Do you remember the time when gaming had a bad rep for being violent and negatively influencing children? Luckily, that’s all over. It has been found more than once that gaming is actually good for people of all ages. It stimulates the mind, improves problem-solving and fine motor skills, and offers an opportunity to be social. With all this in mind, we want to take a look at the most popular games genres today. The top three pretty much lead by a wide margin with the others trailing. However, the beauty of gaming is that there is something for everyone.
Number 1 Genre: Shooter
Shooter games are at the top of the list with almost a quarter of games sold in this genre. There is just something about getting rid of the bad guy and finding the strategies to do so. Shooter games weren’t always at the top, but it pushed action out of number one in the last few years.
Number 2 Genre: Action
Action is what we all want, right? Life can get mundane and worker-day very quickly and there is no better cure than getting into an action game. You get to be a superhero or bad guy, whichever strikes your fancy. Quest, challenges, partnerships, strategy – action games have it all. No wonder they are second on the list with a percentage of sales just below shooter games.
Number 3 Genre: Role-Playing
RPG games have gained in popularity over the last 5 years or so. Role-playing games offer us the chance to be someone else and kick some ass while we do it. Everyone enjoys an RPG every now and then even if it is not your main fancy.
Number 4 Genre: Sports
Sports will always be in the top positions. Sport is a global thing that brings people together and makes us go crazy. Playing sports without going outside is the main draw for some, especially those of us who can’t really kick a ball. No matter your skill, everyone enjoys their own type of sport whether on the Wii or Xbox or PS4.
It makes complete sense that these four genres be at the top. They are the things that offer us escape and a let out for frustration. And let’s be honest, it’s just sometimes nice to kick someone in the face without suffering the consequences. So, which one is your favourite and do you agree with these stats? Let us know.