A recent survey from goo Research, reported on by japan.internet.com, looked at consumer games machines, the second regular look at this topic. I translated the first survey here two months ago.

Demographics

Between the 5th and 7th of November 2009 1,084 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.7% of the sample were male, 16.2% in their teens, 18.2% in their twenties, 21.6% in their thirties, 16.1% in their forties, and 27.9% aged fifty or older.

Every time a console survey comes up I say I’ll have to buy a Wii, and today is no exception, especially as I was recently measured up as being officially metabo, or in English a fat git, so what better way to diet than to get a Wii Fit, with the new release having advanced options tailored towards trimming the waistline.

Research results

Q1: Which games machine do you have? (Sample size=1,084, multiple answer)

  Votes Percentage
Sony Playstation 2 405 37.4%
Nintendo DS, DS lite, DSi, etc 402 37.1%
Nintendo Wii (to SQ2) 246 22.7%
Sony Playstation Portable 180 16.6%
Playstation 176 16.2%
Super Famicon 174 16.1%
Gameboy Advance 169 15.6%
Gameboy, Color, Pocket, etc 144 13.3%
Nintendo 64 116 10.7%
Nintendo Gamecube 100 9.2%
Famicon 89 8.2%
Playstation 3 (to SQ1) 86 7.9%
Sega Saturn 44 4.1%
Dreamcast 36 3.3%
Xbox 360 23 2.1%
Wonder Swan 23 2.1%
Sega Megadrive 17 1.6%
PC Engine 12 1.1%
Neo Geo 6 0.6%
Xbox 4 0.4%
Neo Geo Pocket 3 0.3%
PSPgo 2 0.2%
Other 17 1.6%
Don’t have any games machines 416 38.3%

Q1SQ1: Why do you have a Playstation 3? (Sample size=86, multiple answer)

  Votes Percentage
Games I wanted to play were available on it 56 65.1%
Liked the functionality 34 39.5%
Game I wanted to play was due to be released on it 23 26.7%
Was a topic of conversation 11 12.8%
Shared household machine 9 10.5%
Got it as a present 8 9.3%
Friends, family already had one 5 5.8%
I’m a Sony fan 5 5.8%
Caught my eye in the shop 3 3.5%
No particular reason 2 2.3%

Q1SQ2: Why do you have a Nintendo Wii? (Sample size=246, multiple answer)

  Votes Percentage
Games I wanted to play were available on it 150 61.0%
Was a topic of conversation 77 31.3%
Liked the functionality 64 26.0%
Shared household machine 63 25.6%
Got it as a present 24 9.8%
Friends, family already had one 21 8.5%
Game I wanted to play was due to be released on it 17 6.9%
Caught my eye in the shop 7 6.9%
I’m a Nintendo fan 5 2.0%
No particular reason 8 3.3%

1 Comment

r4 dsi · November 26, 2009 at 15:32

HI,
The playstation games will keep the kids entertained for most part of the journey. If you do not access to any of the devices, you can play these playstation games online as well. There are numerous Websites that allow you to play the playstation games for free. However, there are some Websites that also charge some nominal charges for allowing you play the playstation games on their Website. If you are interested in buying any of the playstation games, it is a good method is to try the games on rent prior to buying the playstation games.

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