Research conducted by ps3pricecompare.co.uk found that 48 per cent would ban their partner from having a console, despite one in three claiming they wanted one themselves.
The top reasons for not wanting a console include jealousy, cost, loss of quality time and having their living rooms taken over.
Almost a quarter of women questioned thought that a games console had a negative impact on their sex life.
The survey did find, however, that six per cent of women thought the consoles brought them and their partners closer together.
Men who own a games console are more faithful to their girlfriends or wives than those who don't, according to a survey.
The PS3PriceCompare.co.uk website surveyed 1,562 males between the ages of 16 and 30 and found that those who didn't own consoles were more prone to go elsewhere for their entertainment.
Half of non-gamers admitted to being unfaithful, but only 20 per cent of gamers said that they had cheated on their partner in the past.
"I suppose gamers either just don't have the time or the motivation to go out and cheat, as most of them would prefer to spend their leisure time at home with their consoles rather than going out and about. For the gamer, the console is his mistress," said Mike Elsmore of PS3PriceCompare.co.uk.