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Analyst Draws Connection To Netflix Growth and 360 Gold

January 28th, 2009 by Derrick Schommer · 1 Comment

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netflixThe famous Michael Pachter, industry analyst has been drawing some strong connections between Xbox 360 gamers and the Netflix subscriber base since 360 launched their Netflix addition. Our family has seen the same thing, we signed up for Netflix a few days after it arrived on the Xbox 360 firmware launch.

Oddly enough, we’ve not used the Netflix addition to the Xbox 360 much after subscribing for Netflix. We’ve utilized the DVD shipment feature and we’re using the Tivo version of Netflix for the living room. Although we’ve found the Xbox 360 Netflix version is much more user friendly and fast.

“Pachter estimates that roughly one million Xbox Live Gold members are also Netflix subscribers, and that 200,000 or so of them signed up for Netflix after the debut of the New Xbox Experience in late November, 2008.” (joystiq)

Prachter believes 35% of all new Xbox 360 purchasers will sign up for an Xbox Live Gold account. He expects “as many as 1 million [XBL Gold members] join as Netflix members in the next year.” We’re fairly certain the Netflix and Microsoft Xbox 360 partnership was a well thought out plan to expand their domination in the industry.

Of course, as we’ve seen, Netflix didn’t just stop at Xbox 360, their Tivo solution is another great way to leverage your downloadable video content. Now, we just have to hope we don’t blow through the 250GB cap Comcast supposedly contains.

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  • 1 jonahfalconNo Gravatar // Jan 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I was a Netflix subscriber before the NXE, and I had the reverse reaction to you, Derrick.

    The streaming Netflix on the NXE has even increased my streaming videos on PC, too. Instant flicks anytime you like is pretty addicting – and when I go on vacation, all I’ll need is my laptop and Wi-Fi for movies on the go.

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