An NPD report states that 29% of the 887 “core” participants polled by the firm plan on buying a next-gen console at launch. Those polled in the US were between the ages of nine and over which play video game five hours or more a week and owned a Mac, PC, PS3, or Xbox 360. According to the report posted on Game Zone, NPD polled 6,322 , but only 887 of respondents were categorized as a “core” gamer. Get the full thing through the link. Thanks, CVG.