One-Third of the Time, Your Wii is Playing Netflix

on December 15, 2011 5:00 PM

Look to the person on your left. Then look at the person on your right. If you all own a Wii, chances are that, at any given time, one of you is using it to watch Netflix while the other two play a game. According to a recent survey by Nielsen, 33 percent of the time, if a Wii console is turned on, it’s streaming a movie or television show.

Out of 3,000 respondents 13 and older, 14 and 15 percent said they do the same with their Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, respectively. Earlier this year Nielsen found 50 percent of online streaming activity came from consoles. I guess we have a better idea of how that’s all allocated now. Click after the jump to see the chart.

One-Third of the Time, Your Wii is Playing Netflix

It’s pretty interesting to see that, in addition to how much time Wii owners spend watching movies and TV shows through Netflix, PS3 owners spend more time using it for purposes outside of gaming when you add DVDs and Blu-ray into the equation. The Xbox 360, however, doesn’t seem to get as much play from movies as the other two consoles. And how could Nielsen forget to poll people about the time they spend running their HD-DVD add-ons? Silly Nielsen …

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.