Ah, Xmas. A holiday where people celebrate how lucky they are and enjoy quality time with friends and family. No wait, who are we kidding, Xmas is about celebrating consumerism! What better way to celebrate than by buying a next generation console? Apparently, PS4 will outsell the Xbox One during the annual celebration of spending.
In a survey from Reuters/Ipsos, the PS4 is seriously outpacing the Xbox One:
Asked about their interest in dedicated game devices, 26 percent of 1,297 people surveyed online last week say they are likely to purchase the new PlayStation 4 when available, versus 15 percent opting for the Xbox One.
The rift widens among those below the age of 40. Of that group of 408 people, 41 percent picked Sony’s PS4 versus 27 percent for Microsoft’s Xbox One
I wish we had more information on this poll. It appears it was a small sample with respondents completing the survey online. It may be valid, but it’s hard to tell at this point.
That said, the holiday season is not the entire battle, especially considering the number of countries that will be getting the consoles at launch. Sure, some of the biggest markets in the world are launch countries, but not all. The PS4 will definitely win the holiday battle in South Africa, but that’s a victory by default. We just need to see how South Africans respond when Xbox launches locally next year.
So, is it over for Xbox? Has PlayStation won this round of the console war? Or has the battle only just begun?
Last Updated: September 30, 2013