Sony: Polls show 80 percent of customers prefer PS4

CFO Masaru Kato says majority of potential customers prefer PlayStation 4 over Xbox One, Wii U, or other competing products.

During Sony's latest earnings call, CFO Masaru Kato said some polls indicate 80 percent of potential customers prefer the PlayStation 4 over competition like the Xbox One and Wii U.

"This is very encouraging," Kato said on the call. "And we are doing our best to secure enough chipsets and capacity to" meet demand at launch.

He added that the system's showing at E3 this year was very positive for Sony.

Kato did not give any details regarding the specific polls he referenced during the call. A Sony representative could not be reached for comment.

The PS4 launches worldwide this holiday for $399/€399/£349, a full $100 below Microsoft's Xbox One.

Sony is no longer guaranteeing that PS4 orders in the United Kingdom will be available on launch day.

Written By

Want the latest news about inFamous: Second Son?

inFamous: Second Son

inFamous: Second Son

Discussion

2778 comments
wizardboyus
wizardboyus

not surprising after the shit show that was e3 for microsoft..

jark888
jark888

Games and consumer friendly policy probably are the reasons.

AreYouCrying
AreYouCrying

PS4 To Launch October 21st? One Retail Employee Thinks So

dmastor
dmastor

Guess $ony guys missed this 

"Kato did not give any details regarding the specific polls he referenced during the call. A Sony representative could not be reached for comment."


Not facts just know sony guys need to know others are buying I try to pre order both today and they are both sold out everywhere so calm down fanboys other people will have the same console as you and you will have "friends" to play with and not fill stupid 


dmastor
dmastor

Sony fans lol Have to know everyone else is buying what they buying to feel happy Xbox fans don't care what anyone think just enjoy their system. I guess sony guys can't play online because network is down or has been hack so they just fill up forums 


$ony will out sale Xbox one for the first year but similar to the wii people will see the xbox has more to offer and it will catch up seeing the wii outsold both systems by over 20 million consoles 

cyclonebw
cyclonebw

and people were surprised by this???

inscript
inscript

lol for sony by sony..... my cooking is good but im the only one who taste it

Karjah
Karjah

I don't doubt this if the poll was taken outside America.  

See that's the one thing most American's commenting here won't realize.  The xbox 360 didn't do so hot outside North America.  In fact the xbone is launching in less then half the countries the 360 did.  

Outside of North America the xbox has never been popular. 

crazyintheface
crazyintheface

A poll in favor of Sony taken by Sony...yeah ok, I'm sure they're not bias or anything... 

If true though I'm glad, means less a-holes & kids on XBL

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

What CFO Masaru Kato neglected to state was that the poll was taken in Japan with current PS3 owners. ;)

At any rate, good luck to both PS4 and Xbox One.  I hope they both sell well.

_yuriy_
_yuriy_

Who cares? This was kinda obvious to begin with! I know only reason some people prefer Xbox is cause of the controller

TurboGuru
TurboGuru

gamers will forgive, but they'll never forget....... microsoft.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

PS4 had planned to block used games but saw what happened to MS at E3 ....

I only have my preorder still so I can hopefully sell it off for profit and I may just quite on that thought before launch comes n just cancel the preorder.

MS and Sony both ****

Triton
Triton

80% of people in Poland prefer PS4....

tommiveceti
tommiveceti

80% ?! good to know ... since im waiting for a nice ps3's price drop , ehehe

trivolution
trivolution

Who would release a poll showing low numbers for their company?

bkohary
bkohary

A pretty vague report with no actual data. I'll likely get a PS4, but this is not a factor.


white_wind
white_wind

there is this app on android phones called Appy Gamer, they had two polls and the results match this article (80% said yes to PS4, and 25% to XB One) the thing is, the results are based on around 8000 votes for each poll, which is good but not very significant.

denhoffi
denhoffi

Let's be honest here, this poll being true or not, Sony will probably win this battle, if they are 50/50 in the US, they already won because we know that they are going to sell more in Asia and Europe. I'm from Europe and here none of my friends are thinking about getting an Xbox One, seriously I haven't heard of a single person who preordered one.

steelmouth
steelmouth

You guys better buy The One, lots of them because I will not be part of a minority

musalala
musalala

This is hardly surprising

carlitoqc
carlitoqc

Does that means 20% of ps4 fanboys alrdy prefer xbox? :P Anyone with a fair brain on knows that xbox will once again won (at least slightly) this battle so dont buy a ps4 right away as they will be way cheaper in less than 3 months after launch!

