Online retailer ShopTo.net have released results to an online survey they conducted about the shopping habits of gamers.
The survey was carried out via e-mail and had over 9,000 responses in the three days it was conducted over.
The survey found that 35 percent of gamers were spending more time playing smart phone games than console titles, and out of those surveyed the average gamer only picked up 16 titles a year.
However it was revealed that the average UK gamer spent £334 over last year on picking up games, and the majority of respondents owned four gaming devices, with 80 percent owning a PC, smartphone, and two consoles.
The shopping trends also seem to be at a slight detriment to Nintendo, with 65 percent of those surveyed owning a Wii, only four percent had purchased a game for the console in the last year. Nintendo have also been hit by the rise of the smartphone, as much of their market came from handheld gaming.
ShopTo founder and CEO Igor Cipolletta had this to say on the results:
“Gamers are changing their gaming device of choice with more getting their casual gaming fix from Android and iOS devices.
“Interestingly, we are seeing game sales on the Nintendo consoles losing out as the casual games market on portable devices continues to grow.”
“The fact is consumers have more gaming devices than ever before, with thousands of games being published every week and this, coupled with the lack of new hardware from Sony or Microsoft, is seeing consumers move to mobile devices as their platform of choice.
“We believe this trend will reverse when the next generation of consoles are released beginning with the Wii U this Christmas.”
Do you think you fit in with such a demographic?