaming platforms owned||Percentage of sample|
|Nintendo DS or 3DS||7.78%|
Hours spent gaming per week
We also asked how much time our sample spent gaming each week. The results are summarised below.
|Hours per week spent playing video games||Percentage of sample
|Less than 2||8.63%|
|2 to 5||24.48%|
|5 to 10||26.57%|
|10 to 20||26.09%|
Home or away?
Finally, we took a look at where our sample was spending their multiplayer time (if any).
78.37% play games online, while 18.12% do not play games online. 3.51% declined to answer.
While a high number of gamers are getting their multiplayer fix online, it seems that the good old LAN party is still alive.
33.21% of respondents said they attend gaming LANs. 61.95% do not attend LANs, and 4.84% chose not to answer.