2005 ELSPA UK Gaming Report

The 2005 ELSPA UK Interactive Entertainment Industry Report is available now at their website [pdf]. It covers console, mobile, on-line (to some degree) and causal gaming. I found their section on why people don’t play games the most interesting. Particularly this quote:

Gaming is a lifestyle pursuit which is in competition not only with other forms of entertainment and hobbies but also the primary activities which certain age groups prioritise at different life stages. These could be teenage dating, university, first job, career and marriage. These people do not have hours to spend unwisely when they are being so wise the rest of the time. (p. 53)

I know what they’re getting at with the last line, but gee it is funny.