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America's gamer population is shrinking

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honestly i have no idea which area is correct to post this.. so decided to post it here instead..

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Re: America's gamer population is shrinking

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I totally agree with this comment:

 

"Here's my theory ... The economy took a crap a few years ago. People lost jobs and went home... They discovered they had more time for games. They "invested" in gaming because they needed something to fill their time. While the rest of the economy crapped out over the last few years, games grew.

2012. The economy is marginally better, but people are getting hired. Anyone home is tight on cash... "

 

I can relate to that.  Because in 2011 I started working again full-time and had less time for games.  With gas/food/rent/utilities prices so high now, I don't find $65 (tax included) a game worth it anymore.  So I'm more picky with my retail purchases.  But I have made more digital purchases lately because of the lower prices.

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Re: America's gamer population is shrinking

Sep 8, 2012

Actually, I find the gamer population is ever growing, some are weighing in at over 200 lbs! Smiley Indifferent



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Sep 8, 2012
Just because people cant buy as much games right? So they are still gamers at heart right? Smiley Happy Also the developers and companys have to try and help. Maybe we can get $50 games back?
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Sep 9, 2012

I think between game sharing and buying used games and yes the economy sales of gaming have dropped but I don't think less people are gaming. It is like any other thing that cost money when people have It sales go up when they don't sales drop.

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Re: America's gamer population is shrinking

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NightRush wrote:

Actually, I find the gamer population is ever growing, some are weighing in at over 200 lbs! Smiley Indifferent


LOL Smiley Happy

 

maybe they moved to the android/iphone market.. ??

 

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when i was 6th grade i used to game many hours everyday. i hit 7th grade got a gf did sports worked out and never gamed until sophomore year high school. currently a junior still working out and limit myself to about 3 hours a week. maybe some of the kids grew out of it, idk. though IRISH-PAT  has a great reason.

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dc4daniel wrote:

I totally agree with this comment:

 

I can relate to that.  Because in 2011 I started working again full-time and had less time for games.  With gas/food/rent/utilities prices so high now, I don't find $65 (tax included) a game worth it anymore.  So I'm more picky with my retail purchases.  But I have made more digital purchases lately because of the lower prices.


 

Same here, but instead of a full time job, I am a full time student. That really took a toll on my gaming. Finding a job is getting a bit more possible; therefore, having both a job and college is pretty much a stop to gaming. Yet, I consider myself a gamer, and don't plan on stopping being one.

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Viewtiful_Josh wrote:
Same here, but instead of a full time job, I am a full time student. That really took a toll on my gaming. Finding a job is getting a bit more possible; therefore, having both a job and college is pretty much a stop to gaming. Yet, I consider myself a gamer, and don't plan on stopping being one.

This pretty much will say it all for most people..   or at least for me it's true Smiley Happy  LOL

 

I'm at the working age.. and all the games that i bought .... still in wrapper..  with the time i have i either work more or sleep..

 

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Sep 20, 2012

I think it is growing in truth but because people dont have as much money right now they are not buying like normal. Also in a bad economy I bet alot more people buy used also and those numbers are not tracked like the big AAA releases are.

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