October 5, 2015 / Console

Both of the Next Gen game consoles offer a premium subscription plan that allows for online play and other benefits. One of these benefits is a changing catalog of free digital game downloads, including independent developer titles and older AAA titles. How often do Next Gen console gamers take advantage of these offerings? In a recent RapidPoll, we asked 400 US Next Gen console gamers “How often do you download and play the free digital games offered as part of your paid premium subscription (Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus)?”

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September 21, 2015 / General

The core PC gaming audience often sees itself as comparable to, or perhaps even larger than, the console gaming market. This audience also disproportionately builds its own PCs to exert greater control over the individual components in their gaming rig. We wondered: as a proxy measurement for the core PC gaming market, how many people actually build their own PCs?

A 2013 survey conducted by the US Census Bureau found that 78.5% of homes have a desktop or laptop computer. In a recent RapidPoll, we asked 500 US people to describe their home computer.

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September 14, 2015 / Console

A variety of gaming subscription services are available for Next Generation console gamers, from premium subscription services for the console that include the ability to play multiplayer online and free game downloads, to mail order or video game streaming services to play time subscriptions for massively multiplayer online games (MMOs). Which of these services are console gamers taking advantage of, and are there any major differences across platforms? In a recent RapidPoll, we asked 400 Next Gen console gamers “Which of these paid game subscriptions do you currently have?”

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August 31, 2015 / Console

As the newest generation of gaming consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are often called “Next Gen” consoles. Since they were release in November 2013, nearly 40 million units have been sold between the two consoles. But what games are considered to best represent what a “Next Gen” game has to offer? We asked 478 gamers “What video game best represents what you think of as a “Next Gen” game?”  Read MoreWhat is a “Next Gen” Game?