74% of US College Students Play Video Games

November 23, 2006

According to a recent study of 1,000 American college students, only 26% report not playing video games, and with the release of Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii this past weekend, Microsoft's Xbox 360 faces stiff competition from the other two next-gen gaming consoles. 12% of students plan to purchase a PS3 this holiday season, 11% own or plan to purchase an Xbox, and 8% are interested in the much less expensive Wii. Of the gamers, 25% of males play more than 6 hours per week, while only 8% of female gamers do so. Media release