There are sales figures, and there usage behavior. To “buy” a console is one thing and “play” another. The Nielsen has published U.S. figures on the number of minutes spent per day on average on a particular console. Here are the results:
Xbox 360: 26.5% of minutes played per day
Other (all other gaming machines): 22.4%
Therefore interesting to note that the Xbox 360 is dominating the playing time in American households … while it is not the best-selling console. Also significant to note that the PS2 is still resistance.
However, I would like to know what is in “other” … the Lynx? The Jaguar? The NES? Smartphone? Should we imagine that 22% of game time is spent on real retro consoles? Possible…