Netflix today announced that Sony PS3 has emerged as their top platform for streaming videos. This comes as a surprise for many because Microsoft Xbox is always known for its entertainment hub nature and still PS3 beats Xbox in Netflix streaming hours.
“PS3 is our largest TV-connected platform in terms of Netflix viewing, and this year, at times, even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix enjoyment to become our No. 1 platform overall,” said Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings. “PS3 is a natural fit for Netflix in terms of developing and first deploying our most advanced features. We can transparently update our application with new features on a daily basis, and through the free PlayStation Network, people around the world can sign up for Netflix directly from their PS3.”
But does it matter? I think the reason Netflix streaming hours on PS3 is higher than Xbox 360 because of the limited availability of video apps on PS3. Xbox 360 has almost all the major streaming apps on its platform while PS3 lacks them, leading to their users to use the available apps more.
What do you think?