The Amount of Consoles Connected to the Internet Rose 64% Last Year

Tue, Apr 6, 2010

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As reported by Edge, research conducted by Parks Associates has revealed that from 2008 to 2009, the rate of internet connected home gaming consoles (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360) jumped by 64 percent.

The news comes paired with an increasing demand for users to be able to view video content by streaming through their consoles, which nearly a third of all Xbox 360 owners did during that time period.

“Many households are working with devices they already have to get the connected-TV experience, which shows strong future demand for connected TVs, Web-enabled Blu-ray players, and networked digital media players such as Apple TV and Roku,” says Parks Associates VP and principal analyst Kurt Scherf, as reported by Gamasutra.

Scherf says that manufacturers should take a cue from these figures when they look to develop new products in the increasingly “internet-connected” space.

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