We have mentioned it many times and from time to time, new studies confirm that streams from platforms like Twitch have become the “new television”, displacing this traditional medium as a source of entertainment among current children and young people. And now, a study called “III Radiography of Gaming in Spain” carried out by PcComponentes, ensures that 25% of gamers in that country prefer to watch games broadcast on streaming platforms, instead of other types of content available.
A preference that, according to research, increases even more in percentage among the young people of Generation Z (born between the mid-90s and the early 2000s), where 1 in 3 players show interest in watching their favorite streamers from for example, Twitch, instead of binge-watching the latest series released by Netflix. Alicia Vicente, Brand & Communications Manager of PcComponentes, indicates that “videogames are not a static leisure activity, but rather a constantly growing and evolving phenomenon that seeks to position itself as entertainment for a growing number of people.”
“We are experiencing a greater diversity of entertainment options through gaming that goes beyond the game itself thanks to a greater interest in streaming and associated audiovisual content,” he says.
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The results also indicate that almost half of the participants surveyed, specifically 47%, spend between one and two hours a day playing, considering this practice as a form of entertainment or an escape route from everyday stress. In addition, their interest in video games is not limited to a mere hobby, since 90% of those surveyed consider that video game development is a profession with solid prospects for the future, even surpassing sectors such as sports and science.
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