The sixth regular survey into consumer games machines by goo Research and reported on by japan.internet.com also revealed that almost all portable games machine users used them at home.

Demographics

Over the 16th and 17th of September 2010 1,099 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.6% of the sample were male, 16.4% in their teens, 18.7% in their twenties, 21.7% in their thirties, 15.8% in their forties, and 15.7% in their fifties, and 11.7% aged sixty or older.

I read today about Panasonic’s re-entry into the games market through a subsiduary names Panasonic Cloud Entertainment, or PCENT for short (read as P-CENT?) with the too-ugly-to-be-retro The Jungle.

Note that Panasonic have never actually been away from the games market, as they’ve done a lot of system software for all the recent Nintendo devices, but PCENT seem to have no relation to the Nintendo-related work.

Note that the survey for some reason reported the first two sets of data as percentages but the third as raw numbers.

Research results

From the original sample, 742 people, or 67.5%, had games machines, which is a surprising 7 percentage points higher than three months ago. They were asked the following.

Q1: What games machines do you have? (Sample size=742, multiple choice)

Nintendo DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSiLL, etc 62.1%
Playstation 2 58.5%
Wii 43.3%
Playstation Portable 31.8%
Super Famicon 28.3%
Playstation (original) 27.5%
Gameboy Advance 23.2%
Gameboy (including Colour, Pocket, etc) 22.6%
Playstation 3 22.5%
Nintendo 64 21.7%
Nintendo Gamecube 17.7%
Famicon 17.5%
Xbox360 4.3%
Dreamcast 3.4%
Xbox 2.0%
PSPgo 2.0%
Other 6.5%

Q2: What games machines do you currently play with? (Sample size=742, multiple choice)

Nintendo DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSiLL, etc 48.2%
Wii 30.9%
Playstation 2 27.8%
Playstation Portable 20.5%
Playstation 3 17.1%
Playstation (original) 4.9%
Super Famicon 3.0%
Nintendo 64 2.4%
Xbox360 2.4%
Gameboy Advance 2.3%
Nintendo Gamecube 1.9%
Gameboy (including Colour, Pocket, etc) 1.2%
Famicon 0.9%
PSPgo 0.5%
Dreamcast 0.3%
Xbox 0.0%
Other 1.3%
None 13.9%

From the original sample, 513 people, or 46.7%, currently played on portable games machines. They were asked the following.

Q3: Where do you play portable games? (Sample size=513, multiple choice)

  Votes Percentage
At home 482 94.0%
In the train, other transport 148 28.8%
When out (no particular location) 141 27.5%
School, work 64 12.5%
Cafe, restaurant 40 7.8%
At a wifi hotspot 22 4.3%
Shop where portable games players gather 16 3.1%
Hospital, library, other facilities 16 3.1%
Other 11 2.1%

11 Comments

Evoco · October 7, 2010 at 03:54

Really interesting article, thanks!”

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