Nielsen Reports Increased Video Streaming on Game Consoles

Users Spent 22% of Their Time Streaming Video, Up from 13% in 2010
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For the third year in a row, Nielsen reported notable increases in the amount of time users streamed video on game consoles. Console users in 2012 spent 22% of their time streaming movies and TV programs, up from 19% in 2011 and 13% in 2010.

The study, which is available here, also found that Sony's PlayStation 3 users were the heaviest streamers, spending 25% of their time streaming, up from 15% in 2011.

By contrast, Nielsen found that the amount of time playing games offline declined slightly for Xbox 360 users from 34% in 2011 to 33% in 2012. The study found more significant drops for PS3, falling from 38% in 2011 to 28% in 2012, and Wii, which declined from 55% to 40% in 2012.