More Women now Own Gaming Consoles than Men

“naplesTime to do away with the stereotypes; a survey done by the Pew Research Center shows that more women own gaming consoles than men.

According to the study conducted from March 17, 2015 to April 12, 2015, 40 percent of American adults, 18 and older, own a gaming console. This number is stable from the last survey taken in 2010. An additional 14 percent own a portable gaming device, like a PlayStation Vita or Nintendo 3DS.

Of the 40 percent who own a gaming console, the survey shows that women make up 42 percent, and men, only 37 percent.

The PRC study also found that households that make less than $30,000 a year are less likely to own a gaming console; only a third of these people own one. 54 percent of homes that make over $75,000 a year own a gaming console.

In a different study, conducted earlier this year by the Electronic Software Association, on what demographics are playing video games, what consoles are being played, sales and more, it is found that women make up 44 percent of the community that plays video games overall. However, women 18 and older make up a larger percentage of gamers than men who are 18 and younger.

It should also be noted that the PRC only polls those who are 18 and older, the ESA polls all ages.

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