Mediamark Research & Intelligence, a sinister-sounding consumer survey group, has concluded from its 26,000 person survey sample that just under 80% of American children aged 6-11 play games online on a regular basis.
The percentage of boys and girls who played online games was virtually the same, 77.7% vs. 78.5%, respectively. Boys, however, were much more likely to report they went online to get “Tips” or “Cheats” for their gaming.
You can read the full PDF release just here. And what does that tell us about gaming? Well, perhaps it tells us that my generation, that thinks itself so gamer-orientated, will nothing to the generations of ubiquitous gamerdom to come. Those boys are going to Ebay some serious gold, mark my words.