Wii is least-used home console

Wednesday, 8th April 2009 09:21 GMT By Patrick Garratt


More shocks from the world of Wii today, as a Nielsen report has shown that Wii is the least used of the three current generation consoles.

Wii had an average usage of five days in December last year, compared to 6.8 for the PlayStation 3 and 7.1 days for the Xbox 360, according to the Nielsen’s State of the Video Gamer paper.

The average usage session was 58 minutes for Wii, while PS3 was played for 64 minutes on average. Xbox 360 was most-played, at a general 78 minutes stretch.

Edge showed last night that Wii has by far the worst games of any of the home consoles, judged by review score.

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    Those figures don’t seem very reliable.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. The_Deleted

    It makes sense. It being aimed at the family gamer demographic. Chances are these gamers are more concerned with missing Eastenders or Ant & Dec compared to someone who’ll switch on a console and get lost in a game for hours on end.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. JonFE

    How exactly did they calculate that average?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    The methodology is on page 2 of the PDF.

    #4 6 years ago

    Must be from a sample.

    The thing is that this is supposed to have been in December 2008, when both Gears 2 and COD:WaW were both only a few weeks out of release.

    Seems very strange that the average days used is only 6.8 or 8.1 out of the entire month.

    Plus, people would have been on holiday, etc.

    In fact, if anything, I’d say over that period in particular, the Wii would have been the most played because of all the family gatherings, etc.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. JonFE

    Thanks Psycho :)

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Hunam

    As always, Nielson do a pretty bad job with TV ratings, the game ratings they supply are pretty much awful and are massively skewed by single people, like last time where the clearly had a big Halo 1 fan and that somehow ended up being the most popular online PC game that wasn’t an MMO according to them.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Tonka

    It’s over for Nintendo.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. SOMI

    @8 it’s over indeed and the next thing to happen is that they all die. Project cafe will be shit.

    #9 4 years ago

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