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People Now Use Xbox More for Services like Netfilx than Playing Online Games

People Now Use Xbox More for Services like Netfilx than Playing Online Games

by Ben RunningsMarch 28, 2012

Do you still use your Xbox for games? Get with the times you old fogey!

A new study has revealed that the average household spends 84 hours a month on Xbox Live. And over half of that time is spent watching videos or listening to music, not playing online games.

Most people are probably surprised by this revelation, but not me. Given the proliferation of services like Netflix and how most people don’t spend their nights killing noobs in Call of Duty, it makes sense.

The 84 hour number is up by 30% from only a year ago but is still far away from the average time a household spends watching TV in a month(150 hours).

This announcement comes right after Microsoft added the HBO Go app to the Xbox on Tuesday. Microsoft plans on adding more and more services like this as time goes on and there are currently 36 different entertainment apps on the Xbox.

The Xbox is quickly becoming the nation’s media hub and I can’t argue that that is a bad thing.

Source: L. A. Times

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Ben Runnings
Ben Runnings
Ben graduated from college-land with a degree in game design and spends time working on little game projects of his own. He also runs the official Game Fanatics Podcast, the G-Spot. Hobbies include: continuing to learn Japanese, playing videogames (duh), reading (in Japanese and English), writing (also duh), and rock climbing. He has also recently gotten back into PC gaming after many years of having terrible computers and loves it. Woo!