Sony's PS4 tops Xbox One as gamers' holiday choice [North America]

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.

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Chaostar1700d ago

You I never take these kind of polls seriously but, if you take into account that every single one conducted in the last 6-7 has leaned heavily toward PS4, you have to believe that the sales will reflect even a little.

Ezz20131700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

yes, i agree
also USA is only place were xbox360 was ahead of ps3
while ps3 was ahead in the rest of the world
but now most gamers in USA also want ps4 more

ps4 is really going to dominate the world like ps2 did

Chaostar1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

Xbox 360 is also ahead here in the UK too I believe.

edit: also, too late to edit but I seem to have added an extra 'you' to my orginal comment, please ignore :)

@Playstation_4 - VGChartz (I know, they suck) has PS3 @ ~6m and XB360 @ ~9m in UK. Yeah, not too sure how accurate that is but whatever.

PlayStation_41700d ago


it was more even in the UK, UK+US made up about 69%+ of 360's sales

JsonHenry1700d ago

I heavily favored my 360 over my PS3. But this new gen is different. I have a PS4 pre-ordered and no real desire to own an X1 any time soon.

Bluepowerzz1700d ago

yh 360 is ahead in uk so many chavs who just get the mainstream easy to go thing ps4 is that for next gen but it also caters to the core so it will dominate uk no doubt for those idiots who only play cod fifa and the core like me who has been supporting sony for 15 years.

Pogmathoin1700d ago

Bluepower, anyone who has differing ideas is an idiot? You must be a worldclass hardcore.... Dick.... Congrats, sony should give you a discman....

Sono4211700d ago

I would get an Xbox One... But logic, reasoning and Microsoft are convincing me not to.

frostypants1700d ago


I am very surprised. I knew the PS4 was more popular, but not THIS much more. Do the math...26% say they'll buy a PS4, and 15% an XBox One. If sales reflect this, the PS4 would sell nearly 75% more consoles than the Xbox One.

Ps4Console1699d ago

Yeah though N.America is the biggest market .

smashman981699d ago

No its really not going to no console will ever EVER dominate the competition like the ps2 did.

Needless to say....

Ps4 will be awesome

dedicatedtogamers1699d ago

Yknow, there are only two generations where two or more consoles were neck and neck in sales. Pretty much every generation was dominated by a single console. Atari 2600, NES, PS1, and PS2 all dominated their respective generations. Only the SNES/Genesis and Wii/PS3/360 generations were close in sales.

My point is that - historically - it isn't that unusual for a single console to sell way more than the competition.

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ArchangelMike1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

I find it interesting that of those under 40yrs old, 41% voted for PS4, while only 27% voted for XbOne. I guess the guys over 40yrs just want a TV and entertainment device, while those under 40yrs want a more gaming focused device.

Me I'm under 40yrs old and want a gaming focused device.

QuickdrawMcgraw1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

You are only guessing Arch.I can only go by what I myself and all I know who are over 40 want(and that's quite a few actually).And it's a new gaming focused console.We already have the latest TV's and entertainment devices.I will be buying a PS4,But last I checked both will play games.

Nabbic1700d ago

If you want a TV entertainment device, get a Roku. The basic model currently going for about £40, does basically everything TV related that the Xbox does and has no paywall to hide these features behind.
If you're looking for pure TV entertainment and you drop a good £500 on the Xbox plus subscription over a £40 device that does the exact same thing, then you must have serious mental deficiencies.

Boody-Bandit1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

Most of my gaming friends are over 40, some over 50, and all they want is a gaming console to do is play video games. That is all I want as well. I have everything else (non gaming related) already covered with smart phones, tablets, smart TV's, Sat box, etc and so on.

I just want a gaming console to play video games. That is ALL I use my gaming consoles for and I am also over 40.

wenaldy1700d ago

Not necessarily, conducting segmentation by using demographic (such as age) doesn't reflect perceived value from potential customer.

MajorMayhem701700d ago

I'm over 40 and I'm buying both systems. I prefer the Xbox 1 though cause "it does more than play games." What the X1 does as far as connecting my entertainment appliances together (like a Logitech remote) is convenient. And did I mention that it still plays games?

Pogmathoin1700d ago

So if you drop $400 on PS4 over $40 roku, you must be mental too...? Oh... X1 plays games and does all that other stuff.... And just 1 HDMI needed.... Sounds good to me.... PS4 sounds good to me as well, getting both, you stick with our Roku and come on N4G... We'll tell you about the games....

Campy da Camper1700d ago

I'm 40 and I'm getting ps4 lock, stock and barell. I want a device that makes the most out of playing games. I didn't stand in line at 7-11 for my turn at Super Mario Bros in the 80s because I was excited there was also a TV playing on the counter. I didn't buy a NES because it made a good stand for my TV dinner. I didn't buy a ps1 to listen to CDs. I didn't buy a Xbox to watch movies. I didn't buy a ps3 for the wb browser. Games, games games. That's what this whole 30 year trip has been about.

