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According to an Amazon Poll the Xbox One is dead

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Even at the best of times a poll isn’t the best way to really judge public opinion. I mean if we believe polls entirely we’d really believe that most of America wanted Bush as their president and that Mugabe is a rightful leader… but it gets worse.

Once you move into online polls though things start getting even worse so take this with a truck load of salt but Amazon has been running a poll on their videogame Facebook page and the results make for some terrifying viewing for the guys up in Redmond.

At the time of writing here are the current results

AmazonXboxvsPs4

Yes that’s 25 766 to PlayStation 4 compared to 1 452 to Xbox One… I’m too lazy to figure out a percentage there but it goes without saying that Sony is killing it with the online vote at the moment.

it’s changing by the minute but from the time I’ve been refreshing the trend is very much that the PS4 is growing it’s lead… you can watch the slaughter here and feel free to keep us updated in the comments.

Last Updated: June 14, 2013

84 Comments

  1. John Ambitious

    June 14, 2013 at 07:50

    Burn

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  2. Kromas

    June 14, 2013 at 08:00

    Sony is wining with good business sense. The one basic rule in selling is to ask ” Let us ask the customer what he wants.” Microsoft has a slightly different approach and they ask “What do we think the customer wants considering the customer is like us with loads of money and a stable 100meg fiber line at home?”

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  3. LordCaptainAwesomeness

    June 14, 2013 at 08:01

    As you say Gav, we will have to wait to wait and see how the Public ultimately votes with their wallets…

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  4. HvR

    June 14, 2013 at 08:02

    I think that poll at least 10% accurate for gamers regularly using Amazon services and that there will be some uptake of the console in the US for the TV TV TV fuctionality that is not reflected in the poll results.

    However as we have seen with the PS3 if a console doesn’t take the majority of its “home market” and close to 50% of the other markets, specifically EU market coupled with similar sales in games and services it is a business failure.

    If I was Phil I would start bandaging my bullet ridden feet and dusting off the CV.

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    • silverscorpio

      June 14, 2013 at 08:14

      Poor Phil, he jumped the ship last year from Sony to Microsoft and now he has to jump the planet to get away from THE ONE.

      Reply

      • Argentil

        June 14, 2013 at 08:20

        I don’t think Nintendo will want him after this debacle.

        Reply

  5. Rinceyouropinion

    June 14, 2013 at 08:04

    Haha! This makes me chuckle. Standing in the rain as Metrofuckingfail keeps us waiting, it warms my blackened heart:)

    Reply

    • HvR

      June 14, 2013 at 08:05

      aaa telecommuting, no getting wet.

      Reply

      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 14, 2013 at 08:56

        No getting wet? I’m ruddy soaked! Screwing late trains. Then when they do arrive you cannot get on because the cattle wagon is bursting with coughing, sneezing, wheezing people.

        Reply

    • TechniKyle

      June 14, 2013 at 08:05

      LET ME KNOW MOFO! I’ll come say hi! 😀

      Reply

      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 14, 2013 at 08:55

        Wet shoes now! Wet socks too!

        Reply

  6. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 14, 2013 at 08:22

    Wasn’t it Amazon that stated the pre-orders are off the charts

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    • Argentil

      June 14, 2013 at 08:22

      I know, I was thinking the same thing. BS.

      Reply

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 14, 2013 at 08:25

        Who to believe….who to believe

        Reply

  7. Trevor Davies

    June 14, 2013 at 08:22

    The bigger they are the harder they fall.

    Reply

  8. Hillbilly Gamer

    June 14, 2013 at 08:22

    Burned: MS

    To Burn: EA, Blizzard and Cliff Bleszinski

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    • silverscorpio

      June 14, 2013 at 08:31

      Ooh I hope EA is next but even they said that they had nothing to do with Microsoft’s attitude if you can believe it.

      I can sort of understand Cliff Bleszinski’s appraoch. Microsoft probably instructed him to do it or else. That still does not excuse him. BURN BABY BURN.

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    • Johan Fourie

      June 14, 2013 at 08:51

      Fuck Cliffy B. Seriously – fuck’em.

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 14, 2013 at 09:22

      We will storm Cliffy B’s mansion and steal his pop tarts!

      Reply

  9. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 14, 2013 at 08:32

    I hate to be that guy but online polls can be skewed by spoofing different IP’s and voting more than once.

    I’m sure the numbers aren’t too far off. With M$ draconian DRM it’s no wonder polls will show more support with the PS4.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      June 14, 2013 at 08:39

      I did say these things can’t be trusted

      Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 14, 2013 at 08:44

        Oh my hat you did. Sorry. I need coffee. I think I must have been skim reading. My apologies man.

