According to a new market research survey, 63 percent of Americans have played a videogame in the past six months — which spanks the 53 percent who have been to a movie. Go team hermits! Also, 94 percent have listened to music, which makes feel really bad for those other 6 percent of people, who claim not to have listened to any music in the last six months. Sad, you guys.
I know I’ve played videogames and been to the movies in the last six months. Hell, I’ve done both in the last 24 hours. (Every Little Step was so good!) What I thought was more interesting in the study was that videogame spending now accounts for one-third of the average monthly entertainment budget, and not just because games are more expensive than movies or music — there’s also been substantial growth in the number of people playing.
What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you playing more or going to more movies? And have your entertainment dollars been allocated differently recently?
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