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.

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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.

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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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