Monday, January 5th 2009

Playstation 2 the Most Played Console of 2008

The Sony Playstation 2 is the most played game console in the US, according to a study of trends among Americans by Nielsen in its news release whitepaper (PDF). The Nielsen study gave out results in the form of top-10 rankings for several products and the consumers' usage patterns. Nielsen calculated the usage minutes of all consoles found in the home as a percentage. The Playstation 2 ranked top with a usage percentage of 31.7%, trailed by Microsoft Xbox 360 at 17.2%, Nintendo Wii at 13.4%, Microsoft Xbox at 9.7% and Sony Playstation 3 at 7.3%.

Please note that these figures are those of the usage minutes of these consoles and aren't exactly indicative of their market shares. Also taken into account should be the fact that the Playstation 2 is a much older console launched in 1999 while its competitive 6th generation console, the Xbox was launched two years later in 2001. The data was measured from January to October 2008. According to Nielsen “other” includes "any other console found in the home" and it appears portable hardware like the Nintendo DS or the Sony PSP were not included in the research. In related news, the same study suggests the most played PC game title. No guesses here: Blizzard's World of Warcraft. Refer to the whitepaper for more details.Source: DailyTech
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5 Comments on Playstation 2 the Most Played Console of 2008

#1
ShadowFold
Wow its sickening to look at the top music and TV shows. Total garbage all around. I am surprised to the PS2 on top tho. I was expecting the Wii honestly! But then again there really aren't that many good games on the Wii.
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by: ShadowFold
Wow its sickening to look at the top music and TV shows. Total garbage all around. I am surprised to the PS2 on top tho. I was expecting the Wii honestly! But then again there really aren't that many good games on the Wii.
Yep very true, I thought that also. When will the PS2 die already.
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BrooksyX
Didn't sony sell like over 100 million PS2s worldwide?

With some many in circulation just makes since that they would get played more.
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CStylen
Woot Heroes #1 on "Timeshifted" primetime TV shows! I think that was even during there less than stellar season 2.
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ASharp
I find it quite hilarious that the Playstation 3 managed to fall behind the original Xbox. :roll:
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