japan.internet.com reported on goo Research’s fourth regular survey into consumer games machines, my favourite current goo Research series.
Getween the 2nd and 6th of April 2010 1,059 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.9% of the sample were male, 16.1% in their teens, 17.8% in their twenties, 21.5% in their thirties, 16.2% in their forties, and 28.3% aged fifty or older.
I’ve never actually heard of the torne. I know when the PS3 first came out it was seen as a backdoor way of getting Blu-ray into Japanese homes, but now, with the digital switch-over a mere 15 months away, perhaps it is too late? On the other hand, the device by definition will have a digital decoder, and the PS3 already has an analogue output, so it seems also to be being sold as a decoder. Perhaps I’ll soon see a question on this in that other current goo Research series into digital television?
Q1: Which of the following games machines do you have? (Sample size=1,059, multiple answer)
Votes Percentage Nintendo DS, DS lite, DSi, DSiLL 446 42.1% Playstation 2 374 35.3% Wii 314 29.7% Playstation Portable 203 19.2% Super Famicon 198 18.7% Playstation 183 17.3% Gameboy Advance 173 16.3% Gameboy (including Colour, Pocket, etc) 142 13.4% Playstation 3 (to SQ) 135 12.7% Nintendo 64 126 11.9% Famcon 114 10.8% Nintendo Gamecube 103 9.7% Xbox 360 40 3.8% Dreamcast 33 3.1% Xbox 14 1.3% PSPgo 6 0.6% Other 49 4.6% Don’t have any 357 33.7%
Q1SQ: Have you bought the terrestrial digital recorder kit “torne”? (Sample size=135)
Bought it 7.4% Want it 35.6% Already have a digital recorder, so don’t want it 19.3% Don’t have a digital recorder, but don’t want it 37.8%
The final question was for the people who had games machines from Q1.
Q2: Would you like to get the recently-announced Nintendo 3DS, featuring 3D that doesn’t require special glasses? (Sample size=702)
Want to buy 8.8% Interested in it, but currently don’t want it 55.8% Don’t want it 35.3%