I’m a divorcee with three kids, so that doesn’t leave me a lot of time to game but I bought a PS5 primarily for me (under the pretence of it being for my middley - boy 8 - who is gaming crazy). I tend to play for an hour or so most nights after the kids are in bed so don’t make great progress and don’t bother trying to be at the bleeding edge (I’ve just started playing Ghost of Tsushima).
My eldest - girl 10 - has only just started showing interest in games really, stuff like It Takes Two and Overcooked and iOS rubbish floats her boat. Probably my fault because when she was little and the only child I still played adult content and kept it till she was asleep and chores were done.
When the aforementioned middley came along I had settled into fatherhood and quite happily played at all hours with him sat in my lap watching. All sorts of games. Overtime it became something I could do with him, he showed interest and developed his own interests. He’s played games he probably shouldn’t have (both TLoU games and loved them) but he’s quite mature for 8 and (I think, or hope) understands these are just games. He’s a good lad. My stance with adult content is that if we can talk about it together and I can get a sense of what he’s feeling or thinking about the subject I’ll let him dip his toe in the water and see how it pans out. He takes a ‘no’ or ‘enough now’ with good grace. The only game I’m still holding out on with him is GTA V. Not because of the game play really, more the language that is everywhere. That’s suddenly become more difficult because I just paid up for the PS5 enhanced version.
My youngest - boy 5 - looks up to his big brother and took a lead from him and very early on connected up with the Take Two lego games. He loves the marvel avengers lego and has pretty much figured it all out and unlocked all the minifigs by himself, it’s also really solidified his reading skills. Dead chuffed.
So now I have the PS5 downstairs (generally used by whomever gets there first whether it’s to watch stuff or game). A switch that’s somewhere in the house with whichever kid picked it up. My old PS3 upstairs on a tv in the boys room. And my PC and steam catalogue on another tv in another room. When there is down time and no stuff to do you can generally find my kids playing somewhere. They do get fresh air though when the weather is fine. It’s all worked out to be quite balanced (now were out of the initial trauma of the divorce). And then when they’re all finally asleep I either catch an hour myself, or continue bashing away at Clash Royale with the rest of the muk