In news that most gamers wouldn't even consider "news," in that it falls under the "well, duh" category, a new survey gives us an idea of each console's largest demographic.

According to GameDaily, recent data collected from Nielsen Media Research tells us the Nintendo Wii "fares best with young boys and older women." The data, taken from last year's fourth quarter span, shows the Wii drags in the male 6-11 and the female 25-34 age groups, which should come as no surprise to…well, anyone. In addition, many more women over the age of 35 play the Wii far more often than either the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. As for what analysts and journalists often consider to be the "hardcore gamer demographic" (18-24), the Wii isn't anywhere near as popular. The PlayStation 3 attracts the oldest average age, which is expected due to "consumer brand loyalty since Sony dominated the market with the PS1," and for both males and females, it's the 18-24 group that flocks to Sony's machine. The 360 is somewhere in between: males aged 12-17 are most prominent and for females, it's the 25-34 group (same as the Wii). …that 12-17 male statistic goes a long way towards explaining the greater level of immaturity we've experienced on Xbox Live, but it's not definitive.

Anyway, we doubt anyone will be all that shocked by these results. The Wii, which both Sony and Microsoft said they're not in competition with, basically caters to non-hardcore-gamers, which we've been saying from the start. Forgive us for being right. ūüėČ

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trgdor
trgdor
11 years ago

we don't need to forgive you we already believed you ūüôā

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

And then trgdor comes in the niiiiiiiiiiiight!

You know, in all my online Warhawk and Street Fighter matches I've only ever run across ONE racist/bigot/jerk and ONE ultra-foul-mouthed 13 year old? Everyone else was pretty cool.

-Arvis

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yeah, that's the same as the kind people in Resistance 2.

Though when I go to games like GTA IV (well it's for mature people) and COD5 I hear a lot of idiots and racists.

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

I don't know, the first couple weeks on Home with unfettered voice chat was pretty brutal.

Otherwise, Socom games have given me the worst experience as far as racism/immaturity/profanity. PS3 has been the cleanest, but I can't tell you how many time some ozark dwelling redneck has cussed me out with racial epithets assuming the "Mang" part of name is sourced from me being Asian or Mexican on the PS2 games.

CoD4 and WaW have been very pleasant and unoffensive aside from the occasional undirected frustration based diatribes. Totally understandable, as I have been guilty of it myself.

Jordahn
Jordahn
11 years ago

@ Arvis

Arvis, I need to be under someone's wing playing Warhark. I have it, and played it a few times. Lots of potential. Just need some direction and structure.

Phoelix
Phoelix
11 years ago

I am one of those Ozark-dwellers, and I'm sorry to hear that. People where I'm from are often dangerously xenophobic.

Just ignore everything they say when it gets like that.

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

Oh I learned long ago to ignore the offenders, and I apologize for ironically stereotyping an entire group of people… for stereotyping entire groups of people, lol.

My wife has gamed with female clans for years, and the shit she has to tolerate is 10x worse that what I have witnessed, so a hats off to the thick skinned female gamers who stick with it through that crap.


Last edited by JofaMang on 2/19/2009 1:59:28 PM

Phoelix
Phoelix
11 years ago

It may be a stereotype, but it's founded on fact. It doesn't apply to everyone where I'm from (ya know, me?), but there are people who fit it quite perfectly.

Did you guys know that "redneck" came from the people who had to work their own land and had sunburned necks from working bent over in the sun?

bamf
bamf
11 years ago

Yeah, do you believe that games pay for xbox live just to be jerks.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

@Arvis

Thats funny Iv encountered racists online on COD4 (and I have 24 days of play on my record) a few times I can count em on one hand. Which is nowhere NEAR what I experienced in 24 hours of LIVE with Halo3.

What is up with racists anyways? What kind of a world would we live in if everyone looked, ate, wore, spoke, did the SAME thing? Boring. Diversity is beautiful.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

We all guessed it =D

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

Haha, that "immature 360 users" thing is so damn true. Its so annoying to hear 13 undevelped voices shouting racist remarks and cuss words.

I remember playing the first Gears online and some kid was dropping N-bombs and cuss words and you could hear his mom come in the room and smack the sh** outta him. The last thing I heard was him crying and then quietness after he turned off his headset.

God I hate underage little brats.

jdt1981
jdt1981
11 years ago

That was hilarious,thanks for the laugh.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

PS3_Wizard, I was going to do this reply to one of your later comments down below, but "Im so Useless" used up & wasted, all your reply buttons.

I see that our little resident "Romper Room Reject" is "STILL" finding time-out from all his "around-the-block" tricycle travelin', just to do more sh*t-stirring when he's actually supposed to be in "nappy-time".
But what I have a really hard time trying to figure out, is how he can even reach any keyboard while hiding under a female's skirt.

He must be watching way too much GTA & Saint's Row too, cause he's certainly not "Im the man" enough to f*ck with real bikers, mano-a-mano.

I laughed my ass off on how he tried to do some imitation G-talk in that sorry-assed threat of his.
Hell, even the picture on his favorite "Fruity Pebbles" cereal box, is more f*cking Gangsta than this posing wanna-be.

And we all know just how cheap talk is!
I'd never tell anyone ahead of time what I'm going to do to them, but my smack-talking victim will feel every detail of it.

Beside's, this puke doesn't even know anything about G's, or he'd know that the first 2 OG's are the Mafia, & "1%'er motorcycle clubs.

BTW, if "Im a Poserman" does show up(HE WON'T), I'd be glad to reschool him a 2nd time for you, for that racist "oreo"comment he called you(in that other thread).

