Xbox One and Wii U Owners Spend More Time Playing Games Than PS4 Owners

Xbox One and Wii U owners apparently play their consoles more than PS4 owners play theirs.

Posted By | On 27th, Sep. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The PlayStation 4 may be the leading game console this generation, with the most number of games available on it too (thanks to leading third party and first party developer support), but it doesn’t seem as though PS4 owners are as necessarily engaged with their console as Wii U and Xbox One owners are with theirs. A new study by consumer research firm Digital Web Index indicates that Xbox One and Wii U owners on average spend far more time playing games than PS4 owners do.

The study asked 17,990 console users how long they spend console gaming each day, and Xbox One owners came out on top, spending 2 hours and 27 minutes on average playing games on their console. Wii U owners trailed by just a minute, with an average daily play time of 2 hours and 26 minutes. PS4 owners came in last with a play time of 2 hours and 15 minutes, which was admittedly still higher than the average play time for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii.

This data is particularly interesting, given that one of the ostensible reasons for the PS4’s appeal was that it was a no nonsense games console aimed at the core gaming market. At the same time, it is to be remembered that the PS4’s higher install base probably led to a larger sample size for this study, which means that its average would naturally be more diluted. It’s the kind of phenomenon we observe with similar metrics for Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita too, for example. In that case, the PS4’s slightly lower average playing time may be more of an artifact of statistical sampling than anything else.

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  • i use my wii u for internet browsing for most of the time and play games during the weekends.

  • Marc Grierson

    Massive difference that ain’t it? . . .

    • chaz

      The article literally points out that the difference is small enough to be statistical noise:

      ‘At the same time, it is to be remembered that the PS4’s higher install base probably led to a larger sample size for this study, which means that its average would naturally be more diluted. It’s the kind of phenomenon we observe with similar metrics for Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita too, for example. In that case, the PS4’s slightly lower average playing time may be more of an artifact of statistical sampling than anything else.’

      But no, don’t let that get in the way of your snark, please.

    • Marc Grierson

      “A new study by consumer research firm Digital Web Index indicates that Xbox One and Wii U owners on average spend far more time playing games than PS4 owners do”

      But lets not let that get in the way of your point shall we?

    • chaz

      Thesis->Evidence->Conclusion

      It’s a simple structure- the article posits a thesis, presents evidence, and THEN makes a conclusion. I don’t know what part of this is hard to get.

    • Marc Grierson

      Does it state anywhere that there will be a thesis, evidence, conclusion based structure? Or am I just supposed to know that? Just because you know how these articles are structured doesn’t mean everyone else does so get off your high horse you clown. Regardless, both of these things were stated within the article. The sentence was still there and in the first paragraph and far fetched. Maybe end the paragraph with – “but I don’t think that is the case, and here is why -“

  • Terminator

    Well of course since degener*tes like XbotMK1, drjonesjnr, doggystyle, Mr. Xrat etc. spend their time making stup*d comments on a daily basis, making multiple accounts to upvote their worthless comments since no one agrees with them, trolling Xbox articles 24/7 and spreading how much they like to be doggystyled by Sony. The good thing is that its not the whole PS community just a select few who need the attention since they don’t get it back home.

    • crazy_black_man-

      “Well of course since degener*tes like XbotMK1, drjonesjnr, doggystyle,
      Mr. Xrat etc. spend their time making stup*d comments on a daily basis”

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d1b8636740187906a443eaa13cb55d58c3454b6052e02e2a06fe54def59f847.jpg

    • d0x360

      3 accounts replying to yourself and upcoming yourself…classy.

      I always say never trust a bronie.

      Oops I blocked him…now I won’t be able to see all his gangsta hardcore insults.

      Hey crazy send me a msg on PSN. My username there is also d0x360.

    • TheCellGames

      XD. So true. If they’d shut up and play games they wouldn’t look this bad. 40 million casuals. How sad.

  • crazy_black_man-

    Well, its quite obvious that the Xbox console brand, and its weak AAA games line up, featuring poorly reviewed single player games like Recore (http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/recore), would cater to mostly kids and teenagers, while the PS4, and its more adult oriented games line up, which then features many more award winning single player experiences like Uncharted 4 ( http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/uncharted-4-a-thiefs-end) than what would normally be found available in the Xbox line up, would cater more to adults who are smarter about the quality of products they buy, and also tend to have jobs and less free time for gaming.

