More US gamers play on Xbox 360 than PS3

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You’d imagine with the incredible inroads that Sony has had with PlayStation Plus, that more and more gamers in the US would be embracing the Ps3 as their online console of choice. You would be wrong. According to Microsoft, citing NPD data,  more gamers get their online fix on the Xbox 360 than the PS3

They say that their service attract 50% more US gamers than the competition. They don’t however, say how much of those users spend their time watching Netflix and Hulu instead of actually playing games.

“In the last 12 months, we delivered more than 20 billion hours of gaming and entertainment on Xbox, over 17% growth over the previous year,” Microsoft says. “We’re proud and humbled to be the top online gaming service – according to NPD’s August 2013 Online Gaming report, close to 50% more online console gamers use the Xbox 360 for playing online than the PlayStation 3.”

To go with that, they’ve put out a little infographic to show you why Xbox Live is still the best option for serious online gamers. Of course, none of this is surprising; the data is limited to the US, and the Xbox is the top selling console there.

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Last Updated: October 15, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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