You may be surprised to learn that British people are more likely to be fans of Candy Crush than Grand Theft Auto. According to a survey by Internet-based market research firm YouGov, Candy Crush is highly popular among women and older people which has led it to be voted as the nation’s favorite video game.
The poll asked more than 3,300 people what they think is the best video game of all time. The crazy-addictive puzzle game took the top spot, with a popularity score of 11.3 compared to 10.6 for the 20-year-old GTA series.
Candy Crush is played on Facebook, smartphones and tablets by millions of people across the globe. The game was the highest grossing app on iPad and iPhone in 2013, and its maker was valued at £4.2 billion in 2014.
The statistics revealed that Candy Crush is favoured by more women than men, some 24.3 per cent over 3.4. While it scored the highest for any game by any group among those aged over 60 in particular, with 33.6 per cent.
For the younger 25 to 39 age groups, Grand Theft Auto was ranked at the first place representing 34 per cent of the gamers surveyed. However, for the youngest group, 18 to 24-year-olds, it places in second with The Sims being their most favorite.
YouGov also took political allegiances into consideration to see how they affect people’s choice of preferred title. It turns out UKIP voters love Grand Theft Auto more than the nation’s favourite game, whereas Tomb Raider is equally more popular amongst Labour and Tory voters.
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