42 per cent of total console gaming on PS2

The PS2 accounted for 42 per cent of total console usage in June, according to the GamePlay Metrics service compiled by Nielsen, reported

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The next-gen consoles were far behind the PS2 in this respect. According to the report, the Xbox 360 accounted for eight per cent of console playing time, while the Wii made up four per cent and the PS3 1.5 per cent.

World of Warcraft was the most played PC game, with Halo: Combat Evolved, The Sims, Halo 2, and RuneScape behind it.

Apparently, 68.1 million individuals used a videogame console in June – playing for an average of 7.5 days out of that month.

"With Nielsen GamePlay Metrics, we have significantly advanced the understanding of how video game consoles are used and which games are actually being played," said Jeff Herrmann, vice president of Nielsen Games and Nielsen Wireless. "This is the first glimpse of metered in-home video game player data, providing game publishers, console manufacturers, advertisers and competing entertainment media with the most accurate, objective, and quantifiable metric available."

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