PS4 beating Xbox One in US poll

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The PlayStation 4 has an edge over the Xbox One in terms of interest among United States shoppers, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Asked about interest in dedicated game devices, 26 percent of 1,297 people surveyed through an online poll last week said they are likely to purchase a PS4 compared to 15 percent for the Xbox One.

The gulf between the two platforms grows for those below the age of 40, with 41 percent choosing the PS4 versus 27 percent for the Xbox One. The poll was conducted September 23-27.

Reuters acknowledged that poll is based on a "limited sample," but said the results could "potentially point to a lopsided battle during the crucial holiday season."

Sony disclosed at Gamescom last month that the PS4 had seen more than 1 million preorders. Microsoft has not revealed specific figures, but said preorders for the Xbox One have exceeded those of the Xbox 360, which was released eight years ago.

Microsoft and Sony may have a tough time selling consoles at all this holiday, as 64 percent of total respondents said they would not buy any new game-specific hardware at all when presented with options like next-generation hardware, theNintendo 2DS, and Valve's "Steam Box" prototype.

The PS4 ($400) goes on sales November 15, while the Xbox One ($500) launches November 22.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll also revealed data about the Wii U, which has struggled since launch late last year. Of the 1,297 respondents, just 3 percent said they currently play games on Wii U, compared to 20 percent for Xbox 360, 20 percent for PC, and 18 percent for PS3.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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1239 comments
MarksmanR
MarksmanR

I want Xbox One more because I like its' controller more.

djpetitte
djpetitte

I know people planning to buy the PS4 that I thought would never ever buy a console.  I know those people sure as hell aren't buying both. I would say ps4 will probably win this generation

SurfaceNerd
SurfaceNerd

Irrefutable evidence that the PS4 will emerge as a victor

DoogyDonDoogy
DoogyDonDoogy

Both consoles have pretty weak launch lineups the PS4 is what I'm leaning toward right now with the new Infamous & The Order down the pipeline, Xbox One still has some convincing to do as far as I'm concerned with the game lineup, Titanfall will be released on 360 which I have so really only Halo 5 is the potential swing game for me and it'd have to be pretty sweet


I'm talking 10/10 on Gamespot freaking good and we all know how rare that is **coughs**The Last Of Us, Rayman Legends, Puppeteer"**coughs**

Armysniper89
Armysniper89

The world needs to be told what to think by the press. Its sad. The press make everything into a competition so they can get clicks and views, hell they even admitted it here in their "The Point" show. They want you to live your life choosing between A and B. IPhone vs. Droid. XBox vs. PS, and Republican vs. Democrat. The sad thing with this mentality is that Gamespot is forgetting those of us that plan on buying BOTH consoles because there are exclusives that we want on both machines so will simply invest. No it has to be a war. From now on, I am simply going to ignore blatant bait press like this video from getting any of my attention.

Derek Martens
Derek Martens

People who complain about the prices on Xbox just have no jobs apparently. I thought about going to Sony then i remembered the last time i got on PS3 online. 8 year olds...8 year olds everywhere. Never heard so much mic spamming anywhere expect Counter Strike obviously.

myungish
myungish

I think this has more to do with Microsoft's attitude than price, specs...etc. They have redeemed themselves a little by rolling back unpopular features, but the fact that they thought they could get away with it in the first place may have done irreparable damage, at least to some people.

I'm not a fanboy of either companies/consoles so I am glad that the fierce competition between the two is still there. It will push both to better themselves and their products, which will benefits all.

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

Nothing new here, pre-orders came out like a month ago, Microsoft making desperate attemtps to market at dumb & ignorant people, then they want to shut down Microsoft's gaming division, and then they let Phil Harrison make butthurt press statements. Typical algorithm for a product that is failing.

skunkpants
skunkpants

Good for them, I'm still getting the Xbox one over the PS4.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I know I may be generalizing but America is quite protective of its own companies, so if the PS4 ends up outselling the XBOne I think it'll really be saying something.

tightwad34
tightwad34

I just hope there aren't too many idiots out there who see the poll and go whoever is "in the lead" is who I am going with. Good thing my mind was made up a long time ago. I would actually go with both consoles if I had a LOT more time to play games.  

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

Im still leaning for Xbox One

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Tj Campbell
Tj Campbell

I'm looking for a reason to care. I am buying Xbox One none the less.

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

There's currently a lack of aggregate demand in the economy because of poor fiscal policy in Washington (we should be investing, not cutting). And if we default on our debt, we will go into recession.

So given the context, it's unlikely that the consoles will sell very well this year. And as for Sony, they just have better exclusives by far.

