Only 40% of homes contain game consoles

Though there are frequent claims that gaming has gone “mainstream,” a recent report that has seen publication seems to indicate otherwise, laying credence to the claim that gaming still has a ways to go in order to be accepted by all.

The report, published by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, states that only 40 percent of homes contain video game systems. Essentially meaning that 60 percent of households either can’t afford a console, or are still under the impression that gaming is tantamount to smoking or drinking.

An interesting part of this study also mentions that high-definition television ownership is rising, from 35 percent last year to 53 percent this year, meaning that though individuals are slower to embrace gaming, they are more than eager to accept high-definition televisions into their homes.

And besides, what is to say that these households don’t find other ways to engage in gaming. After all, it mentions that 71 percent of homes have personal computers. Maybe those computers have emulators or casual games on them.