Eighty per cent of female gamers own Wiis, show stats just released by Nintendo. Xbox has 11% of the market and PlayStation 3 has 9% but – with a staggering majority it’s clear that Nintendo PWNs the female games console market.
A quarter of the total number of games console owners in the States are female, that’s 11.7m players.
Take our poll on why you think the Wii is the most female-friendly games console:
Update: The TWITTER REACTION
@AndreaPetrou: has some insights on the Wii’s appeal to girls:
Because it’s more interactive, makes you feel like you’re doing a bit of exercise and the retro games
“Because we can live out popstar dreams via Guitar hero &try &pretend we do exercise via Wii Fit! However PS is best4singing!!”
I’ve got a Wii and love it. So much more active fun that moving your fingers
Harvest Moon did it for @britl
“Harvest Moon. Sold me on the Wii. I think we like mini-games a bit more too… Smooth Moves is bigger among girls I know.”
Not everyone agrees with Nintendo’s statistics: namely @alasdairf
“no comparable stats for males if only 33% of 33.3m males play Wii there are more male primary Wii users”
and: “lies, damn lies , and statistics … never trust ’em”
@Shinysparkle can’t get her poor head around it – LOL (IRONY)
“All the other consoles are too difficult for my pretty little bimbo head.”