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It's not true, it's blatantly obvious this study is wrong.

Start in HS: Almost Every male I knew back then owned a console (~8 years ago) and less than 5 women owned one (unless they were family consoles like the Wii).

College I met a few more girls who played but did not own any form of consoles. And even fewer who did own.

At places I've worked the only girls who even played were the ones who had male siblings.

There's just no way this sample group was right unless they were at a PC convention lmao
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Your third sentence makes no sense.

If they asked more women than men, and their sample was representative, it wouldn't matter - the percentages would be the same as if they asked more men than women. So your saying that the results are skewed because more women respond to surveys, which may well be true in itself, is false.

Oh, and if you do more than read the title you can find their methodology:

http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/10/29/device-ownership-2015-methods/

There were 921 male respondents to 986 female, or 48.3% male to 51.7% female. Pretty close.

Questions...
Sex:
Do you own a gaming console:

100 out of 200 women answer yes.
50 out of 100 men answer no.

Result. More women own consoles then men. Works like that.
Equal percentage of men and women asked own consoles.

Doesn't really matter though. This is nonsense anyway you put it.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Long story short:

This survey is too broad to distinguish those that say they own one because they bought it for a gamer in the household (husband, son, brother, cousin, etc) versus those that actually bought one themselves and game on it themselves, versus those that bought one themselves and will hop on Battlefield 3 and put in serious hours alongside her gaming males (I know of a female that only joins a C2C server (of which I'm one of the admins) whenever Caspian is the current map being played).
I feel like there aren't as many girl gamers as they've been saying there are.........for the past few years.......especially since at one point they said 40 something percent of gamers were women, knowing damn well those numbers are inflated due to the craze of mobile casual (sometimes extremely casual) games such as Candy Crush. Everyone with common sense knows there's no way in hell half of hardcore gamers such as ourselves are women.

Then again, common sense isn't that common.

Yea, mobile, MMO's, things like that. They distort the numbers.

Honestly, if 5% of console owners were female I'd be amazed.
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Questions...
Sex:
Do you own a gaming console:
100 out of 200 women answer yes.
50 out of 100 men answer no.
Result. More women own consoles then men. Works like that.
Equal percentage of men and women asked own consoles.

Except the article, and the data, is reporting that a higher percentage of women own consoles. Read the chart in the OP again, those are percentages.
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Except the article, and the data, is reporting that a higher percentage of women own consoles. Read the chart in the OP again, those are percentages.

Did it say WHY they have a console? Did it say they have it for themselves? And are actually using it for games and not for multimedia purposes?
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Yea, mobile, MMO's, things like that. They distort the numbers.

Honestly, if 5% of console owners were female I'd be amazed.

You don't even have to look at studies to know there aren't as many women gamers as they claim there are. All you have to do is, GASP, PLAY GAMES ONLINE! ESPECIALLY on consoles. I've been playing online since 2006 when I first got a 360 and a LIVE account. If I had to guesstimate the ratio of men to women, it'd be MAYBE 1 out of 8. And that's being conservative.

Really it sounds like what I've been thinking this whole agenda has been since GamerGate (minus the obvious journalism corruption). It's a (vast majority) boy club that girls want in but want in under their terms and conditions and also want to manipulate the club to better suit them. "Zomg we need more female protagonists!!!!111!!!!" even though such a thing wouldn't make a game better or worse in any stretch of the imagination. "ZOMG games are sexist towards women!!!111" Stop playing Dead or Alive and Rumble Roses and pick up Metroid. Or Portal. Or Tomb Raider. Or one of the Final Fantasy games. Or Mirror's Edge. Or play Mass Effect and choose to be a female Shepard. Or Resident Evil. Or Street Fighter and learn Chun-Li. Or Tekken and learn Ling Xiayou, Angel, Jun Kazama, Asuka Kazama, etc. And, on top of that, realize that us guys couldn't care less that it's virtually impossible for us replicate how certain men are represented in video games.

/rant
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This thread. Just wow. A lot of the result (IMO) has to do with the age group involved. If they surveyed under 18's they would have gotten all the pimply teen boys and stats would likely have swung the other way.
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Here's another way to tell your argument is bull****. Do you automatically assume everyone you talk to is a man first until they say otherwise on a forum? If yes that already tells you how bad the perception of women by our gender is handled. Even though we know women IRL are far more social in general they don't like interacting with us online as much because the interactions are poorer.

That assumption is based both on experience and probability. Take OCN for example, closest and most recent poll we had was:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1071703/what-gender-most-occupies-the-ocn-forums/0_100

Hey, sorry there aren't more ladies interested in overclocking and building PC's, but the probability of encountering a male with those interests versus a women, are higher.
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That assumption is based both on experience and probability. Take OCN for example, closest and most recent poll we had was:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1071703/what-gender-most-occupies-the-ocn-forums/0_100

Hey, sorry there aren't more ladies interested in overclocking and building PC's, but the probability of encountering a male with those interests versus a women, are higher.

While surveys like this are helpful are you really going to sit at your PC and say you don't assume most people on any forum are a guy first? Most sites have stopped polling themselves since the 90s.
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Consoles are cheap media systems. I don't see why not. Plus by the rate of divorces go in the states Women are more like to obtain all of the male spouse's possessions. Tell me the divorce system is fair and I'll beat you across the head!
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While surveys like this are helpful are you really going to sit at your PC and say you don't assume most people on any forum are a guy first? Most sites have stopped polling themselves since the 90s.

Thats exactly what my comment was stating (im sorry if I wasn't clearer) that yes, i'm going to assume whoever I might be speaking to on an online forum, lacking female confirmation, is PROBABLY male.
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Love how this thread turned into 'women own consoles? IMPOSSIBLE!' rolleyes.gif
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