While it might not be considered a typical American pastime, gaming is quickly becoming one of the most popular outlets for fun and frivolity in the USA. With millions of us logging into the digital realm every single day, gaming is as much apart of American culture as apple pie and the NFL.
But like all good things, there is a downside to indulging to excess with gaming. In fact, new statistics from online hosting providers WestHost have revealed that some of us are willing to sacrifice real world relationships in order to keep on enjoying our latest gaming experience.
- 43.5% of Americans have ignored calls in order to stay in and play video games
- 15.3% of Americans have pretended to be sick in order to stay in and play video games
- 5.4% of those aged 16 – 24 have said there had been a death in the family in order to stay in and play video games
- 38.7% of those aged 16 – 24 have lied to friends in order to stay in and play video games
WestHost have created an infographic detailing more statistics about America’s habits towards gaming. You can take a look at it below…
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