Xbox used more for streaming than gaming
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:30 AM
Microsoft has revealed that people spend more time using the Xbox 360 to watch films, TV programmes and listen to music than play games.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy at Xbox, said that households spend an average of 84 hours a month on using the console, up 30 per cent from a year ago. Just over half of that time is spent watching videos and music.
Entertainment is becoming an increasingly significant part of Microsoft's offering.
New additions being added to the Xbox Live service will bring the total number of music, television and movie applications available to 36.
"What we're seeing is that people are turning on the Xbox to play games and then keeping it on afterwards to get other types of entertainment," Mehdi told the news provider.
The Xbox 360 is the top-selling console in the US with a 42 per cent market share and enjoyed sales of 426,000 units in February.