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About 1 million Wii users are streaming Netflix

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 May 2010 11:51

About 1 million Wii users are streaming Netflix Last month, Netflix announced it was sending out Wii streaming discs to all that signed up for them, giving Nintendo console owners a chance to watch movies and TV shows from Netflix's "Watch Instantly" collection through their console.
Yesterday, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that almost one million Wii owners have now "participated" in the service, but it is unclear how many of those remain active, and how many of those just ordered the disc without ever expecting to use the service.

Netflix, during its last earnings report stated that it has about 14 million subscribers in the U.S., a number that has been greatly boosted by making the streaming service readily available to PS3, Xbox 360 and now Wii owners.

Despite the quick milestone breach at 1 million, Wii users are less likely to use the service as it has the lowest number of Internet connected users, and the Wii does not offer any type of HD support, meaning all streaming is in SD, which can get ugly when stretched to a large HDTV.

There are currently 33 million U.S. Wii owners, so there is definitely a significant market.

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