If only we invested as much hours each day playing games into learning, we could all potentially become a virtuoso. That’s what a survey from outsourcing company Bidvine indicates. Bidvine polled 2,000 British and found people average to spending two hours on gaming daily; that translates to about 14 hours a week. Furthermore, more than a third of the respondent actually spend over five hours a day playing video games.
How often do Singaporean play games?
A research found that Singaporeans generally spend about 20 hours per week on gaming, or almost 3 hours a day. The actual numbers might higher with the prevalence of certain mobile games like Bejeweled or Clash Royale; these popular titles can be played on and off whenever people had some minutes to spare. In that time, a gamer could apparently learn guitar in around four months, train for a marathon in just seven weeks, and more.
Not to bash on gaming
Bidvine Co-founder Russ Morgan says they don’t intend to shame people for gaming because it’s a great way to unwind. Just finding out in relative terms what people could achieve within the same time frame is interesting enough.
Russ noted that gaming is such a popular leisure activity globally for both men and women. It made sense for them to use it as something to compare to. Members of the public can also apply the calculator to the time they spend online or on social media.”
He added, “We hope that the calculator will encourage people to try something new, learn a new hobby and finally get round to ticking some things off of their bucket or to-do list. I think most don’t realise how little time you actually need to allocate to learn a new skill.”
What new skill you can learn with your gaming time
You can find out yourself what better things you could have done with the time you spend on gaming through this interactive calculator.