Survey reveals PS3 is 'teen favourite'
- Posted May 16th, 2008 at 05:30 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 21 Comments
Sony’s PlayStation 3 videogames system has been voted the “console choice for teens” following a Global Youth Survey conducted by Habbo.
A total of 58,486 individuals aged between 11-18 spanning 31 markets took part in the survey, of which 69 per cent labelled the PS3 as either ‘good’ or ‘great’. The Wii followed with 64 per cent and the Xbox 360 at 58 per cent.
PS3 was favoured in every category other than 11-12 year olds, where Nintendo’s Wii came out on top and proved more popular with girls up to the age of 16, becoming the “favoured female choice overall.”
Survey organisers commented: "The results of this survey are interesting as it gives us an insight into which brands these teens aspire to as the level of ownership does not correspond to the consoles' popularity.”
24 per cent of teens asked owned a Wii, with 21 per cent owning a PS3, and 23 per cent possessing an Xbox 360. Furthermore, 20 per cent are planning on buying one of the three consoles in the future, with Wii and PS3 the most popular candidates.
The report added: "As Sony and Xbox strive to broaden their console's appeal, from hardcore to casual gamer, the results of the survey seem to indicate that gender, not previous gaming experience, determines console choice. Regardless of their level of interest towards gaming boys prefer the PS3 and girls prefer the Wii."
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- 12:36am EDT - May 16th, 2008
Wow, I'm a PS3 fan and all..but I would of still expected it to of came last in a poll like that
- 1:20am EDT - May 16th, 2008
Cool, Im 34 (cough splutter) and favour the PS3, its a no brainer!
- 1:59am EDT - May 16th, 2008
36... nearly 37... PS3 all the way.
- 2:59am EDT - May 16th, 2008
I'm 28 and I won't dare trade my 60gb ps3 for anything in the world!, I guess girls generaly prefere wii coz it's main public is casual gamers, sorry but I truely think guy's are more hardcore gamers than girls, don't see many of them standing in line at midnight to get thier hand's on a brand new ps3, lol! I'd like to see how many girls out there play on games like cod4!
- 3:24am EDT - May 16th, 2008
31 and my son 11 loves the ps3. My wife sometimes but she leans more towards teh wii cause she says the control scheme is easier
- 4:17am EDT - May 16th, 2008
I'm 33, and personally it wasn't a hard decision for me on which one to purchase. Why would you even bother with a 360....old technology, non-existent quality control from M$ (hence very high failure rates). I can understand the Wii having support from the younger crowd, I'm still considering one for my 5 year old, but you can't beat the PS3 for the total package. I was looking at Blu-ray players the other day and they are still running right under the $500 mark (in Canada).
- 4:35am EDT - May 16th, 2008
Good news, but I want PS 3 to be favourite to all, such as female and children
But, beside that, good news
- 4:58am EDT - May 16th, 2008
We have some pretty old people on this site (J/K)! It is cool though to see people (teens) starting to appreciate what the ps3 has to offer.
- 5:00am EDT - May 16th, 2008
Good to hear, kids are obviously smart these days. I'm 36 and us old'uns will choose PS3 because we are older and wiser :) .
- 5:25am EDT - May 16th, 2008
I agree as just having passed 40,lol. Blimey, I am gonna be near 50 when I have to upgrade to a PS4. lmao.
- 6:37am EDT - May 16th, 2008
Among my friends I see that people with lower income (and thus often younger people) favor the 360 while old people, with better pay have the PS3. It's time for a pricecut.
- 6:37am EDT - May 16th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... i have no regrets about buying a ps3 even though people still try and tell me 360 is better just because it has a larger library of games, i laugh
- 7:24am EDT - May 16th, 2008
i think many kids love the ps3 but its just too much money
- 7:48am EDT - May 16th, 2008
I'm 46 .... owned pretty much every game machine / computer since early 80's. Always will do. I'll have PS 4,5,6,7 ........ as they arrive in future.
- 11:17am EDT - May 16th, 2008
WOOT! Go PS3!
- 11:54am EDT - May 16th, 2008
haha wii is for girls!.............literally
- 11:55am EDT - May 16th, 2008
Agreed. Friend and family that are women love the Wii. I am a PS fanatic at the ripe age of 31. Luckly I found a wife that likes the PS3 (and SSDHD) too. I think we both grew up with Sony devices in our lives so.. Sony or Microsoft? Hmm. Not a tough decision! ;)
- 12:08pm EDT - May 16th, 2008
sure they may love the system, but in the end the parents are the ones who has to dish out the cash. Smart thing to do would be to survey the teen and their parents, lol!
- 1:15pm EDT - May 16th, 2008
I'm 83 and I can't play with the wii-mote because i have arthritis in my wrist. Not really.
Control scheme is easier due to the simplicity of the games. Use the Wii-mote on MGS4 and it'll probably be harder to use than the joypad.
- 10:54pm EDT - May 16th, 2008
wii the “favoured female choice overall.” lol ... Wii the girly machine... lol hahaha
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