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New Study Indicates That PS4 Remains A Consumer Favorite

The next generation is upon us, and Sony still has the edge.

A new study from Integri Entertainment has revealed that significantly more gamers are interested in purchasing a PlayStation 4 than an Xbox One this holiday season.

Over 5,000 people participated in the study, and 58 percent said they wanted to buy the PS4, while only 39 percent said they would pick up the Xbox One. The Wii U, by the way, tallied 1 percent. The PS4 actually beat out the Xbox One in every category of the study:

62 percent of gamers said Sony's design was the most aesthetically pleasing, as opposed to 36 percent for the Xbox One and 1 percent for the Wii U, and 51 percent said the Dual Shock 4's touch pad was more innovative than the Xbox One's trigger rumble feature (35 percent) and the Wii U's GamePad second-screen feature (14 percent).

The launch lineup of software was the closest, with 50 percent saying the PS4 had the best games, while 48 percent voted for the Xbox One and 2 percent stuck with the Wii U. That's not really surprising, considering the lower-than-expected review scores for the PS4's two biggest launch titles, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack. Xbox One will have Ryse, Dead Rising 3 and Forza 5. The PS4 really needed inFamous: Second Son, damnit.

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

11/13/2013 1:15:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Brighat
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 1:31:22 PM
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It's the 3rd party games that will help Sony at the start. Honestly, Knack wasn't anything special and people like CoD and Battlefield more than Killzone; though I don't care for any of the 3. Again, I'm buying this console for the promising 2014 lineup and beyond and because I have the money now. Might not have it later.

Just be happy Sony isn't charging $599 for this machine. Nobody would pay for it with these games. Sony can afford a weak 1st party launch because the price is ideal and the coupons will allow you test the new features out immediately.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 2:41:01 PM

The third party games will help Sony longer than just the start - they will do so for the entire lifespan. The multiplats is where the action's at these days, and now we got the best console for'em.


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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 2:21:16 PM
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Poor Killzone is going to take all the heat for the things CoD and BF4 won't.

Wii U appears to be dead. Get the shovels.

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 3:56:52 PM

It's freaking amazing how the wii was flying off shelves back in the day and now they are literally dead.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 4:06:54 PM

waida'minute

Ghosts did take heat for being the same 'ol CoD.

If reviewers were like CoD is great with it's small campaign and repetitive formula then I'd harp on them for KZ.

and only 'music and visual art' genres like Journey, Flower, and Unfinished Swan etc don't get nailed for being a handful of hours long =p They live in their own little vacuum where zero depth and the replay value of admiring an art piece are governed by their own special set of values and are praised for being the mana of life and eternal happiness in all of gaming.

EDIT: If i was at a gamestop HA! and a dude walked in and was like, "i haven't gamed in a few years give me a high rated game for me to play" and then the gamestop guy is like, "oh here's the Journey Collection. It's a GotY winner" I'd be like STOP! this type of game is likely not the kind of game you want. I'd then take him over to something like THe Last of Us or Bioshock and say, "here, this is what a goty will probably mean to you and 99% of normal gamers so buy one of them instead =p

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 6:59:26 PM

Temjin, those games are praised for being unique. That's a lot more than we can say for games like CoD or KZ.

Furthermore, when the artistic elements of a game so vastly outstrip other games in terms of imagination, creativity and implementation of unique gameplay mechanics, that should always be lauded.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 7:39:18 PM

Cept KZ scores will be reduced more than those games for the same offenses.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 10:17:16 PM

KZ just can't get no respect.
i just want KZ over the others ones because it's more of a tech showcase title, for me to go "wow, that looks amazing and better than real life"

( even if it's being vastly outstripped by the impressionistic artistry of Journey and Flower's lovely waves of beauty and the untold innovative volumes of game play =p )

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sobleck
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 2:56:00 PM
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Well I haven't seen terrible scores for Killzone, they're generally a point or less within the range of COD and Battlefield. It scored the same as battlefield on IGN also.

Anyhow, its the only launch game I'm getting, the rest will be up to my ps plus subscription.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 4:02:36 PM
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I just know when Team Ninja unveils Ninja Gaiden Sigma Ultimate Plus Collection they'll have me by the balls and I'll be all like, "TAKE MY DANG MONEY! GIVE ME A PS4!"

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 7:20:03 PM
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The launch lineups dont really matter right now... its the third party games that are in abundance. You can bet BF and CoD will be on the majprity of both consoles right away.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 7:35:43 PM
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yeah none of this surprises me inknow alot of ppl were syked for infamous second son (and the order possibly i know i am) and think it'll take off when or near that comin out i think sony might have figured this out.

happy gaming =)

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BR3WMASTER
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 9:46:00 PM
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KZ had more consistently good scores. between 7 and 8 out of 10 for the several reviews I was reading today. Ghosts wasn't so consistent. same had it rated higher (8ish) I saw a few in the 6ish range. I didn't look at BF4 because I never liked how the multiplayer looked or played.

Still looking good for KZ but it just isn't the 10 we were all hoping


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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 10:32:33 PM
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http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/14/broken-playstation-4-systems

uh oh. wonder where consumer interests will go if there's a massive hardware failure problem….

early adopters ALWAYS get screwed by this sort of stuff

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slow and smart
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:39:22 PM

well not with MS after the xbox 360 disaster,you can't do it worst than that

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slow and smart
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:34:21 PM
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The launch line up is just a brief moment at the game world;it's about the exclusive's and there Sony shines bright,so it was on the ps1,ps2,ps3 and so it will also be on the ps4.
Also the ps4 is ahead in the gamemarket and not a full year behind,the choice now is easy isn't it.
Also because the ps4 is full ahead the game industrie will favor Sony all the way,thats the place where the most money will be for this gaming industrie,so maybe extra game content/making better and full use of the better gaming machine that the ps4 is

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