Submitted by black0o 341d ago | news

PlayStation 4 most anticipated console in Australia, research shows

PlayStation 4 is far and away the most popular next-generation console among Australians, new Roy Morgan research shows. (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

Lukas_Japonicus  +   341d ago
I think its the most anticipated console EVERYWHERE, isn't it?
Xsilver  +   341d ago
you are correct
black0o  +   341d ago
@disagrees please provide us with any research or poll that shows one country which xbone or Wii U topped the ps4
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thrust  +   341d ago
Well this was correct back in July August that was long time ago the gap will not be the same now as Xbox had the drm stuff and allways online stuff going on.

"according to July-August 2013" taken from the article.
scott182  +   341d ago
Very excited for the PS4, everyone I talk to at work is getting one too... Good times.
Xsilver  +   341d ago
@trust i see you're holding on to some hope but we both know nothing has changed ok people still saying that they want PS4 more than xone at events that were after MS changed their policy so dont know what your talking about lmao.
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Obama_Bin_Lyin  +   341d ago
@ black0o - The Gamespot Twitter Poll.

Oooooppps no, this one was rigged by Xbots.
thrust  +   341d ago
Xsilver if there is a more upto date poll for Australia please link me this or why not use it?

I think your making stuff up mate, it's pretty clear what I mean an what am saying, the poll is old! yes maybe the ps4 still in the lend over there but no where near like this 2 month old poll is saying!

If marketing worked like you think! company's would be going pop left and right!
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Xsilver  +   341d ago
these are polls taking in september dude deal with it you really think MS came back that fast lmao then you are living in a dreamworld smfh. http://www.xboxonevspsfour.... look at the votes.
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Skips  +   341d ago
^ Those polls are pretty up to date.
And not to mention the "xboxonevspsfour" poll is in real time.


thrust just got smacked in the face by Xsilver. XD
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FITgamer  +   341d ago
@Thrust i know a hand full of people, including my younger brother who was a huge xbox fanboy this gen, who won't purchase Xbox One regardless of policy change because they don't want Kinect. It's a big deal to a lot of people.
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UltimateMaster  +   341d ago
That was too funny to miss:
malokevi  +   341d ago
Not in the some-odd 4 cubic feet that I consider to be my personal space.
FlameHawk  +   341d ago
Whatever helps you sleep at night, it must be tough knowing the PS4 is the most anticipated console in every country.
thrust  +   341d ago
"according to July-August 2013" hmmmm when drm and all the bad stuff was happening.
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malokevi  +   341d ago
Oh, yeah, its awful! People being excited for something that I'm also excited for is "tough". Never have I experienced such hardships in all my days on this blue/green globe known as planet earth.

There's going to war, there's love, there's loss, there's hunger, famine, political strife, there's personal obligations, there's the ever-looming threat of an uncertain future... and then there's Playstation 4.

contrary to what others may think, I don't look at gaming as a popularity contest. I always suspected the gang mentality/ peoples inadequate personal lives had something to do with the rampant negativity on gaming websites. It's comments like these:

"Whatever helps you sleep at night, it must be tough knowing the PS4 is the most anticipated console in every country. "

That confirm my suspicions. I hope you feel popular! lol
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MasterCornholio  +   341d ago
Your 4 cubic feet of personal space =/= the world.

Sorry to tell you this but its true.

Nexus 7 2013
PoSTedUP  +   341d ago
everywhere exept there.
but in france
al qeada
phill harrisons living room
and preorders showing for usa as well.
nintendos buying 1mill ps4's
santas stocking up to the brim with them
lump of cole for the xboxone preorders
and im buying a ps4 for each finger
sorry but you can argue with facts.
malokevi  +   341d ago

.....yeahhhhhhhhhhhh, that would be the point.....

Man, you people are thick-headed. I'm not excited for the XB1 because it's popular, I'm excited for it because I'm excited for it. Seems like there's a rather sizable group of you who can't wrap your head around that idea.

