ptdebate wrote:Whatever this is, it defies generational lines. I still feel unmotivated to download this game despite the fact that I have great admiration for the Pokemon series of video games. People who were oblivious to Pokemon before its debut on smartphones seem much more into it than I would ever be.
SurveyMonkey has some demographic information.http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/2016/07/26/more-women-than-men-are-playing-pokemon-go-by-a-lot/#5a6f06274f16
. Lets put those annual ESA statistics in here to compare against all video game players.
About 2/3rds of Pokemon Go (PG) players are female. (ESA has 44% overall as female). Average user is a 25 year old white woman, with a college degree, making $90,000 a year. (Hint hint for people looking to meet such people)
PG is an Under 50 thing, with 94%.of players under 50 (73% of gamers are under 50 according to ESA).
About 22% of PG players are under 18, the big group is 46% for young adults age 18-29, and 25% for the 30 - 50 year old. ESA stats are 26% are under 18, 30% 18 - 35, and 17% 36 - 50. Teen and older gamers seem to be playing PG at an expected rate, but 20 somethings much higher rate.
These statistics show PG is skewing heavily female, and definitely towards 20 somethings.
However, it might be both sheer numbers, not rates, and that playing this game is very public and sometimes very obvious that you are noticing, my friend. It does make sense from a nostalgia view, that 20 somethings may have grown up with Pokemon.