The Nielson Company (the same folks who give us television ratings) just released their scientific digits for 2008's most played video game consoles. Based on console usage, calculated using a select few Nielson households and expressed in a percentage of total console usage minutes.

After the data was tabulated, Nielson has awarded the Playstation 2 the most played console of 2008. But seeing that this is an Xbox centric website, the bigger news is that the Xbox 360 took home the number two spot as the second most played console of '08. Congrats! Now about that Playstation 3 and its 5th place finish behind the original Xbox. Hmm ...
  • Playstation 2 - 31.2%
  • Xbox 360 - 17.2%
  • Wii - 13.4%
  • Xbox - 9.7%
  • Playstation 3 - 7.3%
  • Gamecube - 4.6%
  • "Other" - 16.2%
[Via Joystiq]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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