90 percent of online gamers said the PC was their platform of choice, compared to 19 percent for console and portable systems, and 3 percent for cell phones. Younger players make up a good percentage of online players, with 40 percent of online gamers between 2 and 17, with 18-24 year olds only making up 10 percent.
As for online console players, 50 percent were Xbox 360 gamers, who spent the most time per week playing online compared to PC and PS3 owners. Finally, NPD says only three percent of respondents said they owned two of the three next-gen consoles, and only 2 percent said they owned all three.
I'm particularly interested in the large percentage of kids and teens who play online games...but really wish that they would separate the stats for kids, on the one hand, and teens, on the other. Still, as with all the NPD reports, these findings are good stuff to know, and a nice antidote to all the "hype" about wireless and next-gen platforms.