"The survey is very self-serving, but it points to little-known facts that show why Kabam, which focuses on hardcore gamers, has a real business on Facebook," VentureBeat points out. The research survey found that these hardcore social gamers are younger and mostly male -- "very much in line with traditional gamer demographics," according to VentureBeat.
"By contrast, many of Zynga's players on Facebook are casual female players with little playing experience." Still, about 82% of the hardcore social gamers also play console games. Yet, as VentureBeat, "As the games get better on Facebook, social games ... are disrupting play on the traditional consoles."