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Study says 80% people play online games to relax, tier II cities have most active gamers

A new study says that just 20% people play online games for fun and recreation, while 80% play to unwind.

more lifestyle Updated: Jan 19, 2018 16:42 IST
People from Patna, Indore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Pune, Chandigarh, Kochi and Bhopal are the most active online gamers.
People from Patna, Indore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Pune, Chandigarh, Kochi and Bhopal are the most active online gamers.(Shutterstock)

People play online games to relax and de-stress, according to a survey. The survey by Reycreo, a platform for easy and fun gaming experience, was conducted among 1,000 people to understand the lifestyle of an online gamer. A previous study said such games can help avoid depression.

It was found that just 20% play games for fun and recreation, and 80% want to play when they want to relax. As many as 37% respondents play online games when they are travelling whereas 63% of respondents play while at home or at their workplace when they want to relax or de-stress.

The study also stated that about 76% of the user base comprises of professionals and 14% are students. Surprisingly, 10% of loyal online gamers are senior citizens who play to overcome boredom and to pass the time.

Apart from metros like Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, users from tier-II cities like Patna, Indore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Pune, Chandigarh, Kochi and Bhopal are the most active online gamers. How frequently do people play online games? On an average, a user plays around 15-18 games per day and spends around 30 minutes every day on the platform.

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