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Wi-Fi firm reports its routers see more Xboxes than PS4s in the U.S.

Wi-Fi firm Eero shares some interesting (anonymized) data about what devices people use & when, collected from both a user survey and its network of routers in 10 big metro areas of the U.S.

Heads up, data lovers: Wi-Fi startup Eero published a blog post this week detailing some (anonymized) data collected from both a 2,000-person survey and "hundreds of thousands" of its routers in ten big metro areas of the U.S.

With those (big) caveats in mind, some of the data is potentially of interest to game makers, especially the surveys of what types of devices people have hooked up to their routers and how and when they use them. 

As you might expect, the data suggests that the most popular device (see below) connected to Eero's networks in the U.S. is, by far, the iPhone, followed by the iPad. The Sonos sound system comes in third, the Mac and the PC come in fourth and fifth respectively (good to know if you make PC games). 

You have to skim a bit down Eero's chart before you get to dedicated game consoles: the Xbox One proves most popular, according to the company's findings, followed by Sony's PlayStation 4 and then Nintendo's Wii U. However, neither the 3DS nor the recently-launched Switch make an appearance in the top 40 devices Eero sees connected to its networks.

Amusingly, the company reports on what devices people most often use right before falling asleep, and while "Phone" is the most common (64 percent), "Gaming" picks up a not-to-be-overlooked 7 percent -- beating out "TV" (1 percent) and "Other" (3 percent). 

For more from Eero about what people are connecting to their routers and why, check out the full blog post.

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