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Nielsen Drops the Ball on Console Usage Numbers

 

Remember that study of video gamer habits Nielsen released earlier this week showing the Wii in third place and the Playstation 3 in seventh, last even after the GameCube and original Xbox? It was wrong.

Fast Company reports that they've been told that the graph was mislabeled. The real graph, which now appears in the official report and in the image above, shows that the Wii is in second place, after the PS2, for console usage and the PS3 is in fifth place, beating out the GameCube and original Xbox.

Whoops. I hope there aren't any other mistakes in the oft-cited, typically trusted data. Reached for comment this morning, a Nielsen representative said the report does not contain any other errors.

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Link to graph (since it won't fit in the post)



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Cool beans. I probably contribute about .0001% of that. :P



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I wonder if this thread will get as much attention.



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If the Wii sells more than 20 million in 2009 (as defined above) Arius Dion wins and gets to control Slimebeast's sig for 1 month.

Awesome. Unfortunately falsehoods often travel faster than their corrections.



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Kenology said:

Nielsen Drops the Ball on Console Usage Numbers

 

Remember that study of video gamer habits Nielsen released earlier this week showing the Wii in third place and the Playstation 3 in seventh, last even after the GameCube and original Xbox? It was wrong.

Fast Company reports that they've been told that the graph was mislabeled. The real graph, which now appears in the official report and in the image above, shows that the Wii is in second place, after the PS2, for console usage and the PS3 is in fifth place, beating out the GameCube and original Xbox.

Whoops. I hope there aren't any other mistakes in the oft-cited, typically trusted data. Reached for comment this morning, a Nielsen representative said the report does not contain any other errors.

Source

Link to graph (since it won't fit in the post)

There's a shrinked version....

 



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Wow that makes a big difference but seriously how can a profession such a big mistake.



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LOL!

I guess these numbers make a lot more sense...

However, it is like what someone said above...the BS travels faster than the truth sometimes (mostly due to the LAWL factor...).



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all this shows is that out of the total minutes played between consoles, wii takes up the #2 position. That doesn't mean much because it has ~50 million consoles.

Just to break it down for you, if wii and 360 were almost tied in that graph it would mean that 360 gamers game twice as much. LOLz nice try



Arius Dion said:
I wonder if this thread will get as much attention.

 

Naa this doesn't have the information that some of the most vocal posters here can use for their belief.



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theprof00 said:
all this shows is that out of the total minutes played between consoles, wii takes up the #2 position. That doesn't mean much because it has ~50 million consoles.

Just to break it down for you, if wii and 360 were almost tied in that graph it would mean that 360 gamers game twice as much. LOLz nice try

 

 Nielsen is American data, so your numbers above are way off.  Or in your language: LOLz nice try.