Video games are not men’s things, much less children’s. A study by the Spanish Association of Video Games indicates that 38.9% of players are adults. As for the gender of the player, 32.8% of women play video games and in the case of men the figure rises to 45.3%. The majority of both sexes play regularly and have nothing to do with the stereotype of player: they have high school and even university studies, and they don’t only play dress up games.
Surprising is that there are more young mothers (between 18 and 29 years) who play video games than women without children. They see it as a way of approaching and creating links with the youngest members of the household. In any case, they spend between half an hour and an hour playing for all the members of the family – who knew a few years ago! Surveys also include Facebook games and mobile phones, however, everything points to platforms like Twitch (a platform that serves to see how a person plays in real time), women still prefer to be anonymous for fear of being harassed through comments.