Penny Arcade Survey Offers A Terrifying Glimpse Into Gamer Demographics

For those who did not take part, last week Penny Arcade ran a survey on their site. Asking for details on the site's readers. Since 38,000 people responded, we find the answers very interesting.

I mean, 38,000 people? That's a hell of a lot of people/internet gaming nerds. It's a veritbale gaming census. So let's take a look at the highlights of their findings, see what makes 'em/you tick!

Average Age: 26

Boy/Girl Split: 94% Boys, 6% Girls

Internet Usage:
- Cable/DSL: 84.7%
- LAN: 8.0%
- Fios: 3.0%
- WiMax: 0.7%
- 56k Modem: 0.5%
- Other: 3.1%

Average Number of Hours of TV Per Week: 6.1 Hours

Console Ownership:
- PC: 86.3%
- Xbox 360: 54.1%
- Wii: 53.5%
- PS2: 52.7%
- Nintendo DS: 51.5%
- iPhone/iPod: 29.9%
- XBOX: 26.2%
- PS3: 24.5%
- Sony PSP: 20.5%

Average Game Library Collection: 73

Average Gaming Hours/Week: 18

Average Household Income: $66,000

Average Games Purchased/Month: 2

Game Genres Played:
- RPGs: 89.7%
- FPS': 79.0%
- Platformers: 63.3%
- RTS': 59.9%
- Turn Based Strat: 56.0%
- Tabletop/CCG: 40.0%
- Simulations: 37.7%
- Web Based: 37.5%
- Driving/Racing: 31.4%
- 2D Fighters: 29.9%
- Shooters: 29.0%
- 3D Fighters: 28.0%
- Sports Games: 14.7%
- Flight Sims: 10.5%

Fascinating stuff, no? You can see the full breakdown of their findings at the link below, including what phones you use and which gaming websites were the most widely-read.

[Penny Arcade]