Study: PS3 has higher online ratio than Xbox 360, Wii

By Matthew
Apr 14, 2010
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  1. In a recent study, The Diffusion Group discovered that pound for pound, there are more PlayStation 3 systems connected to the Internet in the US than any other console. It's reported that 78% of stateside PS3s are hooked up to the Web, compared to 73% of Xbox 360s and only 54% of Wiis -- but they're not exactly all online gamers.

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  2. aaron86

    aaron86 Newcomer, in training

    PS3 includes wireless

    This is probably because the PS3 includes wireless. Honestly, I'm surprised that the PS3 doesn't have an even higher ratio than that. Anyone willing to spend the extra few hundred of a PS3 should be more likely to want to take full advantage of its online capabilities.

    I wonder if an article like this will spawn a flame war...
  3. I have both and I honestly play more games on the 360 than the ps3, but only because the 360 is easier to see and read words on my 24" tv.
    On the media note, I cant say how well people like their premium streaming services through ps3, but I can say that I think the so called "browser" is a near joke when it comes to watching video or loading web pages. Still yet though, I use my PS3 for most of my viewing of media cause I dont have cable but , I choose to stream from my PC, USB FLASH, or simply use playon to access web sites with streaming media because trying to find a compatible video site is horrid on the built in browser for PS3.
    Just my 2 cents.
    Mike

    On a side note does anyone know if Sonys removing of the "Other OS" feature freed up any running memory for developers. Or is xbox360 still using less memory to run its os? both 512, xbox os- ~32, ps3 os~96
  4. Also the fact that it's free to go online with your PS3 help sway the bar in it's favor. Plus hacked 360 systems tend to avoid online play in fear of having their systems bricked.
  5. With the new firmware just released for the PS3 taking away the other OS feature. Plenty of "fat" PS3 are no long going to be connected online.
  6. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    i have a phat PS3, i updated & still go online, so happy to be part of the 78%, like aaron86 i don't see why the ratio isn't higher, LOL.

    Guest #2 also has it all right ;) ...

    cheers!
  7. well certainly the ps3 browser is a joke but at least its good for waching porn i mean yourube lods so slow or sometimes never at all, but porn sites like redtube and pornhub work perfectly on the ps3!!!
  8. its no suprise. its so easy to connect the ps3 to the internet with built in wifi unlike with xbox 360 where not everyone has access to a long ehternet or a router next to the 360. and for wii, why even bother goin online lol... but yeah point is that it makes sense ps3 is most online to me for that reason
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    360 is free as well you just don't get everything besides basic features sadly. Got to have gold to access most free content and of course to play multiplayer.

    But ya I'd agree with most here that the built in wifi is probably one of the main reasons for these numbers which is a great feature.
  10. Alexexex

    Alexexex TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 124

    Ok basically people don't want to pay for online gaming. Period.
  11. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    U know it says up there
    doesn't mean the play games online, just that they have accessed the internet through the PS3. Honestly it seems a little silly not to have the ps3 hooked up to the internet. Only reasons I can think of is a) no broadband or internet at all or b) no router.

    I have mine hooked up to my router for only 2 reasons - streaming media to it from my PC via PS3 Media Server and running Ad-Hoc Party so I can play Monster Hunter on the PSP with my friend across town. (Monster Hunter is kinda boring by yourself :p)
     
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