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Xbox 360 Tops List Of Most Used Console In The United States, PS2 And Wii Close Behind

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Posted January 6, 2010 - By Jake Gaskill

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New Nielsen data reveals the Xbox 360, in terms of minutes, is the most used gaming console in the United States, PC World reports.

Sony’s last-gen PlayStation 2 ranked second while Nintendo’s Wii came in third. Not only did Sony’s PlayStation 3 fail to crack the top three, it didn’t even make it on the final list apparently. It isn’t clear exactly why the PS3 was omitted, but at least Sony can point proudly to the PS2 and say, "Look! We make consoles that last, people!" What’s interesting about the omission though is that it seems to suggest that Sony’s whole "It only does everything" approach isn’t causing PS3 owners to use their consoles more, which has to be disappointing for Sony to hear.

The report includes other noteworthy findings like the fact that 73 percent of households use a device specifically to play games. Also, console/handheld system ownership has reached 54 percent, with next-gen consoles contributing to 41 percent of that. Also, females now make up 45 percent of all gamers, 49 percent of Wii owners and 52 percent of PSP owners. Goooooo girl gamers!

Any of these findings surprise you? What console do you use the most?

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