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Daily Bite: Xbox 360 Owners = Most Hardcore Online Gamers

Matt Gardner
Daily Bite

I love stats. I used to buy the Premier League Sticker Book so I'd have bar graphs of every team's goals from the previous season just as much as for playground racketeering. With that in mind, this little image gave me a small shiver of delight. No it's not quite a funny, but there are some pretty interesting figures in there. I'd poke at some fanboys by suggesting that a certain group of numbers possibly indicates that Xbox 360 owners are the most hardcore gamers, but I won't. I'm far too sensible for that.

Daily Bite: Xbox 360 Owners = Most Hardcore Online Gamers


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Rubisco  Apr. 22, 2010 at 10:24

If you're paying for a service, you make sure you get your money's worth...

MrRobin  Apr. 22, 2010 at 10:36

No real surprise that Xbox live subscribers have the highest average since they have to pay and the other two platforms you don't. However I would disagree that this means they are the most hardcore online gamers... Xbox-ers are more likely to put more hours in to get their money's worth, and cancel subscriptions when they don't use it.

There are 20m Xbox gamers at an average of 7.3 online hrs a week. I could well be 20m PS3 gamers at an average of 7.3 online hours too but there are also another 20m at 4.3 which means the average overall is lower. Infact, I would conject that there are millions of PSN accounts that average zero hours a week because they have been registered and never used which would mean the top half would be even more than 7.3

Gunn  Apr. 22, 2010 at 10:44

Xbox most used online system in the US...anyone surprised!?

How about Europe stats?

Pastyboy21  Apr. 22, 2010 at 10:50

OOOO the PS3 fanboys are squirming already

ODB  Apr. 22, 2010 at 10:58

Is Halo 3 REALLY the most played game??? Its not that good online, bored me tbh

Will defo say 1 thing about the XBL vs PSN. I'm average at best on COD on XBL. I'm AWESOME on PSN. Therefore IMHO XBL gamers are generally more hardcore. Sweeping generalisation admittedly but in my experience its the case

Jonathan Lester  Apr. 22, 2010 at 13:55

I'm as surprised as you are- considering that MW2 consistently places above Halo in the official LIVE activity rankings.


Jeffrey Archer  Apr. 23, 2010 at 13:20

Lol @ angry PS3 fanbois.

"No real surprise that Xbox live subscribers have the highest average since they have to pay and the other two platforms you don’t."

What absolute BS.

The reason why they have the highest average, is because paying entitles us to a BETTER QUALITY SERVICE. That more people WANT to use for longer.

ODB - you're definately not the first person I've heard say that. Infact, everyone I know who's played MW2 on both XBL/PSN has said the calibre of players on XBL is generally much higher.

As regards Halo being above MW2 - MW2 has been out about... 5 months? Halo 3 has been out, years?

ODB  Apr. 23, 2010 at 16:25

well for example....before I had a PS3 and when WaW had been out a few months I played on my mates PS3, it was the 1st time I had played on one and using the controller was vastly different to the 360's one. At that point I was getting nailed continually on XBL. So...new system, different size TV (which does affect things), new controller and completely not used to it all...

I won....not just won the round but absolutely smashed everyone else on there....I thought it was beginners luck but this was the same everytime I played. I played MW2 at his house a while back, thought maybe things would be different so didnt expect much at all....but it happened again and again and again!!!

So I play on the 360 instead cause its no fun to just hammer everyone, I prefer a challenge....I just dont get why the big difference though!?!?


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