Survey by Interactive Digital Software Association: 60% of Americans play games, either on consoles, handheld devices, or PCs; 61% of players are adults; 43% are women. (Business: Console Wars; Video Games. The Economist, p 57. June 22, 2002.)

Up to 90 percent of American youngsters play video games and as many as 15 percent of them (more than five-million kids) may be addicted, according to data cited in the AMA council’s report. (Tanner, Lindsay. Is video-game addiction a mental disorder?)