More People Now Play Music Games Than Sports Games

According to a report by market researchers Odyssey, music games have now overtaken sports titles as the second-most played genre/category in video games. While 62% of surveyed gamers said they played sports games in 2005, that figure was down to only 50% in 2008. Which puts them behind the increasingly popular music games – such as Rock Band, SingStar and Guitar Hero – that 58% of surveyed gamers said they’d played. The decline in the sporting market would be troubling for EA if they, you know. Didn’t also help put out Rock Band. As for the top-selling category/genre, that’s still “action games”, which 65% of surveyed gamers had partaken in. Music video games overtake sports and game console growth [VentureBeat]


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