53% of US Households have a console!

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#1  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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https://www.gamespot.com/articles/over-half-of-us-households-now-have-a-gaming-console-and-a-fourth-own-next-gen-hardware-report/1100-6494144/

CES article link: https://www.cta.tech/Resources/Newsroom/Media-Releases/2021/June/Tech-Spending-Trends-Press-Release

The report examines a variety of consumer technology trends over the course of a year. This year, the CTA's findings look into stay-at-home tech, health and wellness trends, and the preference of TVs over smartphones. It turns out that households love gaming, with the 53% representing a 10% increase from last year, fueled by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

There are other interesting statics in the CTA's report. While 53% percent of US households own a gaming console, just 26% have a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S while 41% have a last-generation console of some kind.

And in terms of the 30% planning to buy a new gaming console in the next 12 months, it turns out that 21% want next-generation hardware. Meanwhile, of this 30% demographic, some 15% are looking to pick up a last-gen system.

No gaming setup would be (truly) complete without a 4K TV, and interestingly, the CTA's report finds that 52% of US households now have one. This represents a 16% increase from last year.

Elsewhere, wireless tech continues to rise, with 47% of US respondents owning a pair of wireless earbuds as compared to the 45% who still use wired ones.

All of this is particularly fascinating as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, and even the Nintendo Switch, continue to be difficult to find due to the semiconductor shortage. Last month, the Senate passed legislation to alleviate the supply issues, as it impacts industries outside gaming as well.

I thought consoles were dying and becoming useless ๐Ÿ˜Ž I was also told modern gamers want to play their handheld devices while white water rafting. Yet 52% have a 4K TV now. Thoughts, SW?

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#2 Telekill
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26% of all American households for a next gen console in less than a year seems very high.

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#3 SolidGame_basic
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@Telekill said:

26% of all American households for a next gen console in less than a year seems very high.

Yea, that doesn't make sense lol. Maybe 26% of the 53%? lol

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The stat reporting is all borked up there, lol. I'm interested in the information, but sadly unsure what the information is

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@xantufrog said:

The stat reporting is all borked up there, lol. I'm interested in the information, but sadly unsure what the information is

Yea. the writer also can't spell statistic lol. I don't think anyone actually reviewed this article. But the CES article is more clear:

https://www.cta.tech/Resources/Newsroom/Media-Releases/2021/June/Tech-Spending-Trends-Press-Release

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i care because? lol

90%+ of US households have toilets.

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@loonski said:

i care because? lol

90%+ of US households have toilets.

so are you saying you play with your toilet?

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@Telekill said:

26% of all American households for a next gen console in less than a year seems very high.

Yea, that doesn't make sense lol. Maybe 26% of the 53%? lol

There are approx 120M households in the US (according to Google).

26% = ~30M

26% of 53% = ~15M

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@SolidGame_basic: next-level toilet gaming. Palpamemes would be proud

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@SolidGame_basic said:

I thought consoles were dying and becoming useless ๐Ÿ˜Ž I was also told modern gamers want to play their handheld devices while white water rafting. Yet 52% have a 4K TV now. Thoughts, SW?

You thought consoles were dying?

And the Switch is still keeping you up at night.๐Ÿ˜‚

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If you could buy a ps5, it'd be 80%

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#12  Edited By Pedro
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@hardwenzen said:

If you could buy a ps5, it'd be 80%

Folks can buy a PS4 and it isn't 53% . You really aren't too smart. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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@Pedro said:
@hardwenzen said:

If you could buy a ps5, it'd be 80%

Folks can buy a PS4 and it 53% including other systems. You really aren't too smart. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Nonono. You don't get it. The PS5 attracts those without a console. This is how incredible the console is.

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#14  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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@hardwenzen: he's speechless ๐Ÿคญ

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@xantufrog: damn straight! Toilet gaming supreme!

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#16 sheep99
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Yeah sorry but no way PS4 sold about 35 million Xbox one X about 30 and switch lets say 40 million, thatโ€™s about 105 million units and how many of those households have all 3 consoles, fact is console sales are in decline numbers donโ€™t lie

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@hardwenzen said:

Nonono. You don't get it. The PS5 attracts those without a console. This is how incredible the console is.

So incredible that Series X outsold it last month? Even OP purchased a Series X. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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@Pedro said:
@hardwenzen said:

Nonono. You don't get it. The PS5 attracts those without a console. This is how incredible the console is.

So incredible that Series X outsold it last month? Even OP purchased a Series X. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Now you sound like Casey. It outsold it because there is no supply of PS5's. This is an undeniable fact.
TC bought one because he felt bad for the X.

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I might be skewing the numbers a bitโ€ฆ

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#20  Edited By mrbojangles25  Online
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Seems low, but then again we have a MASSIVE boomer and senior population that predates home video games so I guess that might actually be a pretty high number given that context.

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@hardwenzen said:

Now you sound like Casey. It outsold it because there is no supply of PS5's. This is an undeniable fact.

TC bought one because he felt bad for the X.

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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Maybe more people are owning them, or maybe those who couldn't afford one are homeless... damn if there aren't a lot more homeless people now, camps all over the city, people sleeping on sidewalks and camping in the forest and all over side of freeway. Hard times we live in.

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@loonski said:

i care because? lol

90%+ of US households have toilets.

I donโ€™t believe you.

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#24  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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But how many have VR?

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80 percent of weirdos on this board don't even have a next gen console despite going to war over them everyday

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I think 52% of US households having 4K TVs is bullshit.

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@loonski said:

i care because? lol

90%+ of US households have toilets.

I'm more interested in seeing the other 10% of households without a toilet.

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#28 palasta
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For a moment there i feared it would say housen*.

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@loonski said:

i care because? lol

90%+ of US households have toilets.

10% shits in the woods or what?

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#30 omegaMaster
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Interesting. Most of them will probably own a PC too.

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@Litchie said:

I think 52% of US households having 4K TVs is bullshit.

Umm you can get a 4K tv for quite cheap nowadays. Depending on the size and features, you can get a 4K television for like 400 buck, maybe even cheaper than that.

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I have no faith in these numbers or the reporting.

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@ermacness said:
@Litchie said:

I think 52% of US households having 4K TVs is bullshit.

Umm you can get a 4K tv for quite cheap nowadays. Depending on the size and features, you can get a 4K television for like 400 buck, maybe even cheaper than that.

This is true. 4K isn't special. Now, the quality of the low cost 4K TVs are the real cause of concern.

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@Pedro said:
@ermacness said:
@Litchie said:

I think 52% of US households having 4K TVs is bullshit.

Umm you can get a 4K tv for quite cheap nowadays. Depending on the size and features, you can get a 4K television for like 400 buck, maybe even cheaper than that.

This is true. 4K isn't special. Now, the quality of the low cost 4K TVs are the real cause of concern.

Oh I firmly believe that โ€œyou get what you pay forโ€, especially with TVs. To me, I find that the type of television (QLED,OLED, and LED) refresh rate, and the number of hdmi ports are contributing factors for driving up the cost of a TV.