A survey of 3,422 Japanese gamers showed that they care more about a console's game library than its price, while the cheaper Nintendo platforms come out on top in ownership.
Forty-three percent of the gamers surveyed on Japanese website kakaku.com said that the top reason to pick a console was "because it's compatible with the games they absolutely want to play," according to a report on Dow Jones Newswire.
Forty-three percent also said they wanted to buy the "most talked about console," while just 6 percent said price is the biggest factor in choosing a console.
One quarter of respondents said they owned a Wii, while another quarter said they owned a DS. Ten percent owned a PlayStation 3, 10 percent owned a PSP and just 3 percent owned an Xbox 360.
Potential future ownership is a closer race, however, as 28 percent of respondents said they hoped to buy a Wii next, and 27 percent were eyeing a PS3 down the line.