New Stats Shed Light On Japanese Gaming Trends
It's always interesting when a new set of statistics arrives, even if such numbers are never exactly infallible.
As reported by PS3Center, a recent poll has shed new light on Japanese gaming trends. The study involves only the PlayStation 3 and Wii; presumably, the Xbox 360 just doesn't have enough of an impact on the culture to warrant inclusion in such a poll. This poll in particular involved both men and women between the ages of 10 and 40 who are still considered avid gamers. About 28% of the group only own a Wii and the average age of the owner is about 32, while only 4.3% of the group owned a PS3, and the average ownership age was around 26. 5.6% owned both consoles and not surprisingly, the vast majority of Wii owners (78%) play games primarily with their families, while 77% of PS3 owners played by themselves (no mention as to whether or not this includes online multiplayer). The best part? 81% of those polled said they bought the PS3 for the games, while only about 52% said they purchased the Wii for the same reason. ...what has PSXE always said about the Wii? That, while we all respect it a great deal for what it has accomplished, it just isn't about the software? Can consider this to be clear-cut evidence?
The only bizarre part of these findings is that the majority of PS3 owners preferred action titles while most Wii owners liked - wait for it - RPGs. 'looks around' Wait...that system has RPGs?
5/25/2009 John Shepard