Just What's On Our Box Art?

Ever stop to wonder just what, exactly, is on our box art? Wonder no more, with this study breaking down the trends, statistics and content of gaming's front covers.

Games Radar collected 100 recent games at random, threw them in a pile, then broke down exactly what was on the cover. Men, women, guns, not guns, the works.

Their findings? 54% had a man on the front. 10% had a woman on the front. 36% had a man/woman combo. Most men were holding weapons, and looked mean. Most women also held weapons, but were smiling. Only 7% featured somebody that wasn't white. Only 2% had an elderly person on the cover. And finally, only 3% of the covers featured a half-naked woman, with only Runescape, Onechanbara and X-blades flying the sexist flag.

What are the favourite 'types' of people used on video game box-art? [Games Radar]


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    "And finally, only 3% of the covers featured a half-naked woman, with only Runescape, Onechanbara and X-blades flying the sexist flag."

    Looks like the game says 'Runes of Magic', not 'Runescape'.

      @Anthony - Indeed. I was confused when Runescape was mentioned given it has no box-art. Afterall, you don't buy the game (it is a Java game played on your browser).

    It just goes to show that if a developer is retarded enough to try and market sex appeal for a video game that they get what they deserve...X-Blades and Onechanbara were SHIIIIIIIIIIT!

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