SA gamers’ most popular genres

The MyGaming survey revealed some interesting statistics about the demographics and habits of the high-end SA gaming market.

With a sample of 1045, we deduced SA gamers’ broadband connection of choice, their most popular ADSL ISP, and how much SA’s gamers earn and spend on gaming.

Previously we took a look at SA gamers’ platforms of choice and PC emerged as dominant, with 79.89% of the sample indicating the gamed using a PC.

Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 were in second and third respectively, with 33.49% and 31.69% of the sample owning those consoles.

Now we have taken a look at which gaming genres are popular among the sample.

We asked survey participants which types of games (genres) they like to play. The results are outlined below.

The percentage is of the total sample of 1045, and it exceeds 100% because this was a multiple choice question.

Types of games (genres) played Percentage of sample
First person shooter (FPS) 80.71%
Action/Adventure 68.10%
Role playing game (RPG) 65.04%
Strategy 55.40%
Multiplayer online 54.25%
Racing 48.81%
Puzzles and quizzes 27.79%
Fighting 27.79%
Sports 27.32%
Simulations 23.50%
Social network games (Farmville, etc) 4.97%
Educational games 2.29%
Children’s games 2.01%

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