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20 Million Online Gamers Spend Up to 7 Hours a Week Playing Games

How Many Hours a Week Do You Game?

Although my job sometimes requires me to play video games (tough, I know), I find that my game time decreases during the Spring and Summer months. Maybe it's the warmer weather, or the fact that it's traditionally a dry spell in the gaming world, but I'd say that I log a good three to five hours a week playing video games; hardly any of that time is spent playing online.

But a recent study shows I'm in the minority. According to the report, out of the 20 million gamers that have online accounts, most Xbox Live gamers spend an average of seven hours a week playing games, while PC gamers log in six hours, and only 5.5 hours for PS3 gamers. Although that may not seem like a lot, after you factor in work, sleep, and errands, it certainly seems to take up a big chunk of your free time. Well, for me anyway. It got me wondering — how many hours of your week is devoted to playing video games?

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KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Haven't played in a while actually. Hmm. My Xbox is pretty upset, lmao :P http://360voice.gamerdna.com/blog.asp?tag=Sweet%20Rain I used to play an average of 10ish hours a week (when I had three consoles and a gaming PC at my disposal) but that's slowly dwindled to maybe 3-5 when I was left with a 360. It's awesome but with college + lack of games that interest me lately.. ehh. I'm still pissed off about FF13; that might have put me off.
azombieee azombieee 7 years
World of Warcraft can be very addictive... fun but yeah. I'm quitting for a while. Its too time consuming and I need to get my life back on track!
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
If I don't play ALL my systems, they'll get rusty :-) But yeah...I game quite a bit. It's the only investment I feel like I get the most out of for the money. Movies aren't worth it anymore. Clubs/alcohol/inebriants are expensive, shortlived, and usually make me feel ill in the end.
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
My boyfriend likes me to play rise of nations with him sometimes. We usually end up playing about twice a week, and with one game taking almost 2 hours, I usually end up playing 4 hrs a week with him. I'll also play other games on my computer every once in awhile so I wouldn't be surprised if I played at least 6 hours total a week. We don't have cable though, and we don't watch a lot of tv so really that time is where others might be watching tv every night.
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