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        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 14, 2013 at 09:59

          Go home, you’re drunk!

          Reply

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 14, 2013 at 10:00

            If only I could use that as an excuse

          • Xelus

            June 14, 2013 at 11:16

            Lol alright, go home you have a lack of caffeine! XD

  10. silverscorpio

    June 14, 2013 at 08:34

    Doesnt Microsofts Attitude remind people of the Borg from Star Trek.

    “We are Microsoft, you will buy the Xbox One and your collective entertainment will become ours. Resistence is futile.”

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    • Brady miaau

      June 14, 2013 at 10:41

      Well spotted.

      Hope you protected your identity very well. You will be assimilated. Your distinctiveness will be added to (theirs).

      Reply

  11. Gustav Minnie

    June 14, 2013 at 08:38

    Meh…… still getting a XOne.

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  12. Happy Hamster

    June 14, 2013 at 08:38

    Another poll was done by another popular site as well and 89% also voted for PS4

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  13. Ryanza

    June 14, 2013 at 08:40

    Since you posted, in just under an hour, Ps4 went up by 842 and the Xbox One went up by 58. lol

    Reply

    • Ryanza

      June 14, 2013 at 09:48

      Its been 2 hours since this article was posted and the numbers for the PS4 increased by 1237 and the numbers increased for the Xbox One by 81. lol

      Reply

      • Ryanza

        June 14, 2013 at 15:48

        8 hours since article posted and 15mins before ION. PS4 numbers increased by 3429 and for the Xbox One 177. lol

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  14. Craig Deubler

    June 14, 2013 at 08:47

    You know I really want to say “stuff Xbox I’m going PS4”, but it just doesn’t work out. (From the perspective of someone is Aus)

    DRM for me is a non issue. I have decent connection, my Xbox is always connected, i do already use it a lot for TV and I only really buy digital downloads anyway. After conversion it’s only $50 more expensive. Online play is now paid for on both, so that’s a wash. Xbox is probably out here 6 months earlier too.

    This is the bit I was going to jump and and go, “and Sony’s going to have better games” but they’re not. It feels kind of weird, Xbox is usually the aenemic one, but I look at the exclusives and for me it’s just Knack and a handful of indy titles (which will probably be ported anyway). On the X1 we have Project Spark, Quantum break, Sunset Overdrive.and a few(er) indy titles.

    The only thing Sony is winning at for me is PS3 compatibility through Gaikai, and the potential of it’s better hardware, Xbox’s “cloud” powered thing is not unique.

    $600 vs $550 is still a lot of money. Maybe i’ll just buy an Ouya instead and wait them out,

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    • silverscorpio

      June 14, 2013 at 08:52

      I can relate to what you are saying and understand your decision but I am picking PS4. I do not like the idea of them controlling everything that you do on your console. At least you can play games if you are in Australia. Us poor South Africans are out of luck.

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    • Argentil

      June 14, 2013 at 09:09

      Clearly you have thought this through, your points are concise. There are a few hidden factors you should consider. A thorough lack of indie presence, for one, a lot of F2P and MMO support on the PS4. Another, PS4 has a number of studios who have yet to announce new titles, they were obviously not ready for preview. You can be sure that Sony’s titles will amaze in the next year once all of their studios have adapted to PS4 development. Half are still supporting the PS3. I do agree that the PS4 had a disappointing showing of exclusives, >>for a Sony console<<.
      Finally, there are the issues of how Microsoft does business. Advertisements, privacy concerns, a complete lack of interest in the opinion of their users etc.
      If it's a matter of converting your Xbox 360 library over to PS4, PS+ will have you surpassing your 360 game collection in a few months of subscription. I'm not even exaggerating. If it's a matter of losing your gamerscore… well, then, God help you, you're beyond reason. j/k

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      • Craig Deubler

        June 14, 2013 at 09:56

        When you started shouting “M$ are evil!” I tuned out.
        These are all companies trying to make money, I’m tired of stupid rubbish retorts that went out of fashion a decade ago.

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        • Argentil

          June 14, 2013 at 10:03

          Wut. The only negative thing I said was that I disagree with some of MS’ business practices. Are you insinuating that they are evil business practices? How dare you!

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          • Craig Deubler

            June 14, 2013 at 11:17

            All business practices are evil. Except mine, then anything goes 😉

          • Argentil

            June 14, 2013 at 15:04

            By practicing business, you are inherently evil.

  15. Brady miaau

    June 14, 2013 at 08:50

    I
    do
    not
    care
    about
    Xbone
    OR
    Playstation
    Anymore

    Nevermore, nevermore, said the raven. Nevermore.

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    • wo0two0t1

      June 14, 2013 at 08:57

      Agreed – they’re both a waste of time!

