More than Half of Mobile Device Owners Use Them to Play Games

Posted on: May 16th, 2013 by ABC News No Comments

Goodshoot RF/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mobile devices obviously help people keep in touch, but they are more and more becoming a popular source of entertainment. 

A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of finds more than half of mobile device owners — 51 percent — play games on their devices.

When the survey asked mobile device owners how often they play games on their devices, the respondents replied:

  • Play games at least once a week – 41 percent
  • Play games at least once a day – 21 percent
  • Play games more than once a day – 11 percent
  • Once a month or less – 10 percent

Other statistics include:

  • Broken down by gender, men are more likely to play games on their mobile devices than women, 54 percent to 48 percent, respectively.
  • Forty-five percent of mobile game-playing U.S. adults have downloaded a paid game app on their mobile device.
  • In the past 12 months, of the U.S. adults who have paid to download a game on their mobile device, 61 percent have spent between $1 and $10 on game apps.  Fifteen percent have paid between $11 and $20, while nine percent have shelled out between $21 and $50.  Eleven percent of respondents have spent more than 50 bucks.
  • Of U.S. adults who have children under the age of 18, 12 percent say their kids have purchased a game app by mistake.  Ten percent say their kids downloaded an app intentionally without their permission.

The Harris Interactive survey involved 2,058 adults and was conducted between May 2 and May 6, 2013.

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