More and more people are interested in retro games and this is of course due to demographic reasons. As more and more people who play video games get older, more and more people have played and liked old video games.
The industry association game now expresses this in actual figures. According to this, 14 million Germans are interested in retro gaming. This trend towards retro games has also been reflected in more and more mini new editions of old consoles in recent years.
But there is demand not only for new editions, but also for the old original consoles. Seven percent of players, over three million people, enjoy the classics on their original platforms.
However, retro games and ‘digital’ are not mutually exclusive. Four percent of gamers say they have subscribed to a service to access old games. PlayStation Plus Premium will be launching soon and will bring exactly the same to PlayStation.
“Retro games are trendy, can often be played in fast rounds and many gamers like to get started with the nostalgic feeling. We also see a lot of game developers and manufacturers relaunching popular classic games or the iconic consoles from the 80s and 90s in a retro look with modern hardware to serve this great interest,” said Felix Falk, Managing Director of game.
Contrary to the statement at the outset, it’s not just older players who play old games. 40 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds would be interested in retro games. Incidentally, the share of 50 percent interest in old games is highest among 25 to 34 year olds. Some of the 35 to 44-year-olds have probably outgrown the games, but here the share drops to 45 percent.
Market researcher YouGov Deutschland GmbH interviewed 2,037 people for these results. By the way, the beautiful pixel photo frames in the article photo are Pixel Frames – you can get them from Amazon easily†
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