Types of mobile games played in the UK 2019, by gender

With the appeal of casual gaming on the rise, puzzle, card, board and word games were collectively the most popular mobile games played by smartphone users in the United Kingdom in 2019. When it came to these types of games, the number of players were predominantly female with 61 percent having played puzzle games in contrast to only 43 percent of male respondents. Within the smaller pool of players who had played strategy and action games the percentage of male players more than doubled that of their female counterparts, and sports and racing games in particular had a predominantly male user base.

Types of mobile games played in the United Kingdom in 2019, by gender

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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May to June 2019

Number of respondents

1,893 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

smartphone owners who play games on their smartphone

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which, if any, of the following types of games do you play on a smartphone?"
Number of respondents by gender: 935 male, 958 female

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