A new study by Nielsen reports that people aged 13 and higher spent 6.3 hours per week playing games in 2013, a 12 percent (or 42 minute) jump from the prio year’s 5.6 hours. Since 2011, players have added one hour and 12 minutes of play to their weekly schedule.
The Nielsen Company, that arbiter of television ratings, has released a study breaking down American gaming habits. The study, part of its March 2011 State of the Media report, finds that Americans spend an average of 13 minutes playing video games on a television each day.
That might not sound like a lot, but keep in mind that the data was taken from Nielsen homes, which are made up of a wide swath of people, many of whom are not core gamers – and many of whom don’t even own a gaming console.