Tag Archives: usage

PornHub breaks down usage from console owners

Pornhub has released a detailed 2014 report on the habits of its visitors, including a chart detailing which game consoles brought in the most traffic for the adult entertainment website. The unquestionably thorough Game Politics reports on the adult entertainment site’s research, which takes a look at dozens of different …

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Mobile game usage growth slowed in 2014 – report

Time spent gaming on smartphones and tablets continued its upward trend last year, but at a significantly slower rate compared to 2013. Research from mobile analytics firm Flurry claims 2014 mobile game usage grew 30 per cent from 2013’s total. Not bad in a vacuum, but relatively weak when stacked …

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Xbox 360 trails behind PS3 and Wii in video-on-demand usage

Microsoft may be desperate to position the Xbox 360 as the living room’s multimedia hub, but new stats suggest it lags behind its rival in key areas. A report from Nielsen says that just 13 per cent of the time US users spent with their Xbox 360 in 2012 was …

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8GB Wii U console has 3GB of usable memory

Nintendo may be taking bold strides into digital distribution with the Wii U, but owners of the 8GB Basic console will need to invest in external storage to make the most of it. Kotaku reports that, as is standard with any electronic device, the Basic Wii U actually ships with …

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iOS 6 users complain of data usage spike

Another day, another alleged problem with iPhone 5. Although to be fair, this one is more of an issue with iOS 6, which is the latest operating system that can run on a range of Apple devices. The Guardian reports that a number of users have been complaining about a …

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Using OnLive downloads around 3GB of data per hour

Estimates from a number of online sources claim that playing games via new streaming service OnLive consumes between 2GB and 3GB every hour. Tech blogs Techbeast.net and The Perils of Parallel estimate hourly usage at 2.9GB and 3GB respectively, while UK’s biggest ISP BT has a slightly lower estimate of …

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Core leadership under threat

The rising market in what stat trackers NPD ‘digital gamers’ is threatening to overthrow hardcore gamers as the most active segment in the market. A new NPD report entitled Gamer Segmentation 2011 says that traditional core gamers typically spend around 18 hours a week playing games. Digital gamers meanwhile, are …

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Only 6% of console owners download games

A new report from American stats body NPD has thrown more doubt over the current market importance of digital games retail – specifically in the console market. NPD reports that in a three-month period just six per cent of console owners downloaded content to their console. On PC and Mac …

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Microsoft cheers Sky Player success

With plenty of noise being made about the rampant success of the BBC iPlayer on the PS3 and Wii, Microsoft has taken time to point out that its own IPTV offering is also performing very strongly. Last October the platform holder launched its console-adapted version of the Sky Player, which …

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Mobile gaming continues to grow

The number of mobile phone owners who play games on their portable devices has grown by seven per cent to 34 per cent in the last 12 months in North America, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. MSNBC reports that 38 …

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