'Granddad' Theft Auto: Middle-class, middle-aged parents are most likely to play violent crime game
Posted 10/10/2013 12:12:00 PM

Most people might not expect middle-class and  middle-age parents to enjoy a video game that involves reckless  driving, gunning people down and robbing banks, but a study has revealed  otherwise.

Online players of Grand Theft Auto V are 33  per cent more likely to have children and are twice as likely to be married, as  the average video game player, it said.

While most people imagine teenagers staying  up into the early hours playing violent computer games, there was an  'uncharacteristic spike' in the number if 55 to 64-year-olds playing the new  game.

 
 

Exponential Interactive analysed the  behaviour of over two million Britons who have played Grand Theft Auto online  and compared the data to the internet population and general video gaming  audience to pick out characteristics most representative of a Grand Theft Auto  fan.

Their findings might surprise quite a few  people as they break the video gamer stereotype in a number of ways.

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Posted By: Producer Thomas  
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