japan.internet.com recently reported on a survey by goo Research into games machines, the second regular survey into this topic.
Between the 26th and 29th of January 2012 1,073 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.3% of the sample were male, 15.9% in their teens, 18.3% in their twenties, 21.5% in their thirties, 16.3% in their forties, and 28.0% aged fifty or older.
I’ve not really got much interest in buying any of them, but I’d like to find out more about the Wii U.
First, the sample were asked if they had any games machines, portable or fixed, used or unused. 679 people, or 63.3% of the sample, said they had, with the top five being 62.3% (of 679) having a Nintendo DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSiLL or 3DS, 51.5% with a Sony PlayStation 2, 47.6% with a Nintendo Wii, and 35.2% with a PlayStation Portable, and 27.4% with a PlayStation 3.
Furthermore, in October 2011 the Xperia PLAY SO-01D was released, but just one single person owned one. The PlayStation Vita fared slightly better since its December 2011 launch, with 16 people having one, or 2.4% of the total machine owner group.
Now, the whole sample were asked about their intentions for the next generation of devices.
Q1: Do you think you will buy a PlayStation Vita? (Sample size=1,073)
Already bought one 1.5% Want to buy 7.9% Don’t want to buy, but interested in it 36.2% Not interested in it 54.4%
Q2: Do you think you will buy an Xperia PLAY SO-01D? (Sample size=1,073)
Already bought one 0.1% Want to buy 2.1% Don’t want to buy, but interested in it 23.1% Not interested in it 74.7%
Q3: Do you think you will buy a Nintendo Wii U? (Sample size=1,073)
Want to buy 9.1% Don’t want to buy, but interested in it 38.4% Not interested in it 52.5%