Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Computer game statistics in Norway

From the Norwegian Statistical Bureau - SSB, statistisk sentralbyrå, an article on computer/video game use in Norway. It shows that in 2005 57% of the boys between 9 and 15 have used a PC or video game, while 23 % of the girls played every day.

I am very curious to see what this looks like for 2006.

1 comment:

Jill said...

It's interesting that they specifically exclude online games that don't require a download from the survey. That's the kind of game I see my ten-year-old and her friends play the most often (and they're in charge, since these don't require parental assistance in buying or installing).

Perhaps online games are more common for girls than boys, I don't know. I do know that when my six-year-old nephew wanted to play a game he went to google and typed "hæri påta" and was disappointed when that didn't produce a Harry Potter game. That was the point at which he came and asked for an adult to help.

Not that that really proves anything - but it does show that at least one six-year-old boy thinks that the web browser is the obvious place to look for games - not the harddrive.