PS3 used for streaming media more than gaming – Nielsen study

Thursday, 14 March 2013 19:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A new study from Nielsen has found that most US PS3 owners use the console mainly for streaming services instead of gaming.

According the over 2,500 polled, video-on-demand and streaming on the console were up 15 % to 24% for the year, while DVDs/Blu-ray use came in ta 15%, downloadable TV and movies came in at 4% and all other uses 8%.

For the 28% who played games, they spent that time offline, and 18% spent it playing online. In total, 46% spent the majority of time on PS3 gaming, while 54% spent the majority of the time using the console for non-gaming purposes.

Wii was still the most popular streaming media device, and Xbox 360 came in last in the study for streaming usage.