Totally unscientific data time. A Japanese marketing company has polled mostly Japanese schoolgirls about their console tastes. Here's the breakdown:
Out of the 3,339 polled, only 161 of them were male students and the rest were female. Fifty-two of them were under the age of 11 years old; 2,387 of them were between the ages of 12 and 19; 682 of them were between the ages of 20 and 25: 218 of them were above the age of 26. The largest group represented in this poll is Japanese schoolgirls.
When asked what game machine those polled had, the breakdown looks this: 2,748 individuals have a Nintendo DS, 2,587 have the PS2; 1,661 have the PSP; 1,300 have the Wii; 458 have the PS3.
Sure, those PS3 numbers are low, but check this out: When asked which console they wanted, the majority replied that they wanted the PS3 (1,605 said they wanted the PS3). Following close behind were the PSP at 1,355 votes and the Wii at 1,115 votes.
A window into the minds of Japan's youth. Fascinating. Oh, and how's my book on Japanese schoolgirls going? GREAT. Thanks for asking.