Majority of UK gamers will be female by 2014

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Gaming will no longer remain a male dominated hobby by the end of 2013, the BBC reports.

Experts have predicted that by the end of the year, there will be more women than men playing games across the United Kingdom.

Such comments are being spearheaded by accessible, casual games on smartphones and tablets, with study results seeing that 75% of women that currently play games believe that the hobby no longer has any boundaries due to gender.

We can’t forget the pivotal role that the Wii and Nintendo DS played in luring a larger female demographic to the industry, through software such as Wii Fit, Just Dance and Nintendogs either.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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