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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

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Comments (7 posts)

Morals
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 11:00:37 PM
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why cant they do this in the good ol' USA!

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fluffernutter
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 11:47:48 PM

Because all of the fanboys will come out and just spit out a bunch of crap. It's the way it is and around here (as in the US of A), people just don't know how to give an opinion that isn't flame bait.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 12:14:47 AM

Yeah...

Why can't they try what they did with ps1? ps1 brought SOOOO many rpgs over to the US....

They need to start having faith in us again.

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Fatcat3788
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 11:13:43 PM
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It's all about the Monster Hunter...

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 12:15:31 AM
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The Japanese know gaming

Jrpgs is one of the top genres in gaming.

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Andysw
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 7:54:44 AM
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"The only bizarre part of these findings is that the majority of PS3 owners preferred action titles"

Really? I wonder how much impact final fantasy versus XIII will make.

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SerichA
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 8:24:17 PM
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RPGs? lol. Unfortunately, the Wii IS receiving Dragon Quest X...and how ironic would you find it that I own a Wii? Well, it will suffer from last-gen graphics while aimed at the entirely wrong demographic, that's for sure. I won't be surprised if XI goes to PS3, either.
And Monster Hunter isn't an RPG, it's an action game, merely with stats...and Demon's Souls gives it a run for its money.

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