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Report: PS4 Nearly 50% More Popular Than Xbox One

Microsoft is staging a comeback with both rescinded policies and recently reversed indie publishing requirements.

But that doesn't mean the Xbox One is suddenly a hotter item than Sony's PlayStation 4, which has been warmly received by gamers, journalists, analysts and developers. According to feedback from Strategy Analytics' latest ConsumerMetrix survey, the PS4 still has the edge as far as consumers are concerned.

The report, entitled "Games Consoles: Purchase Intention Index Q2 2013," showed that 14.2% of consumers are "very or somewhat likely" to purchase a PS4 within the next year, which is significantly higher than the 9.5% who said the same for the Xbox One. If these results translated to actual sales, the PS4 would sell almost 50% more units. The sample population for this study consisted of over 6,000 respondents from the US and Europe, and that's a decent size. Said Director of Connected Home Devices (CHD) Jia Wu:

"Our survey suggests that consumers believe the PS4 will win the early phase of the next generation console war. Sony's performance at E3 was widely accepted as superior to Microsoft's, and the survey evidence suggests this has already fed through to the wider consumer market."

The report also concludes that the PS4 leads in both the US and Europe, despite the obvious fact that the current Xbox 360 has a big lead over the PS3 in this country. Furthermore, from the key demographic, those in the 20-35 age range, about 30% of participants said they wanted the PS4, while less than 20% said they chose the Xbox One. However, things can still change, as Director of Digital Media Strategies (DMS) Ed Barton said:

"There are still likely to be a few twists and turns before market launch. Microsoft has already demonstrated a willingness to listen to consumer concerns and it will now need to leverage the retention power of Xbox Live and invest in exclusive games if Xbox One is going to recover from its poor showing at E3."

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, xbox one, next generation, next gen consoles

7/24/2013 9:11:29 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (31 posts)

White_Mocha
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 10:38:49 PM
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This is simply amazing. Aside from the Xboners that blindly follow Microsoft, when you have many different parties of people accepting a console, you know that you have something special.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 11:32:32 PM

You're no better with your use of "Xboners"...

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 12:05:08 AM

Someone finally steps up and calls them out :) I am a Sony guy by the way I just don't think is right for people to be so close minded.

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 8:22:10 PM

Look down on him all you want, I personally find the term "Xboners" quite funny. I haven't heard of that, yet. I don't know why.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 10:42:12 PM
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How the mighty have fallen due to greed and corruption. By "invest in exclusives" they will take that to mean buying up timed exclusives like Titanfall and Dead Rising 3.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 11:33:34 PM

Hopefully this next generation of gaming is like the current generation in regards to Xbox exclusives. A majority of them can be played on my PC.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 11:46:09 PM

PC is no fun though :P

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 11:47:06 PM

Ha! PC is fun as hell...having a console and gaming PC leaves me very thankful.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 12:09:08 AM

Just goosin ya homie.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 12:41:50 AM

Goose away sweetie

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___________
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 9:21:06 AM

go try the oculus rift and tell me PCs no fun!
christ, i almost shat my pants the minute i put that thing on and saw the snow falling onto my face!
UE4 is so beautiful!
so f*cking amazing i just shelled out 450 for a dev kit and am breaking out my old coding skills, cant wait to bring over some stuff to it.

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Dustinwp
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 9:50:43 AM

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Lol!!! Old Coding skills? I laughed pretty hard at that one! You couldn't write your name peeing in the snow!

Last edited by Dustinwp on 7/25/2013 9:51:17 AM

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Ultima
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 10:23:44 AM

Don't write them off yet. Technically, they haven't lost anything since not a single system has actually been sold as yet. Beware counting MS out - they have a billion to spend on getting this out the door properly and they intend to use it. :|

SOny just needs to keep chugging along. Their major advantage is still price (and possibly maturity of supply chain, but we have no official evidence of that yet). As long as MS doesn't drop their price, Sony's still in the driver's seat, albeit not as much as before all the 180s MS has pulled.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 10:52:16 AM

Oculus might show up for PS4 last I heard.

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 10:49:58 PM
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Meh 6,000 = not accurate.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 12:01:27 AM

Perhaps you're not aware that a majority of "polls" represent a few thousand people...

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 12:07:22 AM

I am aware of that I was just hoping it was close to like 50,000 or something even though that probably won't happen.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 12:42:39 AM

If they don't do that regarding the safety of certain car parts I wouldn't expect it to be done for a videogame console :)

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Underdog15
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 1:01:44 AM

6k is a huge number for a survey, man.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 11:55:23 PM
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6000 is a substantial amount for a survey. Nothing is written in stone of course but it is a healthy indicator of intent. A quick Google search for survey size and accuracy will give some perspective. A thorough search will find that this survey had great participation levels.

As far as power being factored into sales will depend on how it is utilized and presented to consumers. Some will enjoy the fact that more power is available but it must be put to good use. PlayStation has never let me down in that department.

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 12:08:47 AM

Like I said on top it would just be great if more people participated in the surveys but chances of that are extremely small.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 2:00:24 AM
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i think it just shows not all people are idiots of sheep and do have a brain and can think with some semse(and not get brain washed like the way M$ likes to do things) haha.

happy gaming =)

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___________
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 9:19:07 AM
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hey, all ill say is at least M$ bothered to show up here!
exactly why $ony will always be dead stone cold LAST!
in the US their marketing is near perfect, everywhere else i hope you enjoy the sound of crickets and dust balls!
2 years ago we FINALLY get our gaming convention, and the vitas no where to be found.
now this year you walk into PAX, ooooooo theres the massive stand for the xbox one, ooooo look they even have a console on display for you to take photos of!
oooooooo they even have three presentations going showing off recent live demos.
ps4?
vita?
hell, ps3?
dust balls!
$ony has so many games releasing this year, and they showed off NOTHING!
im flabbergasted, even $ony i would not expect this from!
oh well i guess they only want your money if you live in the US or UK.
well no problem, F*CK YOU TOO $ONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Akuma07
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 10:03:22 AM

Lol. More Microsoft fanboy garbage.

Jeez.

Enough already.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 10:53:27 AM

I think he's just a fanboy of hate, I bet he trolls MS sites and hates on them there too.

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___________
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 10:01:59 AM

$ony treats us the way they do, how am i suppose to react?
if anyones a fanboy here its you bub.

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Underdog15
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 9:18:18 PM

Hey... bub is something wolverine says. Wolverine is a canadian. His real name is James Howlett. My last name is Howlett. And I am Canadian.

I forbid you, by my birthright, to use the word "bub" ever again.

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pillz81
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 12:15:07 PM

Akuma07, it's just plain garbage, period. All I got from that post was "Rant! Rant! Rant!" and then "F@ck you Dewey Cox!"

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SonyPuppy
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 9:31:16 PM

And yet at work while we have received copious amounts of PS4 advertising material we have yet to receive a single piece of paper from M$. Probably why we have 5 times the number of PS4 preorders to Xbone orders.

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VictorDeLeon
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 12:35:23 PM
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I never believed in surveys, as they extrapolate based on "social" behaviors that are nothing short of wrong and extreme speculation.
I know many "geeks" working in computers, but not 2 of them have the same eating habits, taste in music or means of transport.
I work in the French court for work lawsuits, and I know people working in contruction, commerce and same they all have very different habits and tastes ...
These surveys / polls are just a way to make people believe things such as what's the trend, or what makes you different, intelligent pepople know they can't be "trusted".

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LazyVigilante
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 2:32:41 PM
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haha....surveys don't mean squat...however I wish sony good luck. I like em.

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