Study: Gamers Own A Lot of Games, Some Unopened

A packaging-focused study from the NPD Group has found that the average number of games in a frequent gamer's collection totals a staggering 48 titles, according to Gamasutra.

The study also found that in that same polling group of 562 gamers, 11 percent owned a game that was still sealed in its packaging.

The poll was commissioned by the Content Delivery and Storage Association and the Entertainment Merchants Association, explaining the otherwise odd survey questions.

Other packaging statistics? 88 percent of game owners store their games in the original cases, with 8 percent putting them in plastic sleeves and only 5 percent actually tossing out the original case.

After having their way with a game, 54 percent of gamers surveyed will trade or sell it, 24 percent will give it away, 17 percent will store it, and 2 percent will just throw it in the trash.

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    October 28, 2008 8:39 PM

    48 is staggering? Really?

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      October 28, 2008 8:41 PM

      lol thats what i'm thinking. i own a total of 303 pc games amassed over the past 14 years. i would consider THAT staggering. 48 is weak.

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        October 28, 2008 8:46 PM

        one does have to add though who they targetted. i think it matters if they targeted people who started playing games 2 years ago or people like me who started playing like 15 years ago. so this 48 number doesn't really tell us much. but i'm pretty sure i have waaaay more games than most people. not something i'm particularly proud of :P

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          October 28, 2008 10:08 PM

          Damn at least I'm not alone. It almost shares me I ever had to list all my games

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