What could a video game that really everyone likes look like? Developers at companies like Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have been asking this question for decades. A survey now reveals how gamers in Germany gamble and what they value most.
What do gamers like in Germany?
From role-playing games to turn-based strategy, from single-player to MMO, there simply is so many different games and each one is the one Favorite of at least one gamer. But what about the big picture? Which elements in games do gamers particularly like and how do they play?
A survey by Statista wants to have found out exactly that. For this purpose, 1,045 gamblers in Germany aged 16-64 were surveyed. The results show the statements with which the respondents agreed somewhat or strongly. 73 percent of gamers therefore attach great importance to the fact that Games are easy to understand. 68 percent also like being able to explore and control the environment. 69 percent of those surveyed often play with concentration and over a longer period of time.
Statista wants to find out how the gaming community in Germany is doing. (Image source: Statista GCS Special: Gaming & eSports)
Gamers want good stories – but also multiplayer
The survey also shows that gamers in Germany still like it want to experience real stories. 60 percent of those surveyed therefore prefer games with a closed storyline. A lesson that EA in particular has to learn again and again after the publisher initially declared single player dead.
However, it is also evident that the “Games as a Service” principle is quite popular. 51 percent want to play games that are constantly being expanded after release. So gamers want with DLCs and expansions stick with a game longer than move on straight away. Likewise, multiplayer games have their lovers. At 49 percent, almost half of the gamers find it particularly important to compete against other players.
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At least 38 percent of those surveyed find it important always playing the latest games. So the majority of gamers are more likely to reduce the pile of shame. 37 percent are also quickly bored by a game.
At 26 percent, just over a quarter of those surveyed often only play less than 10 minutes at a time. Mobile games are of course perfect for this, which are also becoming increasingly popular. Publisher Activision Blizzard has already announced that more than half of its sales come from games on smartphones.