Quantcast
Higher percent of 'net-connected PS3s than other consoles - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Higher percent of 'net-connected PS3s than other consoles


10:00 PM on 04.12.2010
Higher percent of 'net-connected PS3s than other consoles photo



According to data gathered by The Diffusion Group, 78 percent of PlayStation 3 users have their system connected to the Internet. For Xbox 360 and Wii, the rates are 73 and 54 percent, respectively. It's worth noting that these figures apply to the United States.

Really, it makes perfect sense. With no monthly fee attached to PlayStation Network, there's a lower barrier to entry compared to Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE. As for the Wii, I'm surprised to see such a high percentage of online-enabled consoles. People are more tolerant of Friend Codes than I thought, perhaps.

The real question -- at least in my feeble mind -- is how these figures break down. When it comes to online functionality, are people primarily using their consoles for multiplayer, movie streaming, or what?

Study: PS3 Has Highest Percentage Of Connected Consoles [Gamasutra]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Online

2:00 PM on 07.27.2014
How would you feel if your online opponent was secretly a bot?

Yesterday I was playing Wii Sports Club Boxing online while contemplating stuff to talk about on this week's Sup Holmes. I thought I'd have a while to think, but I was wrong. I only had to wait like 3 seconds before I w...more



11:00 PM on 07.02.2014
The official Pokémon Center online store is opening in August

Jonesing for official Pokémon merchandise from the Pokémon Center but nowhere close to one? I feel your pain. That one trek to Manhattan wasn't enough for me. Luckily, The Pokémon Company plans to open up...more



11:38 AM on 06.11.2014
Suda51's Lily Bergamo was cancelled, turned into Let it Die

During the Sony E3 press conference, we got the chance to check out Suda51's new free-to-play survival horror title Let it Die. As Grasshopper Manufacture's first F2P title, it seemed to be a bit of a departure for them. Howe...more



View all Online






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more