Russian students are not inclined to skip classes for the sake of video games and want to earn money from eSports

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The Russian service VK Play shared the results of a survey on Russian students’ passion for video games. The study involved 500 people over the age of 18 across the country.


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More than half (60%) spend between one and three hours playing games per day, 10% spend less than an hour and another 7% spend more than six hours playing games. 33% of respondents play every day, another 30% play no more than twice a week and 8% play once or twice a month.

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Because of games, 56% of students will not miss classes, but 44% can put entertainment before study. More people (48%) enjoy spending time playing games with friends than just one (36%).

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Not all (only 32%) respondents were satisfied with their gaming equipment: 41% of respondents would not refuse a full PC upgrade and another 25% would like a more powerful video card.

As for expenses, 43% of students can allocate up to 500 rubles a month from their personal budget for video games, another 42% are ready to give from 500 to 1500 rubles, and only 17% – from 1500 to 3000 rubles.

    Students consider RPG and shooters the most promising genres in 2023 (Image source: Bethesda Softworks)

Students consider RPG and shooters the most promising genres in 2023 (Image source: Bethesda Softworks)

The favorite genre of Russian students in the VK Play survey was adventure games (chosen by 32% of respondents). Next come strategies and RPGs (24% each), shooters (23%), and survival simulators (22%).

A third of the respondents have tried to earn money with their hobby, and some have even succeeded. 65% of participants have a desire to make eSports their main source of income.

Source : 3D News

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