Most popular devices young people use to play video games Japan 2019

According to a survey conducted in Japan from January to March 2019, more than 80 percent of respondents aged 10 to 29 years old played video games on smartphones in the last twelve months. About half of respondents played games on home consoles. The survey was conducted with a focus on gaming disorders. Gaming disorders were recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a medical condition in May 2019.

Most popular devices for playing video games among people aged 10 to 29 years old in Japan as of March 2019

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

January to March 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

10-29 years

Special properties

online survey and postal questionnaire; multiple answers possible

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

*Of 5,096 respondents, 4,438 claimed to have played video games in the last twelve months.

Original question: "On which devices do you play video games?"

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