THQ: "Girls don't have time for games"

Written by Joe Martin

June 10, 2008 // 10:04 a.m.

Tags: #female #frag-dolls #gamers #girl #grrl #thq #woman #women

THQ Wireless Director James Scalpello is a man who thinks he understands women, apparently. In a recent interview with CasualGaming.biz, the THQ executive outlined exactly why it is that he thinks girls aren't as big on gaming as boys.

"When girls play console games, they have to have gone through a whole other list of things they could have done before sitting down with them..." said James.

"Guys get home, have dinner, and play a computer game. It's much higher up the list of priorities. To put it bluntly, girls have got better things to do."

The next part of the interview should be taken with a pinch of salt though as, according to Kotaku, the article has been edited since it was originally published. Regardless, Scalpello is currently down as saying that he thinks the mobile girl gaming market is a lost cause - though the validity of the statements will doubtlessly be disputed.

"I don’t think there’s ever been a successful game really pinpointed just for girls. I think it’s a lost cause, quite frankly. Car manufacturers colour code bits of cars and for some reason it works. But it doesn't work with mobile games.

What do you think to what the man says - misguided ramblings or has he hit the nail on the head? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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