More Women Own Consoles Than Men in the US - Survey
But the gap is narrow, at 42 percent compared to 37 percent, according to new Pew Research survey.
The Pew Research Center has published a new study about technology device ownership in 2015, revealing--among other things--new statistics about who owns video game consoles today.
According to Pew (via GamesIndustry International), 40 percent of American adults report owning a game console in the Xbox or PlayStation families, a percentage that has shown no significant change since 2010.
Some other notable statistics from the study are shown in the image below, including that 42 percent of women report owning a gaming console, compared to 37 percent for men. In addition, people with some college experience are more likely to own a game console than those who graduated college.
Below are some other stats from the survey, while you can look at the full thing on Pew's website, where methodology information is also available.
- 68 percent of adults own a smartphone, up from 35 percent in 2011
- 86 percent of people aged 18-29 have a smartphone
- 45 percent of people have a tablet
- 73 percent of adults own a desktop or laptop computer
- 19 percent of people have e-book readers
- 14 percent of adults own a portable gaming device
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