Top Four Reasons Parents Play Games



Stat: 72% (It?s Fun For The Entire Family), 71% (Because They?re Asked To), 66% (It?s A Good Opportunity To Socialize With The Child), 50% (It?s A Good Opportunity To Monitor Game Content)

Stat Categories: Video Game Industry Stats

Tags: parents parents,children parents,children,teen parents,children,teen,game ratings parents,children,teen,game ratings,video games parents,children,teen,game ratings,video games,computer games

Years: 2007

Stat Source: Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

Publisher (site that mentioned this stat): Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

Submitted By: Michael Raeford

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