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Monday, January 5, 2009

Nielsens: Game players still love their PlayStation 2

According to a Nielsen year-end entertainment scan (via PC World), Sony's PlayStation 2 was the most played video game console of 2008.

Almost 32% of console usage minutes were spent on the last-generation system, close to double the amount of time spent on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. According to PC World, the PS2's advantage dropped from about 42% in 2007. Here's the complete list:

PlayStation 2 31.7%
Xbox 360 17.2%
Wii 13.4%
Xbox 9.7%
PlayStation 3 7.3%
GameCube 4.6%
Other 16.2%

The Nielsen scan also finds World of Warcraft finished 2008 as the most-played PC game, followed by Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and the first Halo.


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