Video Games

Hey, at Anime News Network we're always interested in learning about our readers. It helps us write better content for you, and it also helps us sell ads to sponsors. Right now we're considering which direction to head with future game coverage, and your contributions are hugely helpful!

As always, don't complain about lack of options, the answers below represent the information we're interested in learning at this particular time (for example, we're not looking to learn about what games you import, that's why there are no answers or questions related to imports).

Which of the following devices do you own?
Windows PC (laptop or computer) 2853 out of 3145 (90.7%)
Playstation 2 1897 out of 3145 (60.3%)
Nintendo DS 1813 out of 3145 (57.6%)
Playstation 3 1740 out of 3145 (55.3%)
Nintendo Wii 1729 out of 3145 (55.0%)
PSP 1431 out of 3145 (45.5%)
XBox 360 1296 out of 3145 (41.2%)
Smart phone (non-iPhone) 1025 out of 3145 (32.6%)
Nintendo 3DS 828 out of 3145 (26.3%)
iPhone 618 out of 3145 (19.7%)
Mac (laptop or computer) 380 out of 3145 (12.1%)
Tablet 367 out of 3145 (11.7%)
PS Vita 239 out of 3145 (7.6%)
None of the above 6 out of 3145 (0.2%)
(none of the above) 8 out of 3145 (0.3%)
Which of the following devices have you purchased a game for in the last year?
Playstation 3 1553 out of 3145 (49.4%)
Windows PC (laptop or computer) 1458 out of 3145 (46.4%)
Nintendo Wii 1018 out of 3145 (32.4%)
XBox 360 1011 out of 3145 (32.1%)
Nintendo DS 978 out of 3145 (31.1%)
PSP 808 out of 3145 (25.7%)
Nintendo 3DS 758 out of 3145 (24.1%)
Playstation 2 551 out of 3145 (17.5%)
Smart phone 327 out of 3145 (10.4%)
PS Vita 223 out of 3145 (7.1%)
None of the above 196 out of 3145 (6.2%)
Tablet 161 out of 3145 (5.1%)
Mac (laptop or computer) 114 out of 3145 (3.6%)
(none of the above) 61 out of 3145 (1.9%)
How often do you purchase games for use on a personal computer?
Never 1151 out of 3145 (36.6%)
Once a year 684 out of 3145 (21.7%)
2 times a year 399 out of 3145 (12.7%)
3-4 times a year 427 out of 3145 (13.6%)
5-6 times a year 186 out of 3145 (5.9%)
7-10 times a year 97 out of 3145 (3.1%)
More than 11 times a year 175 out of 3145 (5.6%)
(none of the above) 26 out of 3145 (0.8%)
How often do you purchase games for use on a handheld gaming device? (non-smart phone)
Never 741 out of 3145 (23.6%)
Once a year 511 out of 3145 (16.2%)
2 times a year 460 out of 3145 (14.6%)
3-4 times a year 605 out of 3145 (19.2%)
5-6 times a year 344 out of 3145 (10.9%)
7-10 times a year 126 out of 3145 (4.0%)
More than 11 times a year 134 out of 3145 (4.3%)
I don't own a handheld gaming device 204 out of 3145 (6.5%)
(none of the above) 20 out of 3145 (0.6%)
How often do you purchase games for use on a smart phone?
Never 1819 out of 3145 (57.8%)
Once a year 225 out of 3145 (7.2%)
2 times a year 166 out of 3145 (5.3%)
3-4 times a year 202 out of 3145 (6.4%)
5-6 times a year 94 out of 3145 (3.0%)
7-10 times a year 46 out of 3145 (1.5%)
More than 11 times a year 72 out of 3145 (2.3%)
I don't own a smart phone 490 out of 3145 (15.6%)
(none of the above) 31 out of 3145 (1.0%)
How often do you purchase games for use on a console gaming device?
Never 302 out of 3145 (9.6%)
Once a year 276 out of 3145 (8.8%)
2 times a year 347 out of 3145 (11.0%)
3-4 times a year 784 out of 3145 (24.9%)
5-6 times a year 578 out of 3145 (18.4%)
7-10 times a year 352 out of 3145 (11.2%)
More than 11 times a year 404 out of 3145 (12.8%)
I don't own a console gaming device 92 out of 3145 (2.9%)
(none of the above) 10 out of 3145 (0.3%)
If the same game is being released for personal computer and console, which version do you typically purchase?
