According to an article posted at Digital TV Europe, 28% of U.S. broadband households use an Internet-connected game console as their primary connected consumer electronics device. The publication, which sourced Parks Associates for the data, noted that about three-quarters of these homes use the gaming device to access non-gaming material at least once a week.
Gaming consoles are installed in about 60% of all U.S. homes, with Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox the most popular (Sony’s Playstation remains several percentage points behind both rivals). Meanwhile, Smart TVs were found to be the second most-commonly used connected device, as 12% of domestic households use them as their connected device of choice. Overall, two-thirds of American homes feature at least one connected consumer electronics device.