Most popular gaming platforms in SA

According to the latest MyGaming Survey results, conducted in September 2012, PCs are the most popular gaming platform among SA’s gamers, with 78.95% of those surveyed using the platform.

Smartphones were the second most popular platform, with 69.96% of the sample gaming on such devices.

Comparing results to the previous MyGaming survey, conducted in March 2012, it is interesting to note a growth in Xbox users, from 33.49% to 39.47.

Likewise, Tablet PC adoption has increased significantly, by about 10%.

With a sample of 912 responses, we are given a good picture of the high-end SA gaming market and their habits.

The following table provides an overview of the survey feedback. The results are ordered according to popularity.

We asked survey participants to indicate which video game platforms they currently own. The percentage is of the total sample of 912, and it exceeds 100% because this was a multiple choice question, meaning participants use more than one of the platforms listed.

Gaming platforms owned – MyGaming survey results
Gaming platform September 2012 March 2012
Gaming PC 78.95% 79.89%
Smartphone 69.96% N/A
Xbox 360 39.47% 33.49%
Tablet PC 32.13% 22.49%
Playstation 3 30.48% 31.69%
Wii 16.89% 14.80%
Playstation Portable 12.06% 12.71%
Nintendo DS or 3DS 7.24% 7.78%
Other 7.02% 9.58%
Playstation Vita 1.86% 1.61%

More results from the MyGaming survey will be released over the coming days.

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