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Device Ownership Among American Teen Households, Q4 2012 [CHART]

Chart - Device Ownership Among American Teen Households

Smartphone penetration is rising quickly among teen (12-17) households, reports Nielsen in a new release. Between Q4 2011 and Q4 2012, smartphone penetration increased by 45% in these homes, compared to 32% among households with adults aged 18-24, and 22% among those with adults aged 25-34. But smartphone penetration still lags among households with teens, while the opposite is true when it comes to tablet ownership. 27% of teen TV homes owned a tablet in Q4, compared to 20% of households with 18-24-year-olds and 24% with 25-34-year-olds.

The data reveals that teen homes don’t have greater penetration of laptops or DVRs than households with young adults. But, there is a clear difference when looking at DVD players and game consoles. For DVD players, penetration was 7.5% higher in households with teens than in households with young adults (86% vs. 80%). The gap was even larger when it came to game consoles, at 16.2% (79% vs. 68%). Read the rest at MarketingCharts.