The seventh regular survey into consumer games machines by goo Research and reported on by japan.internet.com also revealed that Nintendo’s machines are still the most popular in Japan.
Between the 6th and 8th of January 2011 1,093 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.8% of the sample were male, 16.5% in their teens, 18.3% in their twenties, 21.4% in their thirties, 16/3% in their forties, and 27.5% aged fifty or older.
As there’s nothing I can graph in this survey, instead here’s the first match on YouTube for Nintendo:
The survey also noted that in the US the various Nintendo DSs had sold about 47 million, and the Wii around 34 million.
I’ve not seen the Nintendo 3DS in real life, but the Sharp LYNX mobile phone uses similar technology to do its 3D, and it does work rather well, although I’m not sure how trying to use 3D in a moving train will be, although I suspect that at least I would get motion sickness from it; One Seg television is enough eye (and stomach) strain for me.
From the original sample, 683 people, or 62.5%, had games machines. They were asked the following.
Q1: What games machines do you have? (Sample size=683, multiple choice)
Nintendo DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSiLL, etc (to SQ) 62.2% Playstation 2 54.0% Wii 45.2% Playstation Portable 29.6% Super Famicon 26.4% Playstation 3 24.2% Playstation (original) 22.8% Gameboy Advance 21.1% Nintendo 64 18.3% Gameboy (including Colour, Pocket, etc) 17.3% Nintendo Gamecube 13.8% Famicon 13.6% Dreamcast 4.8% Xbox360 4.0% Xbox 1.5% PSPgo 0.9% Other 6.4%
Q1SQ: Why do you have a Nintendo DS? (Sample size=425, multiple choice)
Because games I want to play are exclusive to the DS 68.5% Because everyone’s talking about it 34.6% Because my friends, family have one and I wanted my own 22.4% Because I liked the functions 21.5% It’s a family shared device 17.2% Because games I want to play are coming out on the DS 12.0% It was a present 9.4% Because I’m a Nintendo fan 4.9% Because it caught my eye in the shap 3.3% No particular reason 2.1%
Q2: What games machines do you currently play with? (Sample size=683, multiple choice)
Nintendo DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSiLL, etc 45.5% Wii 31.2% Playstation 2 23.4% Playstation Portable 20.5% Playstation 3 18.0% Super Famicon 4.2% Playstation (original) 3.4% Nintendo Gamecube 2.6% Xbox360 2.5% Nintendo 64 2.3% Gameboy Advance 1.9% Gameboy (including Colour, Pocket, etc) 1.6% Famicon 1.5% PSPgo 0.6% Xbox 0.3% Dreamcast 0.3% Other 1.9% None 16.4%