Anyways, I think you should start watching "Supernanny"….. I'm quite sure that the "Im the man?" episode should be airing soon enough.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/21/2009 2:57:54 AM

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

bikerskank you are LAME AS F*CK! STFU!!!

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

Haha biker. I know what you mean man. Don't hurt him too bad…what the hell am I saying? Put his ass in the hospital! And about that oreo comment, I don't let stuff like that affect me. Truth is he doesn't know me, and its better for it to stay that way for his sake. But I tell ya…xbox punks these days…

@ I'm the man…all you can say is he's "lame"
? Awww…does the truth have you at a loss for words?

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

*sigh* wizard you poor oreo. dont you mean for your sake?

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

*sigh* wizard you poor oreo. dont you mean for your sake? bitches these days man…..


Last edited by ImTheMan on 2/25/2009 1:22:02 AM

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

Exactly right. Me and my older bro have a PS3 but my little bro (10) really wants a wii.

JasperLoons
JasperLoons
11 years ago

Similar situation here. My older brother (25) and I (23) have PS3's. My two younger brothers (13 and 18) have 360's.

That's right, 4 boys. My poor mother.

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

4!? ouch lol. i thought 3 was bad

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

hmmmm if you look this kinda gives away the winner….. which is ps3

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

the winner in what?

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

winner in terms of long-term appeal by the hardcore audience…those 12-18yr olds are going to be 18 and over soon, they might want to play something more engaging than just Halo and Gears of War

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

docpain have you played halo or gears of war? well whether you played them or not they're both classics and theyre obviously engaging if they receive critical acclaim.

Just because they aren't better than mgsiv or gow doesn't mean it isnt as engaging to people over 18. Learn something before you speak.


Last edited by Im The Man on 2/19/2009 8:29:50 PM

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

Yeah engaging for those looking for a quick burst of adrenaline…yelling your way through war with gigantic guns…its like an arcade

MGS4, KZ2, Uncharted go for a more realistic feel…a deeper, richer, more engaging story-telling experience…

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

I'm done. I can't argue with ignorance. Ignorance has defeated YOU already.

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

Yeah you can't actually comment about what I previously said because you hate to agree with it. Point well taken…go back to posting about a typo or calling me names, it makes it looks like you are making a point

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

When you said the game is like an arcade you lost a long time ago. I'm ashamed of your gamer status.

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

Slightly cartoony protagonists on steroids and human growth hormone with gigantic guns rushing through war while yelling like a teenager most of the time.

They are arcade-type games….

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

I dont recall that much yelling in the game man. You gotta come harder than that.

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

pop in the disc, go online….every other kill is a chainsaw kill and you hear cheesy yelling every time

i made about 5 different points in that statement and you only challenged one of them….YOU need to try harder than that

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

I didn't address the other points because only a dumbass would address another dumbasses dumbass point. And what would going online have anything to do with the single player dumbass!

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

and there is no yelling with chainsaw kills you idiot! TRY AGAIN and TRY HARDER!

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

you just tripped on your own words…how appropriate you couldn't even use the word "dumbass" correctly…you challenged one of the points but then say only a dumbass would argue my points…so you were only a dumbass for one thing? lol

ahhhh…im having so much fun with you, joshua

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

the online is part of the game (in most cases, its the biggest part of the game)…nowhere was it specified we were talkin about single player…..and go ahead boot up the game, there is a ton of yelling, maybe you cant afford speakers

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

because the point you made about yelling wasnt a dumbass point you dumbass! lol it was just an over exaggerated one. your understanding is ZERO. ahhh dumbass im having so much fun with you haha

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

yeah and sorry but when I bought my '70 mitsubishi lcd it didnt't come with speakers just cc lol. what an idiot!

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

ahhhh, gotcha…so the point about the yelling is the one you agree with the most….so the "Slightly cartoony protagonists on steroids and human growth hormone with gigantic guns" are dumbass points? lol….say that with a straight face….i promise you cant

btw, you have just hit a new low by taking my "fun" comment and using it as your own…kinda like Bill Gates stealing the wii avatars

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

lol the speakers that come with tvs are normally underpowered…

every tried bose, mts? surround sound? ever heard of it?

i can see why you went for the $199 system…almost as cheap as a psp haha wow

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

who said I dont have surround sound? hahaha I'm sure you need it with your '32 or '40 or whatever hahahha

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

and my system wasn't $199 idiot haha the cheapest system I have is the wii. the most expensive I have is the ps3. Your cheapest is the ps3 and your most expensive is the ps3. 1 system? WOW hahaha

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

Mitsubishi doesn't even manufacture 70 inch lcds haha (btw you said 70' which is 70 feet)…caught with your hand in the cookie jar again..you are gona have to adjust your lie and say, "oh i meant 72"

and no they dont come with surround sound speakers either…

btw i use a 52" sharp aquos lcd…and my cock is 8"…I know you'll be drooling when you read this

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

you're obviously a fagget hahaha and 70 or 72 doesn't matter its AHELLUVALOT bigger than your little ass tv hahaha

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

you adjusted your lie just like i said you would…haha, you've got no pride left….

you probably using sdtv

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

u have no brain left hater hahaha

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

you took the advice i gave you and you adjusted your lie…your brain wasn't able to provide another idea…and you are callin out my brain? lol

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

your brain has been in question from jump "uber" man hahahaha

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

i can tell you've been around the block, you cant even gather enough thoughts to make a point…you agreed to open your mouth wide open and either suck or eat…that part is still debatable…

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

yeahand i can tell you've been a fagget hahaha