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50% more US gamers used Xbox 360 for online play than PS3 in August, says Microsoft

Microsoft "proud and humbled to be the top online gaming service"

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mewhy321408d ago

I'd say that's pretty close. But i look for that to flip flop with PS4 and the bone.

dirigiblebill1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

Flip flop, Microsoft, give a dog a Bone?

/may have just invented the next greatest folk tune

shivvy241408d ago

obviously there's gonna be 50% more people playing if x360 is outselling the ps3 by 50% in US ! What about worldwide stats ?

jackanderson19851408d ago

@ xHeavYx it was more the NPD report for august saying it and Hryb just passing on the information... a bad title if anything

shoddy1408d ago

They should to make thier money worth because they pay for it

minimur121408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

'proud and humbled'

so let's make a statement about it and let EVERYONE know.

NewMonday1408d ago

Not sure about the "humbled" part

Also considering the 360 has a 100% bigger install base in NA I thought the number would should be bigger

FamilyGuy1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

The word "humbled" doesn't fit whatsoever, MS is literally bragging about it, that far from being "humble"

360 install base is nearly double that of the PS3 in NA so this statistic is obvious/not all that surprising. vgc has it at 27mil ps3s to 44mil 360s

How do they measure something like this anyway? Number of online players in a month could only be known by the platform holders themselves. :/

thechosenone1408d ago

Why does MS ignore the rest of the world..how freaking insulting.

johndoe112111408d ago

@thechosenone

They ignore the rest of the world because if they don't they'll have nothing to ever brag about.

webeblazing1408d ago

I think it would be the same if they counted the world too. you have to pay for live to play online, that the get part about psn. but that gone I expect most buyers of the new systems to play online a lot since you have to pay.

BISHOP-BRASIL1408d ago

@FamilyGuy

I believe NPD make polls for those statistic. If done right it can be accurate.

@webeblaze

I think you are way off there.

As others mentioned, with less than 25M PS3s sold in US, while XB360 stands at more than 45M sold on the same region (roughly 80% more MicroSoft's consoles sold than Sony's), it's not that impressive, if anything, online attach rate on PS3 is higher (as it's a 50% online lead against a 80% total sales lead for MS) and if you project that along with the fact PS3 sold more pretty much anywhere else than North America it would point at more PS3 owners online WW than Xbox 360 owners.

Obviously simply projecting this attach rate to worldwide numbers must be off too, different regions may have different online habits, but we don't even have to guess there, both Sony and MS had stated their number of players online multiple times and Sony always had more people with a PSN account than MS had silver and gold members combined... So, if anything, having to pay for online further discourage people to get online, not the other way around (as it should be obvious really, I don't get why you think otherwise).

And it's even harder to project this numbers over next gen. As this article makes obvious many people this gen still kept their consoles either mostly or completelly offline. Eve if now both next consoles can be played offline, obviously this is still not the ideal scenario, even more so than on this gen, next gen consoles are heavily online focused (and unfortunatelly both charge to play online)... It's hard to predict how this portion of gaming community will react to this, they may get more online as it's simply needed to or they could even feel like skipping both PS4 and XB1 altogether (potentially even slowing down sales), so I really wouldn't even guess on how will both charging for online play affect next gen online attach rate right now.

Deltaohio1408d ago

@bishob-br
Not saying PSN didn't have a lot of ppl playing but I would have to wonder how many accounts are real? If it cost nothing to make an account how many were made with no intention of being a permanent account? How many troll accounts? How many ppl banned on one account just to create another? How many created at a friends house just because?

Even if there that many more accounts that doesn't mean ppl are using them to play online.

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MRMagoo1231408d ago

outside the US the numbers would favour sony so they wont mention them lol of course live had more ppl online in the US , the 360 sold over double the ps3 in the US.

Blaze9291408d ago

why are people trying to downplay the significance of this by saying, "well duh in the US."

Like world wide would change anything about that. Is it so hard to just say, "congratulations Microsoft"?

Always gotta be a reasoning or half-truth with you all. sad

TI_211408d ago

Which significance does it have outside the US? None, that's why. Keep on living in your bubble.

3-4-51408d ago

Most 360 games are reliant upon online Multiplayer.

A healthy portion of PS3 games are single player only experiences.

Therefore, more people may be playing online for xbox, but it doesn't mean more people in TOTAL are playing the xbox than PS3.

This is Microsoft creating a stat and hoping nobody does what I just did and break it down logically.

UnholyLight1408d ago

I can't tell if you're serious, or just trolling...

Deltaohio1408d ago

Totally agree. I see ppl playing games skyrim and drakes uncharted on PS where I see most 360 players playing some FPS.

2cents1408d ago

That's because all they have all been online bashing the Xbox one. lol

No time for gaming when there is competition to stamp out.

candoa1408d ago

If you guys really believe pre orders are an accurate representation of the console sales once it hits the store you guys are loonies. ONce the x1 hits retail store it would be received by the casual gamer with open arms. ps4 has nothing for the casual gamers and x1 kinect has a lot, and believe price is not a problem for a father that wants to please his kid.

GoodnessGreatness1408d ago

casual gamers will see the price and get the cheaper one especially if that option has the better specs and value. Kinect is just a novelty that everyone will forget about after a copule of days of playing.

Rimeskeem1408d ago

Lol i wanna see these stats when the ps2 was around

Bzone241408d ago

50% more is close? From all the talk about the PS4 and the Xbox One on this site lately, I was thinking 50% more was an incredible, insurmountable amount. I thought you were king if it was said that you had 50% more. Was I misinformed?

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BobBelcher1408d ago

I can see this.
This makes sense.

DragonKnight1408d ago

US gamers maybe. Global gamers doubtful.

Wikkid6661408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

That's probably why it says US gamers and not global.