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PS3 has biggest percentage of internet-connected consoles in the US

The Wii, the Xbox 360, and the PS3 all have online capabilities. But according to this report, the PS3 has the biggest percentage of units that are connected to the internet.

Research firm The Diffusion Group polled 2,000 adult broadband users in the US and found that 78% of PS3 owners have their console hooked up with internet. The Xbox 360 follows with a close 73%, while the Wii barely jumps the halfway hurdle with 54%.

“Today’s game consoles are increasingly connected to the internet, not just to enhance their gaming experience but to access the growing variety of online media-video,”said Michael Greeson, Diffusion Group research director.

Online play is one thing, but there are many other features that can be accessed via broadband connection. Netflix is one thing, and the PS3’s and Xbox 360’s online stores provide various media content for their install base. The Diffusion Group noted that the consoles are “best positioned to become the first mainstream over-the-top (OTT) video delivery platform.”

[via Gamasutra]