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Xbox 360 users play more games, stream less

by William Schwartz

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According to a recent report from Nielsen, Xbox 360 users spend more time playing games than they do using the streaming services on the console.  A survey conducted by the company claims that only 13 percent of the time that American Xbox 360 users spend on their console is for using it as a video-on-demand or streaming device.

Nielsen also found that PlayStation 3 players use their console 24 percent of the time for similar services, and Wii owners even more so at 32 percent.

This comes in the face of rumors that Microsoft’s next-gen console will be more geared towards this type of use.  Microsoft has made no secrets about their wishes for the Xbox to become the central hub of the living room, but it doesn’t look like that plan is working according to Nielsen.

It looks like both Sony and Microsoft are shooting for each others’ numbers in the next-gen.  The PlayStation 4 was advertised as a platform dedicated to gamers at its reveal event last month, we’ll have to wait and see if the Microsoft tries to position the next-gen Xbox as the all-encompassing living room device, in an announcement that is rumored for April.

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