Video Game Addiction Statistics from the UK: A Growing Problem

FAQ

What percentage of gamers are addicted?

While different studies on the topic produced vastly different results, the consensus is that between 1%  and 10% of gamers worldwide exhibit addictive behaviour.

How many teens are addicted to video games?

Around 10% of teens suffer from games addiction.

Do video games lead to addiction?

Not necessarily. But the inclusion of various gambling-centric and addictive mechanics is leading to an increase in gaming addiction.

How many hours of video games is an addiction?

While there’s no consensus on the exact number, some researchers believe five hours should be the maximum amount of time spent on video games per day.

What percent of gamers are depressed?

Video game addiction statistics indicate that around 26% of gamers are depressed.