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Is Netflix growth indicative of where we stand in gaming?

Scholla from Console ControllUs pronounced control us writes:
Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Call of Duty (lmboooo), Netflix, Netflix, Netflix….that’s how my friend’s list would look if you log into my PSN account.

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ChunkyLover531875d ago

You cant game 24 hours a day. I get in some gaming as often as possible, but I'm almost always on Netflix, Hulu Plus or Zune.

WildArmed1875d ago

This.
Before people used to only pop online when gaming, now people hop online to use other features as well.
It's not indicative of decrease in gaming, it just means we are seeing our fellow gamers as a whole now.

They aren't online only when they play games anymore, when they watch Netflix, when they play music, or socialize on PS Home etc etc

It's like being on steam, you friends aren't always playing games. It just doesn't show everything else they are doing.

ChunkyLover531875d ago

You put it in much better terms than I did, but I agree 100% with what you said. I pretty much always have a game console on, even if I'm eating dinner I'll have Netflix or something going.

In the past, game consoles were only used for gaming, but now they offer so much more. I like the convenience of everything in one simple box.

nukeitall1875d ago

I do love my Xbox 360 services. However, I never use Zune, because the cost of rental there is prohibitively expensive.

I use many of the other free apps, and of course Netflix and Amazon. There is so much free and good content there.

Fyflin1875d ago

Not really. Give people more ways of accessing Netflix and you'll end up with more customers. It's not rocket science.

It just so happens that we live in a day and age where consoles offer a lot more services than merely playing games.