Personal computer 520 out of 3145 (16.5%)
Console 1581 out of 3145 (50.3%)
Depends on the genre of the game 239 out of 3145 (7.6%)
Depends on the game 614 out of 3145 (19.5%)
Depends on reviews 47 out of 3145 (1.5%)
Depends on what system my friends are using 79 out of 3145 (2.5%)
Both 25 out of 3145 (0.8%)
(none of the above) 40 out of 3145 (1.3%)
Do you prefer to purchase your computer games new or used? (multiple answers allowed)
New (within 2 weeks of release) 651 out of 3145 (20.7%)
New (within 1 month of release) 450 out of 3145 (14.3%)
New (within 6 months of release) 794 out of 3145 (25.2%)
Used (within 1 month of release) 57 out of 3145 (1.8%)
Used (within 6 months of release) 102 out of 3145 (3.2%)
Used (6+ months after release date) 219 out of 3145 (7.0%)
Depends on the game 1118 out of 3145 (35.5%)
I don't purchase computer games 1006 out of 3145 (32.0%)
(none of the above) 30 out of 3145 (1.0%)
Do you prefer to purchase your console games new or used? (multiple answers allowed)
New (within 2 weeks of release) 1087 out of 3145 (34.6%)
New (within 1 month of release) 685 out of 3145 (21.8%)
New (within 6 months of release) 912 out of 3145 (29.0%)
Used (within 1 month of release) 167 out of 3145 (5.3%)
Used (within 6 months of release) 326 out of 3145 (10.4%)
Used (6+ months after release date) 651 out of 3145 (20.7%)
Depends on the game 1441 out of 3145 (45.8%)
I don't purchase console games 290 out of 3145 (9.2%)
(none of the above) 41 out of 3145 (1.3%)
Do you prefer to purchase your handheld gaming device (non-smart phone) games new or used? (multiple answers allowed)
New (within 2 weeks of release) 758 out of 3145 (24.1%)
New (within 1 month of release) 495 out of 3145 (15.7%)
New (within 6 months of release) 724 out of 3145 (23.0%)
Used (within 1 month of release) 110 out of 3145 (3.5%)
Used (within 6 months of release) 199 out of 3145 (6.3%)
Used (6+ months after release date) 448 out of 3145 (14.2%)
Depends on the game 1118 out of 3145 (35.5%)
I don't purchase games for handheld gaming devices 860 out of 3145 (27.3%)
(none of the above) 35 out of 3145 (1.1%)
Which of the following video game genres do you typically enjoy?
Role-playing 2577 out of 3145 (81.9%)
Action-Adventure 2460 out of 3145 (78.2%)
Fantasy 2143 out of 3145 (68.1%)
Adventure 1762 out of 3145 (56.0%)
Strategy 1476 out of 3145 (46.9%)
Fighting 1381 out of 3145 (43.9%)
First person shooter 1295 out of 3145 (41.2%)
Visual Novels 1226 out of 3145 (39.0%)
Platform 1176 out of 3145 (37.4%)
Third person shooter 1152 out of 3145 (36.6%)
Puzzle 1041 out of 3145 (33.1%)
MMORPG 940 out of 3145 (29.9%)
Survival Horror 927 out of 3145 (29.5%)
Simulation 800 out of 3145 (25.4%)
Casual (ex. Bejeweled, Angry Birds) 771 out of 3145 (24.5%)
Stealth 729 out of 3145 (23.2%)
Rhythm/Music 710 out of 3145 (22.6%)
Driving 569 out of 3145 (18.1%)
Sports 321 out of 3145 (10.2%)
(none of the above) 30 out of 3145 (1.0%)
Which of these popular franchises do you own at least one copy of (console, handheld, or computer)?
