POLL REVEALS ‘MOST FANCIED’ VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS 78% of male gamers admit to being attracted to a female character from a video game, with Rubi Malone from WET and Resident Evil’s Jill Valentine beating Lara Croft to the top spot in a poll by the UK
BigNews.Biz - May 07,2010 - After noticing an increased number of searches for videogame and console discounts through the site, the UK’s leading discount code and voucher website conducted research and found that more than three quarters of male gamers have been attracted to a female character from a videogame.
The study by www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk of more than 1,400 male gamers asked respondents which videogames character they would most like to date if the character was real, and found that Rubi Malone from the videogame WET was the character most men were attracted to, with Jill Valentine from Resident Evil 5 second in the list with 64% - joined in the top ten by fellow Resident Evil character Sheva Alomar.
Tomb Raider heroine Lara Croft was denied the title of most fancied female video game character, coming in third in the poll with 61% of men claiming they would date her. The respondents were asked to choose which female videogame characters they would most like to date, if they were real women, from a selection of images.
Of the 1,438 men who took part in the anonymous study, 59% were in a relationship. Of these, 8% admitted to finding a female videogame character more attractive than their wife or girlfriend on one or more occasion.
In order, the most “fanciable” female videogame characters as voted for in the http://www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk poll are;
1. Rubi Malone from WET – 67%
2. Jill Valentine from Resident Evil 5 – 64%
3. Lara Croft from Tomb Raider – 61%
4. Chloe Frazer from Uncharted – 58%
5. Sheva Alomar from Resident Evil 5 – 42%
6. Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII – 39%
7. Elena Fisher from Uncharted – 33%
8. Princess Farah from Prince of Persia – 31%
9. Bayonetta from Bayonetta – 29%
10. Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII – 26%
MyVoucherCodes.co.uk also spoke to 978 women, to find out who they thought were the most attractive male videogame characters. They were presented with images of the characters and ask to select which they would be attracted to if they were real people, with Uncharted protagonist Nathan Drake proving the most popular. Results were as follows;
1. Nathan Drake from Uncharted – 61%
2. Prince of Persia from Prince of Persia – 58%
3. Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil – 53%
4. Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell series – 51%
5. Jin Kazama from Tekken – 47%
6. Desmond Miles from Assassins Creed series – 43%
7. Chris Redfield from Resident Evil series -38%
8. Max Payne from Max Payne – 36%
9. Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII – 29%
10. Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid – 27%
Mark Pearson, Managing Director of http://www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, commented on the findings;
“Discounts and deals for video games and consoles makes up a large number of the total searches on MyVoucherCodes.co.uk and we were keen to do a bit of research into men’s and women’s thoughts on videogame characters.
“It was quite interesting, if not slightly refreshing, to see