Study shows video games make you happy

A new study has found that playing video games can make you “happier”.

Researchers at Oxford University studied data from 3,274 gamers. They looked at how longer people played and then asked them questions about their wellbeing.

The study was conducted while they played Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons and EA’s Plants vs Zombies.

This is the first time a study like this has been able to link up questions, with actual in-game play-time.

Professor Andrew Przybylski, who led the study, said the following.

“If you play Animal Crossing for four hours a day, every single day, you’re likely to say you feel significantly happier than someone who doesn’t”.

He said the results were interesting because, 40 years of previous research had suggested that the longer people played, the more unhappy they said they were.

What do you think? Does playing video games make you feel happier? Let us know in the comments below!

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jimmy spittle
jimmy spittle
28 days ago

I lost the race so I am sad

Last edited 28 days ago by jimmy spittle
charlie
charlie
28 days ago

yes

linkin
linkin
28 days ago

WOW THAT’S SO COOL!

kesaia
kesaia
28 days ago

wow

mystory man
mystory man
28 days ago

Wow, im gonna tell my mum to play more video games

Kihz
Kihz
28 days ago

Wow impressive Video games have always made me happy

Modi
Modi
28 days ago

I would show this to my mum she would like to hear this ty

Taylah
Taylah
28 days ago

Omg love it 😍

Kody
Kody
27 days ago

i just want to say this some video games make people happy because some games make people rage and destroy their stuff from being super RAGE so maybe delete this article and redo it saying somegamesdo

Hunter
Hunter
27 days ago

yes its so fun

imposter
imposter
27 days ago

i like minecraft

Jocelyn
Jocelyn
27 days ago

YES, YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES!!!

Nofo
Nofo
27 days ago

I love to play plants vs zombies 😊😊

Dani fan
Dani fan
27 days ago

Wow that was really cool

Angus hodgson
Angus hodgson
23 days ago

i’m going to tell my mum to increase my screen time and yes

jamica
jamica
23 days ago

i will now play 10 hours of video games so i will be high on happy

ANgrY KaRen
ANgrY KaRen
23 days ago

This does not apply to fortnite!!!

jamezb0y
jamezb0y
22 days ago

My parents only let me have half an hour on video games a week, so wait until I show them this.

Last edited 22 days ago by jamezb0y
Gracie
Gracie
22 days ago

I feel video games make you happier

Kody
Kody
22 days ago

i just want to say this some video games make people happy because some games make people rage and destroy stuff from being super RAGE so maybe delete this article and redo it saying somegamesdo

Ur mom says
Ur mom says
21 days ago

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rosie
rosie
21 days ago

whats so cool

Kody
Kody
15 days ago

i just want to say this some video games make people happy because some games make people rage and destroy stuff from being super RAGE so maybe delete this article and redo it saying

Casey
Casey
14 days ago

I play plants vs zombie

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