NPD: 82% of kids below 18 are gamers

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A few years ago, it was a common conception that teens played the most videogames, social or otherwise. That number is dropping, however, according to NPD. A recent research study concluded that a full 82% of people aged 2 to 17 play in the United States videogames. Out of that, the most amount of gamers are in the age group of 9 to 11 with a whopping 12.4 million playing games on a regular basis.

While the total amount of gamers in their teens and young adulthood years have declined due to competing interests, they still hold the largest amount of playtime per week, with an average of 10.6 hours for those aged between 12 and 14. Not only that, but over half of those that responded to the research panel played online.

[via Gamesindustry.biz]
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