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6/12: Gaming Around


6/12: Gaming Around

Wii, Playstation, XBox — these are all common terms to video game enthusiasts.  So, just how many Americans are bringing the excitement into their homes?  The Marist Poll recently asked U.S. residents if they personally own a home video game console, and here’s what the survey found out.



— 43% of Americans own a home video game console.  57% do not.

— A majority of employed residents — 53% — say they have bought a gaming console.

— Younger Americans are more likely to have a console in their homes.  Those under age 45 outnumber their elders 68% to 26%, respectively.

Table: Personally Own a Home Video Game Console?

Marist Poll Methodology

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  1. Heather

    December 18, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    I know this is an old poll, but this is bias and skewed as it ignores computer or PC gamers. Yes this does say console, but a large part of the game industry and its participants play on PC as well as consoles.

  2. DaVerdict

    July 12, 2009 at 7:26 AM

    Video games industry has grown wild during the past 10 years, and has a major part in entertainment field. When I saw the figures I was actually surprised I thought it’d be more.

    I wonder how many have handheld??!!

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