More than half of US frequent gamers—who play video games at least three hours per week—use their desktop, laptop or dedicated game console to do so.

Devices Used to Play Video Games Among US Frequent Gamers, Feb 2016 (% of respondents)

February 2016 research from Entertainment Software Assocation (ESA) and Ipsos MediaCT found that 56% of US frequent gamers said they use their desktop or laptop device to play video games. In addition, 53% of respondents said they use a dedicated game console to do so.

More than a third of frequent gamers said they use a smartphone to play video games and 31% of respondents used a wireless device. Just 17% of frequent gamers said they use a dedicated handheld system.

Nongaming Activities Conducted via Video Game Console According to US Gamer Households, Feb 2016 (% of respondents)

When it comes to gaming consoles specifically, users don’t just play games via them. In fact, the study also looked at nongaming activities that US gamer households conduct via a video game console.

Half of respondents said they watch movies, and over a third of respondents said they watch TV shows. Gamer households also listen to music and watch live content via their video game console.

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