Most gamers don't care about non-gaming extras when it comes to buying video game consoles, a new study by market researcher Frank M. Magid Associates reveals.
The study, which surveyed more than 1,200 gamers (both male and female ages 12-64), asked how interested said players would be in purchasing a gaming device that also played movies, music, TV, and Internet in addition to games. Two thirds expressed apathy or no interest at all.
"When you talk to video gamers, of all ages, the majority say they don't really care about a completely converged entertainment device with games, music, movies, IPTV, Internet and more," said Magid's Mike Vorhaus, in a guest column for GameDaily published Monday. "Many consumers buy and prefer dedicated, single purpose (or limited purpose) devices," he added, with the notable exception being smart phones.