Reasons for playing MMO games in the U.S. 2016. by gender

The graph shows the leading reasons why gamers in the United States played massively multiplayer online (MMO) games as of December 2016, broken down by gender. It was found, that 53 percent of female respondents played MMO games because they liked the element of competing with other gamers. The same was true for 64 percent of responding men.

Leading reasons for playing multiplayer online games according to gamers in the United States as of December 2016, by gender

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Release date

January 2017


United States

Survey time period

December 14 to 23, 2016

Number of respondents

total survey n = 1,560

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

n = 1,070 respondents who play online multiplayer games

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: [ ... ] Which of the following statements would you agree to? I play in multiplayer mode, because…

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