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PS2 still 'most-used' console in Japan

TGS survey puts Sony's old hardware above DS and PSP

A survey of visitors to the recent Tokyo Game Show has suggested that Sony's venerable PlayStation 2 remains Japan's most-used console.

70 per cent of the 1000 attendees questioned in an exit poll by the General Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) claimed to play on their PS2s. This was down from a high of 79 per cent in 2008.

The handhelds weren't far behind - DS at 68.7 per cent, with PSP hot on its heels at 68.6 per cent. The survey allowed multiple choices of frequently-used hardware.

Wii, PS3 and 360 managed 56.7, 47.7 and 19.6 per cent respectively.

Also surveyed was planned future console purchases, with 3DS and PS3 coming joint top at 31 per cent, followed by 360 at 23 per cent.

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