Smartphone Games and Women: The New Breed of Gamers are Here!
Technology was once deemed to be an industry designed for men. But apparently, women are now more connected to the digital world than their male counterparts. In particular, females have presented a great interest when it comes to smartphone games. In a study presented by The Guardian, it showed that 52% of gamers are made up of women - a trend that has been growing in recent years with the increased ownership of mobile devices.
At the moment, mobile data usage has a rapid growth rate of 70%, as per the data revealed by Gaming Realms in an Edison Investment Research data. The developer of mobile software slingo games revealed that the proliferation of ultrafast mobile internet paved the way for the increasing ownership of mobile devices. In addition, smartphones and tablets are now becoming more powerful, opening more gaming opportunities through this platform.
Contrary to popular belief, modern women are not only into colorful, shiny, and cute items. Female tech enthusiasts are very particular with the kind of gadgets they own and use, especially when it comes to their choice of smartphones. Surprisingly, an online survey featured by News.com.au reveals that females prefer iPhones (45%), while more men prefer Samsung devices. Between the iPhone 6 and its Plus version, the former is more appealing to women users for its screen size, easy-to use features, powerful functions and the cosmetic design is more feminine with its choice of colors and smooth edge architecture. What can we say? Females have got good taste when it comes to powerful tech devices.
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Yes, we can finally shout to the world that games aren’t built solely for men. There are women gamers out there who love to play the same casual or hardcore titles like their male counterparts. Come to think of it, the increasing number of female gamers isn’t that surprising. A previous study back in 2013 already revealed that female mobile users are more inclined to playing games via their smartphone (38%) than men (28%). The growth was driven primarily by free mobile apps and the various options for casual stress-relieving games.
Smartphone games are a true stress-reliever. The same study said 84% of mobile users said they are most likely playing smartphone games when they’re at home. Often, after work or during weekends to release stress from their daily grind. Some said they consume mobile games on their commute or at work (22%), while others say they play game apps with their children (25%).
Smartphone games are a true stress-reliever. The same study said 84% of mobile users said they are most likely playing smartphone games when they’re at home. Often, after work or during weekends to release stress from their daily grind. Some said they consume mobile games on their commute or at work (22%), while others say they play game apps with their children (25%). What ever the reasons may be, one thing is certain here – we should expect more female gamers in the future, dominating the market and tech world one game at a time.
Sam Alexander follows all the latest tech news and trends online. He has been sharing most of his latest findings through various websites by guest blogging. Sam hopes to be invited in one of the prestigious tech events in the world such as the CES, MWC and more. At the moment, he travels the world and take photos of various destinations with only his iPhone smartphone. Sam believes mobile photography will be as powerful as the traditional way of taking photos through DSLR and professional equipment known today.