SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — In the midst of the increase in the number gamers resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of parents who play video games with their children has been on an upward trend for five straight years.
According to a survey conducted by the Korea Creative Content Agency of 3,000 Koreans aged from 10 to 65 across the country, 71.3 percent of the respondents said that they had played video games over the past year, up 0.8 percentage points from a year ago.
In terms of usage rate by game platform (multiple answers possible), mobile games ranked first at 90 percent, followed by PC games at 57.6 percent and console games at 21 percent.
Among parents with children attending school, 57.5 percent said that they played video games with their children, up 1.2 percentage points from a year ago.
This ratio has been on an upward trend for five straight years starting from 2017 when the rate stood at 43.9 percent.
Among such parents, 73.1 percent of those in their 30s said they play video games with children, the highest among all age groups, followed by those in their 40s at 65.1 percent and those in their 50s at 40 percent.
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