Tom from acSlater.com on “hardcore” vs. “casual” gamers:
This would be my definition of a “casual” gamer if I had to choose one. They really have no desire to play games using a controller, or they just aren’t coordinated enough to figure them out. Whatever the case may be, they prefer to game on their phones while on the go than at home in front of the TV.
Although I hate the concept of “hardcore” vs. “casual” gamers, I don’t think this is how I would define casual. I think there are plenty of people I know who play console games who I would consider a casual gamer.
I do agree that separating gamers into just two categories makes no sense, but I think it’s most about the way, and how much, people play games instead of what kind of games they play. A person can play Modern Warfare 3 but still be a “casual” gamer. Just a like a person can play Wii or iOS games and be a “hardcore” gamer.