Switch Playerbase Split Almost Evenly Between Males and Females

Up from a 70-30 split in early adopters at launch.

By Angela Marrujo. Posted 02/12/2019 00:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) has published a report on gaming in Q4 2018 that reveals, among other things, that the Nintendo Switch’s North American playerbase is almost evenly split between males and females.

This is a significant change in demographics compared to the North American playerbase in Q2 2017 (the “early adopters”), which saw a male-female split of 70%/30%. The Switch also skews more towards females compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which each have a 55% male playerbase.

Other interesting findings from the survey include the fact that the average Switch owner was in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties in Q2 2017, but that the average age is now lower than 30 as of Q4 2018.

It seems that the Switch is breaking stereotypes about what the “average” gamer looks like, but then again, those of us who play games know that stereotype has long been outdated anyway.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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