Atlanta: 3rd top gaming city

In a commissioned piece of “research” for Microsoft, Seattle came out as the top gaming city, while Atlanta finished third.

The methodology relies heavily on number of hours spent playing Windows and XBOX 360 games online, but also takes into account number of consoles owned and game rentals/purchases.

Myself, I own a PS2 and a GameCube plus four PCs, so I’m definitely helping the average.

I’ll also be writing a series of posts for Metroblogging Azeroth (World of Warcraft) in the very near future, so stay tuned.

How many of you out there are “gamers”?

[Via Curbob]

8 Comments so far

  1. james (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 11:59 am

    seth, your ‘gq’ just went up about 1000x with this line…

    “I’ll also be writing a series of posts for Metroblogging Azeroth (World of Warcraft) in the very near future, so stay tuned.”


  2. Seth (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

    Geek Quotient?

    Gamer Quotient?


  3. d.ortiz (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

    What’s really peculiar about this is that Atlanta is the 23rd fattest city in the U.S. while Seattle is the fittest.

    (source: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/99/105092.htm)

    Maybe they are more into Wii up there.


  4. Richard Curry (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

    I worked on the game Gears of War for the 360 and it was with many people from Seattle (since it was a MS game), I always counted myself as a “gamer” but these people put me to shame.
    I felt like my zelda stories just weren’t good enough :)


  5. james (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    whichever you prefer, seth. although i had ONE of those two specifically in mind.


  6. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

    “Girl Quitting?”

    I’m a citizen of Azeroth too, but I live in the Goldshire projects.


  7. Will (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 10:53 am

    I’m a professional game designer at White Wolf Game Studio in Stone Mountain. We’re the second-biggest paper RPG company in the business, and have been based in Atlanta since 1991. (I’ve only been here since 2004, though.)

    I’ve just recently left the Azeroth metroblog (but not the game) because I’m now also employed by CCP, the makers of EVE Online, and am working on a new MMO in addition to our paper RPG lines. (Paper RPGs originated most of the root systems that eventually went into games like WoW.)

    If Atlanta is #3 (and interesting statistic, that), I’ll bet no small part of that is due to Georgia Tech, obviously. (Though, to be clear, I play online on my Mac, Xbox 360 and Wii.) Despite being #3 in online gaming and housing a couple of geek-tastic colleges, Atlanta seems unable to keep a brick-and-mortar game store in business. The city is a wasteland for traditional gaming venues.


  8. gretagretchen (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

    I’m sure me & the SO & my current lack of a freelance project are keeping the #3 status quo. Although I had no trouble buying a copy of Burning Crusade of the shelf at my local Best Buy. No Warcrack on the East Side?



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