Which Console are Japanese Gamers Most Satisfied With?

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bigginJapan In the latest issues of Famitsu – Japan’s premier gaming magazine – they published their result on a survey they ran polling gamer’s satisfaction with each of the current consoles and handhelds.

There were five possible responses to each category: very satisfied, satisfied, indifferent, unsatisfied and very unsatisfied. Each was accordingly assigned a satisfaction score out of 5.

Which gaming platform most satisfied Japanese gamers?

The results may surprise you.

Nintendo DS
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• Don’t have a Nintendo DS: 15.1 percent
• Very dissatisfied: 7.4 percent
• Somewhat dissatisfied: 14.1 percent
• Indifferent: 21.8 percent
• Satisfied: 22.5 percent
• Very satisfied: 19.1 percent
Composite Satisfaction Score: 3.4

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• Don’t have a Wii: 43.3 percent
• Very Dissatisfied: 4.3 percent
• Somewhat dissatisfied: 13.3 percent
• Indifferent: 12.5 percent
• Satisfied: 18.4 percent
• Very satisfied: 8.2 percent
Composite Satisfaction Score: 3.2

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• Don’t have a PSP: 15.5 percent
• Very Dissatisfied: 4.1 percent
• Somewhat dissatisfied: 5.6 percent
• Indifferent: 11.4 percent
• Satisfied: 46.3 percent
• Very satisfied: 17.1 percent
Composite Satisfied Score: 3.8

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• Don’t have a PS3: 41.6 percent
• Very Dissatisfied: 5.3 percent
• Somewhat dissatisfied: 7.6 percent
• Indifferent: 6.2 percent
• Satisfied: 22.7 percent
• Very satisfied: 16.6 percent
Composite Satisfied Score: 3.6

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Xbox 360
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• Don’t have an Xbox 360: 53.5 percent
• Very Dissatisfied: 1.4 percent
• Somewhat dissatisfied: 4.3 percent
• Indifferent: 0.8 percent
• Satisfied: 16.2 percent
• Very satisfied: 23.8 percent
Composite Satisfied Score: 4.2

Yes, pick your jaws up off the floor – The Xbox 360 is the most satisfying console in Japan. Satisfied users praised Xbox Live’s network features and the varied library of foreign games – while those who don’t own a 360 afraid to get one over hardware issue concerns.

Of course, this poll was run by Famitsu – and thus represents core gamers, and isn’t indicative of general consumer sentiment. How could it be? They’ve polled all 370 Japanese Xbox owners.

Source : Popgo.net (via N4G)

Last Updated: March 23, 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.

  • Banana Hammock

    Lol @ the 370 XboX owners.

    But i refuse to believe that in Japan only 1.4% of XboXs are failing, or the people they selected were just a very luck bunch or lied. If my console died there’s no way i would rate it anything other than ‘Very Dissatisfied’


    What do you make of this:


    especially the comments made by ‘Dwells55’, do you know if this is a problem happening locally as well. Makes me quite concerned.

  • janrik

    E74 is a local problem also.

    Does it make me less satisfied by getting a new 360 for free every few months?

    No it does not.

    I have 2 for that very reason.

  • Q121

    I credit all the xbox satisfaction with that rumble massage app that came out….

  • Banana Hammock

    Thanks, but do you think it’s a way for M$ to bypass the 3-year RROD warranty?

  • I don’t think they’ve specifically put code in NXE to kill consoles, no. I do think that the 360 was just a horribly designed piece of kit that was rushed to market too early – which is now biting MS in the backside.

    It really is a pity, cos it’s an awesome console otherwise.

  • Absolutely not since the vast majority of Xbox 360’s are still under warranty. It would be counter productive of Microsoft to sabotage their consoles while they are still under warranty

  • Banana Hammock

    Lol i didn’t mean that they are killing the consoles, i mean do you think the machines are reporting RRoD errors as E74 errors so that consumers can’t claim on the RRoD warranty?

  • Banana Hammock

    No no no, i’m not talking sabotage here at all, but let’s say a 13 month old 360 dies of RRoD (naturally) but the system reports it as E74, then the extended warranty does not apply and the consumer has to foot the repair bill.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Actualy, it’s only like 190 Xbox 360 owners (more or less) since 53.5% doesn’t own one that did the survey.

  • Nah, not really. Most RRoD machines aren’t able to output any display at all, on account of the GPU no longer being securely soldered.

  • Fox1

    Its more expensive to have an out of warranty faulty PS3 replaced than a 360 :tongue:

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