It’s the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference (CEDEC 2022), and Sony has given a presentation that gives us new insights into its player base. The new details shares gaming habits by region, with figures for the US, EU, Asia and Japan. The presentation was shared and translated by @Genki_JPN on Twitter – so big thanks to Genki for breaking the news.

The presentation reveals that PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 gamers in the US play the most titles a year, 10.7 on average, whilst also having the lowest percentage of trophies. Alternatively, Japanese gamers play the least games with just 5.9 titles on average per year, whilst earning the most trophies per game. Despite these high trophy counts though, Asia and EU have the highest percentage of platinum trophy unlocks.

This graph shows the average number of titles played per person per year, by region.

These figures suggest Americans are more likely to pick up many games and drop some, whereas Japanese players are more likely to stick with few and play a lot. This hypothesis is further backed up with the playtime stats. Japanese gamers will play games for almost two and a half times longer than American gamers will.

A final interesting division comes in how users choose to purchase their games. Japan and EU gamers are more likely to buy the disc-only version of full games than the other regions, and gamers in the US and Asia are more likely to be digital-only compared to others. Across the board though, digital only purchases are higher than physical only purchases in every region.

PlayStation user stats
This chart shows the number of disc only and digital only gamers, by region.

We found this presentation to be a fascinating one. You can check out Genki’s entire translated thread right here for more info. How do you play your games? Do you buy a lot and finish little, or do you stick with your titles? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming industry news.

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Jbumi
Jbumi
3 months ago

Proves what I’ve always known – I’m not a typical US gamer! In an extremely loaded year, I might pick up 4 games. Unless it’s digital only, I always pick up the disc release, & only don’t finish a game if I find it’s a disappointment (reading reviews; checking out the game as much as possible beforehand helps diminish this issue). I generally put in over a hundred hours per game. Interestingly, with all the time I spend, I only have one platinum trophy (Cosmic Star Heroine; also 100% on Faery: Legends of Avalon, but they didn’t offer a platinum trophy!) – guess I carve my own path!!

Dydy
Dydy
3 months ago
Reply to  Jbumi

You screwed up when you started reading reviews smh. Gullible fool. Only way to find out if a game is good or not, is to PLAY.IT. Leave reviews for the fakes.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago
Reply to  Dydy

I find watching gameplay trailers the best way to see if I will like a game.

Kyle C
Kyle C
3 months ago

Damn yall gotta get up your trophy game. I be hunting for platinums for days!

Last edited 3 months ago by Kyle C
Dydy
Dydy
3 months ago
Reply to  Kyle C

34 plat trophies here, and can safely say trophies mean nothing. Very few games have trophies indicitive of skill. Eg platted DS, entire KH series, dbx, and more. None of those games had trophies that required actual skill yet are considered high skill requirement within their respective genres when playing the endgame content and online play

Last edited 3 months ago by Dydy
Pengs
Pengs
3 months ago
Reply to  Dydy

Cries in platted Cuphead, furi, Sekiro, Thumper and SoundFall

Zaza
Zaza
3 months ago
Reply to  Pengs

I’ve never seen someone try to suck the fun out of something like this.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago

I’m not a US gamer as well and I’m from S.A, we fall under the SCEE Region(UK). I would say from 2016 with the PS4 Pro I have purchased 385 games of which 104 of those games are from PS Plus Subscriptions. I have completed 85percent of all the games and I am addicted to full sets of game titles like Assassins Creed, Sniper Elite, God of War,etc and also prefer Deluxe,Gold and Ultimate Addition Games(Any Special Edition), so most of my game titles are Digital Editions due to not being able to obtain a disc version of those type of titles , probably because we don’t have a market for it in S.A due to many individuals that can’t afford it. I have game titles in all the genres, I have also obtained a few Platinum Trophies but in my experience you do put in a lot of hours before u are able to obtain certain trophies to get platinum. The games that I played the most hours is Witcher Wild Hunt, close to 215 hours, Horizon Zero Dawn close to 205hours , Sniper Elite 196 hours, Assassins Creed Odyssey 250hours and I agree with Kyle, but also not everyone has the time to spent that amount of hours into gaming. Trophy wise 4409. Gaming Addiction takes a lot from a person.

Doobie doo mcdoodad
Doobie doo mcdoodad
3 months ago

I mean… yeah? Why spend dozens of hours more on a game you don’t like than you have to? If the game doesn’t do it, no reason to keep paying it. That’s just a waste of time and energy.

Same thing with trophies. They give you no bonus or tangible rewards, so why waste time with them? I have no desire to pick up the five-hundredth collectable to earn a fake life point. Not enough time or energy to waste.

Dydy
Dydy
3 months ago

Lol. Proves most of my fellow US “gamers” are just game snob wannabes. Don’t actually play or enjoy games, more than happy to talk trash about ones they have never played. Welcome to America, narrow minded, delusional, and reee. Lol.

thegreendragon87
thegreendragon87
3 months ago

I buy a lot of games but I also try to platinum them all