A survey reveals that one in 4 individuals aged over 55 has a video games console reminiscent of a Ps, Xbox or Nintendo of their residence – even when no kids stay there

1 / 4 of households over the age of 55 now owns a online game console, based on new analysis that means the silver-surfer technology could also be quick changing into silver avid gamers.

A survey of greater than 2,000 individuals by the Vitality Saving Belief discovered that 55 per cent of all households now have a video games console – reminiscent of a Ps, Xbox or Nintendo.

Whereas younger individuals have been the more than likely to personal a console, some 25 per cent of respondents over the age of 55 additionally mentioned their family owned one.

Even when these households with kids underneath the age of 18 have been excluded, the console-owning determine among the many over-55 group of respondents was barely modified at 24 per cent.

The Belief mentioned its survey confirmed that “round two fifths of respondents mentioned they go away their video games consoles on standby when not in use somewhat than turning them off, utilizing as much as £30 a yr in electrical energy, or extra if they’ve a number of consoles”.