What Consoles Japanese Gamers Own, Which Ones They Play

Just because you own a game console, that doesn't mean you play it, right?

At this year's Tokyo Game Show, event organisers polled 1171 attendees on a variety of topics, including the Move and Kinect. Only 7.7 per cent are planning to buy the PlayStation Move, while 6.3 per cent are going to buy Kinect.

Other topics include which game consoles those surveyed own. While TGS attendees might be more indicative of "core" Japanese gamers, the recently released results are not surprising:

• PlayStation 2: 70.2 per cent • Nintendo DS/DS Lite: 68.7 • PlayStation Portable: 68.6 • Nintendo Wii: 56.7 • PlayStation 3: 47.7 • GameBoy Advance (SP): 43.3 • PlayStation: 35.4 • Nintendo DSi/DSi XL: 30.3 • Nintendo GameCube: 28.3 • Xbox 360: 19.6 • PSPgo: 4.4 • No reply: 0.6

This was a two-part question. The second part asked attendees to list the game console that they currently play the most. Those results:

• No reply: 34.3 per cent • PlayStation Portable: 18.7 • PlayStation 3: 13.7 • Nintendo DS/DS Lite: 13.1 • Nintendo DSi/DSi XL: 6.7 • Nintendo Wii: 4.7 • PlayStation 2: 4.4 • Xbox 360: 3.8 • GameBoy Advance (SP): 0.2 • PlayStation: 0.2 • Nintendo GameCube: 0.0 • PSPgo: 0.3

Wonder what those no response folks are playing. Perhaps mobile phone games, as those were not included in this question, as it pertains to home consoles. Maybe they play board games. Maybe rock, paper, scissors. The mind reels.

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    I attended this year's TGS. I definitely observed a higher use of the PSP in Tokyo, than I've seen in Australia or the USA.

    However, it seemed like 9 out of 10 people on the train were playing games on their mobile phone. :)

      I was in Japan back in July/August, and I saw a pretty even mix of DS and PSP being used by people on the trains.

      In shops, I was surprised to see most places had more shelf space allocated to PS2 games than PS3 and 360 combined!

    Check out Yodobashi on a weekend. PSP users and DS users can be found in their respective groups both outside and inside.

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