Study found that children’s games almost as many mobile console

According to the NPD Group released this week a new study, the children play games, mobile devices almost as much as they are through traditional game consoles. According to the child and the 2013 game, play behavior of children aged 2-17 years since 2011 has been a marked shift.

More than half (53%) of the mobile device users report that they spend more time playing on these devices, this year compared to last year. Boost 12-17 child, who was found seven hours per week on average spend five hours per week in 2011 compared to the mobile device the most significant.

“The kids engage with mobile devices cheaper tablet and a growing number of hand-me-down phone to create these platforms more readily available than ever before,” NPD Group analyst Liam Callahan said in a statement. .

While desktop computers, laptops and game consoles are still top device, “almost”, many children, because they are playing games on mobile devices and computers, according to the study. In addition, it found that children begin to play games on mobile devices, at a younger age than in previous years (in 2012, eight years old and 9 years old, in 2011). The starting age trend is expected to continue to decline, the research team said.

“The question then becomes whether this cell phone usage will continue to grow as 2-17 years of age, if you use will become more common than the console and PC games, as time goes on,” Callahan said. “More importantly, we need to understand how these forms of gaming, providing different types of the young players experience.”

And kids games in 2013 on the basis of the findings of this year, from June 26 to July 18 sent an online survey. It integrates data from 3,842 children ages 2-17 currently playing games on any device.