Gaming is something I do when I get sick of my existing friends, not to desperately try and make more of them. If I was dedicated to a brand because it was popular, I would be inclined to choke myself to death with my Ipod headphones.
MasterCornholio  +   341d ago

"Man, you people are thick-headed. I'm not excited for the XB1 because it's popular, I'm excited for it because I'm excited for it."

And your excited for it due to your cravings for anything made by Microsoft. Seriously I'm excited for the PS4 for several reasons not just because I like the brand. Here let me list them for you.

1. I love the symmetrical analog sticks on the DS4
2. The exclusives franchises that I enjoy the most are usually produced by Sony.
3. The fact that its a powerful console at a great price point is a big plus for me.
4. I adore the games that plus gives me which is why I'm excited for the service on the PS4.
5. I enjoy the idea of being able to record the last 15 minutes of gameplay and I will be putting the share feature to use.
6. Since I'm a Vita owner I will be able to enjoy remote play with any PS4 title.
7. I'm dying to play all the FTP titles like PlanetSide 2 for example.

Those are basically the reasons why I'm excited for the PS4. I respect people who want to buy an Xbox One but not the ones who don't buy it for no good reason other than its made by Microsoft.

BTW you also mention that popularity doesn't matter but in the end it affects the sales of the devices. And as you know a console has to sell well in order to gain the interest of 3rd party developers. Just look at how unpopular the Wii U is and what its doing to its sales.

Nexus 7 2013
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malokevi  +   341d ago
Lol... Exactly.

See, I have no desire to list off the reasons why I'm excited for Xbox One... because I couldn't care less to justify decision to you. Or anyone else.

I'm getting it. That's all there is to it. Your desperate need to justify your own decisions to me while simultaneously speculating on my decisions just confirms my suspicions and validates my beliefs.

I like videogames. That should be reason enough.

"BTW you also mention that popularity doesn't matter but in the end it affects the sales of the devices. And as you know a console has to sell well in order to gain the interest of 3rd party developers. Just look at how unpopular the Wii U is and what its doing to its sales. "

So... what you're saying is... buy a PS4? Because I'm already doing that. Or... advertise the Xbox more? Honestly, your living in a dream world if you think the XB1 wont get support, and that people aren't going to be buying it in droves this Holiday season.

When Halo 5 drops, will I be thinking about sales numbers? Hell no.
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MasterCornholio  +   341d ago

Finally you come up with a valid reason for buying an Xbox One. See it wasn't that hard to admit that your getting one because of the games that it will have.

And so what if I have reasons for buying a PS4? Only an irrational consumer buys something without any reason. My guess is that your buying an Xbox One because of the level of utility that you will get from it which is good to see because it means that your interested in the services and games that the product will give you.

"Honestly, your living in a dream world if you think the XB1 wont get support, and that people aren't going to be buying it in droves this Holiday season."

Only if it suffers from a market failure created by problems caused by assymetric information which has been the case until now. I remember when the Wii U sold 3 million at launch and people thought that it would gain a substantial amount of 3rd party support but look what happened once the sales dropped off. The same could happen with the PS4 or the Xbox One but at the moment the PS4 will sell the most due to a greater supply of consoles, a higher demand and an efficient logistics system that will bring the console to over 31 country's in comparison to the Xbox Ones 13 regions. But that's just my prediction based on information that I was given.

Nexus 7 2013
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malokevi  +   341d ago
....the very fact that I'm on this site should be evidence enough that I like videogames. Same reason I'm getting a PS4. As if any of that needs explaining.

I don't need to come up with some ridiculous list, ranting on about analogue sticks and all kinds of other contrived BS just to prove to you that I have a concrete rational for my decisions. That's for you and people like you.

I like videogames. I'm not getting a PC. I'm not getting a WiiU. I'm not getting an Ouya. I don't have a gameboy. I won't get a Vita. Maybe I have good reasons for it, but to explain any of that to you would give you the false impression that I care about what you think.

