72 percent of the u.s. population say that they play video games....
April 3, 2008 6:46am CST
According to The NPD Group’s recently released report, "Online Gaming 2008,” which analyzes the online gaming landscape and focuses specifically on consumers’ behavior, time and money spent in this market, overall participation in gaming rose in 2007 over 2006, from 64 percent of the population to 72 percent of the population. Of these, more than half say they play games online. The PC platform continues to be the driving force in online gaming, with 90 percent of online gamers stating they use a PC to play games online, 19 percent claiming they use a video game system (console or portable) and 3 percent claiming they use a cell phone. Four out of 10 online gamers are ages 2-17, driven heavily by kids ages 6-12. Kids ages 2 to 12 are driving more than 25 percent of online gaming, while 18-24 year olds only represent 10 percent of online gaming. This seems like an awfully large percent to me. What do you think....are too many people playing games these day? Are you a video gamer? http://www.npd.com/press/releases/press_080402a.html