Video games are established as a way to better connect with the family during Christmas

MADRID, November 19 (Portaltic/EP) –

The video game are consecrated as one of the best ways to get closer and better connect with family during Christmaswith a 40 percent of parents who plan to play with their children on these dates, as suggested by a study of Xbox.

This is shown by a new survey carried out by YouGov in some countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany or Mexico, and commissioned by Xbox, which confirms that the 56 percent of those surveyed consider that passing on the custom of playing video games from older to younger generations is a “great tradition.”

In addition, among those who stated that they will play video games during the holidays, the 38 percent ranked gaming as one of their top five family activities. This is thanks to family games like ‘Minecraft’ or ‘Forza Horizon 5’, which represent more than 50 percent of the games chosen to enjoy at Christmas 2021.

Likewise, until 71 percent of respondents agree that, thanks to the variety of video games available, all family members regardless of age can play. As for the youthsthe 21 percent have expressed their intention to play with their parents5 percent with their grandparents and 10 percent will play with their in-laws.

In this sense, the study also confirms that video games help people to relax during intense periods such as Christmas.

In addition to reinforcing the family bond, the videogames also serve to cope with stressful situations that may arise during the Christmas holidays. In fact, the 54 percent turn to video games to relieve stress. In contrast, 46 percent use the ‘scroll’ of social networks, 45 percent concentrate on reading a book and 33 percent on self-care activities.

The use of video games for the whole family makes them a good gift option for these festivities. According to Xbox, the gifts for the whole family take precedence and they are a good investment, data supported by 30 percent of respondents who plan to give gifts, who also agree on this option.

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