The Entertainment Software Association of Canada, in collaboration with global counterparts, unveiled the inaugural Power of Play report today.
Based on extensive research and a survey encompassing 12 countries, the report underscores the manifold positive impacts of video gameplay.
Canadians, accounting for 12,847 respondents, cited enjoyment as the primary motivation (74%). Notably, 29% reported playing to manage mental health, surpassing the global average of 24%. Additionally, 76% acknowledged that gaming alleviated stress.
The report affirms that video games foster community and meaningful connections, with 70% believing games facilitate new friendships.