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NEW YORK More than 68 million people played videogames with a console in June and Sony’s PlayStation 2 accounted for 42 percent of all playing time, double the total time players spent on Microsoft’s Xbox console.
PS 2’s dominance in monthly console usage was revealed today by the Nielsen Co. in the first issue of its “GamePlay Metrics” report.
The most popular PC game in June was Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft (by a factor of four over its nearest rival), followed by Microsoft’s Halo: Combat Evolved and The Sims from Electronic Arts.