Video game playing on the rise in US

August 13, 2009 4:34:59 AM PDT
The time Americans spend playing video games is on the rise. The research company Nielsen says time spent playing video games increased by 21 percent in June. That's compared to the same time last year.

On average, gamers played 768 minutes during the month.

The Xbox 360 and Playstation 2 tied for most-played video game console. They were followed by the Wii. Overall, the Xbox 360 is currently the most-played game machine.

A six-month trend showed the Xbox 360 had the highest number of active users.