SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 7 in 10 South Koreans play video games, and more people are playing games with their children, a poll showed Thursday.
The Korea Creative Content Agency conducted a survey of 6,000 people between the ages of 10 and 65, in which 74.4 percent had played video games since June of last year, an increase of 3.1 percentage points compared to a year earlier.
Sorted by gaming platforms, 84.2 percent played smartphone games, followed by PC games (54.2 percent), console games (17.9 percent) and arcade games (9.4 percent).
The usage of each gaming platform, however, dropped a year earlier.
With the increasing popularity of outdoor activities following the end of social distancing measures, people now spend less time playing video games with a decrease from 145 to 132 minutes on weekdays, and from 232 to 209 minutes on weekends.
Among parents with children, 59.3 percent said they play video games with their children, up 1.8 percentage points from the previous year.
The percentage has been growing for the last six years after recording 37.8 percent in 2016.
Sorted by age of parents playing video games with their children, those in their 20s played games with their children the most (80.2 percent), followed by those in their 30s (73.3 percent), 40s (61.8 percent) and 50s (43.4 percent)
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