Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 15, 2020
How many gamers are there? Is the market size big or small? Are the people that play games online or with their connected devices a small group of busy, fun-loving people, or is game-playing more widespread? This MetaFAQs answers the baseline question about how many millions of adults in the US, Germany, UK, and Japan use a game console, gaming desktop, gaming notebook, or even smartphones, PCs, tablets, or game consoles to play immersive games or other games. The results are based on TUP/Technology User Profile 2020.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 2, 2020
Do different age groups play favorites when it comes to game consoles? Do any brands stand out as being used more often by some age groups than others? This MetaFAQs answers these questions based on the 12,516 online adults responding to the MetaFacts TUP/Technology User Profile 2020 survey.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 29, 2020
Is playing immersive or other games on a smartphone or feature phone more likely in a smaller or larger household? How widespread is mobile phone game-playing in the US, Germany, UK, and Japan by household size?
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 27, 2020
Which brand of game consoles are used by the most online adults in each country? This MetaFAQs answers that question, reporting on the market penetration of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft game consoles.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 24, 2020
Are tablets being used to play games? Is the share higher or lower among households with more persons? This MetaFAQs reports on the percent of online adults regularly playing a game using a tablet by household size and country.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 19, 2020
The smartphone-smartwatch Connection
Smartwatches offer the promise to extend the user’s experiences. Most are tightly coupled with a smartphone and its ecosystem. We looked into whether smartwatch users’ behaviors are any different, whether they have an iPhone or Android smartphone. Drilling into the MetaFacts TUP/Technology User Profile 2020 results showed there is a gap between OS and between countries.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 17, 2020
How are users using tablets? What are the main activities used on their tablets? Does this vary by country? This MetaFAQs reports on the top 12 activities regularly used on the primary tablet of online adults in the US, the UK, and Germany.
TUP/Technology User Profile 2020 spans a broad range of technology products and services, about the full range of users, including their activities, and all unified by a central, integrated dataset. The comprehensive research results can be viewed through a number of topical lenses, and from there, can be further customized or drilled down into.
Playing games is a regular activity for most adults whether using game consoles or gaming PCs, or any of their connected devices – mobile phones, tablets, or PCs.
Convenience Gamers – those using only a connected device to play games – have near-equal market penetration to Dedicated Gamers – users of game consoles or gaming PCs.
Device-Gamers – who use any of their connected devices – is a larger segment than either Dedicated Gamers or Convenience Gamers.
This TUPdate looks at the major trends of game-playing in the US and other countries, focusing on Convenience Gamers – the next tier of game-players beyond Dedicated Gamers. Also, it examines which types of devices are used the most or least for playing games. Further, it investigates whether younger adults play more or less than older ones, and differences in digital media use and subscriptions.
The analysis in this TUPdate is based on results drawn from the 2019 wave of TUP (Technology User Profile), which is TUP’s 37th continuous wave. Results from previous waves are also included where indicated. This survey-based study details the use of technology products by a carefully-selected and weighted set of respondents drawn to represent online adults.
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