Poll Implies That PS3 Owners Aren't Too Interested In Mobile Gaming
The state of gaming is always a hot topic these days, especially considering the emergence of portable gaming via smartphones and tablets.
And in a recent poll conducted by DealNews.com, we get a few interesting stats: The Wii isn't exactly seen as a hardcore gamer's machine, unsurprisingly the Xbox 360 is the #1 console of choice, and most would agree that someone is a gamer if they exclusively play on the 360, PS3, or PC.
But another interesting result arrived as part of this poll, in which 1,551 readers participated. It comes from the question that asked people how much they'd be willing to spend on a mobile game; 32% of PS3 owners said they'd only buy a mobile game if it was free. We could conclude from this that PS3 fans are thriftier than other gamers, or maybe we could assume that PlayStation followers are the most hardcore of the bunch and kinda scoff at mobile gaming. By the way, for the record, even those who primarily played games on mobile devices didn't consider themselves "gamers."
But perhaps above all else, it definitely implies that 1/3 of PS3 owners simply aren't too interested in mobile interactive entertainment, yes? I mean, if we're only willing to play something if it's free...we really can't care much about it, now can we?
6/4/2012 12:01:45 PM Ben Dutka