Shirking the belief that avid gamers are antisocial nerds who struggle to look a woman in the eye, let alone get her back to their mother’s basement, latest figures have revealed that Xbox 360 owners are above average in the sack, according to their partners at least.
However, according to figures compiled by VoucherCodesPro, PS3 favouring gamers need to spend less time button-bashing and more time nubbin-rubbin’, as a study of 1,747 UK participants revealed that fans of Sony’s console are somewhat below par at the sex.
Taking a look at external influences on relations, participants in the study named their partner’s console of choice, before rating their sexual performances on a scale that ranged from a bed-rocking “Excellent” to a weeping into the pillow “Below Average.”
According to the findings, roughly half of the unsuspecting gamers were rated as being along the lines of “Good” or “Average” in bed, a figure eclipsed by those who own an Xbox 360, where 54 per cent of gamers were ranked as “Good” or better. What’s more, 22 per cent of Xbox gamers received top marks for their bedroom antics, even if they do have to fit it in between sessions of FIFA 13.
With Wii users a somewhat surprising second in the bedroom ability charts, perhaps predictably, PC gamers fared the worst with only 3 per cent praised for their nocturnal activities.
Worryingly, 11 per cent of those questioned suggested that their relationship could benefit from more gaming and less sex. Whoever you are, put down your controller and hang your head in shame.
"So, according to our survey, it seems that if you own an Xbox 360, you can give yourself a pat on the back for bedroom performance." Well, one in five of you can at least,” George Charles of VocherCodesPro said. “For other gamers it definitely seems there's room for improvement. And despite it being an undeniably good game, perhaps Bioshock Infinite doesn't act as a natural performance enhancer!"