Do you know what’s in your console?

Chris Scott Barr - Aug 10, 2007

Here’s a question for those of you that have either a PS3 or an Xbox 360. Do you actually watch HD movies or download additional content? I’m guessing that if you’re tech-savvy enough to be reading a tech blog you probably do. However, a recent study showed that a majority of consumers don’t.

A study done by the NPD Group shows that half of PS3 owners knew that it had high-definition graphics, and only 30% of Xbox 360 owners were aware. What is really surprising is that only 40% of PS3 owners even knew that their console had a Blu-ray player. So much for Sony banking on the PS3 to push Blu-ray discs.

I’m actually pretty surprised to hear this. I always thought that gamers generally made it a point to know as much about their console as possible. I guess not. I’m also wondering why no one asked about the high-definition graphics in the Wii. Oh wait, nevermind.

Report: Gamers largely clueless about next-gen console media capabilities
[via arstechnica]

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