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Sony said today the PlayStation 3 is now the most popular device to watch Netflix streaming through a television and is also now the primary development platform for Netflix.
“The PlayStation and Netflix communities both share a strong passion for high quality entertainment,” SCEA CEO Jack Tretton said. “Netflix provides a fantastic experience for watching TV shows and movies on PS3, and our joint development will continue to produce innovations for our customers that further demonstrate PS3 as the true home for entertainment in the living room.”
In July 2011, a Nielsen report suggested the Nintendo Wii was the most popular home console to stream Netflix.
Primary development platform? What does that mean? Are PS3 owners going to be getting some exclusive Netflix content now lol. I mean seems kind of a strange partnership but hey...if it gives me the entire Columbia & TriStar libraries then I would not complain ;)
make sense, the playstation easily has the most friendly interface to quickly pick and watch what you want on netflix. i dont understand why the systems dont all share the same netflix interface.
i was just on my ps3 noticing yet again how sophisticated the dasboard looks, even though it is years old. even after the microsoft update i think why cant my xbox360 dashboard look at least half as professional as the ps3?
Yep, guilty. I use my ps3 as a multimedia device.love using netflix, it's a great service.
So many subjective statements passed off as objective statements in these comments.
This is absolutely true. My Ps3 is pretty much my $500 Netflix box. That's ok though. At least I use it. It's better than having a $500 paperweight.
Duh... It is a Blu-ray player, so non-gamers are buying them more. Plus, like my friends that have both systems I spend my time playing games on XBL over PSN.
No big surprise to hear that.
Netflix is like 10 times better on PS3 than on Xbox. Also it runs faster and I think looks better. I will always switch to my PS3 also I have the blu-ray remote so its even easier to watch but the Kinect is nice except when I have to scream at it to pause the movie lol
Always good to have free PSN access in order to watch Netflix. Looking at you Micro$oft.
For me, it's because the UI on the 360 version of Netflix is terrible. Their old interface was much easier to use, and I think the ps3 version completely outmatches the 360 version.
It really isn't shocking that so many people use a PS3 to stream Netflix. I look at my PS3 more as an entertainment console than a gaming console because Sony has made the PS3 to be more than just to play games on.
Despite some negative views in regards to the PS3, I think it's versatility was well worht the price; blue ray/dvd player, gaming console, browser capability and of course its ability to stream not just netflix but other media as well. Its ability to stream netflix is quite strong unlike the wi or xbox, Im not knocking them (I also own them) but the description content of the movie/shows and maneuverability is much better.
Ps3 has a faster harddrive, they also have blu ray which is nice if i wanna watch a blu ray movie, plus with a blu ray disc you can store more information on the disc since its a blue laser instead of red more precise. That also means better graphics more codes can be run and over all better performance of the video output end. Sorry xbox i used to think you were great then realized that the xbox 360 software is out of date and was screwed as it came out look at hd movies that failed cause we have blu ray and it's better why cause you can put more information onto a disc. Plus ps3 has a better graphics card than the xbox since its got the better hardware put into it. ps3 had it right from the beginning.