Nintendo Wii: Apple Fans Prefer Nintendo Wii Over PS3 and Xbox 360?

A recent survey conducted with 3,035 iPhone/iPod/iPad users by the Npoll iOS app shows that the majority of those surveyed prefer the Nintendo Wii over Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3.

Nintendo Wii is the most popular console with 51% of users telling NPolls they own this game console, followed by Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, and Nintendo DS.




  1. It’s because Apple fans want something that matches their Apple products :P Haha, in seriousness, it’s probably because there are a lot of casual gamers in the Apple crowd. With regards to those with Apple computers, they wouldn’t be using one if they were hardcore gamers.


    1. I’m confused… are you saying that Apple computers are not for hardcore gamers, or Wii’s are not? Wii’s definitely are for hardcore gamers. Have you played Mario Galaxy 2, the Metroid Prime series, or Donkey Kong Country Returns? I think there’s a difference in what people call hardcore games. I think most people mean mature games. If you mean Apple not being for “hardcore” gamers… that’s no fault of theirs. The industry just hasn’t supported them like they have the Windows machines. But now with Steam on Mac, and the Mac App store I think that’ll change quickly.


      1. I didn’t mean that as a blanket statement that you can’t be a hardcore gamer if you have an Apple computer or a Wii. There are good hardcore games on the Wii, but it has been mainly seen as a casual platform and when supported with third party hardcore games, they haven’t always done that well. Despite having Steam on Mac, if you’re hardcore “PC” gamer, you’re not going to want to go the Mac route. You go where the support is and the support is with Windows. That may not be Mac’s fault, but that is just the way it is.


  2. The headline’s slightly misleading, it says prefer but then reading it it says 51% have the product. Seeing as that’s about the split accross this generation for home consoles anyways it makes sense.


  3. They want trustworthy products, instead of failing hardware powerhouses.
    And of course…I admit…the casual crowd.
    Power to the masses!


  4. Probably because Microsoft and Sony actually compete with apple in some way shape or form as opposed to nintendo who dont. Fanboys love it!


  5. I own a iPhone 4 and have a PS3 and wii, usually using a Wii way more than a PS3. Not sure I see a coincidence, I always liked Nintendo and I love using the iPhone 4, it gets things done.


  6. Some people are forgetting that more than “Apple fans” are owners of iPhone OS devices. Just like more than “Nintendo fans” are owners of Wii systems.

    These numbers mean absolutely nothing.


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