Female Italian gamers make up around half of Italy’s 25 million-strong gaming population, according to data that comes from the Associazone Editori Sviluppatori Videogiochi Italiani, known in English as the Italian Video Game Developers Association Publishers.
The data was revealed at an AESVI conference back in March, and says that out of Italy’s population of nearly 61,000,000 (or 51 million over the age of 14), nearly half of the country’s population, around 25 million people or 49.7% make use of video games.
Most of these gamers are between the ages of 35 and 44, and are located mainly in the south of Italy and its islands (Sicily and Sardinia).
What’s interesting is that the population of female Italian gamers has actually increased to become over half of that age group.
This is similar to a study from two years ago, which showed that women made up 48 percent of United States gamers.
Even in these days, with gaming becoming more and more widespread, there are somewhat fewer female gamers than there are male gamers, across every nationality. Internet trolls normally make a target of prominent women in the gaming industry, which was one of the things that led to the infamous Gamergate controversy in 2014 over misogyny and sexism in video game culture.
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