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A study by Nielsen shows that game console popularity in the U.S. continues to rise

A new report released by Nielsen claims that video game consoles are now in 41% of U.S. homes, an 18.5% increase from the fourth quarter of 2004.  In a report called “The State of the Console,” conducted by the recently launched Nielsen Wireless and Interactive Services division, the division spearheaded a study from the fourth quarter of 2004 until the fourth quarter of 2006, attempting to study trends in console ownership in the U.S.

The study found that almost 46 million homes had consoles in them by the last quarter of 2006, allowing around 150 million people the opportunity to play a console system when they pleased.  At any moment during the day, 1.6 million people can be found using a video game console system.  Furthermore, console owners also spend an average of 2 hours and 15 minutes per day gaming.

Not surprisingly, two-thirds of men who are between 18 and 34 years of age in television households also have access to game consoles.

Console gamers are also increasingly using the Internet while gaming, with more than 4.4 million households connecting to the Internet.

This report was the first in a series of studies that Nielsen has been working on.  Game publishers and advertisers will likely use the data gathered by Nielsen to try to accurately implement dynamic in-game ads to help raise revenue.


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RE: "...series of studies..."
By xsilver on 3/5/2007 5:07:13 PM , Rating: 2
girl gamers do exist -- however if you're imagining sexy girl gamers or elite girl gamers that may be another matter altogether.

im also not talking about games such as online poker either; im talking RTS and FPS which actually require co-ordination.


RE: "...series of studies..."
By Samus on 3/5/2007 5:48:54 PM , Rating: 2
I know quite a few super cute girl gamers, usually the DDR/Guitar Hero types, but they play just about anything I would. This Korean girl I know goes to IIT for graphics design and programming so she can design videogames in the future, and she's crazy cute. Too bad she has a boyfriend, I'm sure there's a waiting list anyway.

But...I know what you mean. The Magic and Harry Potter chicks (megageeks) aren't nearly as cute as the hardcore gamer chicks.


By CascadingDarkness on 3/5/2007 6:02:23 PM , Rating: 2
Bet your right on "list". Considering if these "Girl Gamers" do exist (refuse to acknowledge they do). They easily have a 10 to 1 ratio of drooling guys to choose from.


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