The lights are on
According to data-tracking giant Nielsen, gaming is on the rise. The numbers show that gamers in the U.S. are spending more time and money on video games.
One of the most interesting figures is the fact that over half of U.S. households – 56 percent – own at least one current-generation gaming console. Nielsen points out that this is a 50 percent increase over last year's numbers.
The survey also points to the importance of the Internet for generating awareness and hype for an upcoming game release, and still-rising prominence of mobile devices in the gaming space.
(Source: Nielsen via Engadget)
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Its awesome to hear this.
great games keeps appearing each year, increasing game sales as well, this year alone im geeting 5 games, ac3, ghost recon future soldier, naruto shippuden generations,resident evil 6 and kh3d.
Wow, a lot of people play video games
That's not true! That's impossible!
Got all 3 in the family... just not in one household XD
Not too surprising, IMO...but considering a lot of gamers own multiple systems, that probably skews the numbers a bit...
Im so glad people are actually realizing that gaming can be for adults and kids. Dont know why people think its like juvenile to game, kinda ridiculous if you ask me but hey im a 16 year old so.. :)
I enjoy playing video games but i also feel that the younger generation will grow to be stupid because of this outrageous number.
Good to see that gaming is on the rise as a whole. I'm perfectly content with my PC.
Whose surprised? Gaming's awesome, love my 360.
I have all of the above.
Yet 10 years ago when no new systems were released they said the same, I've had last 3 playstations and have yet to be blown away by gameplay, now on individual games that's another story
Where's the proof? I doubt 56% of households in America have a gaming console. I know a crap load of people and families that do not own any video game system at all.
Now, I WOULD believe that 56% of U.S. households have HEARD of or have PLAYED a current generation video game system. But, half owning one, I serverly doubt that one.