I don't know how seriously we're supposed to take this research considering the fact it was instigated by Sennheiser who, I'm assuming, want to use this knowledge to sell headphones or something, but apparently 74% of people who play video games play for fun, whilst only 25% play to compete with others. Which category do you fall into?
Personally I find it difficult to distinguish between the two. Porque no los dos? I play certain games purely for the joy of playing, but other titles -- like Halo or Trials Evolution -- I play for competitive reasons. Different times, different games, different reasons.
Some other interesting stats from the survey...
-- 55% of gamers are married or living with a partner -- 54% of gamers are employed full time or part time -- 13% are students
"Our research revealed the extent to which gaming is becoming an integral part of culture around the world,” said Product Manager, Dr. Christian Ern of Sennheiser Communications. “The male youth market is important, but is now only one niche of many. More often, gamers of both sexes are working hard in all walks of life and view gaming as a rewarding, positive experience. This diversity is to be celebrated and blows away many of the prejudices of gaming and gamers."