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PlayStation 3 is most-watched TV device for Netflix instant streaming

More people watch Netflix on PlayStation 3 than any other TV-connected device, Sony announced today. The video streaming service, which is also supported on all other major consoles, various set-top boxes, and even built into some TV sets, has been supported on PS3 since November 2009.

That was a year after the service went live on Xbox 360, which has also sold more consoles than PlayStation 3. However, Netflix subscribers need an Xbox Live Gold subscription on top of their Netflix subscription to access the service, while it's available at no extra charge on PlayStation Network. Online streaming has been free on Wii since spring 2010, and is live on Wii U.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that PS3 streaming has even surpassed PC viewer hours among its 30 million members at some points this year.

We've already seen how video services have significantly shaped Nintendo's foray into the next generation with Nintendo TVii, and heard rumors of a set-top Xbox device which will blend casual gaming with DVR features in 2013. Two decades after the NES, it looks like game consoles are truly becoming the "entertainment systems" to beat.

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5 comments

  • karengossage6 - December 4, 2012 9:52 p.m.

    Start working with Google. just before I looked at the paycheck four $4132, I have faith that...my... mother in law woz truley bringing home money in their spare time on their apple laptop.. there great aunt had bean doing this less than 6 months and by now took care of the loans on there place and got themselves a Lancia Straton. read more at..www.Google.MEL7.CoM
  • StrongPillow - December 4, 2012 9:39 p.m.

    Of course the PS3 is dominating as a media center. That's pretty much the reason it sold so well back in the day. It was the least expensive alternative for a Blu Ray player back then and it plays digital movies off of an external drive with ease. Its also built like a tank and can handle extended use. I would never use my xbox as a media center with Netflix or movies playing all of the time. I fear it will blow up on me if it doesn't get an entire shelf to itself on my entertainment center. (went through 7 of them during the RRD fiasco). They should of skipped the games market and stuck with the media center angle. I have had my PS3 since day one and played maybe 3 games on it.
  • iluvpkmnmonday - December 4, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    7? Geez. You're like an abused wife that refuses to leave her husband.
  • Viron - December 4, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    Maybe it would be more appealing if you could still watch movies as a group on the Xbox. Too bad some INCREDIBLY INTELLIGENT INDIVIDUAL decided that was something that needed to be removed.
  • chriszewski - December 4, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    Cuz they gots no games yo! I PLAY GAMES on my 360 dawg! Sorry, someone was going to say it...

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