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The winner of the 2008 console war revealed… kind of

The Nielsen Company have made a few calculations and released some figures regarding the most played video game consoles of 2008. What you are about to read, may come as quite a surprise:

31.2% – PlayStation 2
17.2% – Xbox 360
13.4% – Nintendo Wii
9.7% – Xbox
7.3% – PlayStation 3
4.6% – GameCube
16.2% – “Other” (consists of any other console systems found in the home)

The ‘2’ was not a typo; it is indeed the PlayStation 2 that was victorious in the console war last year. The figures were based on console usage in minutes, calculated using a select few Nielsen households and represent the United States only.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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