PC used more for gaming than any console

Posted on Sunday, Aug 17 2008 @ 02:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ShackNews wraps up some results of a gaming report by NPD Group. The research firm found that PCs are used for gaming more than any console and that PS3 owners are more likely to have multiple consoles. It's estimated there are now 174 million gamers in North America.

The report also unveils 14 percent of games purchased between November 2007 and January 2008 were digital downloads.
In addition to stating that PlayStation 3 owners are most likely to have other "next-generation" consoles than Wii and Xbox 360 owners, NPD claimed that only 10% of PS2 owners have a PS3. In the realm of portables, 45% of PSP owners have a Nintendo DS, but only 21% of DS owners have a PSP.

Despite the broad declarations, NPD did not provide specific figures for console and PC playtime. Likewise, an exact breakdown showing the ownership patterns of those that have multiple "next-generation" consoles was absent from the release.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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