Japanese Interest is in PlayStation Vita, Survey Says

Posted on Jan 13 2012 - 4:22pm by Editorial Staff

A survey of 714 Japanese who either owned or were interested in portable gaming device, confirmed that their maximum interest is in PlayStation Vita gaming device. The survey was a private internet-based questionnaire that was conducted between 22nd and 26th December 2011 by the members of the CLUB BBQ, located in Japan.

The audience surveyed was 57.0% male, with 30.0% in their twenties, 49.9% in their thirties, and 20.2% in their forties. Over 83% of them said they owned a Nintendo DS, and 48.9% said they owned a PSP. Slightly over 16% said they owned a Nintendo 3DS, while 5% have already picked up a PS Vita. Interestingly, female ownership of the Nintendo DS was over 90%.

The reason the people mentioned on why their interest is in PlayStation Vita, popular answers were because it’s the latest leading-edge multi-function device, new functions such as the rear touch-panel and online games.

About PlayStation Vita:

The PlayStation Vita, also known as “PSVita” or “PSV”) is a handheld game console by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable as part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices. It was released in Japan and parts of Asia on December 17, 2011 and is expected to be released in Europe, Australia, and North America in the month of February 2012.

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