Statistics: 23.7% of 360s fail in two years, 41% of male “primary console players” are Wii gamers

By Stephany Nunneley
15 January 2010 15:55 GMT


If you ever get into arguments with your pals over console failure rates and the like, some statistics were implemented into a nice picture chart for easy access over on OnlineEductaion.

There’s a bounty of information on there, like age demographics, consoles war figures and the like. We have a taste of it for you below.

  • The best selling console: PS2 – 138m units
  • Percentage of console failure within two years: 360 – 23.7 percent, PS3 – 10 percent, Wii – 2.7 percent
  • 65 percent of US households play games
  • 25 percent of gamers are under 18, 40 percent are between ages 18-40, 26 percent are over 50
  • The average age of a gamer is 32
  • 2 out of 5 gamers are female
  • Primary console players: Female – 9 percent PS3, 80 percent Wii, 11 percent 360; Male – 38 percent 360, 41 percent Wii, 21 percent PS3
  • Gamers spend, on average, 18 hours a week playing games
  • Console sales: PS3 – 31.59M (US: 12.35M, JP 4.58M); 360 – 37.14M (US 21.50M, JN 1.23M); Wii – 65.32M (US 30.56M, JN 9.67M)
  • Mario games are the best selling franchise in history, selling over 225M units
  • Annual software sales in millions: Consoles – 154M; PC – 36.4M

Loads more stats and argument inducing figures can be found through here (via Kotaku).

We’re not sure if some of these figures were updated since last night’s NPDs or not. So compare them for yourself and become a plethora of knowledge.

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