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Official:2009 Pirate Census Data

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Overview

The 2009 Pirate Census was taken between the 10th and 17th of July, 2009.

The information provided here summarized information based on player responses.

Findings

Demographics

3718 Pirates provided responses to the census. Responses indicated a 60%/40% male/female split.

Interestingly, 50% of Pirates on the subscription Oceans reported female. An even split for subscribers!

27% of respondents played predominantly on subscription Oceans

50% of Pirates were 19 years of age or younger. However, this was affected by gender:

  • 62% of male Pirates reported being under 19
  • 30% of female Pirates reported being under 19

73% of responding Pirates have played Puzzle Pirates for 3 or more years

Age Distribution

  • 13-16: 25%
  • 16-19: 25%
  • 20-23: 10%
  • 24-30: 14%
  • 31-36: 9%
  • 36-45: 10%
  • Older!: 7%

Time Playing

  • Less than half a year: 7%
  • Less than a year: 7%
  • 1 year: 13%
  • 2 years: 20%
  • 3 years: 26%
  • 4 years: 16%
  • 5 years: 7%
  • More! 4%

Gamers Unite!

We also asked how much time you spend game playing on a weekly basis:

  • Less that 1 hour: 0%
  • Less than 5 hours: 6%
  • Between 5 and 10 hours: 19%
  • Between 11 and 15 hours: 16%
  • Between 16 and 20 hours: 15%
  • Between 21 and 30 hours: 18%
  • Between 31 and 50 hours: 14%
  • More than 50 hours: 12%

Type of Connectivity

  • None at home: 2%
  • Crusty dial up: 2%
  • DSL (phone): 23%
  • DSL (cable): 60%
  • T1: 13%

Interests

Not surprisingly 92% of respondents indicated they played games on their PC:

  • PC Computer: 92%
  • Mac Computer: 11%
  • XBox: 26%
  • Wii: 35%
  • Playstation (2 or 3): 36%
  • Smartphone: 6%
  • PSP: 13%
  • DS: 25%
  • Mobile Phone: 15%
  • IPhone Touch: 10%

We also asked what sort of games you played, a somewhat related question. The results:

  • Downloadable PC games: 37%
  • Social games (i.e. on a social network): 24%
  • Console games: 23%
  • Flash games: 12%
  • Games on hand helds: 2%
  • Games on yer phone: 1%

In-Game Information

The following is the priority list of new things for the game:

  • Ships
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Swords

It appears we have plenty of bludgeons!

It's difficult to summarize Pirate preferences. Here's a quick cut showing the percentage of Pirates rank ordered by their most highly rated part of the game:

  • Sea Monsters: 25%
  • Making yer Pirate look spiffy: 22%
  • Expeditions: 21%
  • Social- Just Chatting with Friends: 20%
  • Ship Puzzles/Pillaging: 19%
  • Collectibles (Trophies, trinkets, others stuff): 19%
  • Blockades: 18%
  • Competitive Puzzles (Parlor, sword fight): 16%
  • Running a Pillage: 16%
  • Flotillas: 14%
  • Running Shoppes and Trading:13%
  • Managing a Forage: 13%
  • Tournaments: 13%
  • Social- Game Politics: 13%
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