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JohnMcClane1984
08-15-2008, 12:20 PM
When you say not taking too many risks, I think there’s kind of a natural evolution of packaged goods, products and experiences coming to the market – this coming year we estimate there will be about 150 titles on Xbox 360, and the majority will be E-rated. And if you’re into M-rated content there will be some spectacular games. I think that breadth of titles naturally expands an audience, and I also think that we’re all finding our own sense of identity inside the market. We’re leading in terms of hours played – a recent study showed that 18-26-year-olds are roughly spending 75 hours a week with our box, which is pretty amazing. That audience tends to be the leader, it tends to influence younger siblings in a household in terms of what’s cool and what’s hot in the consumer electronics space.

http://www.edge-online.com/magazine/exclusive-interview-don-mattrick

So how long do you guys roughly play your Xbox 360 for? 75 hours a week would roughly be around 10 hours of gaming a day 7 days a week.

Is there a limit to the amount of gaming you can do until it begins to take up too much of your life in an unhealthy way?

I do know a few people that spend around 10 hours a day playing games and they say it is because they don't enjoy going out in the evenings to pubs and clubs, they download movies instead of going to the cinema and they don't haver girlfriends to occupy their free time.
They live close to work so they can get home from work in 10 minutes which gives them plenty of free time.

I spend about 2-3 hours a day although I hvent played on my 360 in a few days.

PnutButrSkippy
08-15-2008, 01:04 PM
i wish i even had 75 hours a week to play. working full time will do that to you tho. i guess i get about 20 hours a week playing games. i try to do other things on the weekends

Eternal
08-15-2008, 01:47 PM
4/5 Hours a day, 3 days a week.

Tenacious
08-15-2008, 01:52 PM
Right now, I'm playing around 25-30 hours a week, but I'm gonna have much less free time when I get back to school and get a new job.

LuisDiablito
08-15-2008, 02:05 PM
WOW, that's just out of this world. I work 40 hrs a week.

Now I'm 25 years old. I go to work at 6:45 AM, at 5:00 PM I go out of work. By the time I'm home it is like 6:00 PM if there isn't too much traffic (rarely). There are many things to do at home, cooking, cleaning etc. By the time I can play it is like 7:30 PM, so I play like an hour a day maybe. My best playing time --->>the weekends, yep.

Gariom
08-15-2008, 02:29 PM
I'd say about 12-14 hours a week. In other words, about 2 hours a day. But that'll drop down to probably 10 hours a week once I go back to school.

But I don't see how anyone could play it for 10 hours a day. How much sleep to they get?

naptownsteeler
08-15-2008, 02:39 PM
But I don't see how anyone could play it for 10 hours a day. How much sleep to they get?

What is this "sleep" you speak of?

iorimayor
08-15-2008, 02:44 PM
I work 10 hrs at day from monday to friday, and by the time I get at home, I just want to play, but I just am able to play like 2 hours each day, and weekends I go out and maybe on sunday I play a little more.

LilMissRoxy
08-15-2008, 03:03 PM
I work roughly 50 hours a week. I go through swings of wanting to game and not. Right now I'm really into playing so I'll come home and play 3 hours every day after work. Add another 5-8 hours on the weekend and I'm at 23 ;)

Xterm1n8or
08-15-2008, 03:16 PM
75 hours a week, 10 hours a day. That's ridiculous. I probably do an average of 3 hours a day at the most, about 20 hours a week. Some weeks more some weeks less, but always near to a couple hours a day.

How did they come to the figure that 18-26 year olds game 75 hours a week? I would be VERY surprised if ANYONE does more than 50.....

Venato
08-15-2008, 03:21 PM
Well for me it's in the summer and no school nor job so probably about 7 hours a day, got nothing better to do.

oneandonlytommo
08-15-2008, 03:28 PM
all together in a whole week i spend about 32 hours on my xbox. if i go out with mates though that amount of time will go down alot.

