Nielsen Says PlayStation 2 is Most Popular in 2008


Posted January 2, 2009 - By kijibe

Nielsen Ratings, the media research company which determines TV viewing audience size and programs watched, has come up with 2008's list of "Top Tens" for video-game console usage.

According to the company's data, the PlayStation 2 has been determined the console that most gamers collectively spend playing. PS2 users counted for 31.7 percent from a nationwide study, covering January to October 2008.

In second place is the Xbox 360 which amounted for 17.2 percent of total time played, follow by the Wii with 13.4 percent at third place.

It also found that first-gen Xbox has more players (9.7 percent) than Playstation 3 (7.3 percent). It's interesting that the GameCube also made the list with 4.6 percent of console players using it.

Speaking of surprises, are you guys even remotely phased that World of Warcraft killed it as Nielsen's most-played video game? WoW has an average of 671 played minutes weekly. That's equal to almost one percent of all PC gamers who are clicking this baby at any given minute.

Any of these figures surprise you? Leave a comment and let me know.


Nielsen Says PlayStation 2 is Most Popular in 2008


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