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

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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.
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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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