A New York consumer research firm is reporting that Salt Lake City is number 1 in ownership of video game systems with 32% of households owning at least one system. Wha?
Apparently, this can be explained by Salt Lake City's highly educated and young population. I think it has more to do with the fact that Mormons can't drink, smoke, or have caffeine. Hey, they have to do something.
Kidding aside, according to the report, other high ownership cities are Flint, MI, Lexington, KY, and Toledo, OH, while low ownership cities include Fort Myers and Naples, FL.
I'd like to see the relative economic data on each city and how it correlates. Flint, MI, after all, is one of the hardest hit cities in America (economically speaking) while the Florida cities are snooty tooty and rich (and, obviously, old).
Do more low income people own game machines because it serves as cheap entertainment and an escape? Hey, I make no judgments here, I just think it's interesting.