VK Play, the Russian service, shared results from a study about Russian students’ enthusiasm for video gaming. This survey was completed by 500 participants aged over 18 in the country.
60 percent of the respondents play games for between one and three hours per day. 10% spend less than one hour and 7% more than six hours. 33% of respondents play games every day, while 30% play it only once or twice per week. 8% and 8% each do it one to two times a month.
56% of students don’t want to miss classes just for games. 44%, however, can prioritize entertainment over studying. 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. The next are strategies and RPGs (24%), shooters (23%), and survival simulators (22%).
At least a third of the respondents tried to monetize a hobby at some point, with some success. 65% of the participants want to make eSports their primary source of income.