I guess we're normal, then...

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I guess we're normal, then...

Postby me_in_japan on Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:57 am

saw this on CMON

http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/sho ... e-Survey...

I had always assumed our little demographic was wierd due to us all being expats and generally living in a non-average situation, but I guess I was wrong...
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Re: I guess we're normal, then...

Postby Miggy Smallz on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:06 am

I don't see the connection between ages and being expats. If you're talking about age demographics, it makes sense-- young people who are out of college and are unlikely to be married, or are newly married, have the most disposable income... and war gaming and miniatures are nothing if not black holes of money. :lol:
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Re: I guess we're normal, then...

Postby Primarch on Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:18 pm

You're both missing the point. The age demographic of people who use CMON is mainly the 26-45 age bracket. Over that and they probably grew up playing historical games at 6/15mm which dont have much in the way of presentation models. Below that and they probably dont spend the time painting that is required to be a regular member/viewer on CMON. If you did the same research on the average GW store you'd find that the results were heavily at the younger end of the scale. Likewise, if you went to a website that featured mainly historical wargaming (except for FOW cos thats only for cool youngsters) I imagine the age demographic would be older.

Kids have a lot of disposable income, pocket money, birthday and christmas presents, gifts from relatives etc and no bills to pay. GW mainly target kids since that is where the money is. Long time veterans often expand into other games, or just buy the odd mini here and there to round out a unit. (I am an exception). Kids get into the hobby, blow all their parent's money buying a full army. Splatter it with paint then get bored and sell it on ebay where veterans buy it.

In Nagoya there are no real gaming stores to attract the kids, and Expats are usually in their 20s at least since its hard to get a visa without attending university first. Our demographic just happens to match CMON rather than being the norm.
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