Penny Arcade Survey Offers A Terrifying Glimpse Into Gamer Demographics

For those who did not take part, last week Penny Arcade ran a survey on their site. Asking for details on the site's readers. Since 38,000 people responded, we find the answers very interesting.

I mean, 38,000 people? That's a hell of a lot of people/internet gaming nerds. It's a veritbale gaming census. So let's take a look at the highlights of their findings, see what makes 'em/you tick!

Average Age: 26

Boy/Girl Split: 94% Boys, 6% Girls

Internet Usage:
- Cable/DSL: 84.7%
- LAN: 8.0%
- Fios: 3.0%
- WiMax: 0.7%
- 56k Modem: 0.5%
- Other: 3.1%

Average Number of Hours of TV Per Week: 6.1 Hours

Console Ownership:
- PC: 86.3%
- Xbox 360: 54.1%
- Wii: 53.5%
- PS2: 52.7%
- Nintendo DS: 51.5%
- iPhone/iPod: 29.9%
- XBOX: 26.2%
- PS3: 24.5%
- Sony PSP: 20.5%

Average Game Library Collection: 73

Average Gaming Hours/Week: 18

Average Household Income: $66,000

Average Games Purchased/Month: 2

Game Genres Played:
- RPGs: 89.7%
- FPS': 79.0%
- Platformers: 63.3%
- RTS': 59.9%
- Turn Based Strat: 56.0%
- Tabletop/CCG: 40.0%
- Simulations: 37.7%
- Web Based: 37.5%
- Driving/Racing: 31.4%
- 2D Fighters: 29.9%
- Shooters: 29.0%
- 3D Fighters: 28.0%
- Sports Games: 14.7%
- Flight Sims: 10.5%

Fascinating stuff, no? You can see the full breakdown of their findings at the link below, including what phones you use and which gaming websites were the most widely-read.

[Penny Arcade]


Comments

    I took part in the survey so i can't remember the exact wording of the question, but only 86% have PCs?
    Did they fill out the survey from the wii or something?
    Unless it was what do you play games on.

    I guess the small number of PS3 users can be explained by the fact that they bag it out non-stop, I suppose that's the reason why I never read the site.

    "I guess the small number of PS3 users can be explained by the fact that they bag it out non-stop, I suppose that's the reason why I never read the site."

    And they do the same thing to the 360. They own both consoles, and bag out whoever earns it...and if that's the PS3, well, Sony have damned well earned it.

    Lem, a lot of people only have access to a PC from work or a libary or an internet cafe etc.

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