Average PSN user 28 year old male, well educated, and loaded

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Do you fit the profile? I don’t – I’m older, dumber than a bag of hammers and have roughly 18 ZAR to my name. My shortcomings aside, according to PSN’s director of operations Eric Lempel, the average  PSN user is a decent, upstanding chap. That seems to be far removed from the average Xbox Live user, who is a 15-year old snivelling idiot whose only means of communications seems to be calling everyone and everything “gay”

Who is the PlayStation Network audience?

Lempel : Right now, it’s primarily male. The average age is 28 years old, in usually the middle- to higher-income range. They over-index against those with graduate degrees. But it’s expanding. What we’re finding ever since we’ve introduced services like the video download service, we’re getting more of the household on the PlayStation Network. Some of the top rentals and sales on the video side have been content that probably doesn’t appeal exactly to that 28-year-old male. It’s more those movies that are geared toward women.

It’s a pity though that the average PS3 fanboy is an emotionally crippled, illogical, vitriol-filled retard whose sense of self worth is directly proportional to validation about his choice of console.

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: September 2, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • 0rk0

    Are you trying to go for that 50+ comments again…:getlost:

  • TheBeasht

    Nice PhotoShop skills Geoff!!! Haha.. Love that show.
    So, it seems I neither fit the average PSN user profile nor the XBL user profile… might I be having an identity crisis?
    Who am I?…. I don’t know?…. :unsure:

  • We are hardcore Wii owners… Mature, beautiful and nearly intelligent 🙂

  • SlippyMadFrog

    As long as you insult both the PS and Xbox crowd or none, then the article is cool, otherwise we may as well be looking at 50+.

  • Ruslan

    Kinda sounds like an article to warm up a lazy Friday afternoon. 🙂

  • To round it off, I insulted everyone – including myself.
    It’s nice to have a bit of balance. :happy:

  • ewie

    Nearly ?

  • evilredzombie

    ” It’s a pity though that the average PS3 fanboy is an emotionally crippled, illogical, vitriol-filled retard whose sense of self worth is directly proportional to validation about his choice of console. ”

    why ?…. remind us again… which console do you own?

  • janrik

    Yeah, coz if they where really they would not have bought a Wii… :devil:

  • WitWolfyZA

    Consoles are EVIL i tell ya

  • spl0it

    The PS3 is Gay

  • All 3, and both handhelds.
    The only one of them that I don’t like – at all – is the Wii.

    I don’t have any particular allegiances to any console or its manufacturer.
    I was quite a Nintendo fan, but seeing as how they’ve screwed me over this gen, I have little love for ’em.

  • evilredzombie

    Oh…. but once again, we have such mature people in our presence…
    As apposed to the macho console that allows you to “dress up” your little avatar ?

  • Ruslan

    Hehehehe… the PS3 avatars are coming… you might just get bitten back in the next couple of weeks. :biggrin:

  • Ozzy

    sadly nothing will beat our current 360 avatars when it comes to what is gay and what is not :blink:

  • easy

    no offense to the writer, but this banal dribble is a piss poor attempt to rile up the more irascible members of the gaming fraternity.

    but by the comments posted so far, its clearly already worked it’s wily charm.


  • 😆

    I really, really wish there was a way to give you a digital gold star.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    @ Above

    spl0it is just flamebaiting, do not take serious. He does this now and then.

  • easy


  • Someone

    Like the YMCA…

  • Q121

    Hay Chris… Got you a pull frog… poked holes in its back so it couold breathe… oh oh oh oh no….


    Love family guy !!!

    By the way I would love to have the job of making up stupid stats. They probably spend half there day playing golf and screwing hookers (not saying anything wrong with that) and then at the last minute are like, wooooah we need a figure…ummmmm 20%!!!

  • 30yearsandcounting

    Yay! the PS3 fits my demographic. I’m too old for the juvenile antics on xbox live 😀

  • r0gue

    LOL…cool article.

    Now do pc gamers 🙂

  • Q121

    No no no…

    Do MMO PC gamers 🙂

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