More US gamers use PCs than smartphones or tablets

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 04:05 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Significantly more polled US households report using PCs for games than smartphones or wireless devices.

DualShockers pulled this interesting comparison out of the ESA’s Essential Facts about the Computer and Video Game Industry 2013.

According to the ESA’s data, 68% of gaming happens on consoles; 63% on PC; 43% on smartphones; 37% on handheld consoles; and 30% on wireless devices, which presumably includes tablets.

Although adding smartphones and wireless devices together produces the largest category, it’s interesting to note that the PC, a multi-function device, is so close behind dedicated games consoles.

What makes this particularly timely is that VentureBeat declared the PC dead again last week following a drop in global shipments.

The report also produced last week’s revelation that women make up 45% of all gamers. DualShockers also found it interesting that action games outsold shooters last year.

If you’d like to mine the report for more statistics yourself, it is freely available as a PDF.

Thanks, games.on.net, Lengendaryboss.

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