Report: Video Game Consoles in 41% of U.S. Homes
March 5, 2007 3:56 PM
comment(s) - last by
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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: I am Surprised
3/5/2007 7:12:08 PM
as a former nielsen employee, i take every study from them with a grain of salt. their sample just grew to 12,000 homes this past fall and with each expansion, there's quite a bit of variance between the new ratings and the old ones. that variance is often programatically "smoothed" out but the glaring differences prove (in my opinion) the inherent fallicy of sampling.
sampling's only benefit is to give sample consumers (broadcasters, advertisers, etc.) the same common measurement method. the actual measurement may be faulty/inaccurate, but everyone agrees to use that measurement.
also, this study only considers "traditional" households with televisions. college students... excluded. adult roomates... typically excluded. renters in non-apartment complexes (e.g.: private homes/garage apts)... excluded. and their sample is still severely skewed to the top 15 tv markets.
"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook
AT&T Defeats Purpose of New Apple SIM, Locks iPad Air 2 SIMs to Its Network
October 24, 2014, 2:17 PM
Get Ready for "Microsoft Lumia" Smartphones in Next Few Months
October 24, 2014, 12:26 PM
Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 to Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop in December
October 24, 2014, 11:26 AM
Dreadful Fire Phone Sales Lead to $170M Writedown for Amazon
October 24, 2014, 8:55 AM
Xiaomi Moves Data Out of China to Woo EU, America, Escape Security Concerns
October 23, 2014, 5:11 PM
Android Wear’s First Major Update Brings GPS, Offline Music Support
October 23, 2014, 1:34 PM
Most Popular Articles
Chinese Government Declares Digital War Against America's Top Tech Firms
October 20, 2014, 12:07 PM
Report: 2015 Ford Focus Electric MSRP Slashed by $6,000, Will Retail for $29,995
October 18, 2014, 6:23 PM
Apple Releases iOS 8.1; Adds Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Instant Hotspot
October 20, 2014, 1:00 PM
Windows 8.1 + Android "Sell Mini PC" w/ Bay Trail Creates New PC Form Factor
October 20, 2014, 5:07 PM
Update: Motorola Droid Turbo Coming Oct 28, 48-hour Battery Life Confirmed
October 19, 2014, 9:19 PM
Latest Blog Posts
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information