Nielsen ratings has PlayStation 3 on top
- Posted April 8th, 2009 at 16:38 EDT by
- 20 Comments
It's always interesting to see how Sony's PlayStation 3 is fairing within Nielsen reports in comparison to the Wii and Xbox 360. The firm recently sampled 17,000 TVs across the United States last December, an ideal time to conduct this type of study as a lot of teenagers are out of school for winter break. In what may come as a surprise to some, PlayStation 3 lead the pack in what we think are the most significant categories: Active User Percentage and Daily Average Sessions.
We've included the revealed rankings below.
Active User Percentage
Nintendo Wii - 6.8%
Xbox 360 - 10.2%
PlayStation 3 - 10.6%
Average Usage Days
Nintendo Wii - 5
Xbox 360 - 7.1
PlayStation 3 - 6.8
Daily Average Sessions
Nintendo Wii - 1.78
Xbox 360 - 2.15
PlayStation 3 - 2.42
Despite the ridiculous lead that Nintendo has built in marketshare with its family-friendly console, it would appear the average consumer spends decidedly less time waggling their Wii motes per session than hammering away at a Sixaxis or 360 pad.
- 11:51am EDT - April 8th, 2009
Thats the flip side to catering to the casuals.THEY DONT REALLY PLAY GAMES.Wiis are in places like hospitals and stuff.Obese people around the world are using them once a day or so only to workout.They dont care about Madworld.48 million Wiis and cant sell any software without Mario in it.Shame.
appleMan | Tenejer
- 11:53am EDT - April 8th, 2009
Even more interesting is the point that the 360 is reported to having a 8 million lead in the Americas against the PS3. And with the recent PSN active accounts eclipsing Live active accounts, someone has been fudging the M$ numbers for some time.
- 11:55am EDT - April 8th, 2009
average usage days 7.1!??? theres only 7 days in a week or is that a percentage?
- 12:16pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
nobody i know who has a wii plays it on any consistent basis! u buy it, have a bit of a laugh and then thats it! i dont use my 360 at all anymore, microsoft need to give me a good reason before i do!
- 12:23pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
active user percentage for the 360 is 11.2 percent, 10.2 percent is for the reg. xbox....
fuzzyhaze | fuzzyhaze
- 12:25pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
@bloodwarg: average usage days 7.1!??? theres only 7 days in a week
That would be 7.1 usage days during the month of December that this survey was conducted. :)
- 12:33pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
Since Twilight Princess I dipped into RE4 (expected better graphics upgrade for 2x Gamecube, anti-aliasing at least?), Super Mario Galaxy (better than Sunshine but still nothing on SM64) and nothing else really grabs me as superb. So those are my Wii games along with Wii Sports which I think is a complete turd.
- 12:35pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
The WII is a casual gaming console. Which means that play casually. Like one twice a week, if that.
I am almost over the whole 360 v PS3. I have a PS3 and I love it. I does what I need from a console and it has games which I consider great and love to play.
- 12:38pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
Over the last year I have been using my PS3 ALOT (90%) more than my 360.
Ixion | MagicManGSC
- 12:40pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
- 1:00pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
anybody else having problems commenting in the last couple weeks?
- 1:12pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
- 1:31pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
- 1:43pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
#5 is right. You have the numbers wrong. According to the PDF linked to here the 360 is at 11.4% active user sessions. The only one in which the PS3 is over the 360 is in the Daily avg sessions.
- 2:20pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
@11 yea i have been having troble in the past fee days my comments not showing up
- 6:08pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
I just got a PS3 and i gotta say it destroys the 360
- 7:08pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
wow my average usage for last month woulda been like 28 days and 1-3 times a day
- 11:09pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
No surprise here
- 12:07pm EDT - April 9th, 2009
Weird, I saw a chart the other day on Ars stating that PS3 gets the least amount of playtime out of all the systems, including Gamecube. And has been for the past year.
- 4:15pm EDT - April 9th, 2009
I think its funny that planet 360 has different results. I personally love the PS3, way more then the 360 can do and not as costly!
Below is a chart from the report showing the trends mentioned above:
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