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Covid-Led Habit Formation of Excessive Computer Game Playing Continues to Persist: Report

Covid-Led Habit Formation of Excessive Computer Game Playing Continues to Persist: Report
The Siliconreview
08 October, 2021

The US residents are spending an average of 16.5 hours on gaming per week

Are you still playing games even though the offices, schools, and restaurants are open this year? Brace yourself because you are not alone. Recently, NPD Group conducted a survey that revealed that people were spending more time on video games even when the pandemic had waned down. The US residents are spending an average of 16.5 hours on gaming per week, and this is an increase from the previous best of 14.8 hours. Pre-pandemic, the number was 12.7 hours PW. The survey conducted in August also showed that a surprising demographic is also contributing to driving the sudden increase.

Americans aged 45 to 64 are now playing games for more than 12 hours per week, and this is a significant jump from 9 hour PW in 2019. The research firm has recorded the rise, and people are more attached to the online PC titles. Many gamers in the 45-64 age groups managed to relapse into the gaming habit, and this was mostly to stay connected with family. Mat Piscatella from NPD Group has stated that gaming is not exclusive for teenagers or children because it is a segment for gamers of all age groups.