The countdown has begun for the much-anticipated Paris Games Week 2023, and this year, it's not just for the seasoned gamers; it's a family affair! From November 1 to 5, the City of Light will host the grand celebration of video games, featuring the PGW Junior area specially tailored for young gamers and their families.
Every year, Paris Games Week unmistakably underscores the timeless allure of video games. Regardless of age, video gaming is a passion that unites generations, and the statistics affirm this phenomenon. A whopping 93% of 10-17 year-olds and 89% of 15-24 year-olds consider themselves gamers, as do 69% of adults (aged 18 or over) and 49% of seniors.
In today's world, parents, many of whom grew up with video games, recognize the familial bonds they can create. An astonishing 69% of parents with underage children say they play games together occasionally, a significant increase of nearly 6 points in just one year! Furthermore, 64% of these parents believe that gaming provides a precious opportunity to bond and share delightful moments as a family, marking an 8-point increase compared to 2022.
In acknowledgment of children's passion for video games and the nostalgic joy experienced by parents and grandparents, Paris Games Week has introduced the PGW Junior section, a sprawling 400 m² area entirely devoted to families.
Within this welcoming and inclusive environment, visitors can embark on a collective gaming adventure. They will have the chance to experience a diverse and extensive catalog of games, including titles rated PEGI 3, 7, and 12, on popular consoles such as Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
Throughout the week, a series of tournaments will be organized on the main stage, creating a platform for players to come together for friendly competitions, with exciting prizes up for grabs.
A special highlight of this year's event will be the inter-family tournaments scheduled for Saturday, November 4. These tournaments will provide a unique opportunity for different generations within families to gather around the gaming screens, fostering a sense of togetherness while competing in thrilling video game challenges.
Paris Games Week, a highly anticipated event that returns November 1 2023, is an exhilarating showcase of the latest in the world of video games and interactive entertainment. This annual extravaganza, eagerly awaited by gaming enthusiasts, provides a captivating platform for gamers and industry professionals alike to experience the cutting-edge technology, innovative game releases, and immersive gaming experiences. Hosted in the vibrant city of Paris, this event has evolved into a hub for both established gaming companies and independent developers to reveal their latest creations. With a rich history and a passionate gaming community, Paris Games Week is more than just a trade show; it's a celebration of the gaming culture that brings together players, developers, and fans from around the world. Whether you're interested in experiencing the thrill of playing unreleased games, attending insightful industry conferences, or immersing yourself in the art and culture of gaming, Paris Games Week is the ultimate destination where all facets of the gaming universe converge.
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(Source : press release)