Final Fantasy 2151 out of 3145 (68.4%)
Pokemon 1847 out of 3145 (58.7%)
Mario 1818 out of 3145 (57.8%)
Legend of Zelda 1768 out of 3145 (56.2%)
Kingdom Hearts 1448 out of 3145 (46.0%)
Assassin's Creed 1150 out of 3145 (36.6%)
Elder Scrolls 1120 out of 3145 (35.6%)
Resident Evil 1094 out of 3145 (34.8%)
Grand Theft Auto 1074 out of 3145 (34.1%)
Soul Calibur 1066 out of 3145 (33.9%)
Metal Gear 1061 out of 3145 (33.7%)
Call of Duty 1041 out of 3145 (33.1%)
Star Wars 975 out of 3145 (31.0%)
Halo 928 out of 3145 (29.5%)
Street Fighter 886 out of 3145 (28.2%)
Star Ocean 874 out of 3145 (27.8%)
Guitar Hero (or other music game) 825 out of 3145 (26.2%)
Dragon Quest 765 out of 3145 (24.3%)
Diablo 757 out of 3145 (24.1%)
Warcraft 746 out of 3145 (23.7%)
Dance Dance Revolution (or other rhythm game) 670 out of 3145 (21.3%)
Uncharted 655 out of 3145 (20.8%)
Tekken 643 out of 3145 (20.4%)
Mortal Kombat 592 out of 3145 (18.8%)
Gran Turismo 499 out of 3145 (15.9%)
Mana 407 out of 3145 (12.9%)
FIFA (or other soccer game) 266 out of 3145 (8.5%)
Madden NFL (or other football game) 256 out of 3145 (8.1%)
NBA Live (or other basketball game) 177 out of 3145 (5.6%)
NHL (or other hockey game) 166 out of 3145 (5.3%)
(none of the above) 95 out of 3145 (3.0%)
Which of the following franchises would you consider buying the next game in the series of, provided it was for a system you owned.
Final Fantasy 1670 out of 3145 (53.1%)
Legend of Zelda 1431 out of 3145 (45.5%)
Kingdom Hearts 1260 out of 3145 (40.1%)
Pokemon 1230 out of 3145 (39.1%)
Mario 1107 out of 3145 (35.2%)
Assassin's Creed 1049 out of 3145 (33.4%)
Elder Scrolls 868 out of 3145 (27.6%)
Metal Gear 866 out of 3145 (27.5%)
Resident Evil 799 out of 3145 (25.4%)
Star Ocean 742 out of 3145 (23.6%)
Grand Theft Auto 658 out of 3145 (20.9%)
Soul Calibur 636 out of 3145 (20.2%)
Halo 629 out of 3145 (20.0%)
Dragon Quest 619 out of 3145 (19.7%)
Uncharted 616 out of 3145 (19.6%)
Diablo 549 out of 3145 (17.5%)
Street Fighter 530 out of 3145 (16.9%)
Star Wars 496 out of 3145 (15.8%)
Call of Duty 460 out of 3145 (14.6%)
Tekken 446 out of 3145 (14.2%)
Warcraft 408 out of 3145 (13.0%)
Mana 363 out of 3145 (11.5%)
Mortal Kombat 325 out of 3145 (10.3%)
Dance Dance Revolution (or other rhythm game) 284 out of 3145 (9.0%)
Gran Turismo 240 out of 3145 (7.6%)
Guitar Hero (or other music game) 222 out of 3145 (7.1%)
FIFA 122 out of 3145 (3.9%)
Madden NFL (or other football game) 79 out of 3145 (2.5%)
NHL (or other hockey game) 71 out of 3145 (2.3%)
NBA Live (or other basketball game) 58 out of 3145 (1.8%)
(none of the above) 199 out of 3145 (6.3%)
Of the following list of video game publishers, which do you follow the most closely, or look forward to the releases of?
Square Enix 1739 out of 3145 (55.3%)
Nintendo 1410 out of 3145 (44.8%)
Namco Bandai 1137 out of 3145 (36.2%)
Sony 1060 out of 3145 (33.7%)
Capcom 1045 out of 3145 (33.2%)
Konami 1040 out of 3145 (33.1%)
Independent / Other 903 out of 3145 (28.7%)
Ubisoft 828 out of 3145 (26.3%)
Activision Blizzard 644 out of 3145 (20.5%)
Electronic Arts 626 out of 3145 (19.9%)
Microsoft 446 out of 3145 (14.2%)
ZeniMax (Bethesda/id/Arkane) 434 out of 3145 (13.8%)
THQ 295 out of 3145 (9.4%)
Take Two 235 out of 3145 (7.5%)
None of these publishers 215 out of 3145 (6.8%)
(none of the above) 119 out of 3145 (3.8%)
Would you like to see ANN review more anime or manga related video games?
Yes 2588 out of 3145 (82.3%)
No 522 out of 3145 (16.6%)
(none of the above) 35 out of 3145 (1.1%)
Would you like to see ANN post more news about anime and manga related video games?
Yes 2659 out of 3145 (84.5%)
No 455 out of 3145 (14.5%)
(none of the above) 31 out of 3145 (1.0%)