What your console of choice says about you


MSN's personals page has a piece about what a man's console says about him. That's not being sexist, that's what the article is about. Perhaps console preference says something different about women? Here's what the "expert" opinions of a psychologist, a DeVry student, the CEO of GGL and the editor-in-chief of GameTrailers came up with:
  • PlayStation: The consensus is that this guy is an early adopter who demands the best from his game experience "and probably his women." This is the guy who is hard to keep up with because he's either working or out on the town. He uses video games to relax.
  • Wii: This guy is fun. He also knows that this is the best date machine as many games appeal to both sexes. He's also fiscally responsible because the system is the cheapest least expensive.
  • Xbox 360: He's probably a serious gamer and women should ask to see his gamertag to see how much time he's logged. These guys like "violent, visceral games, as well as the social aspect of connecting with friends online. They may be living out an active and social life through games, because they are a bit on the shy side." According to one comment, these men are passionate about gaming and transfer that to the bedroom.
The author of the piece notes, "These expert opinions won't apply to all men who own these consoles, so don't consider them absolutes." Theoretically, it should help women get "some solid clues" about the gamer they're dating. We bet it gets really confusing once female gamers and owners of multiple systems get involved.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.