A new study in the US has revealed that more women own games consoles than men, flying in the face of the common perception that the hobby is dominated by male players.

Conducted by the Pew Research Centre, the research indicates that 42 percent of US women own a games console, compared to 37 percent of men.

The report - based on a sample size of 1,907 US adults across all 50 US states - also indicates that 40 percent of US adults own a games console, and that ownership is higher among ethnic groups.

It is also indicated that smartphone and tablet use is on the rise, with 68 percent of US adults owning a phone - up from 35 percent in 2011. Tablet ownership now stands at 45 percent.

You can check out the full report here.

[source pewinternet.org, via mcvuk.com]