Crimson Ridley
08-15-2008, 03:30 PM
Oh yes! 75 hours a week? That's me! Sleep is for the weak, a real gamer stays up all night playing COD on Veteran, not a couple of hours in the day. I'm a real gamer, always have been, always will be.

Scurvy Curr
08-15-2008, 03:31 PM
On week days I will get maybe 2 or 3 hours after work or later at night. Sunday late afternoon into the evening is prime time!!!

Tubson57
08-15-2008, 03:38 PM
I am off school and work right now, so I figure I am clocking in a good 4-5 hours a day playing to occupy my time, but that time is going to drop very quickly when I go back to class, as I won't have a 360 for some time until I can muster up some money to get another one.

Ryot Control
08-15-2008, 03:45 PM
I've done it before. If I have absolutely no obligations, I'd much rather stay home then drive around and waste gas and money when I can entertain myself with a 5 dollar rental all day long. I do need the occasional break from videogames and that's what exercising and running errands are for. I guess I still feel productive while I play because of the gamerscore increase. (not that earning gamerscore is really... productive lol.)

Andrew14man
08-15-2008, 05:40 PM
I play alot. I have nothing better to do

A Satyr
08-15-2008, 05:45 PM
I play 75 hours a day

Derrick DS
08-15-2008, 05:48 PM
75 a week?! I'm lucky if I play that much in a month. Then again, priority goes to work.

Bishop24
08-15-2008, 05:51 PM
I'm 16 and I play more hours on my 360 than that. I probably play on 360 between 8-12 hours a day. Which is roughly 56-84 hours a week. Which is a lot but I enjoy every minute of it.

DCS 23
08-15-2008, 05:52 PM
i spend round about maybe 15-25 i come online usually at about 10:00pm and then come off usually 12 or maybe 1am..but then back up at 8:00am and then in work until 5:30pm..

Derrick DS
08-15-2008, 06:04 PM
I'm 16 and I play more hours on my 360 than that.

Enjoy all that time now, it won't last forever when you get older. Responsiblities rule, which is why I do this a lot more ----> :drunk

Ypuh
08-15-2008, 06:19 PM
I spent like 5 days a week, 3-4 hours gaming. This is at vacations tough, in the usual live-stream I go to school 4 days a week, go to work 2 long days a week, go out every Friday and Saturday and I go to my favorite football team every Sunday once every 2 weeks. So that remains only like 1-4h a day to game if I spent all my time on, ofter like 1-2 hours a day is basic.

xxEquilibriumxx
08-15-2008, 06:23 PM
Were these polls taken during the finals week of the gsl?

Tekken
08-15-2008, 06:47 PM
Given the way that was worded, I'd imagine that statistic also includes watching videos on the xbox.

Royle
08-15-2008, 06:53 PM
Were these polls taken during the finals week of the gsl? Haha I played for 20 hours straight from saturday to sunday on the final day of the GSL. I play 75 hours in a week easy, but I don't have a job, no college yet, not going on holiday with parents this year. I just play xbox and go out on Fridays and whenever I can be bothered (:

XtremeX69
08-15-2008, 11:54 PM
Well, I definitely don't spend 75 hours a week, but I spend as much as 8 hours a day and as little as none. Thats what happens when you have a job and play sports.

Yann
08-16-2008, 01:19 AM
I'm not gonna dispute that figure at all lol.

Deadly14u
08-16-2008, 01:24 AM
I honestly spend too much.. probably 3-4 hours a day, so over 20 hours a week. I do have a job though, so I am out of the house for a while. on given days

o0 TommyGuns 0o
08-16-2008, 01:32 AM
i probably play 10-15 hours a week depending on the week sometimes i play more sometimes i play less.

