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Xbox 360 used for gaming only 60 percent of the time

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Nov 2010 19:23 User comments (5)

Xbox 360 used for gaming only 60 percent of the time According to Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business CFO Dennis Durkin, gamers of the Xbox 360 are using the console less and less for actual gaming, with the console being used to play games only 60 percent of the time now.
Non-gaming activities include streaming movies, streaming music, Internet browsing, Twitter, Facebook and more.

"What we found is the core gamer might be the person who brought the console into the house, but as you widen the choices of content, it broadens what people can do with the system,"
added Durkin (via Cnet).

Xbox Live subscribers also spend an average of three hours online, every day, notes Durkin.

Microsoft recently upped the price of a Gold subscription to XBL by 20 percent, citing heavily increased infrastructure costs, thanks mainly to a large increase in streaming.

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5 user comments

116.11.2010 9:25

Well no kidding! Playing games breaks the damn thing... at least that is my assumption since I've had 2 Red Ring while doing so.

218.11.2010 13:29

WOOT RROD troll..Now that we got that out of the way..I use the 2 I have exclusively for gaming and have always wondered what the picture quality is on Neflix and etc...I mean I know it does a very lousy upconvert (is it upconverting at all?) on reg DVDs...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

318.11.2010 13:52

Originally posted by dEwMe:
WOOT RROD troll..Now that we got that out of the way..I use the 2 I have exclusively for gaming and have always wondered what the picture quality is on Neflix and etc...I mean I know it does a very lousy upconvert (is it upconverting at all?) on reg DVDs...

I'm not trolling I'm just saying what happened to me. Trolling would be something like 'PS3 is better than Xbox because the Xbox has a failure rating of roughly 54%'. Nah, me saying my Xbox red ringed isn't trolling; it's just a sad fact of life for most Xbox 360 owners.

418.11.2010 14:06

Originally posted by dab0ne:
Originally posted by dEwMe:
WOOT RROD troll..Now that we got that out of the way..I use the 2 I have exclusively for gaming and have always wondered what the picture quality is on Neflix and etc...I mean I know it does a very lousy upconvert (is it upconverting at all?) on reg DVDs...

I'm not trolling I'm just saying what happened to me. Trolling would be something like 'PS3 is better than Xbox because the Xbox has a failure rating of roughly 54%'. Nah, me saying my Xbox red ringed isn't trolling; it's just a sad fact of life for most Xbox 360 owners.
Yeah I was just hoping we could avoid the real trolls by saying it's been noted...Srry...It wasn't meant as a flame or anything.


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

518.11.2010 23:37

No worries, I wasn't actually offended. Even though my 360 has let me down on more than one occasion It still holds a place in my heart.

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