Older gamers prefer PS3, says Nielsen

Thursday, 5th June 2008 10:18 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Nielsen’s released some stats that claim older games are far more likely to play with a PlayStation 3 than a 360.

In a trial conducted between April 2007 and February 2008, the firm found that, in the 10-26 age group, gaming times was split 64 percent, 12 percent and 25 percent between 360, PS3 and Wii respectively.

In the over 27 year-old bracket, however, the split was 20 percent, 52 percent and 28 percent, again between 360, PS3 and Wii respectively.

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  1. Blerk


    #1 7 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    People buying the console to watch movies…

    #2 7 years ago
  3. pjmaybe

    What a crock of crap.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    Did you point this out, Blerk? I missed it.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. morriss

    Everyone I know who has both machines over the age of 27 barely touches their PS3. However, I suppose I don’t know everyone.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Blerk

    No, I didn’t point this out. I was “Hey!”ing because he’s making assumptions about me, man!

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Tiger Walts

    Playstation 1 generation, disposable income, Blu-Ray player.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. patlike

    I’m far over 27 and I don’t own a PS3. It’s Nielsen being daft, daddio.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Tonka

    The retirement homes are flooded with Wii.

    /hahah funny cuz old people also PISS themselves innit

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Truk

    Seems reasonable to me, judging from my personal experience (i.e. my friends and the nearest devs in this room), but personal experience counts for nothing. A crock of crap, in fact.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Shatner

    Properly conducted market research, in my experience, tends to outweigh anecdotal evidence.

    “Hey! Those numbers don’t match my opinion. They must be wrong!”

    #11 7 years ago
  12. morriss

    I’ve written a thesis on how to conduct ‘proper market research’ and just because they’ve got a table and a graph, doesn’t make it accurate at all.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Truk

    Conversely, saying something is wrong makes one no more right.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. morriss

    Exactly, Truk.

    “He who speaks loud, say nothing” Confucius he say.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. Truk


    #15 7 years ago
  16. kasai

    This article should be retitled. Older people with money to burn buy PS3′s to watch blu-ray movies.

    #16 7 years ago
  17. mortiferus

    LOL, and I’m sure they prefer younger women too. Damn, I should work for Nielsen… NOT!

    #17 7 years ago
  18. zenji9

    Old people don’t know what Blu-ray is anyway…..

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Blerk

    Seems Nielsen ballsed this up and got the 360 and PS3 figures the wrong way round! The clots! :-D

    It’s not all good news for Microsoft, though:

    #19 7 years ago
  20. Blerk

    Oh curses. PAT! MODERATOR HAT! STAT! I need release here. :-D

    #20 7 years ago
  21. patlike

    hahaha :)

    #21 7 years ago

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