42% of console owners have watched an Internet video on a console

Though the majority (80%) of Americans own a console capable of playing DVDs, only 30% stated that they owned a console that actually enabled DVD playback – a fact that demonstrates how poorly many consumers understand the capabilities of today’s game consoles and a major barrier to persuading consumers to start using these platforms for non-gaming media consumption. Among those that own a game console connected to the Internet, 42% have used their game console to watch watched an Internet-based movie on their TV, The Diffusion Group reports.