      Reply

      • Brady miaau

        June 14, 2013 at 10:17

        At the moment, yes.

        In a year from now? I will review then.

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  16. Brady miaau

    June 14, 2013 at 08:52

    Where are the games?
    Can I play them?
    Will they be fun for ME?

    That is all I care about.

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  17. OVG

    June 14, 2013 at 08:54

    The dudes at Redmond are like “WHAT IS 25 000 WHEN WE HAVE 48MILLION LIVE ACCOUNTS BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”

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    • Ryanza

      June 14, 2013 at 09:01

      The thing is that the amount of people that use the Xbox 360 with no internet and no Xbox Live, should be more than that 48 million number. So Xbox One is only for 48 million people? and the other 52 million Xbox 360 users need to fuck off to the PS4, so says Microsoft.

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      • OVG

        June 14, 2013 at 09:06

        Yes. As simple as that. O.K. maybe 20million is their goal. But their main intention is to capture the imagination of the casual market by owning the living room.
        Like the Wii and iPhone it will be a huge hit in America and that is all they want.

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  18. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 14, 2013 at 08:54

    All the money that we’re making It’s going to the man
    What man? Which man? Who’s the man?When’s a man a man? What makes a man a man?Am I a man? Yes, technically I am

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  19. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    June 14, 2013 at 09:05

    As Gav said, not sure how accurate this is. Want to see an IGN of Screwattack poll to see what the majority of gamers think.
    AND GAV, put a poll up to see what we will vote too!!! Although its pretty obvious, it would be nice to see the numbers.

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  20. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 14, 2013 at 09:15

    I’ll take this with a healthy dose of Woolworth’s sea salt… 😛 Like Gavin, I share a mutual distrust of polls.

    But if the polls capture the harsh reality of next-gen pre-ordering, then Microsoft need to drop the attitude, get on their hands and knees, and beg the gaming masses for forgiveness – or drop the DRM crap all together. Actually the latter would do it for me. I still won’t buy a bone day one, but at least then I won’t feel filthy if I get one a while later.

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    • Brady miaau

      June 14, 2013 at 10:34

      Yeah because this does not deserve common salt!

      Polls are a terrible beast, really. Like all stats, you need to review where they came from, get stats on the background and so forth of the persons involved and what motivates each of them. Then you set up categories and define which categories tend to vote which way, then you find a plausible reason for that and then realise you are so far off the deep end, the shore is missing, the lifeline is gone and you are just left to tread and hope no one notices

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      • Argentil

        June 14, 2013 at 10:47

        Here’s the thing, prior to E3, the public (mainstream) buzz surrounding the Xbox One was ridiculously positive. For FACEBOOK users to have such a one-sided opinion is telling. Facebook embodies the mainstream.

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        • Brady miaau

          June 14, 2013 at 11:10

          The promise of a thing, the anticipation, the build up, makes the reality far worse than it would have been with little to no expectation.

          Read Dune (Frank Herbert) and see how a sisterhood tailors punishment along those principles when one of their order errs. Scary stuff, actually. When the person thinks the punishment is over, when the relief starts to set in, then they unleash the real punishment, for maximum effect.

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  21. DrKiller

    June 14, 2013 at 09:17

    94.66% vs 5.33%

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  22. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 14, 2013 at 09:21

    I feel sorry for those in the gaming fraternity that only see the world in xbox colours, because the following has been their mantra:

    ”Wait until reveal” – Nextbox is going to kill PS4.
    ”Wait ’til E3” – Xbox One is going to kill PS4.
    ”Wait ’til release” – Xbox one is going to kill PS4.. seriously…. I’m not trolling… SCREW YOU ALL MY SOCKS SMELL OF CHEESE”.

    The banana has spoken!

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    • Argentil

      June 14, 2013 at 09:32

      Oh lord. MS should really not have said they were going to kill Sony at E3. WTF MS.

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      June 14, 2013 at 10:21

      I was personally very disappointed in E3.

      I hoped for a storybook type “big reveal” from MS, that would turn the gaming world on its head. I sort of like stories like that. It speaks to the child me, sort of a Hercule Poirot type ending, MS gets all the people in the drawing room and explains it was the butler, with the candlestick, because, as it turns out, the butler is actually the heir to the throne and he was protecting his identity, secrets and plans till now. And then hand out sweets all round.

      My wife thinks I have the mentality of a five year old, by the way.

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      • Argentil

        June 14, 2013 at 10:23

        Knack should appeal to you then 😛

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        • Brady miaau

          June 14, 2013 at 10:23

          Knack?

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          • Argentil

            June 14, 2013 at 10:31

            The game with the little guy made of golden toblerones. Mark Cerny’s PS4 game. My inner child is deeply anticipating that title.

