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A quarter of the Portuguese play on the PC or console

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More than two million Portuguese are game fans. The computer or the console are the platforms chosen to play, especially for young people aged between 15 and 17, the age group in which the hobby has the greatest expression. In this age group, 3 out of 4 young people affirm to the Marktest Consumer study to play on the PC or on the console.

The second age group with the greatest appetite for this type of activity is between 18 and 24 years old, where half of the respondents admit to using one of the two platforms to play. From the age of 24, the average number of game users becomes considerably lower.

In an analysis by regions, Marktest finds that there are little differences with an average of 20 to 30 percent of respondents having this habit in practice, in any of the regions of the continent assessed by the study. In an analysis by sex, there is a clear differentiation between men and women, with the male gender leading (35 percent against 16.2 percent).

The Consumer study, which is restricted to the continent and individuals aged 15 and over, also indicates that it is in the upper classes that games have the highest incidence.

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