The Computer Games Journal

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 19–40 | Cite as

A quantitative study exploring the difference between gaming genre preferences

  • Anil BilgihanEmail author
  • Cihan Cobanoglu
  • Khaldoon Nusair
  • Fevzi Okumus
  • Milos Bujisic


Although gaming technologies have been in use for more than thirty years, there is a lack of academic research in this area. Specifically, the purpose of this study is to identify the difference between age and gender in gaming genre preferences. A cross sectional online survey was administered with a sample size of 408. It was found that there is a statistical difference between age groups and their gaming preferences with the older generation focusing more on strategic gaming offerings while the younger generation tended to side more with action games. The findings of this study provide insights for game developers.

Key words

age differences gender differences video game video game genre leisure activities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil Bilgihan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cihan Cobanoglu
    • 2
  • Khaldoon Nusair
    • 3
  • Fevzi Okumus
    • 3
  • Milos Bujisic
    • 3
  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of South FloridaFloridaUSA
  3. 3.University of Central FloridaUSA

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