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[TE] 56% of American Gamers Don't Buy Games

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Although game-sharing isn't a novel concept in any sense, new research conducted by games market research firm Newzoo has shown that games are now more likely to be shared amongst friends and family than to stay with the original user. Consequently, according to Newzoo's report, more than half of the 82 million gamers in the United States don't actually have to spend money on games. Out of all customers who buy games for PC, Mac or Console, 85% say they regularly purchase pre-owned titles.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...Dont-Buy-Games

Interesting.
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Facebook gamers?
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$60 a whack really adds up. I usually only buy when Steam is having a sale or giveaway (well the latter isn't really 'buying' but you know what I mean )
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This isn't suprising, but I don't see how people can stand buying pre-owned games most of the time.
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Don't parents buy games so that all their children can play?

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Instead, Newzoo found that games are more often than not shared between families or groups of friends.
Why would parents buy the same game three times on the Xbox for each children? Sharing is caring.
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$60 a whack really adds up. I usually only buy when Steam is having a sale or giveaway (well the latter isn't really 'buying' but you know what I mean )
This, $60 for a new game is expensive. I never buy games on release, I wait until they have dropped to a price I am comfortable with.
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I don't buy games at all. Lol.

I stick with what I have and if it's good. Maybe I buy
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Maybe if games didnt suck so bad lately aside from a small few that manage to sell millions of copies....
    
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I bought BF3 brand new, but it's BF3. But otherwise I wait. Just about to purchase Uncharted 2 for my ps3 Very rarely do I buy games that just came out. $60 is stupid expensive,
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Newzoo.com

6 changes on 7 unique name servers over 8 years.
12 changes on 10 unique ip addresses over 7 years.
Owner city Amsterdam.

Now how does a name changing face changing amsterdamian know so much about american gamers? Here is the owner getting like 27 views on youtube.


And here is is saying 145 million active US gamers.
http://www.newzoo.com/ENG/1589-Infograph_US.html
Edited by Hephasteus - 11/4/11 at 3:22am
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