According to a new study, nearly half of British men would rather play a new video game release than have sex with their partners.
The research, carried out by money saving website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, shows that men in long term relationships are more likely to play a new video game that engage in any intimate activities.
Polling 1,442 UK men who were all in relationships for six or more months, the survey showed that 49 per cent would chose video games over sex. 32 per cent chose sex and 19 per cent said it would depend on the game.
“If anything I’m not actually that surprised by the results of our study,” said VoucherCodesPro.co.uk George Charles. “Gamers often spend months, if not year, waiting for a release to come out. So on that day, what’s likely to be more important?”
“I sympathise with partners though. It must be hard work having to compete with Rockstar Games or Naughty Dog. Judging by the game trailers, those guys put on quite a show!” added Charles.
The surveyed men were also given a list of new videogames due to be released during the rest of 2013. The top four most eagerly anticipated, and that won out over sex, were: GTA 5, FIFA 14, Elder Scrolls Online and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
GTA 5 was the most popular title, with 71 per cent of the men polled choosing to play with Trevor, Michael and Franklin rather than their partners. Football sim FIFA 14 was second as 67 per cent found kicking a virtual football preferable to a session with their girlfriends.
Sex also just lost out to Elder Scrolls Online (55 per cent) and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (52 per cent), while The Last of Us was voted second to sex with 49 per cent.
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