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Pre-launch Interest In Sony PS4 Is Twice Higher Than Xbox One

With less than a month to go before the next-generation console war is unleashed, new research shows that Sony’s PlayStation 4 has taken a significant early lead over the Xbox One, with more than two times as many gamers said to be interested in the former as they are in the latter.

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SniperControl1068d ago

The PS4 has had alot of positive news coming of late, the PS4 is the console of choice it seems.

The_Infected1068d ago

I can't wait to get my PS4! I hope Amazon ships it a week early like I heard so we get it on time.

SniperControl1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

I wont get mine until till 29th, us european folks have to wait another 36 days =(

I hope you guys enjoy it on the 15th, i will be eagerly waiting for your views and opinions on the web.

ohiostatesman1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

I plan to purchase an Xbox One. For me. Xbox One has the best controller and the best launch games. All games have dedicated servers. The interface is better. More technology in a better overall package.

ZodTheRipper1068d ago

I'm surprised it's only twice, just remember all these surveys and votings a few months ago. The 180's seem to have helped after all.

MysticStrummer1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

@Ohio - I'm glad you included "For me" before the part about the better controller and launch games, but you should have said the same about the interface and the "better overall package" because those are opinions as well. Also, games that pay for it will have dedicated virtual servers, which are both important distinctions to make. More technology... yes... but it will be up to the consumer whether that technology is wanted or needed, such as all the TV related stuff and the camera. The slow death of traditional TV watching and the relatively low number of people who wanted cameras on their consoles this generation seem to indicate that at least some of the tech included in the XB1's price isn't wanted or needed by many people.

OT - I'm sure the latest news about delayed games has caused a few short sighted people with bad memories to reconsider their purchase plans next month, but it's no surprise that PS4 continues to command the most interest from consumers.

Edit- As I noted below, the dedicated servers are free ( Just saw that news ) but they are virtual servers so it's hard to say how well they'll perform until they're put to the test.

Pogmathoin1068d ago

I do not understand why peoples height is an issue here... guess PS buyers are basketball players and so on.... :)

The_Con-Sept1068d ago

That's it! I am going to FREEZE MYSELF!

FamilyGuy1067d ago

Lol PS4Beaver

The title definitely needs to fix its grammar.

Xbox screwed up, and even if it hadn't the trend was going in Sonys favor anyway because of the 2010-2013 kinect focused shift anyway. MS was already losing its fanbase to some degree.

Shake_Zula1067d ago

Yeah, Amazon ships it to their distribution centers local to the preorders and then ships them from there to the clients.

lol, it's actually same day shipping really although I'd imagine Nov. 15 is going to be "UPS Hell" here in the states!

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SniperControl1068d ago

@ohiostatesman

Good for you, that is your opinion.

While the launch line for the PS4 is not steller, i`am not buying the PS4 for now, i am buying the PS4 for Uncharted 4, TLoU 2, GoW 5 and GT7.

I tried to use a 360 controller on my PC, just could not get use to it, the left stick is in the wrong place, currently use a DS3 with Motionjoy for my PC gaming needs.

Sony also has dedicated servers you know, lol.

ohiostatesman1068d ago

You're in the minority here. Very small minority. Xbox controller is the defacto standard for PC gamepads. All new games already have the built in driver for every title. It's just plug and play. Xbox One has dedicated servers for EVERY GAME. Everyone of them.

ZodTheRipper1068d ago

^lol, it's okay, we get it.

I also can't get used to the 360 pad, my hand seems to be not big enough.

Juangie31068d ago

I agree I have never cared for the xbox controller

mxrider21991068d ago

@ohio if the developer choses to pay to use them.. they are not free just cheaper...

ohiostatesman1068d ago

You're wrong mxdriver. MS already confirmed that is all free for developers to use. FREE OF CHARGE.

SniperControl1068d ago

Dont forget the news that the DS4, will have driver support for PC, i am VERY excited to hear this news.

