A survey conducted by online retailer ShopTo claims that Nintendo are rapidly “losing out”, especially to mobile devices. Whilst 65% of the respondents to the email questionnaire owned a Wii, only four percent of them said they’d bought a game for it in the last twelve months.
“Gamers are changing their gaming device of choice with more getting their casual gaming fix from Android and iOS devices,” said ShopTo’s Igor Cipolletta. ”We are seeing game sales on the Nintendo consoles losing out as the casual games market on portable devices continues to grow.”
The survey, which queried over nine thousand individuals, suggested most people owned four gaming devices; said that more than a third of gamers spent more time playing on their smart phones than consoles, and also averaged out the annual videogame spend in the UK, which came to £334.