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Kids are Mostly Gaming on Mobile Devices, Says Research Firm

September 23, 2015Written by Mark Labbe

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The NPD Group recently published a report called Kids and Gaming 2015, which looks at, well, kids and their gaming habits. In the report, it was mentioned that the research group found that kids are playing mobile games more than PC or console titles.

It was revealed via an online survey that 63 percent of kids between the ages of 2 to 17 play games on mobile devices. Meanwhile, only 45 percent of kids use computers to game on. While the firm did not say how many kids game on consoles, it did give the stats for kids between the ages of 9 and 11, saying that 41 percent of them play on consoles.

Back in 2013, the survey done at that time indicated that 67 percent of kids game on computers, and NPD Analyst Liam Callahan expressed his surprise at the drop.

The largest and most surprising shift in the 2015 gaming ecosystem was kids’ move away from the computer. In the past, the computer was considered the entry point for gaming for most kids, but the game has changed now that mobile has moved into that position. This may be related to a change in the behavior of parents that are likely utilizing mobile devices for tasks that were once reserved for computers.

Do you game on mobile devices? Why do you think more kids are using mobile devices to play games on rather than consoles or PCs?

[Source: Games Industry]