Do you have a home games machine? graph of japanese statisticsA few months ago I published a survey into home consoles that was rightly criticised for not having information on home much machines were actually played. Hopefully this recent survey from goo Research and reported on by japan.internet.com into consumer games machines, their first in a regular series, will go some way to answering these complaints.

Demographics

Between the 27th and 31st of August 2009 1,045 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.8% of the sample were male, 16.6% in their teens, 18.5% in their twenties, 21.4% in their thirties, 16.4% in their forties, and 27.2% aged fifty or older.

I have a Nintendo DS at home, but it’s the wife’s and it’s gathering dust. I’d take it to play on the train, but it’s pink… Perhaps I can find a suitably macho jacket for it that can hide the real colour?

In addition to the questions below, people were asked what game they had bought most recently. Top by a mile was Dragon Quest 9 for the DS, with many of the earlier games in the series also featuring. The games were equally popular with both male and female purchasers. Second was Monster Hunter 3 from the Wii, then Wii Sports.

Research results

Q1: Do you have a home games machine? (Sample size=1,045)

Yes (to SQs) 62.6%
No 26.7%
Used to have one, but not now 10.7%

Q1SQ1: Which home games machines do you have? (Sample size=654, multiple answer)

  Votes Percentage
Nintendo DS family 400 61.2%
PlayStation 2 398 60.9%
Wii 251 38.4%
PlayStation Portable 195 29.8%
PlayStation 182 27.8%
Super Famicon (SNES) 178 27.2%
GameBoy Advance 161 24.6%
GameBoy (including Colour, Pocket, etc) 140 21.4%
Nintendo 64 128 19.6%
Nintendo GameCube 105 16.1%
FamiCon (NES) 102 15.6%
PlayStation 3 81 12.4%
Sega Saturn 38 5.8%
Wonder Swan 21 3.2%
DreamCast 20 3.1%
Xbox 360 17 2.6%
PC Engine 15 2.3%
Xbox 8 1.2%
MegaDrive 7 1.1%
NeoGeo Pocket 2 0.3%
NeoGeo 1 0.2%
Other 21 3.2%

Q1SQ2: Which home games machines do you currently play on? (Sample size=654, multiple answer)

  Votes Percentage
Nintendo DS family 315 48.2%
PlayStation 2 205 31.3%
Wii 185 28.3%
PlayStation Portable 127 19.4%
PlayStation 3 56 8.6%
PlayStation 22 3.4%
Nintendo 64 17 2.6%
GameBoy Advance 15 2.3%
Super Famicon (SNES) 13 2.0%
Nintendo GameCube 11 1.7%
FamiCon (NES) 9 1.4%
Xbox 360 8 1.2%
GameBoy (including Colour, Pocket, etc) 5 0.8%
Sega Saturn 4 0.6%
DreamCast 2 0.3%
Xbox 1 0.2%
PC Engine 1 0.2%
MegaDrive 0 0.0%
NeoGeo 0 0.0%
NeoGeo Pocket 0 0.0%
Wonder Swan 0 0.0%
Other 4 0.6%
Don’t currently play games 92 14.1%

3 Comments

alex mclaren · September 15, 2009 at 13:04

I’m amazed at how low Xbox 360 is ranked.

N64 has almost double the Xbox 360.

NINTENDO DS LITE GAMES · September 16, 2009 at 07:00

just as i thought, nintendo is number 1 in japan

mike · September 17, 2009 at 00:04

I like the PSP.

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