According to a recent survey done by Reuters, 26 percent of the 1,297 people opted to buy a PlayStation 4 when launched as opposed to 15 percent saying they’d buy a Xbox One. Among the gamers who were aged less than 40, out of 408, 41 percent picked PlayStation 4 as the console they will be buying while 27 percent picked Xbox One.
(Reuters) – More U.S. shoppers prefer Sony Corp’s upcoming PlayStation 4 than Microsoft Corp’s Xbox One, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, as the industry’s two leading videogame console makers prepare to do battle this holiday season.
The dedicated gaming consoles have gone far beyond their gaming capabilities and also serve as a living-room entertainment device ranging from movies, TV shows to music. U.S has been a great Microsoft territory with Sony struggling to make a deeper impact and to level the fields.
Microsoft came into a lot of fire from gamers when it announced its strict DRM policies which stated that the console will have to login online every 24 hours else the console will cease to function as a gaming device. It also imposed restrictions about used games. Sony on the other hand did everything right they could, learning from their mistakes of the past with the PlayStation 3. Microsoft later reversed its policies, making the console offline only, can be played games on with used games, however to avail these features one must login online on Xbox One atleast once to download a patch to reverse the policies.
Another deciding factor that has been for many was that PlayStation 4 was $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s Xbox One. Retailing with a $399 price tag, PlayStation 4 also features an 8GB-GDDR5 memory as opposed to an 8GB-DDR3 on the Xbox One, cited by many as PlayStation 4 being a cheaper and powerful console.
Apart from that, Xbox One is also under scrutiny by the gaming community for their games, which were over-promised but as the launch closes near, news after news pops up showing that the games are being under-delivered.
We’re nearly a month away from the launch of both the, what are referred to as, titans of console gaming. Sony has confirmed that it’s pre-orders have reached one million, Jack Tretton also stated that they will have well enough stock for the market as well on launch. Microsoft confirmed that its pre-orders will be completely delivered by Decemeber 31st of this year.
With all the facts now in hand, which console will you be buying to enter the next-gen?
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