The new data shows that video games as a pastime are very common among Iranian students and nearly half of Iranian students play games often.

As reported by the IRCG, based on the research conducted by the Digital Games Research Center (DIREC) and published in the Open View report of 1394 SH, the number of Iranian gamers is stated as 23 million; of which, 19 percent are in the elementary school and 27 percent are high-school students.

Before, in a report published by the Information Technology & Digital Media Development Center of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, quoting the director of “video game enforcement administration”, the number was said to be 85 percent. But that was a statistical error and the correct number is 46 percent.