Insights

Top PC Game Titles And Consoles October 2008
Article

Top PC Game Titles And Consoles October 2008

Blizzard Entertainment’s “World of Warcraft” dominated Nielsen Games’ ranking of the most popular PC game titles for October, claiming more than 62% of the total PC game minutes played during the month. 

Rank Top 10 PC Game Titles:

October 2008

Publisher Share Avg. Mins

Per Week

TMP%
1 World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment 12.509 546 62.280
2 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Blizzard Entertainment 1.890 328 4.751
3 Half-Life 2 Vivendi Games 1.917 288 4.301
4 Spore Electric Entertainment 2.234 268 4.220
5 Bookworm PopCap Games 3.074 133 2.716
6 Cake Mania 3 Sandlot Games 4.260 138 2.709
7 Virtual Villagers: The Secret City Wild Games 1.567 204 2.456
8 Chessmaster Challenge PlayFirst 8.856 47 2.123
9 Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Game Studios 2.005 165 2.105
10 Build-a-Lot 2: Town Of The Year HipSoft LLC 1.661 183 1.668
Source: Nielsen Games

Share is the percentage of the gaming audience measured that played the title

Overall TMP% represents the percent of total minutes played as compared to all other PC games measured.

PlayStation 2 again topped Nielsen’s ranking of the most-played video game consoles.

Rank Topline Console Usage:

October 2008

Usage Min %
1 PlayStation 2 30.2
2 Xbox 360 18.3
3 Wii 13.5
4 Xbox 9.1
5 PlayStation 3 7.7
6 GameCube 4.4
7 Other 16.9
Source: Nielsen Games

Usage Minutes % is the percent of all measured console minutes

“Other” consists of any other console systems found in the home