Netflix Disc Comparison Says PS3 Is Slower Than The Wii

Netflix Disc Comparison Says PS3 Is Slower Than The Wii

So maybe I was a little hard on the loading times for streaming Netflix movies on the Wii yesterday. It could be worse; it could be the same service on a PS3.

Not only did this comparison show the PS3 taking 2:53, start to finish, to load up a preview clip (compared with the Wii’s 2:25), the author says the video actually looks better on the Wii.

That’s pouring gasoline on a fanboy bonfire, to be sure, and for the record I think such claims are completely unverifiable on the basis of a YouTube clip alone. The bottom line is both run the video lag-free, which is what you want when you finally queue up what you’re looking for. Now, taking nearly two minutes to get there isn’t optimal. But at least the service has arrived.

Video Comparison: Netflix PS3 vs Wii [Super Power Bros, thanks patelliot]


  • Both these systems are capable of having software installed to their internal storage medium.. I wonder if that kind of ability is available to first party developers only? Id get annoyed having to have the disc in all the time.

    Do NetFlix offer HD movies/tv? that’d be where the wii would fail..

    • From memory, MS had a limited time deal/patent where only they could run Netflix from a HDD, hence the need for PS3/Wii to run it from a disc. Apparently once the time period lapses, the PS3 (and possibly the Wii) will have an update so you can use Netflix as you would on the Xbox.

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