Discuss the popularity of computer games, how they have changed patterns of leisure inside and outside the home. Who do they appeal to and why? How have they changed and how are they changing? What factors drive these changes?
In the modern world computer games are very popular. In the late 80s and all through the 90s computer games consoles became massively popular with children to teenagers to men who are young at heart. However in recent years there has been a slight low down in the computer games market. This decline in the market could be because there are constantly new versions of consoles coming out so people may want to hold on before buying a console. Also there aren’t many new types of games coming out, for example there are only certain genres of games and there are not many new genres being created. The age range which game consoles are attracting is also going larger, no more are computer games aimed solely at children. But because the games market first became popular in the 80s then the children of that era who have been brought up on game consoles have continued to use them so the age range has grown and these men have kept up wit new games consoles, so game companies have to target a wider market segment.