More Adults Are Turning To Video Games
New York, NY (AHN) - Americans are turning to video games to enjoy themselves, according to a new poll.
An AP-AOL Games poll says 40 percent of American adults play games on a computer or a console, such as the XBox or PlayStation.
While men, younger adults, and minorities are more likely to be playing video games, 45 percent of those who would call themselves a "gamer" play online.
Gaming is also solidifying itself as a serious business market, with over a third of online gamers spending $200 last year on the hobby.
This could be good news for Sony and Nintendo, both of which are preparing to launch their latest generation gaming consoles, with previews at the famous Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.
The AP-AOL Games poll of 3,024 U.S. adults, including 1,046 gamers, was conducted by Ipsos, an international polling firm, with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.