Posted on May 08 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
The graph above (click to view full size) from Media Create shows the userbase for the Nintendo DS/3DS and the PSP in Japan. The x-axis plots the age of the users, and the y-axis plots the number of users of the console. The DS/3DS is on top and the PSP is on the bottom. What’s interesting about a boring chart like this you ask? Well who remembers a certain statement from Jack Tretton of Sony. It went along these lines:
“No self-respecting 20-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those [DS/3DS]. He’s too old for that.”
It’s best to let the statistics do the talking. Analyses of the chart shows that the main userbase of the Nintendo DS and 3DS is in their early twenties, whereas the main userbase of the PSP is in their late teens. I don’t think I really need to say anything on that – it speaks for itself.The same report also says that the overall satisfaction of purchasers of the 3DS is 70.9%, and with a limited sample, 66.5% were satisfied with the 3D effect.