It’s amazing how Nielsen can get these numbers but they’re reporting a total of 428,621 female WoW players while there are 675,713 male players within the age groups of 25 to 54.
The statistic is even more impressive when considering that an estimated 675,713 unique male players of the same age group logged into World of Warcraft during the period, indicating that the WoW gender gap may not be as large as some imagine.
To cull the numbers, Nielsen uses a software meter to measure game usage on 184,000 PCs worldwide. The metric program is capable of tracking over 1,700 PC games, according to the company.
The largest block of PC game players in general were females 25 years of age and older, though casual games such as Solitaire largely contributed to the bump in stats.
There may be hope for love in a social video game median. So I guess not everyone female character you run into will be another dude.