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Almost half of Brazilian gamers are women, shows survey

Exame reported on a study commissioned by Brasil Game Show (BGS) that shows that 40% of Brazilians play video games

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  • The great majority of Brazilians (80%) say games are a good option for entertainment and having fun;
  • Of these, 22% said they play because they like it and 11% to “rest and relax”. 

A survey commissioned by Brasil Game Show (BGS), a gaming fair, and reported by Exame revealed that 47% of Brazilian gamers are women. The study also found that 4 out of 10 Brazilians aged over 12 have the habit of playing video games.

The great majority of them (80%) say games are a good option for entertainment and having fun. Of these, 22% said they play because they like it and 11% to “rest and relax”. Brazilians also prefer action and adventure games, followed by sports, strategy and racing titles. Datafolha interviewed 2,446 people from all regions of Brazil for the survey.

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Because of the social distancing measures to prevent COVID-19, the Latin American games sector is expected to grow 10.3% this year in the annual comparison, generating $6 billion in revenue, according to research firm Newzoo

This is a global trend: Twitch, Amazon’s platform specialized in game streaming, grew 31% in the United States in the first weeks of the pandemic.