In an industry that’s flooded with game developers, it’s no surprise that some of the biggest names in the industry are among the biggest fans.
But is there a direct correlation between the amount of fans and the success of the games themselves?
That’s what a new study from the Pew Research Center asked developers to do in order to figure out which games have the most fans.
For each game, the researchers found that the fans were more likely to be in the minority of the player base, which is to say that the majority of fans of a game were more or less the same.
“Most fans of games are either minorities or non-white,” Pew researcher John Sides explained in a press release.
“But, unlike games, which have a finite number of players, a video game has a finite lifetime of users, and thus a finite amount of games can be created and played.
For example, a game could only have a limited audience of 1 million users over a lifetime.
This means that, over time, as a game grows in popularity, it will have fewer and fewer players who are in the majority.
So, in other words, as fans grow older, they will become less interested in games that are older, and vice versa.”
The Pew researchers also found that more than half of the fans of an online game were also fans of the game in person.
This suggests that the games that have a bigger fan base are those that are popular in both the gaming community and among fans in person, which suggests that it could be the case that some games are more popular in person than others.
The Pew research is just one of a number of studies that have come out in recent years, most notably a study by the University of Michigan that found that a significant number of people play video games as a hobby, which has helped fuel the growth of a community around gaming.
“The fact that video games are playing a central role in so many lives in a variety of different ways suggests that video game culture and engagement are important aspects of a healthy society,” Pew Research associate director for science and technology James Fadiman said in a statement.
“This research is the first in a series of studies to examine the social context of online games and their effects on online community members.”
In the future, Pew researchers hope to conduct more extensive studies of online gaming, which they hope will be able to provide a better picture of what it is that gamers and their communities like.
“We’re starting to get a better understanding of how online gaming affects us in our everyday lives and how we can leverage this information to help shape future social change,” Fadman said.
“And the key is that we have to make sure that this knowledge is widely accessible to people.
Because if we don’t have the information, then we’ll continue to have problems.”