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Console gamers can do more than play games on their systems – that much we all know – but the extent to which players are doing so may surprise you, particularly on the PlayStation 3. According to a Nielsen survey, PS3 users spent more time in 2012 using the console as a media device than they did playing games.
The survey found that PlayStation 3 users said they spent 46 percent of their total console time playing games, with the rest divided between watching movies and TV shows, listening to music, and accessing the Internet. The Wii continues to be the favorite of the three consoles listed for video streaming (the Wii U wasn't part of the survey), soaking up about a third of Wii users' console time. And the Xbox 360 is the most popular destination between the PS3, 360, and Wii for online gaming, with users on that platform spending approximately a third of their console time playing while connected.
With the advent of next-gen upon us, it should be interesting to see if users continue to turn to their consoles to access other media. Will Nielsen have to expand their categories to include shared gaming content?
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99% of my PS3 time is spent on gaming. What the hell are they talking about?
Oh yeah, my blu-ray player also plays ps3 games... meh.
I didn't play my PS3 all that much until I got Ni no Kuni, Valkyria Chronicles, DmC, and Disgaea 4. Nothing else on the system really interested me and I mostly used it to play Blu-Rays. Now I play it quite a bit more.
Cause the ps3 is soft.
I never use the wii for anything.
If there is a new exclusive I want thats about the only time I use the 360. Even more occasionally I'll want to play something online and will buy a card. Since I bought it (the 360 halo reach edition on release) I've had maybe 4-5 months of Live. Of which I think I may have gone on like for like 3 weeks TOTAL. Not total time. Total days I may have logged online at all. So probably less than 24 of total Live play. Gaming only, no other media.
ps3 I use constantly. Usually several hours a day. Mostly offline. When the new MW comes out I probably do a week or two online. Other games that come with online I may use for a day or two. I don't do any streaming video. But I used to use it occasionally as a blu-ray player until I bought a regular blu-ray player. And still use it as a 3d movie player. But I only have like 3 3d movies. So very little movie use really.
It does log me in automatically online. But its not really fair to count that time as I don't do anything with it. Its just running in the background.
In the past few months I've been using my 360 primarily as a DVD player. But even that is about to stop, as my 360 sounds like a taxiing 747, and that's not something I want to hear when I watch movies.
Unless I'm watching movies about airplanes.
I think I go half and half with gaming and media on my PS3. I game all the time, but I have streaming accounts for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and NeonAlley all on the PS3 which I use everyday. PS3 really is just a perfect outlet for everything imo. lol Maybe PS4 will let you watch watch Netlix and play Killzone 4 dual screened. Killing Helgast while watching SoA is the dream.
Im always on a game.
Not true for me, but that is an interesting fact.
My family always uses my Playstation account on netflix, hulu, and amazon prime (Without my permission, of course). But I play online 90% of time I spend on the Xbox 360. And 5% offline with my bro.
I personally think that one of the best things about my PS3 is that it is such a well rounded media center. I have several media apps such as Netflix and VUDU and frequently use it to play DVDs and BluRays. I'm sure that these facts have not escaped the next gen development and, as broader media integration was in fact a goal of the current gen for both Sony and MS, it just proves that they were correct in their outlook for the future of the home console.
I never used any media application on the PS3...
i wonder why some one would buy a $200 gaming machine just to watch movies and stream online. theres something already for that its called a laptop, desktop, and tablet. although their more expensive they run online streaming a lot of a hell better. (im not mad im just suprised)
Interesting... I must be an atypical ps3 user. Unless you count the hours it's still on while I'm sleeping!
I luv that platforms that can do much more than gaming... BUT gaming should still be the number one priority.
I'm not surprised at all. I'm a Sony guy only and I am about 50/50. I'm usually always online though, Since I have it where it automatically signs me in.