Ps4Console1699d ago

There are more 40 gaming something's playing games though , I would take this article with a pinch of salt , you can't go listening to every gaming news snippet can you .

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admiralvic1700d ago

Pacher said it, so it will happen.

gaelic_laoch1700d ago

When the dust settles and these console hit their stride it will only be long term sales after 4/5 years that will matter.

At the moment these are PR and who Fecked Up the most Polls! And PS4 is obliviously winning!

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

PS4 is RRod for MS...

Sony now dominates earth sales.. MS better go to mars before sony gets there.
But dont show ryse.. ugh boring.

Pogmathoin1700d ago

1 bubble... Keep saying what the fanboys want to hear and you will get more... Even things like 'lol', 4>1 and bone, even 'did you see how tanned Cerny is' will gather you bubbles....

Karpetburnz1699d ago


LOL, butthurt again, just like you were in that other article where you replied to me, stay mad.

rluttrell1699d ago

@ps4beaver You are more off topic than Microsoft was at E3.

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BX811700d ago

Ms has always had better marketing than sony for the systems. I wonder when they are gonna go all out? Closer to x mas I'm sure. I wonder if ms's promotions will be able to counter sony's price point? $100 is a big gap. Ms is gonna have to convey to the average consumer why the kinect experience is worth $100 extra.

frostypants1700d ago

It's gonna take a whole lot of marketing to overcome a $100 price difference and the hardware specs.

BX811700d ago

@frosty I agree. $100 is a big deal.
@ superman, idk it's not game over IMO. Now if the wii does better then yeah, lol.

-Superman-1700d ago

If PS4 tops Xbox One in America, then think WHAT IT WILL DO IN EUROPE!!!!
If Microsoft loses America, then Microsoft will lose everything.

-Superman-1700d ago

Game over man... game over!

Gekko361699d ago

@ All - There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics.

You guys are like a sewing circle

TBONEJF1699d ago

PS4 have already won with its AMAZING PRICE TAG.

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ape0071700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

yep there u have it MS, remove mandatory kinect ASAP, make it optional to compete. End of

JimmyLmao1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

they will be in a very awkward situation... either;

A)drop the kinect and get millions of angry people that were forced to buy the kinect


B) not drop the kinect and further hurt their competitive standing, especially in the long-run

ape0071700d ago

give free stuff for their old buyers, like what nintendo did with 3DS

Hicken1700d ago

Microsoft and free are like oil and water.

MysticStrummer1700d ago

Agreed. Drop Kinect, drop the price accordingly, and XB1 is right back in the game. It's not exactly out of the game as it is, especially since the game really hasn't started yet, but they've definitely been shooting themselves in the foot on several levels, from design to policy flip flops to PR. The recent downgrades haven't helped, and have reinforced the perception that they weren't being honest at E3 when they showed their games.

Losing NA will be a huge slap for MS.

Campy da Camper1700d ago

Agreed. If MS announced a kinectless skew for 399.99 I would preorder it tomorrow. I personally don't have any stocks in either company so I'm not attached to them other than the fact that I will spend my money on products that allow for good gaming. I don't want Move I don't want Kinect. I don't gave a rats behind about Facebook, NFL streaming or super duper app switching. I want good games in HD with awesome frame rates, great gameplay, good art design and innovative story.

TechMech1700d ago

They did remove mandatory Kinect. It's simply included in the box now.

Campy da Camper1700d ago

There has been no press release guarenting that the policy won't change back. The only way to "prove" kinect is not mandatory is to sell a skew without it.

Xsilver1700d ago

Playstation what will say what will they think PS4 seems to be the people champ.

KonsoruMasuta1700d ago

Obviously! That's the outcome of every poll taken. The PS4 is the better choice.

YodaCracker1700d ago

That's an opinion. The PS4 wins polls because it is the cheaper choice and that's a fact.

KonsoruMasuta1700d ago

The PS4 always wins polls because it is a better choice. If you had a poll between the PS4 and WiiU the PS4 would win. Even though the WiiU is cheaper.

Campy da Camper1700d ago

Nope. I would be buying it if it was 100 more than xbox1. Its heavily focused on games with no stupid motion doohickeys. Great 1st and 2nd party devs, too.

If MS would just announce a kinectless system I would buy one of those, too. I just don't trust that they are not going to reverse their decision. I do not trust they will not make devs put some small kinect required component in their game maki g me have to hook it up to proceed.

PlayStation_41700d ago

We pretty much know for sure that the PlayStation 4 is going to outsell the X1 at launch worldwide, 2014 will more interesting

AnteCash1700d ago

Europe dont care , UK is lost, US is the only place ms got left.