PlayStation 2 still as popular as ever

ps2salesAccording to a report from Nielsen Media Research, the PlayStation 2 is still getting the most playing hours out of gamers. Even with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii out for close to a year (in the Xbox 360’s case, close to two years), gamers are still clinging to the PlayStation 2.

For the month of June and from a survey of 33,000 people, 42% used the PlayStation 2 for gaming. Coming in second place is Microsoft’s Xbox at 17%, third place is Microsoft’s Xbox 360 at 8%, fourth place is Nintendo’s GameCube at 5.8%, fifth place is Nintendo’s Wii at 4% and last place is Sony’s PlayStation 3 at 1.5%.

It’s interesting to note that even today, PlayStation 2 games are still being readily developed and released while GameCube and Xbox games are slowly being phased out. The continual releases of PlayStation 2 games have certainly fostered the longevity of the console, even in this growing technological and advanced gaming age.

In Sony’s Q1 2007 financial results, they’re predicating that PlayStation 2 sales will soar over 10 million by March 2008. It’ll be interesting to see if PSP sales can stay on track of 9 million units shipped by March 2008, especially with the new slim version coming out soon.

[Via Shacknews]


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