General Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) conducted a survey during the last day of the Tokyo Game Show (September 19th) where over 1000 people at attendance were asked which piece of gaming hardware they used the most and for the second year in a row Sony’s PS2 came on top at 70%.
Nintendo’s DS came in second at 68.7% followed closely by the PSP at 68.6%, the Wii at 56.7% and the PS3 at 47.7% Microsoft’s XBox 360 rounded out the top ten at 19.6% Even though the PS2 was the highest rated it’s still down from it’s 2008 peek when the system gained 79% of the votes while many of the other systems are on the rise.
When asked about planned purchases of new hardware in 2011, 33% voted for Nintendo’s 3DS while 31% plan to but a PS3 ( down from 42% in 2008), 23% for the Xbox 360 ( down from 29% in 2008), 18% for the Wii and 12% for the PSP.
Regarding the PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Kinect Japanese gamers favored Sony’s new motion tech over it’s competitor but only slightly. 7.7% of those asked “plan to buy” a PlayStation Move versus 6.3% for Kinect. And on the subject of favorite game genres role-playing and action games took the majority of the votes.