The NPD Group—the same folks who make news every month by reporting video game sales numbers—have been counting the amount of people who play games, too. They have news. Depending on how you identify and what you care about, you may want to have a seat.
Should we consider hardcore PC gamers the hipsters of gaming just because they tend to bring up how PC gaming did everything first whenever an innovative new console title comes out? Maybe commenter Truthtellah has a point in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
Remember that NPD study that defined extreme gamers as people who average 48.5 hours of play time a week? G4's Patrick Klepek got two of these gamers to explain themselves.
The average U.S. gamer is spending more time gaming than ever before, but only 4% of the gaming population is classified by the NPD Group as "Extreme Gamers." What kind of gamer are you?