Young Australians would rather spend more time playing computer games than having sex, a survey by Aussie games developer 3RD Sense has found.

Young Australians would rather spend more time playing computer games than having sex, a survey by Aussie games developer 3RD Sense has found.

It says 75 percent of 1200 respondents surveyed had indicated this. And ­ to no-one’s great surprise ­ more than 84 percent said they would prefer spend more time playing games than watching TV, while 72 per cent would spend more time playing computer games than sport.

And game-playing isn’t just a male thing. Some 51 percent of girls under 16 said they would prefer playing games than going on a date.

Says 3RD Sense CEO Colin Cardwell: “There is clearly a demographic shift occurring when it comes to online behaviour. Many people are spending more time online discovering they are passionate about play and really enjoying themselves.

“The under-16’s in particular prefer games to traditional activities such as watching television as they can challenge their brains, their friends and their coordination skills.”

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