Two-Thirds of Game Consoles Connected to Internet

According to research house Parks Associates, multimedia content, such as Netflix streaming services, and games with online components are driving households to connect their game consoles to the Internet, creating a new foundation for future growth in online vi...

According to research house Parks Associates, multimedia content, such as Netflix streaming services, and games with online components are driving households to connect their game consoles to the Internet, creating a new foundation for future growth in online video. The firm's new report "Connected Game Console Update" indicates that 64% of U.S. broadband households with an Internet-connectable game console have it hooked to the Internet, a major increase from 2007, when only 25% had their next-gen console connected.

Parks forecasts households will connect more than 260 million game consoles worldwide to the Internet by 2015. Both Microsoft and Sony have become leading providers of premium Internet video content and derive a large share of their gaming revenues from their digital video outlets.
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