- 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.
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.