Research from the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (iGEA) in 2011 revealed fascinating statistics about Aussie gamers, including the most popular genres and purchasing methods.
The report, conducted by Bond University, says 93 per cent of Australian and New Zealand households play video games.
Over 70 per cent of people that play games are over the age of 18, with the average age being 32 years-old.
Female gamers now make up 47 per cent of the market.
Unsurprisingly, "first-person shooters" (FPS) and "action" games topped the most popular genres list for 2011, each with 19 per cent of all games sold, while "family" games made up 15 per cent of all sales.
Aussie gamers prefer buying their games from local retailers, with 41 per cent of sales taking place over the counter. Digital downloads made up 23 per cent of all sales, while used games bought online and in local stores made up 13 per cent and 10 per cent of sales respectively.
Gamers also tend to prefer playing with others, with 69 per cent opting for multiplayer ahead of single-player experiences.
The report is now detailed in a fantastic infographic, which can be viewed below (click to zoom). You can read the full report here.
By Gaetano Prestia