More women play RPGs and PC games than men

53.6 per cent of RPG players are now women, new research from SuperData has discovered.

Females also claim 57.8 per cent of the mobile gaming market and 50.2 per cent of the PC market, Joystiq reports.

Men, on the other hand, account for 66 per cent of both MMO and FPS players and 63 per cent of digital console players.

"Women are closing the gamer gender gap as they represent two out of five MMO gamers," SuperData said. "Women account for almost half of MMO players, contrary to the stereotyped gamer landscape.

Players between 18 and 30 account for 50 per cent of the US MMO audience. These players represent the largest age group, many of which started playing MMOs as children, during the segment’s early years, and have continued into their adulthood. This generation is expected to expand the older markets as they age since they are the first generation to have grown up with MMOs."

The IAB last month found that more women then men play video games in the UK.

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