My wife is 42, a former HS cheerleader, runner, gymnast, and all-around jock - and she plays as much as me now. She got hooked on Sega and SNES as a kid and it’s stuck.
I was just checking my Steam account to see how long I put into State of Decay 2 this last month, it said 300 hours. Subtract about 20-30 garbage hours from leaving it on all night, that’s still a ton. Easily half of it is hers, she plays when I’m at work and vice versa. And I still haven’t touched the three new Hitman games, PC God of War, and Resident Evil 8, she beat all those in the last year or so.
My two daughters (15 and 13) love Roblox, but more as a social thing than actual game playing.
I’ll believe that when I see some evidence. I’ve been hearing the “times have changed” mantra about literally everything male dominated for over 30 years, and it invariably turns out to be wishful thinking on the part of the feminist types.
From everything I’ve seen gaming continues to be heavily male dominated.