Justin Lee On April 6, 2006 at 10:03 am

A recent survey shows that videogaming is still going strong with 82% of those surveyed own a videogame console. Another surprising fact is that the top 95% of videogame retailers are Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Gamestop.

A new Piper Jaffray survey of over 600 high school teenagers shows 82% of student households own at least one videogame platform.

Piper Jaffray research analyst Anthony N. Gikas says 67% of game-playing households own the Sony (nyse: SNE – news – people ) PlayStation 2 game platform, 39% own a Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT – news – people ) XBox, and 27% use the Nintendo GameCube.

The survey also found that 53% of the households owned multiple videogame consoles, making it doubly hard for 80% of the survey respondents who said they planned on spending less time playing videogames this year to cut back on gaming.

70% of teens indicated their interest in videogame play was decreasing. Gikas takes this decline as a sign the videogame industry is stabilizing, compared to 75% who said their interest was declining in fall 2005.

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