Gaming During The Pandemic
During the pandemic, gamers have boosted their levels of play; however, less than two percent of Canadians decided to try playing video games for the first-time during lockdown. The majority of Canadians playing video games during the pandemic believe that gaming has helped them emotionally and mentally, especially teens. Gaming has also helped family, and friends, bond and stay connected.
58% of adults are playing more
80% of teens are playing more
65% of adults find that gaming while supporting stay-at-home health measures makes them feel better
78% of teens find that gaming while supporting stay-at-home health measures makes them feel better
Kids and teens are more involved in esports and video game streaming during the pandemic. Streaming includes viewing and playing video games.
36% of adults are streaming more during the pandemic
50% of kids and teens are streaming more during the pandemic
Video game Streaming
45% of adults are streaming more video games during the pandemic