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Seven out of 10 S. Koreans play video games: survey

By 김다솔

Published : July 30, 2016 - 11:44

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Nearly seven out of every 10 South Koreans enjoy playing some type of video game, a survey showed Saturday, explaining the growing size of the country's game industry.

In a recent survey conducted by the state-run Korea Creative Content Agency, 67.9 percent of those surveyed said they regularly played one or more types of video games.

The survey was conducted on 3,045 people aged between 10 and 65 years.

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Out of the total, 60.2 percent said they played mobile games, mostly on their mobile phones, while 38.4 percent said they enjoyed online games on the internet.

Less than 8 percent said they enjoyed console games.

When asked why they played mobile games, 40.2 percent said simply to spend time, while 17.5 percent said for fun and another 16.5 percent to relieve stress.

However, in a separate survey of 620 parents, 54 percent said they believe mobile games interfere with their children's studies. (Yonhap)