Exclusives main reason for purchasing a Nintendo DS


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.

Research results

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 254.0%
Playstation Portable29.6%
Super Famicon26.4%
Playstation 324.2%
Playstation (original)22.8%
Gameboy Advance21.1%
Nintendo 6418.3%
Gameboy (including Colour, Pocket, etc)17.3%
Nintendo Gamecube13.8%

Q1SQ: Why do you have a Nintendo DS? (Sample size=425, multiple choice)

Because games I want to play are exclusive to the DS68.5%
Because everyone’s talking about it34.6%
Because my friends, family have one and I wanted my own22.4%
Because I liked the functions21.5%
It’s a family shared device17.2%
Because games I want to play are coming out on the DS12.0%
It was a present9.4%
Because I’m a Nintendo fan4.9%
Because it caught my eye in the shap3.3%
No particular reason2.1%

Q2: What games machines do you currently play with? (Sample size=683, multiple choice)

Nintendo DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSiLL, etc45.5%
Playstation 223.4%
Playstation Portable20.5%
Playstation 318.0%
Super Famicon4.2%
Playstation (original)3.4%
Nintendo Gamecube2.6%
Nintendo 642.3%
Gameboy Advance1.9%
Gameboy (including Colour, Pocket, etc)1.6%
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