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Study: PS3 Has Highest Percentage Of Connected Consoles
Study: PS3 Has Highest Percentage Of Connected Consoles
April 12, 2010 | By Kris Graft

April 12, 2010 | By Kris Graft
More: Console/PC

Research firm The Diffusion Group said that in the U.S., the PlayStation 3 has the highest percentage of broadband connected consoles when compared to Xbox 360 and Wii.

Seventy-eight percent of PS3 users have the console connected to the internet, while Xbox 360 has 73 percent and Wii has 54 percent, according to Diffusion Group director of research Michael Greeson.

"Today's game consoles are increasingly connected to the internet, not just to enhance their gaming experience but to access the growing variety of online media-video," he said. Diffusion Group's survey polled 2,000 adult broadband users in the U.S.

The firm said that it predicts that video game consoles are "best positioned to become the first mainstream over-the-top (OTT) video delivery platform."

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 allow users to buy or rent movies and download TV shows. Along with the Wii, all three consoles now allow for Netflix streaming video. Greeson said that a quarter of Wii owners in the U.S. already subscribe to Netflix's DVD by mail service, a subscription that allows automatic access to Netflix's large library of streaming online content.

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Dv8thwonder GunplayNotoy
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Header fail.

The 360 has 19,078,300 units in the US. Multiply that by .73 and you get 13,927,159.

The PS3 has 11,760,800 units in the US. Multiply that by .78 and you get 9,173,424.

The Wii has 27,998,300 units in the US. Multiply that by .54 and you get 15,119,082.

All console install base data comes from the NPD Group.

Kevin Butler
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Greetings Dv8thwonder, Kris wrote the word 'percentage'.

Meaning 'percentage of PS3 users'.

Highest percentage of users per console.

Percentage my friend.

So the title is a success thanks to you.

Shaun Usman
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I think that people should take note that the Wii appears to have the biggest online connected user base... if anything, that really should be the headline too, as it would likely surprise most people!

jayvee inamac
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what kevin said :)

Victor Boone
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I would have thought it would be higher, with PSN and whatever Wii calls theirs, being free. I guess the $50.00 a year for xbox live isn't as much of a deterrent as I thought.

Diego Leao
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I agree with Shaun. I'm sure it was not intentional, but without all the numbers, the header _and_ the text of the article leads people to believe that the PS3 have the biggest online community. Thanks to "Dv8thwonder GunplayNotoy" for unintentionaly giving us the necessary numbers, but next time be nicer! You never know when you are the one with a header fail XD