Missis Beki
08-16-2008, 01:52 AM
:eek: Jealous much atleast I think I am
I think i spend roughly around 5-7 hours a night on my xbox so around 35-49 hours but sometimes i do stay up all night if i cant sleep, like the other day i played 36hours in 3 days (12 hours a night)
I know it sounds sad but im stuck in the house once the kid's in bed so nothing better to do i guess.
Sometimes i play more sometimes its less
when i was working i played maybe 7 a week so just goes to show ya i guess

Gariom
08-16-2008, 02:38 AM
I play 75 hours a day

Uh... nevermind.

kiwi18
08-16-2008, 03:31 AM
I would say about 2-3 hours a day at most. I get bored and play sports often.

njdevils17
08-16-2008, 05:25 AM
During the summer I'd say I play around 5 hours a day. But I usually start playing at 11 p.m. though so I never really spend much of the summer day playing video games unless it's raining or really really hot.

During the school year I play around an hour a day Monday-Thursday and 3 or 4 hours on the weekend.

sumo390
08-16-2008, 06:50 AM
I easily play 10 hours per day, but I can't do it all at once. My brain starts to go after 4-5 haha. But during school I barely touched my 360.

Rutawitz
08-16-2008, 07:55 AM
thats like 9-5 on the xbox per day. ive done that a few times but never everyday during that week

mocca90
08-16-2008, 06:04 PM
If I got that stupid achievements like in Superman right now I play almost 10 hours a day I think, but if I play normally I think 5-7 hours a day on vacations, during school I'll obviously play less, but idk how much... 360voice.com say I playing everyday from 26 days so I think... 60 hours a week... No... Less I think because games like Superman don't come out often so I don't need to play that much... but for now 50 hours a week it's possible... During school idk, but maybe 10-15 hours a week... If I have games to play in :)

vulkean
08-16-2008, 06:39 PM
Before I gave up my weekends for work, and during the holidays. I averaged around 10-15 hours a day gaming.

Now however, I'd say around 4-8 on a weekday (When I'm not at college) and 2-3 on a weekend.

SlimuNO
08-17-2008, 10:13 PM
Some may think 75 hours a week is excessive. It all depends on how much free time you have and where your priorities lie. I play for about 10 hours a day only because I'm off from school at the moment.

Oranzilla
08-18-2008, 01:11 AM
I work 35 hours a week now im not at uni and i still play every chance i get!! also go out most weekends and play in a drunken state after when i return home the term for this i believe is......ADDICTION!!!!!

Marshallkev
08-18-2008, 03:53 AM
Weekdays I probably spend 1-2 hrs a night, on weekends,,,, I play until I feel like stopping:uzi:

Caleb3030
08-18-2008, 08:50 AM
my xbox is a job
i spend more time on my xbox in a week than at my real job

i say im on it about 40hrs a week probably more

FirstSpartanZP
08-18-2008, 08:53 AM
I just finished summer shcool and I am playing games every day almost every hour

Figgsy91
08-18-2008, 09:17 AM
I play about that long a week. But I don't have a job and I've just left school so I've got an excuse. But I normally wouldn't play that long.

Raven1709
08-18-2008, 10:39 AM
Always out of the targetarea. Otherwise I could show this to my girlfriend and tell her I have some catching up to do.

I rougly play 30 maybe 40 hours a week. Have to spend some time here as well

cOmESeEMycAgE
08-18-2008, 11:53 AM
The average week for me is probably about 50 hours give or take.

Santa
08-20-2008, 09:03 AM
I play 24 hours a day.

Yep, i have a toilet and drinks rigged in to my seat.

CAMOUFLAGEiPOD
08-20-2008, 10:17 AM
Give or take about 20 hours a week. I'm a lightweight.

aussie_warrior117
08-20-2008, 10:47 AM
I did play quite a bit at launch and stuff about 35 hours a week but now I have a shitload of homework and according to my mates a recent acquistion of a "life" has put my gaming down to only about 15 hours on average. 20 at the most.

DanteElDiablo
08-20-2008, 11:19 AM
Wow I only play for about 10-12 hours a week, when you have a job and school (all of that cant work out)