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A third of mobile gamers play just to kill boredom

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A third of mobile gamers play just to kill boredom
You might or might not have noticed, but it seems that smartphone gaming is changing the way we play games a lot - from the ever engaging solo experience in front of a PC monitor, we’re now tempted to fire up a game every time we’re bored. On the subway, in class, smartphone gaming seems to be a bit less engaging, but why do we even play games on our mobile devices?

A recent survey answers that question as it found that a huge part, a third of smartphone gamers, play just to kill boredom, and often do so in class. Another nearly third play for the pure joy and entertainment.

One surprising result is that only 2% of phone gamers play with their friends, and five time more play games that will connect them with new people rather than their old acquaintances. And lonely hearts somehow also think that mobile gaming could be a way to hook up with someone, but there’s only a 3% of those who play games as a way to actually flirt.

Why do you play mobile games?

source: Mocospace via CultofMac

A third of mobile gamers play just to kill boredom

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posted on 21 May 2012, 04:12

1. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)

"To flirt' Wow.

posted on 21 May 2012, 04:16

2. Lucstax_28 (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 May 2012)

I play to have fun and kill boredom

posted on 21 May 2012, 04:27

3. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

My goal is to be ranked with the top 100 places in Infinity Blade for Victories, Level, Gold, and God King, respectively. I'm currently ranked between 1,200 to 2,900 out of 4 million registered users. I started this goal in Feb 2012 and I play at least 20 hours a week. It would be easier if I spent money and bought gold from the App store, but I am doing it without cheat codes, altering the save game file, buying extra gold, etc.

So yeah, I played a lot of Infinity Blade.

posted on 21 May 2012, 06:26 1

4. ibap (Posts: 780; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

Is this conclusion supposed to be a surprise?

posted on 21 May 2012, 07:41

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

If i wanna flirt ill do it during school, or on facebook, not over a mobile game.

posted on 21 May 2012, 08:35

6. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

Wow! Riveting! Do tell me more.

posted on 21 May 2012, 22:10

7. LordBonztie (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

sad to say that people do play to flirt.
saw that from people on moco and cellufun.

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