Poll Suggests Majority Of Gamers Want PS4 Over New Xbox
Obviously, this is all a long ways off - thankfully - but one poll suggests that far more gamers would be interested in the new PlayStation rather than the new Xbox...twice as many more, in fact.
This from TechRadar's latest poll, which finds that most just want a pen that's also a flying car. ...see, that's what you get for putting a joke in as an option; it will always win just because that's how the Internet works. But in second place was the PS4, with nearly twice as many votes as the next Xbox machine; 35% of all the votes cast were for next-gen video game consoles, too. Of course, only 4% wanted the next Wii but then again, I think that's about the percentage of people who want a Wii now. Okay, as the sales numbers indicate, that isn't true but when it comes to actual gamers, it's absolutely true. Apple owned the fourth spot behind the new Xbox with the Apple Tablet and next iPhone but overall, it seems most of the avid industry fanatics are most interested in what Sony has in store for us in the next generation. We've heard some early details pertaining to the PS4, which some analysts believe might land in 2012, although Sony continues to emphasize their 10-year lifespan plan for the current PS3. Of course, you can always keep the PS3 going with the PS4 out; just look at the PS2... It just doesn't die.
But anyway, this sort of proves that the PlayStation brand has forced its way back into the limelight, and this is good news for the PS3. The longer "PlayStation" stays in that limelight, the more popular the PS3 (and ensuing interest for the PS4) will become, obviously.
12/18/2009 8:54:18 PM Ben Dutka