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Old 01-03-09, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default Nielson - Top 10 game titles of 2008 (US)

I'm trying to figure out how they came up with these numbers? I'm looking into it and will report back when and if I find a reasonable answer.

Top 10 PC Game played in the U.S.

Name of game | AU% | Avg Minutes played per week.
1 World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment 0.723 671
2 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision 0.163 403
3 Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Game Studios 0.092 295
4 Sims, The Electronic Arts Inc. 0.09 213
5 Sims 2, The Electronic Arts Inc. 0.086 291
6 RuneScape Jagex Ltd. 0.084 451
7 Diablo II Blizzard Entertainment 0.065 313
8 Team Fortress 2 Valve 0.063 371
9 Counter-Strike Sierra Studios 0.062 282
10 Counter-Strike: Source Valve 0.061 426

You can download the pdf report here for all of their Top 10 listings.
http://www.nielsen.com/media/2008/pr...2_download.pdf
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Old 01-03-09, 07:02 PM   #2
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Sorry I should have added that.

This is most played.
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they surveyed 30,000 people or something.

Halo surprises me, the others not so much. MS are so incredibly dumb for not considering halo 3 on PC.
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Old 01-03-09, 07:13 PM   #5
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they surveyed 30,000 people or something.

Halo surprises me, the others not so much. MS are so incredibly dumb for not considering halo 3 on PC.
They'll release Halo 3 on the PC, it will just take 2-3 years from it's 360 debut to come out.

Halo Wars, Gears of War 2 and Fable 2 as well, probably.
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Old 01-03-09, 08:30 PM   #7
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I'm trying to figure out how they came up with these numbers? I'm looking into it and will report back when and if I find a reasonable answer.

Top 10 PC Game played in the U.S.

Name of game | AU% | Avg Minutes played per week.
1 World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment 0.723 671
2 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision 0.163 403
3 Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Game Studios 0.092 295
4 Sims, The Electronic Arts Inc. 0.09 213
5 Sims 2, The Electronic Arts Inc. 0.086 291
6 RuneScape Jagex Ltd. 0.084 451
7 Diablo II Blizzard Entertainment 0.065 313
8 Team Fortress 2 Valve 0.063 371
9 Counter-Strike Sierra Studios 0.062 282
10 Counter-Strike: Source Valve 0.061 426

You can download the pdf report here for all of their Top 10 listings.
http://www.nielsen.com/media/2008/pr...2_download.pdf
its pretty funny that games that are as old as CS, CS:S, The Sims, and Diablo II still make the list in 2008. and people wonder why the PC market is struggling lol.
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Diablo 2?? Kinda suprized to see COD4 and no COD2.
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Diablo 2?? Kinda surprised to see COD4 and no COD2.
yea, i know what you mean, my dad still plays COD2 and there seem to be a lot of ppl online all the time.
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I play Sims 2.
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hey crainger did u order frontlines LE yet?
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Just wail till Feb08 Frontlines will be #1 on that list
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