PS2 2008’s most played console, says Nielsen

Monday, 5 January 2009 07:41 GMT By Mike

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More people in the US played on their PlayStation 2’s than any other console in 2008, Nielsen’s reported.

PS2 users accounted for 31.7 percent of the nation’s game time, the firm said in a report. Xbox 360 came in second with 17.2 percent, followed by Wii with 16.2 percent of time spent staring at a screen.

The research company also claimed that the first gen Xbox got more playtime than PS3 last year, with the former taking up 9.7 percent of gamers’ lives, versus the latter’s 7.3 percent.

As for PC games, World of Warcraft was 2008’s most played title, seeing an average of around 671 minutes played per week.

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By Mike Bowden

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