NPD's Core Gaming 2014 report shows that gamers still dig physical copies, with 74 percent of gamers in the United States saying that they would choose a physical copy of a game over a digital one. Digital acceptance is growing (it's up 5 percent over last year), but physical is still wanted here.
United States' 34 million core gamers spend 22.1 hours weekly playing games, the report says. A good deal of these folks also play smartphone games.
I was pleased to see my fellow portable gamers charting on the 2014 report. Of the core gamers, 11 percent of us are putting in 4 hours a week playing portable system games. These figures are separate from the phone/mobile/tablet ones.