Xbox 360 boasts most active users

New numbers from analyst firm Nielsen Games suggest that the Xbox 360 currently boasts the most active user base of any home console, with 11.5 per cent of those owning the console in North America playing games on a regular basis.

The news isn’t so rosy for Wii, however, with the firm claiming that just under six per cent of owners play their machine regularly.

Elsewhere in the listings, which were published on IndustryGamers, PS3 was named the second most used console, with ten per cent of owners regularly powering up.

Surprisingly the original Xbox still gets more use than the mighty PS2 – both of which hover between nine and ten per cent of active users.

In total, 50 per cent of the time spent playing games is done so on next-gen machines, with 31 per cent claimed by the PS2/Xbox/GameCube era and the remainder by older machines.

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