Edge: Portable devices were designed to be taken anywhere, but users’ top location to use these devices is at home, according to new research by NPD Group.
The firm told Edge, “79 percent [of those polled say] they use their portable device in-home, far more than any other location.” A statement from NPD added, “[This] indicates that these devices may be competing with more stationary entertainment devices for a user’s time.”
Overall, the research found that people are using devices such as the smartphone, iPhone, iPod, DS and PSP more today than they were just three months ago.
More findings of the report:
- Gameplay is the feature used by most (84 percent) on the PlayStation Portable. Slightly more than one third of PSP owners are watching movies (35 percent) and listening to music (33 percent) on their device.
- Ninety two percent of Nintendo DS owners are playing games by themselves followed by close to one quarter playing games with friends locally using one game cartridge.
- Listening to music dominates iPod usage (96 percent) followed by playing games (20 percent) at a distant second.