          • Brady miaau

            June 14, 2013 at 10:36

            I will look at that.

            My inner child grew up on Greek, Roman and Norse Mythology and how it applies to understanding people today, so my views are perhaps a bit different. My gran read to me from a young age, say 3. Awesome stuff, but I never really played with the other kids like that. Very serious I was.

            Had many friends too. How?

          • Argentil

            June 14, 2013 at 10:44

            Then perhaps your view of ‘the mentality of a five year old’ is somewhat different to mine 😛

            What are you anticipating then? Beyond: Two Souls? MGSV? Ryse?

          • Brady miaau

            June 14, 2013 at 11:01

            Some nice big, RPG’s. Like Skyrim or Fallout, I tend to be making up my own story as I play through. Now that is awesome!

            Ryse looks completely an utterly awesome.

            Dragon Age 1 was like wow, in terms of the stories I told in my head while I was playing. That was amazing, the game allowed me so much freedom it was awesome. Perhaps I am over sharing!

            My five year old mentality comes in more in how I anticipate and expect things to happen. I get angry if they did happen according to my own weird plan, which may make sense or not.

            What are you looking out for, beyond the golden toblerones? A 3d printer, with ingredient mixer, sounds pretty good to me right now!

          • Argentil

            June 14, 2013 at 12:39

            In terms of setting and graphical prowess, Ryse looks stunning. I am concerned it lacks substance though.
            I’m looking forward to MGSV, and FFXV, the Division and Destiny. Kinda tired of shooters actually, but what can you do?
            Dragon Age: Origins was excellent. Stellar game. DA 2 was so disappointing, and I’m not sure Inquisition will be much better. One of EA’s people said that they were aiming for somewhere in the middle of DA:O and DA2 for Inquisition.

          • Brady miaau

            June 14, 2013 at 13:27

            Something in the middle does not interest me. They need to nail DA3 or the entire genre will suffer. Bastards!

          • Argentil

            June 14, 2013 at 14:53

            Yup, my thoughts exactly. I think Dragon Age: Origins was a fluke.

  23. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 14, 2013 at 09:26

    Clearly 1452 people are habitual crack users… or Microsoft employees.

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    • Jakster

      June 14, 2013 at 09:42

      This is what you get for voting with the majority…

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 14, 2013 at 09:50

        LMAO!

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    • Argentil

      June 14, 2013 at 09:45

      1452 people accidentally hit the wrong button.

      Reply

  24. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 14, 2013 at 09:42

    And that’s what happens when you tell your fanbase, “You dirty money sacks, I KNOW what’s best for you, and I don’t care what you say or think… just deal with it!”

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  25. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 14, 2013 at 09:45

    Incoming shit storm… http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Xbox-One-PS4-Hacker-SuperDaE-Releases-1-7TB-Worth-Damaging-Information-56630.html

    SuperDaE has dropped 1.7TB worth of damaging information (on the bOne and the PS4), following his arrest (as promised)…..

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  26. Axis

    June 14, 2013 at 10:08

    Not a big surprise so far. Couple of other polls have indicated the same trend. But at the end of the day if budget allows it, many current Xbox owners will most likely buy Xbox One. No point in throwing away all those years of achievements, purchases, exclusive games etc. by not continuing.

    I think what these polls are indicating at the moment is the disappointment and fustration people have with Microsoft. But there are a lot of months still to go so when the dust has settled things will be different. By how much different we will have to wait and see.

    I’m a Playstation man so will continue with the PS4. If MS sorts out it’s problems with the Xbox One I might be tempted to buy it as my second console. Otherwise it’s PC and PS4 all the way.

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  27. Tbone187

    June 14, 2013 at 10:53

    Well, there’s enough DRM to make any gamer jump ship, using only the box from the Xboxone as a raft toward the much calmer waters on Sony’s shores…

    Reply

  28. Jimmwyrm

    June 14, 2013 at 11:16

    My diabolical plan if I could afford both…

    Reply

  29. Xelus

    June 14, 2013 at 11:21

    Just want to know though, did I miss the memo? As far as I can remember, a console was meant for games, correct? Remind me again why I want to watch TV on my console. O.o I for do nots understands. XD

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  30. Harvey P. Cheesewinkle

    June 18, 2013 at 06:17

    FYI, it appears that after only 5 days, Amazon has pulled the user poll from their facebook page. Final tally was PS4 – 38984, Xbox One – 2162.

    The poll was supposed to stay up until the 20th.

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    • Sageville

      June 18, 2013 at 11:41

      Yeah, sounds like Microslof put some pressure on Amazon to pull the poll, dodgy shite right there.

      Reply

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