America has higher ratio of PS3s connected to the ‘net than the Xbox360 and Wii
America has a higher ratio of PS3s hooked up to the internet than the Xbox 360 and the Wii. A recent survey from The Diffusion Group found that 78% of PS3 owners are online. The Xbox 360 had less with 74% while the Wii scored a pitiful 54%.
Our main concern is that 22% of PS3 owners are missing out on some of the PS3’s best features.
Getting your PS3 connected to the internet is a simple process with both wired and wireless options available. The PS3 even has a built-in – and easy to configure – wireless adapter that’s ready to be used straight out the box.
There is a wealth of free content for PS3 owners from online gaming to Vidzone. Xbox Live however is a largely subscription based platform. This is a likely factor as to why fewer Xbox 360 consoles are being connected.
Michael Greeson, director of research at The Diffusion Group, said that a portion of those ratios could be attributed to an increasing demand for “online media-video.” He believes that game consoles are “best positioned to become the first mainstream over-the-top (OTT) video delivery platform.”
We at PS3 Attitude can’t disagree; the PS3 is an excellent media hub. We love watching BBC iPlayer and renting films through the Video Store.