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

I think the Playstation will get out to a better start with sales. But I think Microsoft has some innovative tricks up their sleeve coming in 2014. Stuff that the PS4 even with its superior GPU cannot compete with. But we shall see if the things I saw from the new xbox one is vapor ware or is it coming to fruition. Because Illumiroom looks amazing or Fortazela. 

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

This just in!

Cigarette companies poll scientists - 90% say cigarettes aren't bad.

truelove79
truelove79

Sony said this?  Well then, it must be true.  Unless Microsoft tells me that 90% of customers prefer the Xbox One, then that must be true.

Rousso
Rousso

well looks like they only asked sony's fan boys on that poll

bizuit
bizuit

Was this poll done on the PSN?

zfazal84
zfazal84

Just how reliable is this "poll"  How do we know it  isn't some bot survey where people can vote multiple times? How do we know this "poll" didn't just get flooded with a bunch of trolls and fanboys who hate Microsoft?


Yeah I'd take this with a grain of salt.


Of course if you are a sony fanboy then this poll is gospel. It cannot be questioned.

afrsamurai88
afrsamurai88

@AreYouCrying Sony would completely dominate if that were the case.  But I think its unlikely... otherwise they would need to announce the release date like this week

TheLoudTable
TheLoudTable

@dmastor guess xbox fans don't like proper grammar or sentence structure either

ricku1967
ricku1967

@dmastor so, you being an Xbox fan, that means you "dont care what anyone thinks, just enjoy their system"? then why are you on a PS4 article if you dont care?? if you didnt care like you claim, then nobody would be reading your comment because you wouldnt care enough to even leave a comment...and you saying "cant play online or there has been a hack" is laughable coming from a fan of a system that had a 55% failure rate the first 3 years because of the RROD.. HAHA and by the way, PS3, has taken the lead in sales over the xbox world wide after the xbox had a year head start, dont try to skew the facts by just stating sales in only one region of the world.

inscript
inscript

@Karjah your right !!! but north america sale are all that matters in this race and xbox runs north america

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@DeViLzzz where is your proof on that Sony announced that they weren't going to block used game sales months before E3

shingui5
shingui5

@carlitoqc 

why does it matter to you if a console 'wins' or not?

Do you have shares in Microsoft or something? 

JachAnen
JachAnen

@carlitoqcDoes that means 20% of ps4 fanboys already prefer xbox? :P Anyone with a fair brain on, knows that PS4 will once again win.
This battle so don't buy a xbox right away as they will be way cheaper in less than 2 months after launch!

Fixed :)

shingui5
shingui5

@GezForce 

Innovation has finally arrived with the Xbone!!! 

zintarr
zintarr

@bizuit Even is it was so what? I own a 360 and PS3 but due to the crap MS was shoveling I have decided to give my business, at least for now, to the PS4.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

@zfazal84 Meh, I'm a Sony fanboy and I'm well aware that this is nothing but PR and marketing. Don't generalise so much.

Just like MS limiting the amount of pre-orders it allows then bragging about selling out. :) Everything we hear from the official channels about either consoles will be severely biased in their own favour.

Karjah
Karjah

@inscript @Karjah In that you are very mistaken.  Japan and Europe are both large markets and very important in the grand scheme of things. 

only 1.5 million 360s have been sold in Japan.  about 22 million in Europe.  

So Europe is starting to come around but if the xbone doesn't doesn't pull the rest of it's head out of it's ass and make a full on apology 

bwvictorious
bwvictorious

@shingui5 @carlitoqc 
It matters quite a bit... if a console isnt doing well (WII U) then there wont be publishers (and probably developers) interested in it and thus no games.

No games-> no console!

Karjah
Karjah

@shingui5 hold on the xbone controller still doesn't have a plug in rechargeable in the box with the controller?  Common PS3 had that out of the gates years ago.  Disappointing.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

@zintarr @bizuit Well, it's a fair question since it puts a bias on the audience. MS running a poll about the XBone on Xbox Live will most likely not have similar results.

Much like asking what the best MMO is on the WoW forums... Or the best shooter on the CoD forums. Your audience will determine the answer more than anything.

shingui5
shingui5

@bwvictorious @shingui5 @carlitoqc 

neither the Xbone or PS4 are in danger of that. 

and besides, that's side-stepping my point. What does it matter if a console 'wins' overall?
Especially if both sell well regardless of the others popularity.