Nielsen Media Research did some research on the age groups of the people that own gaming consoles. This is how it breaks down:
- PS3 has the oldest gamerbase, with the highest usage from the 18-24 age group.
- Xbox 360 attracts a slightly younger base, with more male gamers falling in the 12-17 age group.
- Wii is popular in boys age 6-11, and women age 25-34.
Gamers who owned one or both of these consoles in their youth may have ‘graduated’ to the PS3 in their assumed adulthood.
Does that seem correct to you? The PS3 age group seems accurate with the people that I know that have them. The 360 about right, but I do know some older people that have 360’s. The Wii is mixed as well. But most of the people I know that have Wii’s fit into that group. But my wife hates the idea the Wii, lol.
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