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

You clearly know nothing. Xbox 360 performed poorly in Japan. What makes you think Xbox One will be any different?

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Sony has alot running in my favor this time around. There is at least 5 to 7 games at launch I'm planning on buying so I'm set. The Xbox One . . . Sadly only has title that interests me and thats not enough to invest my time at the moment. No doubt I'll invest into the Xbox One eventually but for now I'll play the waiting for a price drop game with it a little bit longer. I wish both companies the best of luck.

James Buck
James Buck

It can sometimes on occasions be hi-larious

Biotasticmeat
Biotasticmeat

Stop with these stupid polls. First of all, their probably fake. Second of all, the same results were said in the PS3 vs. Xbox 360 war but the Xbox came out on top in the long run. Third of all, 1300 people? Really? Last I checked their are way more gamers out their with a valid opinion than just 1300. Nice to see a game site that is supposed to have professional and Un-bias editors is turning over to Sony ponies. And people think Xbots are bad? I am getting an Xbox One and there is nothing these stupid polls can do to stop me. By the way, have fun with wasting 50 gigs of space for a generic exclusive PS4 fans, you better like Killzone a lot. Bet you wish you had a cloud powered console right about now don't ya? :)

Ricky Smith
Ricky Smith

can't wait to get my PS4... got a count down on my phone to keep the excitement going tell the big finally for launch day!

Silver N Black
Silver N Black

I put more of my resource trust into these kids than GameSpot

Erick Liu
Erick Liu

Playstation is being set up. This happens every time to the xbox and xbox 360, people will soon see the benefits of Xbox one and will sell past ps4

greenpolyp
greenpolyp

Whoever gets Kotor and Shenmue 3 exclusivity will automatically win in this upcoming generation.

djpetitte
djpetitte

@Derek Martens 

what, are you kidding me?  Ive has way more annoying young kids on xbox then ps3 any day, not only that I have a good job and theres no way in hell Im paying 500 dollars for the xbox1.  To make that statement that people have no jobs because they are complaining about the price really speaks volumes on how stupid you are.

The_Last_Paladi
The_Last_Paladi

@PlatinumPaladin  You know, I actually think we're not as dedicated to our companies compared to Japan, especially considering that Microsoft doesn't have the best relationship with consumers here.  Americas are definitely more capitalistic than most countries, which is a good and bad thing I believe.  If the product isn't worth it, we'll let you know by our wallet, be it a domesticated product or not.  

If the Xbox does disappointing sales, Americans could care less about how it affects Microsoft (other than people who have stock in the company).  This wouldn't be the first time Xbox have been behind Sony here in the states after all (Xbox and Ps2 comes to mind), so I don't think it would be that big of a deal at all

The_Last_Paladi
The_Last_Paladi

@dmblum1799 Well I don't know how true that is considering that Sony is already reporting  their biggest pre sales ever for a system...so it isn't a matter of them selling very well, they already done so.

Martyr77
Martyr77

@dmblum1799 We are already in a recession regardless of if the media wants to label it or not. We have been for years.

96augment
96augment

@Biotasticmeat Why would a poll stop you from buying an Xbox One? Who cares what other people like? You want an Xbox one, go get one. 

phbz
phbz

@Biotasticmeat Actually I think MS would be happy with those %.

Also, depending on the quality of the sample, 1300 people is not a bad number per se. 

Chatch09
Chatch09

@Biotasticmeat You're an idiot, anyone who hasnt been living under a rock these past few months can tell you that PS4 sales will beat X-1 sales, dont need any kind of polls to tell you that. Microsoft quite simply F***ed themselves when they first released details for the X-1.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator


 "wasting 50 gigs"
next gen games are all around 50GB whether it is PS4 or X-1, but thats only for digital games and physical games will not make you use 50GB. Also the HDD of the PS4 is upgradable there is not worry on running out of disc-space just as long as you are not going all digital.

  And the poll is a poll by Reuters/Ipsos , which is not a gaming site so there are no Sonypony or Xbots in it.  And the polls are not meant to stop you your purchase of the X-1. 

And like Anthonyccc said, in the long run the PS3 surpassed the X360, go with facts.

Anthonyccc
Anthonyccc

@Biotasticmeat in the long run? Didn't PS3 surpass 360 a few months ago, so yeah i stopped reading there. Please look up facts. 

Zain884
Zain884

@greenpolyp  Shenmue 3.. and the new Kotor  Xbox One exclusive...if they made it happen just watch those Xbox One sales skyrocket.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

@tightwad34 Sorry man. I don't know how this got here. It was for another thread. 

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

Good to have hope(=゚ω゚)ノ