Toy Industry Study on Product to Web Play

Toy Industry Association Study on Kids and Online Play, 28% of Kids Who Use “SGE’s” have Purchased Products

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) and market researcher NPD Group have authored a research study, Online Play: Earning Mom’s Trust and Children’s Interest.  The report is designed to help industry players understand what’s driving moms and kids ages 2 to 14 to social, gaming and/or entertainment (SGE) websites. More than one-quarter (28%) of kids who use SGE sites have purchased either a physical item or digital content from these sites, according to the report. Kids are engaging in virtual worlds often upwards of 16 hours each week – creating avatars, playing games, earning and spending virtual currency, and socializing.  These online-offline web-connected products offer enhanced play value and are the glue that bonds these digital natives, Generation Z (kids 2-14) to a new generation of play, according to TIA officials. 

Virtual Worlds News: Toy Industry Association Study on Kids and Online Play, 28% of Kids Who Use “SGE’s” have Purchased Products

Great article.  Click the link for more.  Love to ramble about it, but sadly short on time today.  Enjoy!

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