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The Battle of the video game consoles : redictors for the success of a video game console

Boerboom, R.J. (2009) The Battle of the video game consoles : redictors for the success of a video game console.

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Abstract:In this study, gender and cross-continental differences in video game use and video game console preferences are examined. This study focused on the gender differences between the social aspects, interpersonal needs, game genres available and gameplay elements and if one or more of these factors lead to a preference for a video game console. The results of one large-scale survey (N= 330) and one smaller scale survey (N=149) of predominantly young adults shows that their reasons for playing video games are time, amount of playing, and how they are socially connected through the game. Men report more hours of games played in a week and a different preference for games and game genres than women. Both men and women prefer a game console which features their favorite character(s). Based on console specific features men prefer a technical superior console like the Xbox360 or the Playstation 3, while women prefer the idea of features of the Nintendo Wii. Implications for future research are given
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59546
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