Thursday, July 26, 2007

Study shows PS2 is still King

I was just reading a story that came over the AP wire, about the new Nielsen Gameplay Metrics system of monitoring video game use. It states that, in June, just over 42 percent of all video game play was on the PlayStation 2.

Not the PS3. 42% on the PS2! And 17% for original Xbox!

Where did the Next-Gen systems stand? 8% of all game play was on a Xbox 360, 4% was on a Wii, and 1.5% on a PS3. These numbers hold pretty true to the current numbers on how many of each console have been sold as well.

Still, it's a bit of a shocker that, despite the fact that the next-generation has been in full swing for a year (for Xbox 2 years), PS2 is still far and away king of the hill.

It will be interesting to see just how fast these numbers change beginning with the August statistics, though, with big releases for Xbox 360, PS3 and Madden Football for each.

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