[MUD-Dev] Game Survey
Richard Aihoshi aka Jonric
jonric at vaultnetwork.com
Thu Jul 26 03:04:38 New Zealand Standard Time 2001
At 12:20 AM 26/07/01 -0400, Mike "Talien" Tresca wrote:
>> From Computer Gaming World #205, p. 25:
> "Unnoticed amidst the hype and hoopla of the Electronic
> Entertainment Expo (E3) was a new survey claiming that
> interactive entertainment is now the most popular entertainment
> activity in the United States, surpassing even movies and
> television. According to the survey, produced by IDC research,
> 34 percent of Americans say playing computer and video games is
> the most fun entertainment activity, compared with 16 percent
> who say watching TV, 13 percent who say surfing the Internet,
> and 12 percent who say going to the movies is the most fun.
> Moreover, 57 percent of those who play games most frequently
> report that games are more fun than any other entertainment
> activity, with TV coming in a distant second at 13 percent."
> It's like "Brave New World" only Raph wrote it. >:)
You may not want to take everything you read at face value. The
above comes from a survey commissioned by the Interactive Digital
Software Association. Its press release announcing the results does
include the figures shown above, but farther down, there's also the
"The annual survey was conducted by the Custom Research Division of
the NPD Group for the IDSA. The study is the most in-depth and
targeted survey of its kind, gathering data from more than 1,651
nationally representative households that have been identified as
owning either or both a video game console or a personal computer
used to run entertainment software."
Note in particular the part that says "households that have been
identified as owning either or both a video game console or a
personal computer used to run entertainment software." This means
the results are not representative of all Americans, but only of
those who have consoles and/or run PC games. Not the same by a long
Can anyone say "spin doctor?"
Richard Aihoshi - "Jonric"
RPG Vault, IGN Vault Network
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