MysticStrummer1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

@Ohio - Actually, you're in the minority here. This is a PS friendly site, after all. Having MS controller drivers included with PC titles is about as impressive as having Windows on every PC. Both are more about business deals than actual superiority. I find the analog placement on XBox controllers to be bizarre. It boggles my mind that anyone thinks that's actually better or ergonomic in any way. Also, as mxrider said and I pointed out above, games that pay for it will have dedicated virtual servers.

Edit - You're right about them being free, but they are virtual servers, which doesn't mean a whole lot yet. Once the console launches we'll see how well those virtual servers perform.

Seafort1068d ago

@MysticStrummer This site was actually a Xbox stronghold when I first joined years ago but that changed quickly as the PS3 gained ground on the X360 and we saw what it was capable of.

What the Xbone is getting now with bad publicity and gamers ire is the exact same thing the PS3 got near to and after launch.

OT: I prefer the DS3 as well but I have a Xbox pad for my PC atm. If Sony does create drivers for their PS4 gamepad I will be swapping.

@ohiostatesman All multiplayer games should have dedicated server support. This shouldn't be a commendation it should be a non-issue and be expected of the console devs especially on a subscription service.

nick3091068d ago

Lol gow 5? Wait for gow IV first.

DeadManV1068d ago

My hands are absolutely massive, (i'm over 6ft tall) but i cannnot use a 360 control, i also use motionjoy and xpadder - great tools.
I will admit the trigers suck on the DS3 but, the analog sticks are symetrical like my hands.

SniperControl1068d ago

@nick309

God of War I,II,III and Ascension, that's 4 right there my friend, GOW 5 will be on PS4.

(Yes, before you say, i know Ascension is a prequel)

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MizTv1068d ago

It's just a better bang for your buck

Fil1011068d ago

Yep not surprised, microsoft shot themselves in both feet when they announced the xbone and all the bs they tried to pull at the start. PS4 for me.

awesomeperson1068d ago

It's even more amazing that this study was conducted in the United States... Microsoft's strongest territory of this generation.

If interest is 2:1, like this suggests, in the United States, it would be interesting to see what it's like in the rest of the world.

sigfredod1068d ago

from gamers and developers aswell

LAYLOW1067d ago (Edited 1067d ago )

XBOX LIVE > PS+
LAUNCH LINEUP X1 > LAUNCH LINEUP PS4
X1 GRAPHICS < PS4 GRAPHICS (tbd)
X1 CONTROLLER > PS1234(same every gen) CONTROLLER
TITANFALL ON X1 3/14 > TITANFALL ON PS4 ? maybe !
DESTINY ON X1 > DESTINY ON PS4 (Timed DLC)

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MultiConsoleGamer1068d ago

Microsoft totally botched the reveal and has been playing catch-up since E3.

Really looking forward to getting my PS4. Hoping to score a few accessories early just for the hell of it.

B-radical1068d ago

Agreed they seemed to have made ground since e3 which is good for the industry. But they wont recover before launch no way. But i do see majority of people on this site owning both consoles at some point of time

ZodTheRipper1068d ago

My second console will be a Wii U, only for Nintendo IP's... I don't understand how some buy both a Xbox and a Playstation ...that wouldn't be worth it imo. Both are more or less the same except for the exclusives and some minor differencies.

FITgamer1067d ago

I don't know yet. Definitely getting PS4, i was gonna wait year to see how X one does before i consider buying it, but now i'm thinking i should just build a PC in year. I mean i really don't feel the need for both consoles, especially considering now i'll have pay for online for both. Also kinect is huge turn off for me, after price drop it wouldn't be a big deal, but the X one on it's own isn't worth $500.

Software_Lover1068d ago

OMG it's the end of the world!!!!!!!

(2005-2006) OMG it's the end of the world!!!!

GirlOnFire1068d ago

Uh! Can't wait for PS4 ^~^

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