QUOTE(mike96sc2 @ Mar 9 2007, 11:38 PM)
Actually it is, perhaps you'll look before you leap next time.
6 Million Xbox-Live gamers, 10 Million consoles shipped. Looks better to me, not to mention you'd assume the PS3 would have a larger ratio considering the initial installed base would be hardcore gamers willing to shell out the money for a PS3 wanting to get every drop out of their console's potential. These would be the games with HDMI, WiFi, etc.
I would be willing to bet when the Xbox 360 shipped 1-1.5 million consoles their online attach ratio was much higher than the sub 50% range.
You're forgetting the original XBox which MS also likely counts in their Live numbers. Also, as the article states, you can use the web browser and get firmware updates without signing up for PSN, so those numbers aren't included in the Sony number. These users would be similar to Live Silver users which MS is counting while Sony is not. It wouldn't surprise me if MS was ahead, Live is a great service, but I don't think the ratios would prove to be all that different if all the numbers were added up properly. Though if MS is only counting 360 based accounts then they are almost certainly ahead, it would just come down to how many unregistered PS3s are online. But this is all pure speculation... though I was well aware of those numbers and where I was leaping.