    So, all in all, a larger community of little foul mouthed racist kids with no jobs/responsibilities, make up the bulk of gaming time on the Xbox console, and for that reason alone, I am happy that they love to play their online games on the Xbox console, more than on the PS4.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/43268f4476f378eea00a6c07f0c11baf08dbfdcd747feab671c1fb023cd0063e.jpg

    • bardock5151

      “So, all in all, a larger community of little foul mouthed racist kids with no jobs/responsibilities” Sounds a lot like you.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Is that your best effort at sounding intelligent? You’re obviously way out of your league.

    • bardock5151

      Is that your best comeback?
      I show you your hypocrisy, and you turn to insults.

      It’s amazing that I’ve pointed out one of your faults, a fault that you’re trying to attach to another fanbase, and you deliver the same child like response you’re accusing others of.

      Very classy.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Man please…you ain’t insulted by me. I see numerous people on other game sights calling you all kinds of idiots in a full string of posts, and you just keep on taking it as if the word idiot is your first name.

      You want classy? Go hang out with the royal family. You want the truth? The truth is…you’re an idiot. Now, thats not being racist, because I have no idea what race you are, be it black, white, human, or alien.

    • bardock5151

      Oh I never said I was insulted, and it takes a lot more than some stranger on the internet to get under my skin. As an adult, I’ve learned that some fool with the nature of a bigot/troll/spoilt child is generally less than I am.

      I can, and do place criticism on Microsoft when and where I find something off. That’s what separates you and I, company loyalty is just dumb. That and I don’t troll for amusement.

      My point is that you go from taking offense at little kids on either network being racist, to making light of mental illness. You’re born with your skin colour, as others are born with mental illness and neither are in anyone’s control.
      If you don’t like racist remarks, don’t be a bigot against others.
      “it is STILL not the same thing as starting up an online game on Xbox Live and immediately experiencing some racist kid calling you a n*gger” Guess what, there’s mute for a reason.

      I don’t care whether you think my comment is pointless, it stands there to point out, if not to you, to others that being a bigot is just plain stup*d and unnecessary.
      I’m white by the way, and had to deal with classism.

    • d0x360

      See… Told you, the world’s dumbest insults. He always thinks he’s winning because he thinks he’s making you mad when really you just feel sad for his parents

      He’s a bronie you know so you gotta watch out he may bring the Tumblr bronie army after you

    • d0x360

      Oh it’s definitely his best lol. But be warned….you are now on his list so if you EVER post anywhere he will reply and make dumb illogical insults and since he knows you own an Xbox he will talk about cold reboots and dpads breaking.

      You are in for a treat. I’m used to it on account of a mentally handicapped cousin by marriage.

      Arguing with him is kinda like going into a preschool so be on your best or he will so pwn you!

      Rofl

    • TheCellGames

      Quit damage controlling everything and play games! You look sad!

    • crazy_black_man-

      You would like that wouldn’t you?

  • Riggybro

    The difference is due to PS owners actually having girlfriends/boyfriends.

    ;o)

    • d0x360

      The average ps4 owner who only owns a ps4 is 10 years younger than the average Xbox/pc owner so it’s probably the other way around.

      Shhhhhhhh it will be ok. When I was in 5th grade I was also worried about being a virgin forever but then 8th grade came.

    • Riggybro

      “Xbox/PC” ha
      Wow are we now included with Xbox as one platform.. yikes

      It feels like being forced to visit a smelly drunk relative at Christmas…

      #Windows10family

  • Mr Xrat

    LMAO MS desperate for any good news they resort to some opt-in consumer survey and even then it’s a mere 15 minutes. That difference can be accounted for with shouting at Kinect to get it to work.

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    • TheCellGames

      Mr. Monkeypoop! Shut up and play games. You’re making Sony look bad!

  • crizz1066

    I certainly do spend less time than I used to playing on my console. But Still same amount of time playing give or take, but so many other platforms. PC for a start, then there’s Andriod games. While not forgetting board games too.

    So pretty meaningless figures!!

  • TheCellGames

    I’ve never seen pony damage control on such a large scale. If they’d shut up and play video games, they wouldn’t be embarrassed like this. XD


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