Do you know many adult DS Gamers?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Panzer Tacticer, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

    Apr 13, 2008
    Right Here
    Ok I am "assuming" a large portion of you lot are teens ie between 13 and 19.
    But for the sake of argument, lets give anyone under 25 honourary "young people" status in this question.

    And the question is, how many people do you know are happy to be Nintendo DS gamers (ie it's YOUR DS, it's not your kids and you are just borrowing it).

    I'm genuinely curious to know how many adult DS gamers you have encountered.

    People already here do NOT count, they must be people known outside of the GBATemp community.

    The poll is single choice by the way.
  2. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

    Former Staff
    Jun 24, 2008
    United States
    I am an adult DS gamer.
    By your criteria, I know three other adult NDS gamers.
  3. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    I know adult console gamers and adults who own psp's but no one with a ds but that could be because its extremely unknown here.

    Posts merged

    I know adult console gamers and adults who own psp's but no one with a ds but that could be because its extremely unknown here.
  4. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Not counting anyone here, I know nine adults, would be ten but I guess my Mrs is a year out of your "criteria".
  5. JKR Firefox

    JKR Firefox Back.

    Nov 18, 2006
    I know many adult gamers.
  6. Tragedies

    Tragedies GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 31, 2007
    I know about three adult gamers. You guys seem to know alot more then me xD

    You're never to old, or young, to play a DS game [​IMG]
  7. Trolly

    Trolly GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Sep 14, 2007
    Behind you! I know you looked!
    None. Only adults with DS' I've seen around have just played Brain Training and stopped playing their DS altogether after that.
  8. DarkRey

    DarkRey still transfoooorming.... with sum lags!

    Mar 9, 2007
    Rotating around Toni
    i know many adult gamers
    u can find lots of them here
  9. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

    Jul 31, 2006
    I'm an adult DS gamer as well.
  10. alex

    alex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jul 1, 2008
    United States
    My brother, he has a DS+PSP. My sister isn't old enough to be counted though. [​IMG] Almost though!
  11. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2007
    Depths of Nuclear powerplant
    None here.....Actually, besides my girlfriend I don't know anyone who even owns NDS here!!
  12. Shelleeson

    Shelleeson GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 30, 2007
    i'm here....silly.
    [​IMG] yep i'm a little older than the 19 age limit [​IMG]
    the ds i use is mine and it was the first one to be purchased (it was actually free but i'd wanted one anyway)
    i was asking about routers the other week and the guy in the shop asked "is it for your husband"? LOL i emptied my handbag of my ds and three phone that are packed with games
    1 phone my "old" one for transporting games about
    1 as a spare with god knows how many games installed on it
    my "new" main phone with vbag and n-gage installed into it [​IMG]
    the ps2's mine the wii's mine and i want a psp for christmas [​IMG]

    i know 3 other adult's with ds' [​IMG]
  13. moozxy

    moozxy hamboning

    Jul 22, 2007
    I saw lots on the subway in Korea though.. All seemed to be playing Brain Age lol.
  14. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Depending on how strictly you observe your criteria (it may be the kids DS but I would certainly have no problem betting 90% of the time the adult has it). As for 25 that cuts off a few people as others have said (most adults as you term it I know have left the country now and their games playing habits are not usually something I know and my other friends who are still kids will tend to have a handheld of some form).

    Totals, probably less than a console (most have at least a PS2 (usually having felt my touch) and PCs (adult tends to mean a bit of money and all the best golf, motorbike, racing, work distractions take place there it seems).
    30% have a DS, 40% if you include usurped from kids and most of the remaining are not adverse to playing should one appear.
  15. Nottulys

    Nottulys GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 22, 2008
    United States
    My brother and my cuzin have DS's, 24 and 25, I got one, 22. I've had one since the Phat Silver one that came with Mario 64 DS port. Irecent got a Slim Onyx one. Big Difference in the lighting.
  16. OldSnakeWontDie

    OldSnakeWontDie Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    United States
    Me, my girlfriend, her 2 best friends, three of my co-workers, my cousins, etc. Yea. I do know adults that play DS.
  17. GameSoul


    Mar 21, 2008
    United States
    It's like a 3% chance in Illinois. My parents and their friends are more into other technology like TV and computers but don't really pay attention to Video Games, I don't think half of them have ever played one before.
  18. RebelX

    RebelX GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    United States
    Irmo, South Carolina
    This girl I know her dad plays her pink DS more than she does... He's 50, and he plays Pokemon all the time.
  19. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    All DS (and Wii) owners I know are adults (over 25) (plus my brother, who's 18, so, technically...). Kids (that I know of) usually go for the PSP.
  20. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 27, 2007
    Yeah Im an ADULT and so is my G/F and SON we ALL play ds [​IMG]

    nothing wrong with that [​IMG]

    note too that ALL DS adverts I've seen in the UK are SHOWING ADULTS using DS consoles [​IMG]