Study: 80% of US Teens Own a Game Console

By Jordan Douglas on February 4, 2010, 4:29PM EDT

The Pew Research Center has just released a study which found 80% of Americans, age 12 to 17, own a game console. The center's Internet & American Life Project reported the findings. Teenage console ownership was also broken up by gender; boys were more liked to have a console, but girls were not far behind, coming in at 89% and 70% respectively.

On the handheld side, it was found that over 50% of the teenage demographic had access to a PSP or DS. The handhelds were more popular among younger participants; 12 to 13 at 66% ownership, while 14 to 17 year olds clocked in at 44%. Gender wise the numbers were relatively even, 56% for boys and 47% for girls.

The study of 800 total participants was conducted over the phone, between July and September 2009.

Source: Kotaku

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