Nearly ALL Teens play Video Games

Gaming consoles, PC’s or Cell phones, 99% of Boys and 94% of Girls play Video Game on a regular basis.

A recent study, conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project, has found that 99 percent of boys and 94 percent of girls play video games on a regular basis. Half of the 1,102 kids, ages 12 to 17, polled had played one within the last 24 hours.

So I guess the good old days of playing tag is really long gone.  Teens obviously represent a good portion of the gaming industries clientelle.  This comes to no surprise to anyone who plays online video games such as Halo 3 or Call of Duty 4.  The games are pouring with young voices and with potty mouths nonetheless.  The primary finding based on 1,102 includes 12-17 year olds.

Within the same study, half the boys surveyed listed a game rated by the industry’s system as “mature” as one of their favorites.  I’ve always said, you can put any rating system you want on a game.  Kids will play them.  Heck, I did!

Is gaming a social or anti-social activity?

Via Pew Internet

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