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Young gamers go mobile, up from 8% to 38% since 2009

4:30 PM on 10.11.2011 // Dale North
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The latest data from the NPD Group is packed with lots of interesting factoids on the growth of gaming today, but the most interesting is how mobile gaming is the biggest thing with younger gamers. The number of young'ins that play mobile games has grown from 8 percent in 2009 to 38 percent today. Compare that with the growth of gaming on portable game systems -- a more modest 38 percent to 45 percent today.

More kids are playing games in general, says NPD. A whopping 91 percent of kids age 2-17 play games today, up from only 9 percent two years ago. That's a crazy increase in a short time, but it makes sense when you look around and see just about every kid with an iPod Touch.

It's still all about us, though. Even with all the new kids gaming these days, the average gamer is still 37.




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