According to a survey released by PopCap Games, more people in the U.K. and U.S. play mobile games at home.
Half of mobile gamers in the survey said that mobile gaming is preferred over console gaming, computers and even handheld gaming systems. The couch is the number one place to play for this group of people accounting for 69 percent of gamers surveyed, the bed followed with 57 percent of people playing there as well. The car, bus, or train followed, with waiting for an appointment and while watching television dragged behind respectively.
“We already know that people play mobile games ‘on the go,’ but now we are seeing mobile gamers largely favour their mobile devices for home use.” said Dennis Ryan, VP of Worldwide Publishing at PopCap. “If you add the fact we are seeing a deluge of new gamers coming in through mobile, we believe mobile gaming is invading the last bastion of video game consoles and personal computers: the home.”
The survey also noticed that males younger than 35 tend to be a naughty gamer. They play in church, class, meetings, movies, sporting events and at the gym. Most of these places people should not be playing games, hence the naughty gamer allocation. Luckily less than 10 percent of people play in these circumstances.
The results are based off 2301 online surveys of people who own and used a mobile phone. Around half are considered mobile gamers, 712 are smartphone users and 361 are tablet owners.
These results may be surprising to some, but even though I do not play on my phone or tablet obsessively, my PS Vita is my best friend while watching television.