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Over half of U.S. households own current-gen console, says Nielsen

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Mar 2012 12:31 User comments (4)

Over half of U.S. households own current-gen console, says Nielsen According to Nielsen, 56 percent of U.S. households have at least one current generation gaming console.
That figure is up from 50 percent last year, and is accurate as of January.

Additionally, the firm says there "is increasing overlap and competition in the mobile / handheld / tablet gaming space with 66 percent of households with kids age 6-12 that own a Nintendo DS or Sony PSP also having an Apple iOS device."

On the other end of the spectrum, Android OS gaming is peak amongst adults aged 25-34.

Gamers are also increasingly getting distracted and play across multiple devices. 24 percent play on a combination of two consoles, PCs or handheld/tablet/mobile phones and 6 percent play on all three.

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4 user comments

110.3.2012 22:37

I'm surprised there are so little in the percentage owning 3 types of devices. Maybe it's more city people that have all three? Oh the younger generation that does?

211.3.2012 0:00

Just wondering how many have a current gen stove.. 50% or lower??




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311.3.2012 12:19

according to the u.s census Bureau poverty rate was 15.1 % in 2011 in usa.that leaves 85% of the population.a current generation stove isnt essential.if you can cook you can cook on any stove.


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411.3.2012 17:22

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
according to the u.s census Bureau poverty rate was 15.1 % in 2011 in usa.that leaves 85% of the population.a current generation stove isnt essential.if you can cook you can cook on any stove.
dunno bud.i would argue that a next gen stove is equally as essential as a game console.lol.

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