A survey by NPD has found a great majority of American children call themselves gamers but fewer older teens are playing games.  As reported in Edge-Online, NPD surveyed more than 5,000 U.S. children two to 17 years old and found 82 percent – an estimated 55.7 million – of them are gamers.  Within the segment, the firm found the largest group of gamers are among nine to 11 year olds, while those two to five years old represented the smallest group.  In measuring game play hours, the firm found those aged 12-14 are putting in the most time at 10.6 hours per week

The biggest declines in game play time were among older teens aged 15-17 as well as female gamers.  NPD’s Anita Frazier cited competition for games in getting teen mind share as other forms of entertainment and activities, parent-imposed limits, and schoolwork.

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