According to the study, the hand-held controllers contain on average 7,863 germs per 100 square centimetres - that's five times more than a toilet seat which has 1,600, the Mirror reported.
Children's toys, garden trampolines, bikes and balls also have more bugs.
The trampoline is worst among household items, with 640,000 germs in every 100 square centimetres - an area about the size of a coaster.
Researchers swabbed everyday things around the home for bacteria including E.coli, APC and Enterobacteriaceae.
Chair and sofa arms harbour 19,200 germs per 100 square centimetres - 12 times the amount on a loo seat, says the study carried out by Domestos and UNICEF.
And fridge handles have 7,474 bacteria over the same measure.
--ANI (Posted on 06-09-2013)