Gamers & gaming in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier on gamers and gaming behavior and market in the United Kingdom.

This dossier contains a selection of statistics and facts covering gamer demographics and gaming behavior in the United Kingdom (UK). Additional information about video game industry revenues, software and console unit sales and the online and mobile games markets are published in the Statista dossier Video Game Industry in the United Kingdom (UK).

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Number of gamers in European countries Q1 2018

    • Gaming penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) 2007-2017

    • Devices used to play video games in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2017

    • Leading services used for digital video games in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • Mobile gaming penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2017

    • Tablet gaming penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2017

    • Software sales for the top gaming platforms in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Top-selling console games in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by unit sales

  • 2. Gaming Behavior
    • Game consoles: ownership in Great Britain Q3 2010-Q3 2018

    • Time spent gaming weekly in European countries in Q1 2018

    • Frequency distribution of digital video game downloading and accessing in the UK 2018

    • Digital video game behavior in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2018

  • 3. Gamer Demographics
    • Socio-economic distribution of digital video gamers in the UK 2018, by method

    • Gaming penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2017, by demographic group

    • Gaming on a mobile phone in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2017, by age

    • Tablet gaming in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2017, by age

    • Share of paying gamers in the United Kingdom as of May 2018, by gender and platform

    • Leading in-game purchases made by female gamers in the United Kingdom 2018

  • 4. Child Gamers
    • Games console usage among children in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2017, by age

    • Time children spend gaming weekly in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2017, by age

    • Devices used by children for gaming in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by age

    • Online gaming among children in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016-2017, by age

    • Gaming partners with whom children play online in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2017

    • Parents concerned about gaming content in the UK in 2017, by child's age

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