46% of PS3 owners watch Blu-rays or streamed content vs 29% on Xbox 360
In a recent survey done by research firm Nielsen, some rather interesting statistics have come up on how home consoles are used beyond their traditional usage of just playing video games.
In 2012, 66% of Xbox 360 owners spent their time playing games on their consoles, compared to 46% on the PS3 and 51% on the Wii. While it's clear that people prefer playing online video games a lot on the Xbox 360 compared to the PS3, both Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PS3 have a larger userbase who use their home console for home entertainment purposes; something Microsoft is trying really hard to push for their console.
It's worth noting that while the PS3's video streaming service had a healthy 9% jump over the previous year, people in 2011 watched 4% more Blu-rays and DVDs compared to last year. The survey is, however, taken in the US, and while the numbers maybe similar for some European countries, in the Middle East the PS3 numbers could be more similar to Xbox 360, where streaming content is barely available, and users concentrate more on playing games and watching Blu-rays.