Study: Older women don't just dig social games, but mobile games, too

MocoSpace study
MocoSpace study

Everybody knows that the average player of Facebook games is a middle-aged mother, but could moms be down with mobile games, too? A new study by mobile game network MocoSpace found that 27 percent of women aged 30 and older spend more than three hours daily playing games on their mobile devices, while 30 percent spend one to two hours playing.

However, only 18 percent of men in the same age group spend three hours daily playing the games, while 33 percent play for one or two. In other words, more women might be hooked on their favorite mobile game than men. If this signals a trend, it's that women might be just as into games on their smartphones as they are on Facebook.

MocoSpace reports that mobile gaming is skyrocketing across the board, as 46 percent of mobile gamers said that they played games more on a mobile device than elsewhere, compared to the previous year. Of course, it's important to keep in mind that these are the results of a survey of over 15,000 MocoSpace users conducted in December 2011. (The platform is home to 25 million, we're told.)

And, contrary to popular opinion, mobile gaming might be more of a couch potato experience than, say, a my-god-will-this-line-ever-end experience. According to recent data by NPD Group, 47 percent of mobile gamers play at home. In comparison, only 12 percent play while commuting to work and just 10 percent while in line. It's no surprise, then, that every game creator out there is all-eyes on the supercomputer in your pocket.

Ladies: Do you find yourself more interested in games on your phone than on, say, on Facebook? Everybody: Where do you play games on your smartphone or tablet the most? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.

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