A third of mobile gamers play just to kill boredom

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


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7 Comments

1. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

"To flirt' Wow.

2. Lucstax_28

Posts: 4; Member since: May 05, 2012

I play to have fun and kill boredom

3. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

4. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Is this conclusion supposed to be a surprise?

5. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

6. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Wow! Riveting! Do tell me more.

7. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

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

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