Why People Think Video Games Are Just For Boys

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50 Comments

  1. Theyodawg on November 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    How can you say that more of the adult woman demographic plays video games than teenage boys without acknowledging that the adult woman group is MUCH larger? Teenage boys span from 13-19. Adult women can be anywhere from 18-60.



  2. Basement Brothers on November 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    If only it were this simple. Console makers have been trying to market to females forever. The truth is most married men who play games are lucky if they have a wife who is indifferent to the hobby.



  3. Kevo Walker on November 13, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Publishers should have no say in games, and only do what their name implies, publish games. Nothing more



  4. bigboss1567 on November 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    These comments are the dumbest



  5. Robert Kite on November 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve seen plenty of women kick my ass in R6 siege



  6. Kuribo Kutsu on November 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    So, there is law which prohibits womans to purchase game console or they have to be whipped in public if they play games? I dont see problem here, really. That this video thinks companies need to do? release pink cased consoles with vagina stickers on it?



  7. The Creeper King on November 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    E.T. was terrible since the ONE person that made it had a ~3 week deadline



  8. B0BA on November 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Ahhh she’s so confident!
    I’m dead😂

    Also I hate phone games, I like league of legends and Fortnite way better than candy crush



  9. Weird Stuff on November 13, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I am a girl, and playing a video game right now…



  10. Thomas Willis on November 13, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I agree with most of the points made in the video. However, I cannot agree with the claim that the female gaming market is untapped.

    When the Wii came out in late 2006, it essentially did what smartphones do now. It emphasized casual, family gaming that doesn’t require a lot of time investment. However, as smart phones became more popular, it was (and still is) more convenient to get a casual gaming fix from a phone, rather than from a console, which is the type of gaming the video claimed females wanted.

    Nintendo, unfortunately, did not realize this. After the Wii’s success, they released the Wii U, with the same goal in mind: to capture the casual family gaming audience. However, due to this marketing strategy, along with other factors like poor console specs, the Wii U sold extremely poorly. The casual gaming audience (presumably where the females are) was permanently set on smart devices, so they never bought the console. Not only this, but the Wii U was marketed for that audience alone, so those who were interested in a non-casual gaming experience did not buy the console. This led to the Wii U being the worst selling home console system in Nintendo’s history, with it only selling 13.56 million units (compared to Wii’s 101 million units).

    The casual (female) market is not "untapped". Companies have tried to tap into the market, but smart devices already have it locked down. Sony and Microsoft don’t market to the casual gamer not because they are antiquated, but because Nintendo proved it was fiscally irresponsible.



  11. Blake Brown on November 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Actually, Girls do play video games. Men playing more video games than girls is just a stereotype.



  12. Jackson Keeley on November 13, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Decently edited, but a lot of the facts they claimed were false. For example Ms Pac-Man was not originally developed by the creators of Pac-Man, it was a rom hack sold to the American Pac-Man distributor. Also the creator of the original Pac-Man created it to get women into arcades playing video games. CHECK YO FACTS!!



  13. Screw-Loose Gaming on November 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    *Adam mentions the ET game, giving every gamer who has heard of it war flashbacks of that pixelated nightmares*



  14. nightfury 7 on November 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    There is a difference between a PS4 and Xbox games and mobile games



  15. Lee Hong Jin on November 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Phone games are cash grabbing fake game



  16. Gacha Girl on November 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Ima girl I love halo and overwatch



  17. ChewBaka Vader on November 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Girl looks at bracelet, ‘uhhh, about three minutes’



  18. Jacob Spencer Gaming on November 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    This is so weird, I know not all girl don’t like video games, but most of the girls in my school hate video games



  19. biba1baba2buba3 on November 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    They don’t, but most women I know aren’t interested in playing PC games or doing anything computer related. There are exceptions to this ofc, but not that many, I being one of them. When we were younger mosst of us played, but then as they grew up, most started drifting towards simple mobile games and shopping, gaming was seen as antisocial and lame, girls being more obsessed with popularity didn’t see it as appealing even those who did enjoy it. It’s more social than. Maybe it was marketed back then but it didn’t discourage girls, guys really welcomed women players. I liked all kinds of games growing up and even now, I play all kinds, mobile on the go and stuff like racing games, sim games, zt, AC, Fallout, Witcher, WoW, GW2… Nothing is stopping us, but it would be nice if you gave it a rest on the fictional sexism, it would make life much easier for women…



  20. Angel Legendary on November 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Explains why I don’t see many girls in Fortnite



  21. pootis spenzer on November 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    But can them play crycis?



  22. The T.C. on November 13, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Huh. So that’s why Amy Rose wasn’t in Sonic Mania. LOL



  23. Callum Fisher on November 13, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    WE DON’T WANT ALL THE THOTS IN OUR KINGDOMS.



  24. ArkMan 21 on November 13, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    There’s nothing stopping girls from getting games



  25. Gacha Girl on November 13, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I don’t play the damn girl go games, I play fallout and overwatch😂



  26. Duece Lee Productions on November 13, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    All those untapped women out there…



  27. Kristina Hall on November 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Any guys here play Harvest Moon come on where my harvestmen Fanboys at



  28. alisaboredf meow on November 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Ive been playing with Nintendo FOREVER and Im a girl…



  29. Replay Button Merchant on November 13, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    *This video releases*
    *Tetris disliked this video*



  30. Captain Ultra 1097 on November 13, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    3:08. I look over and saw my mom playing a candy crush like game snow day



  31. Okay Animate on November 13, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Games are for humans. Humans made games. It’s not that hard.



  32. AmourshipperRemko ~Games And More~ on November 13, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    this always bugs me whenever i watch this. but Miss Pacman was an illegal mod originally right?



  33. Dark Voyager on November 13, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    At least it’s changed over the years



  34. Fenn Idk boi on November 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Adam Kys…cuz after watching this I will



  35. GREENWOLF 1337 on November 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    "I have an MPA in eating ghosts"



  36. Masked Felon on November 13, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Nibba my Cousin and my aunts play video games one of my friends at school plays video games like COD , fortnite , dishonered and many more



  37. TheCaesar King on November 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    It depends in the platform because girls or more casual players while boys or compitive players



  38. Nayla Darxx on November 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    who cares



  39. EthanGame on November 13, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Guys, I think this video is a bit outdated. By a lot.



  40. His Baby Boy on November 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Video games aren’t for hamsters



  41. Nathaniel AYI on November 13, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Love the Super Mario Bros. 2 reference



  42. Plague Gaming on November 13, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Nope Ms Pac-Man was a knock off of Pac-Man



  43. Alex Sharp on November 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    It is so liberal



  44. Somas Bodeljas on November 13, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    If women play more video games than boys, how is the market untapped?



  45. drzoidberg19855 on November 13, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    More straw men in this video than a scarecrow factory.



  46. GREENWOLF 1337 on November 13, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    "I have an MPA in eating ghosts"



  47. Sir Tueur on November 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    because feminism



  48. Road to 10k subscribers challenge on November 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Don’t have sex! You will get pregnant and die!



  49. james the teenager on November 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    yea surely its for boys because my little pony games exist solely for boys because we all love mlp oh yea and the dress up games exist because we all know boys simply love this and girls simply cant cope with all the technology

    dont get fooled by my sarcasm



  50. pootis spenzer on November 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    gamer is a gender