Music Overtakes Sports Genre

Edge writes: "Data from the market research firm Odyssey suggests that music titles have overtaken sports as the second-most-played genre in videogames today.

The findings were part of Odyssey's Homefront Study; a survey of the ownership and usage of home entertainment commodities in America. These studies have been conducted since 1994 and now work on a quarterly basis.

In 2005, 62% of gamers surveyed by Odyssey said they play sports games, a figure which has now dropped to 50%. Conversely, the music genre has seen a surge in the survey's participation figures, with 58% of respondents saying they play rhythm-action titles such as Rock Band, Guitar Hero and SingStar."

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