Pre-schoolers boost the numbers playing video games

According to a new study, more American children are playing video games than ever before, and a big part of that growth is coming from kids between the ages of 2 and 5. The study, released this week by market research firm NPD Group, shows that 91 percent of kids under the age of 18 are playing video games, or about 64 million people, up 9 percent compared to two years ago.

NPD reported that growth in video gaming was strong across all sectors, but 2 to 5-year-olds (17 percent increase) led the way. Females and teens between 15 and 17 also showed strong increases. Access to video games through mobile devices was also a big factor, with 38 percent of all children now using mobile gaming platforms compared to just 8 percent two years ago.

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