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FOR A RESPONSIBLE USE OF VIDEO GAMES. In the absence of more up-to-date reports, according to data from the latest 2021 AEVI (Spanish Video Games Association) yearbook, we are already more than 18.1 million the number of gamers in our country. We dedicate 8.1 hours a week on average and two years ago 1,017,642 game consoles and 6,948,452 video games were sold. With Nintendo Switch in the lead, close to half a million consoles, it was followed by far by the PlayStation 5 with 275,000 units and the Xbox Series X | S with 83,000 devices. If we talk about titles released in 2021, FIFA 22 was the star, followed by Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shimmering Pearl. The 2022 Top 3 went to FIFA 23, Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, and Pokémon Arceus Legends.

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It is true that we have spent two years that will be remembered for the lack of stock of the new generation due to production problems. A ‘I want and I can’t’ that has allowed Nintendo to top all the sales listings. But it must also be recognized that they have managed to capitalize on all the hardware sold with a very attractive offer for the age ranges from 6 to 10 years, from 11 to 14 years and from 15 to 24 years, which are the ones that concentrate the highest percentage of players ( 76%, 78% and 74%, respectively) in their fork. If we talk about equipment, 27% do it on consoles, 9% on portable models, 27% on mobile, 22% on PC and 12% on tablet.

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In view of this photograph, there are several challenges that arise due to possible misuse and/or abuse, mainly in the earliest ages. Uncontrolled use can progressively lead to a serious disorder: the obsessive player loses control over the game and this is the one who determines how far he can go. In addition, it has also been linked to an increased risk of developing a harmful sedentary lifestyle. And, at this point, many parents are wondering: How do I set rules? Where do I begin? How can I manage the game or the communication within it? And it is that playing can also have positive effects: it promotes socialization and participation in common activities, increases tolerance for failure, optimizes decision-making and improves visual and manual coordination and the acquisition of psychomotor skills. We offer you the best tips to achieve responsible use.

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