Different uses for gaming consoles in the UK households in 2014-2018, by category

This statistic shows a distribution of the primary usage of game consoles in households in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2014 and 2018. As of February 2018, 37 percent of respondents used their game console for online gaming, and a total of 42 percent used them for offline gaming. As can be see in this statistic, there are many different uses for gaming consoles. This usually depends on which type of gaming console consumers are using.

Which, if any, of these do you use your games console for?

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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Q1 2014, Q1 2015, Q1 2016, Q1 2017, Q1 2018

Number of respondents

1,180 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Those who have access to a games console at home

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

As of 2016, the "Gaming offline/ not on the internet" choice was added to the statistic.
The source adds the following information: "Data is tested at the 95% confidence level."
Multiple answers were possible.
Base varies: 2014 (1,259); 2015 (1,302); 2016 (1,176)
*e.g. BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, AII4, My 5 or Sky Go
**e.g. YouTube or Dailymotion or Vimeo
***e.g. via BBC iPlayer, Sky Go, Virgin TV Anywhere)
**** films online or downloads, either via pay per view services or via a 'standalone' subscription service
***** films or video channels online or on other sites

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