August 14th, 2007
From an outsiders perspective it seems fairly obvious doesn’t it? That the key thing that us gamers care about is just the games. The point that I am making is a result of data from the following survey. 6,260 next gen console owners were involved in the survey, from ages 6-44. It shows that gamers do not have very much interest in the multimedia features of consoles but rather the games.
Here are some of the figures worth noting, if you are lazy and don’t want to click the link:
-DS owners were more likely to take their system online than PSP gamers
-50% of people knew that the PS3 had HD graphics
-30% of people knew that the Xbox360 had HD graphics
-40% of PS3 owners knew that is equipped with a Blu-ray player
This survey is further proof of the current consumer trend towards more accesible gaming. Combine these with the high sales of the Wii, DS, Singstar, Buzz and the gang and its not hard to see where gaming is heading.
I wanted to bring up this data because it got me thinking about an arguement that I had with someone last year. I argued that the following would happen. I’m just pleased to see that I was right. 🙂 I hope that you enjoy these facts as much as I have.