VK Play, a Russian service, shared the results from a study on Russian students’ passions for video games. 500 adults over 18 participated in the survey.
60% of respondents spend between one to three hours per day playing video games, while 10% spend less than an hour and 7% spend over six hours. 33% of respondents play games every day, while 30% do it only once or twice per week. 8% and 8% each do it one to two times a month.
56% of students won’t miss classes for the sake of playing games. However, 44% of students can choose to put entertainment over study. 48% of students enjoy games with friends, while 36% only do so.
Only 32 percent of respondents felt satisfied with their gaming equipment. 41% would be willing to upgrade their computer, while another 25% would prefer a faster video card.
For spending, 43% of students are willing to spend 500 rubles per month to play video games. Another 42% can give between 500 and 1500 rubles while only 17% can give between 1500 and 3000 rubles.
In the VK Play survey, adventure games were chosen by 32% of respondents as their favorite genre. Next are RPGs and strategies (24% each), shooters (23%), survival simulators (22%).
One third of respondents had tried to monetize their hobbies at least once. Some even succeeded. 65% of the participants want to make eSports their primary source of income.