Majority Of Gamers On Word Of Mouth And Hands-ON Play At Friends' And Relatives' Homes To Obtain Information ON Video Games

PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, September 14, 2009 - According to Gaming Device Profiles, a series of new platform-specific reports from leading market research company, The NPD Group, 41 percent of all gamers report that they rely on word of mouth to obtain information on video games.

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Raoh3203d ago

I agree. For a number of friends and co workers i'm the go to guy. And unlike my online persona where i lean toward the ps3, i remain fair to all games and consoles trying to relay the info needed to those asking me.

many have made purchases based on my advice.

A lot of people just don't have the time or the resources to go out and find legitimate review sites that are fair and cater to a more general audience..

JokesOnYou3203d ago (Edited 3203d ago )

Honestly I don't think anybody buys something based on one review site and definitely not based on impressions or comments found on n4g. Actually the few folks I've ever mentioned this site to all thought it was a ridiculous waste of time, after reading it once meh..its mildly entertaining for me while I'm at work(on my cell).

I think if somebody totally has no clue what to get and he wants to find out about any particular games he might like to use metacritic as a source, and dont just look at the avg score, you have to actually read as many reviews as possible about the games you're interested in, if the description(overall opinions) of the game sounds like something you're interested in well thats a good way to start.

Most importantly, I always tell people it depends on the type of games you like, online, etc (duh) but to add to that you just got get the controller in your hand a play a few games....everybody at least knows "that guy" who loves games, hell most gamers just love to be asked a serious question about gaming, and I've invited plenty of guys from work over to check out some games, I just like the idea that more people are getting involved in gaming no matter what console they the end it just means my hobby is becoming more respected. Hopefully they don't turn into fanboys, lol.