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New Online Study Gives PS4 A 2-1 Edge Over Xbox One

With the new generation of consoles exploding in November, which company has the edge?

Well, according to a new online study produced by digital intelligence firm Compete, it's Sony. Their PlayStation 4 has surpassed the Xbox One by an impressive 2-1 margin in their poll. Anyone surprised?

The study was conducted by Millward Brown Digital and took place between June and September. According to the results, about 73% of next-gen console shoppers considered the PS4, and 61% only considered Sony's machine. In contrast, about 39% considered the Xbox One, and 27% only looked at Microsoft's console. About 12% of shoppers were interested in both consoles, which means we may not see a whole lot of multi-console owners right off the bat. Well damn, that's an expensive proposition!

Of course, as always, we have to remember that most participators in such studies are avid or hardcore gamers, and Sony has often done well in that market. It's the casual/mainstream market that Microsoft basically owns, which is probably why total sales of the PS4 and Xbox One will come out about even in the US this holiday season.

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

10/24/2013 10:09:52 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

Knightzane
Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 10:36:59 PM
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Read any online xbox forum or talk to any number of xbox 360 owners and see how many are not buying an Xbox One. Its not just the casual market Ben, people are seriously offended by Microsoft. "Don't want always online? Its called xbox 360"

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White_Mocha
Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 12:31:59 AM

only the fanboys disregarded that comment. i felt offended and i wasn't even a microsoft fan!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 11:46:05 AM

Those are still the hardcore gamers, my friend. If they're chatting about games online, they're avid gamers and are NOT the casual market.

Sheep are not "seriously offended" by anything. They just buy what they know.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 10:46:02 PM
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Still I bet MS is a little scared since their games division is basically a giant anchor on the company at this point.

I don't hesitate to speculate on just why a search at Amazon for "Playstation 4" turns up the Xbox One at #2 and a search for "Xbox One" turns up zero Playstation 3s.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 11:16:16 PM

erm "Playstation 4s"

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Delsin Rowe
Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 11:08:56 PM
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Not at all surprising.

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frylock25
Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 6:56:55 AM
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anyone want to buy my ps4? i have one preordered but i dont think i can get it. maybe sell it

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 10:29:43 AM
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I think after the recent delays with Watch Dogs and Drive Club, many people are going to be apprehensive. It was the only launch title I had a hint of interest in, but I don't intend to buy mine until the release of Metal Gear Solid V anyway.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 2:53:11 AM
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well that is interesting but yeah you are right with saying that the casual market is M$ more so that where sony has work to do.

happy gaming =)

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PlatformGamerNZ
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 5:08:27 AM
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yea well that wudn't surpise me as M$ as been nothing but a two faced whingy spoilt brag trying to get everything it's own way as far as i'm concerned and it'll take alot more to convice me that they are worth dealing with i'd acutally rather get a WiiU.

happy gaming =)

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