Do boys play more video games than girls? | CBC Kids News

Do boys play more video games than girls? | CBC Kids News


What gender do you think
plays more video game? I think that boys play more
video games and girls. Boys play more video games
than girls. Boys play more video games. I think they play
different kinds of games. I’m Liam Veale
of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, and today I’m here to report
on the topic of what gender plays
video games more? ♪ ♪ I decided to interview the
principal of my school on what gender she thinks
plays more video games. I’m not sure how much
the girls play at home in terms of Xbox and PS3s
and things like that, but definitely at school I see a lot more
from the boys. ♪ ♪ So I decided to interview a few
other gamers at my school. do you think that boys or girls
play video games more? I think boys play
video games more because I don’t see many girls
talking about video games. I think guys
play more video games. I want to say girls, but basically they’re all
more centered towards a masculine gender. It’s tied.
It’s just that stereotypes lead us to believe that
boys play more video games. What would you think if I
told you that according to the Entertainment Software
Association of Canada it’s actually a 50/50. ♪ ♪ I was totally surprised. I seriously thought boys
played more video games. I totally thought boys play more
games– video games as well. I think it’s awesome.
I mean, why not? I’m surprised
but happy that it’s 50/50. I think the only reason that others said that
it was mainly boys was because the games that are
advertised and that you see advertised
are all violence. But there are many games that can be geared
towards girls more. People discount stuff
like Candy Crush, hidden object games, a lot of phone stuff. That’s where women
really get into the market. Whereas boys are playing
games more often on– on consoles like Xboxs
and PlayStations, and Nintendos. And they’re playing
action and adventure games. Liam: Why would you
think that people just assume that boys play more
video games than girls? I feel like guys definitely
flaunt it more. It’s like– it’s like a point of pride
for a guy to be really good at a shooter game,
whereas for a girl it’s, like, yeah, it’s– it’s
more of a personal experience. Like I would go
and play a game for my own personal
enjoyment. I don’t care if
somebody else knows how good I am at video games,
you know, unless I’m beating them at Smash Brothers,
of course. ♪ ♪ Liam: All right Alex, so
I’ve heard that you code a bit. In the gaming industry, do you happen to see
more boys or girls? I definitely see more boys
in the gaming industry. I wish I could see more
girls playing or making games, but it’s definitely
more boys. But to all the girls
and all the boys out there who want to try their hand at making
something incredible, making the next Fortnite,
or Apex Legends, or whatever it is,
like, now is the time. When I was your age,
there were no resources. There was there
was barely the Internet. ♪ ♪

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