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Report: Children spend €39 on in-game content monthly

76% of surveyed caretakers note that minors do not spend money on the titles they play

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Video Games Europe, formerly ISFE, says that minors, on average, spend €39 a month on games.

This is according to a new report in by Ipsos, which surveyed 2,808 caretakers from the UK, Germany, Italy, France, and Germany.

By comparison, in 2020, minors spent an average of €33 a month on in-game extras.

The report also said, "For parents whose children spend money on in-game content, random rewards, such as loot boxes, are the least popular. The most popular is content that impacts gameplay."

The survey noted that 76% of guardians said that children don't spend money on the games they play.

Also, 89% of the respondents actively monitor the spending habits of minors.

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Jeffrey Rousseau: Jeffrey joined in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.
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