I like videogames. Never did I say I like the particular videogames that are launching with the Xbox One. That's, once again, you and your ridiculous need to speculate on why everyone else is buying things, so that you can further justify your own decisions and drag on this pointless discussion.

So, keep up the guessing game, for all the good it will do you. Just know that when these consoles drop, I'll be having an amazing time, despite what anyone else might think. Beyond that, why should you, me, or anyone else give a rats ass?

And that spells it for my contributions to this thread. Keep on truckin! One month to go and you can throw away this meaningless agenda.
captain_slow82  +   341d ago
yeah it is :D
dmitrijs88  +   341d ago
I think there was one place, Zimbabwe or Nigeria, cant recall it correctly.
PopRocks359  +   341d ago
Good job to Sony. They really figured out how to make the PS4 appealing. It will be a grand launch for sure.
Sincere0121   341d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
Sincere0121  +   341d ago
on the contrary, its you who needs to wake up.
Hicken  +   341d ago
I don't think most of us would dream of ignorant fanboys like yourself. That's a nightmare I can do without.
Sincere0121  +   341d ago
3 words come to mind. pot kettle black.
buynit  +   341d ago
Hicken, bro... You are one of the biggest fanboys here! lol...
PopRocks359  +   341d ago
Hicken, you are most certainly in no place to talk. Maybe I am not either, but seriously, get off your high horse.
Hicken  +   341d ago
Aw, thanks for the kind words, guys.
reko  +   341d ago
someone is angry.
byeGollum  +   341d ago
Smeagol! We must get one!
'cause everyone else is also gettin' it, silly!
NO! fat hobbitses are always so sh-sheepsy..

Oh, we like goblinses, batses, and fishes, but we hasn't tried Hobbitses before.
chrissx  +   341d ago
Ps4 is most anticipated game console on the planet,not just australia :3
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TechMech2  +   341d ago
As much as I love Xbox one, I'm not ignorant. Ps4 looks incredible, has better launch title games(in my opinion), and is the gamers system. It's gonna sell great everywhere. I have reasons to buy an Xbox one before ps4, but I don't think any non xbox fanboy thinks that ps4 isnt a great potential system
ape007  +   341d ago
"and is the gamers system"

and what's X1 and wiiu good for?, cooking??
reko  +   341d ago

yes for cooking.
TechMech2  +   341d ago
I mean Xbox one is much more built for entertainment and online matchmaking. I forgot about the Wii U. Xbox one will be great for online multiplayer, but ps4 has a more traditional basis than Xbox one.
ZHZ90  +   341d ago
I don't know about which online will be better so I better wait though the only thing I know PS4 MP Online is cheaper than X1 MP Online.

Anyways as for the rest I really agree with you and glad someone from Xbox camp admit this.
TechMech2  +   341d ago
I honestly don't see a point to Xbox one except for massive halo fans, which I am one. I don't really enjoy Microsoft running Xbox, I simply enjoy halo. In past experiences, Psnetwork and Xbox live were similar except for party chat was on Xbox live. Now ps4 has party chat, so the systems will probably come down to who likes halo and who doesn't. It's all just a matter of opinion. I loved my xbox 360, but never invested too much money into my ps3 because it didn't have party chat.
MightyNoX  +   341d ago
Why you gotta be hatin' on America, Australia?
first1NFANTRY  +   341d ago
I was late to preorder my ps4 but finally i got one at jb hifi. I went to all major stores and they were all sold out till next year. It's crazy, i think it's safe to say Sony has Aus locked.
urwifeminder  +   341d ago
Still don't know anyone who is getting ps4 here but that's my own little world my friends are hardcore xbox fans.
LEOPARD1030  +   341d ago
600.000 only in Australia, good numbers Sony !
jessupj  +   341d ago
Good to hear my Australian brothers and sisters are getting the gamers consoles. There should be plenty of local people to play online here in Sydney.
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