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.