Video Game Law Blog

January 28, 2006

A new study by the Software Entertainment Association shows that 35 percent of American parents play video games, 73 percent of 'gamer parents"? are regular voters, and 85 percent of all voting parents (whether gamers or not) say that parents and not government, retailers or game publishers should take primary responsibility for ensuring that children are not exposed to inappropriate game content. Finally, 60 percent of parents say that it is not government's role to regulate game sales to try to protect children from inappropriate content (36 percent of parents said that itisgovernment's role to regulate game sales).

The ESA is understandably pleased with this survey, and claims that ongoing government proposals to regulate video games is not necessarily what American voters desire.

ESA News Release at

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