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Men and women are statistically equally likely to use all other gaming devices, including computers, cell phones, handheld organizers and portable gaming devices.

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Over one-third (36%) of gamers 65 and older say they play games everyday or almost everyday, compared with 19% of adults aged 50-64, 20% of adults aged 30-49, and 20% of adults aged 18-29.

Senior gamers may play more frequently because they have more time to play than younger gamers, as 77% of senior gamers reported being retired.

These trends contrast with the gaming experiences of teens.

For those ages 12-17, game consoles are the most popular gaming device, and 89% of teen gamers use consoles to play games.

While there is no statistically significant difference in game play between ethnic groups on computers or game consoles, blacks and Hispanics are significantly more likely than whites to use cell phones and portable gaming devices to play games.

One-quarter (25%) of blacks and 27% of Hispanics report using a cell phone or Blackberry to play games, while only 16% of whites reported doing so.

Some 57% of respondents with at least some college education play games, significantly more than high school graduates (51%) and those who have less than a high school education (40%).

Current students who are 18 or older are also avid players.

Teen gamers are no more likely than adult gamers to use computers to play games, and while adult gamers are more likely to play games on cell phones or Blackberries than on portable gaming devices, teen gamers show the opposite set of preferences, preferring the portable devices to cell phones.

Young adults, 18-29 year olds, are the most apt to play games on any given device.

Teens, however, are even more likely than young adults to play games on consoles; 86% of teens play on consoles.

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