Penny Arcade's Massive Gamer Survey Renders Interesting Results

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Penny Arcade just recently held a survey on their website that targets gamers and the response was absolutely amazing, with a total of 38, 350 gamers stepping up to the plate to answer questions about themselves and their gaming habits.

From questions about what type of internet you use all the way to which consoles you own and what games you play.

It’s all really interesting stuff and the list of results is too long to post here, so check them out, after the jump.

Average Age: 26

Boy/Girl Split: 94% Boys, 6% Girls

Internet Usage:

– Cable/DSL: 84.7%

– LAN: 8.0%

– Fios: 3.0%

– WiMax: 0.7%

– 56k Modem: 0.5%

– Other: 3.1%

Where do you read PA from?

– Home: 93.8%

– Work: 49.2%

– School: 19.8%

Average Number of Hours of TV Per Week: 6.1 Hours

Console Ownership:

– PC: 86.3%

– Xbox 360: 54.1%

– Wii: 53.5%

– PS2: 52.7%

– Nintendo DS: 51.5%

– iPhone/iPod: 29.9%

– XBOX: 26.2%

– PS3: 24.5%

– Sony PSP: 20.5%

Average Game Library Collection: 73

Average Gaming Hours/Week: 18

Average Household Income: $66,000

Average Games Purchased/Month: 2

Game Genres Played:

– RPGs: 89.7%

– FPS’: 79.0%

– Platformers: 63.3%

– RTS’: 59.9%

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– Turn Based Strat: 56.0%

– Tabletop/CCG: 40.0%

– Simulations: 37.7%

– Web Based: 37.5%

– Driving/Racing: 31.4%

– 2D Fighters: 29.9%

– Shooters: 29.0%

– 3D Fighters: 28.0%

– Sports Games: 14.7%

– Flight Sims: 10.5%

Phone Usage:

– Non-Smartphone: 65%

– iPhones: 15.7%

– Blackberries: 7.9%

– Windows Mobile Device: 6.9%

– gPhone: 2.9%

– Treo: 1.5%

Sites that get visited over twice a week: [ Lazygamer.co.za was strangely left out of this list? Odd. ]

– Penny Arcade: 96.1%

– Kotaku: 22.5%

– Joystiq: 12.1%

– Wired Blog: 10.3%

– IGN: 9.5%

– Gamespot: 7.1%

– 1up: 5.2%

– Destructoid: 2.6%

– Gamespy: 2.6%

– Gamepolitics: 2.2%

– GamesRadar: 1.3%

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: February 2, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • Roland Browning

    LOL…..0.5% use a 56K modem……what are they playing!!??

  • they’re playing guess where the otherplayer will teleport to next!

  • someone

    Sites that get visited over twice a week: [ Lazygamer.co.za was strangely left out of this list? Odd. ]

    What? I’m here like twice an hr. nevermind a week. :blink:

  • Wolf

    same here! too bad we werent in the survey then 😛

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