PS3 fans buy more digital content than Xbox buffs do
Sony supporters splash out
British PS3 owners are more willing to splash the cash on digital content than their Xbox 360 counterparts, it has been claimed.
Research showed that 17 per cent of PS3 gamers paid for digital content during the last 12 months, compared to 11 per cent of those who own an Xbox 360.
Sony shills will probably say that has something to do with Xbox owners having to spend more for an Xbox Live Gold membership to get them connected. That or the "obvious" gulf in quality between the two. Let's see.
The figures - provided by market watcher Kantar Worldpanel - also show that 8m Brits bought a film, TV show or game download during the last year. A million of them paid for a digital game, while half a million bought DLC.
One in seven UK consumers now owns a tablet too, and over half of the population, 52 per cent to be precise, own a smartphone. ®
Xbox is a bit comical
When it comes to doing anything other than playing games and before you lot start, yes I have PS3 & XBOX.
XBOX plays less video formats, requires you to be signed in (or did last time I tried) to play a film from a USB stick, never plays well with non-MS media server and, extra super comically, requires you to pay for a Gold memberhsip (£40/yr last time I looked) to stream vids from the Netflix/Lovefilm accounts You already pay for. What a monumental cock up THAT is.
PS3 in the other hand plays most formats (not MKV sadly), plays well with non-MS media servers (e.g. Mediatomb, uShare) and has free access to your own Netflix/Lovefilm accounts. Cinavia is a pain in the arse though. Oh and it plays BluRay.
Re: Xbox is a bit comical
I agree. I NEVER use my Xbox for anything other than games, and my PS3 use is 50/50 for games and other media
I've got both and have bought things on the PS3 several times in the past. However, every time I see something on xbox that looks remotely interesting, I'm put off by the whole abstraction of their points system.
Fine, your DLC costs only 200 points but you can only buy them in multiples of 800 or something stupid like that
Re: Xbox is a bit comical
No arguments here. Came to post pretty much the same thing.
I love my XBox for gaming (and I do buy a fair bit of DLC), but it's not much use as a media hub. Too noisy and rubbish codec support.
Mine is an old Premium console and newer models may be quieter, but in spite of Microsoft's re-positioning strategies, it's just not a very good media box.
Re: Points mean?
"The buying in multiples applies to both systems though, you can only put a minimum of £5 on your PS3 wallet, just as the smallest amount of points you can get is either 400 (instore or online from Game/Gamestation at £3.50) or 500 (direct from Microsoft, £4.25 as I recall)."
I think this has changed, I have been able to put the exact amount ( £3.99 ) into my PSN wallet, I do remember a time it would only allow a fiver (I remember wondering how I would spend that £1 change).