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Submitted by NatureOfLogic 178d ago | news

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. (PS4, Xbox One)

SniperControl  +   178d ago
The PS4 has had alot of positive news coming of late, the PS4 is the console of choice it seems.
The_Infected  +   178d 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.
SniperControl  +   178d 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.
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ohiostatesman  +   178d 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.
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ZodTheRipper  +   178d 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.
MysticStrummer  +   178d 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.
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Pogmathoin  +   178d ago
I do not understand why peoples height is an issue here... guess PS buyers are basketball players and so on.... :)
The_Con-Sept  +   178d ago
That's it! I am going to FREEZE MYSELF!
FamilyGuy  +   177d 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_Zula  +   177d 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!
SniperControl  +   178d 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.
ohiostatesman  +   178d 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.
ZodTheRipper  +   178d 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.
Juangie3  +   178d ago
I agree I have never cared for the xbox controller
mxrider2199  +   178d ago
@ohio if the developer choses to pay to use them.. they are not free just cheaper...
ohiostatesman  +   178d ago
You're wrong mxdriver. MS already confirmed that is all free for developers to use. FREE OF CHARGE.
SniperControl  +   178d ago
Dont forget the news that the DS4, will have driver support for PC, i am VERY excited to hear this news.
MysticStrummer  +   178d 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.
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Seafort  +   178d 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.
nick309  +   178d ago
Lol gow 5? Wait for gow IV first.
DeadManV  +   178d 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.
SniperControl  +   178d 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)
MizTv  +   178d ago
It's just a better bang for your buck
Fil101  +   178d 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.
awesomeperson  +   178d 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.
sigfredod  +   178d ago
from gamers and developers aswell
LAYLOW  +   177d 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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MultiConsoleGamer  +   178d 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-radical  +   178d 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
ZodTheRipper  +   178d 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.
FITgamer  +   178d 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_Lover  +   178d ago
OMG it's the end of the world!!!!!!!

(2005-2006) OMG it's the end of the world!!!!
GirlOnFire  +   178d ago
Uh! Can't wait for PS4 ^~^
hellzsupernova  +   178d ago
Just over a month to go
PS4isKing_82  +   178d ago
Both will do very well this holiday. Next year is the real test.
chrissx  +   178d ago
Its good to know that real gamers out there support the #1 leading game platform. Ps4 is the boss
BeAGamer  +   178d ago
Greatness Awaits
MasterCornholio  +   178d ago
#4Gamers

Nexus 7 2013
The Meerkat  +   178d ago
I want an XB1.
The controller is better IMO
The launch games look better.

But I can't shake the feeling that MS are hustling me. So I've ordered a PS4.
awesomeperson  +   178d ago
Out of pure curiosity, have you tried both controllers?

Was just wondering, because I've heard a lot of reports (even people who preferred 360 controller this gen) that people preferred the PS4 to Xbox One controller, or they were about even.

Hang tight though, launch games certainly aren't everything. Especially when you look at the exclusives released the past few years for 360/PS3, it seems like Microsoft pushed back quite a few 360 games to make Xbox One stronger.
Skynetone  +   178d ago
sony should bring out a limited edition controller for those how prefer the 360 controller, I loved the original xbox 1 controller but the 360 controller is complete trash, in fact im going to smash that 360 controller hooked up to my pc as soon as I get my ps4 controller working on it, maybe the new xbox one controller will be better
MAULxx  +   178d ago
This doesn't surprise me at all.
Unless you got the money to burn your only picking up one system next month.
Playstation has garnered so much favor (mine included) after MS revealed their "vision" for the future that the majority despised. Not to beat a dead horse but that's the thing. MS hasn't changed their vision. They just postponed it. They haven't learned anything except that they're going to have to use a different tactic to force their fans & consumers into the MS design mold.
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rainslacker  +   177d ago
I had money to burn. Enough saved to buy both systems and 4 games each. I passed on the X1 right after the reveal.

I've been warming up to the X1 again. X1 wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for MS itself.
urwifeminder  +   178d ago
Will only get one next gen console as pc is my main gear so xb1 it is unless wii u gets cheap may pick one of them up as well if the price is right.
boeso  +   178d ago
Good.
thehitman  +   178d ago
The only thing that will keep sales close between ps4/xb1 is the amount of supply the ps4 will have. Sony will sell everything shipped instantly and if they can keep up w/ demand somewhat they will surely outsell xb1 easily.
DoesUs  +   178d ago
POG/GreenPowers/MorePower will be crying at this.
rainslacker  +   177d ago
Naa, they'll just say how everyone is going to buy the console digitally so it won't reflect in NPD sales data.
Bluebird8  +   178d ago
preordered mine right after E3, damn the wait is long! over 30 days left :-x
whitefang1988  +   178d ago
Pre orders don't give the whole story imo, I've got 2 xbox and two ps4 pre orders... Doesn't mean they will get my money for all 4 I'm just holding out to see which company gives the best deals and fastest shipping before I cancel 3 of them.I'm sure loads of people are ordered both or one after e3 with no intention of buying both. For me I'm getting xbox1 first (here come the disagrees) and a ps4 when god of war or the last of us comes out because nothing right now interests me that inst multi plat on PlayStation.
KrisButtar  +   178d ago
"I've got 2 xbox and two ps4 pre orders... Doesn't mean they will get my money for all 4 I'm just holding out to see which company gives the best deals and fastest shipping before I cancel 3 of them."

I've never heard tell of anyone ever doing anything like this before, not just with consoles but anything. Do you know others that do that? That seems like an awful lot of work to just get a single console.

Edit: Wait. Reading your comment again you have 4 consoles pre-ordered but then you say you're getting an XB1 1st..why you even order 2 PS4s then?
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whitefang1988  +   178d ago
Because I'm not a fan boy and at the time of e3 neither console had sold me but I wanted to secure both for launch. I know plenty if people who have ordered both but will only choose one. Only reason I ordered 4 instead of two was I ordered one set on Amazon and one set in my local store. In case the store or Amazon had limited stock at launch. I've got both consoles of of this gen. I've had all PlayStation's and Xbox just when the first Xbox came out I've always preferred it. No big deal if others prefer the PS just enjoy either or both. I never stuck to either console for multi plats I bought platformers and action games on ps3 and shooters first and third on Xbox. :-)
rainslacker  +   177d ago
I had 3 PS4's pre-ordered. 2 through Amazon, 1 through GameStop(which is already paid off). I canceled one of the PS4 pre-orders because I don't need 2. I just secured my pre-orders early just in case something came up. The second one I'm keeping because a friend of mine wants one and he'll pay me for it in installments. I ended up cancelling the Watch Dogs one that went to a regular launch version. I suppose I could have sold it on Ebay for some money, but I prefer someone that wants it to be able to get it at a reasonable price.
RiPPn  +   178d ago
3 weeks baybay!!!!!
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True_Samurai  +   178d ago
Can't wait to get my x1 On Nov. 22
mhunterjr  +   178d ago
I can't get with the idea of buying a launch console for games that aren't coming out until well after launch... If the games you want aren't there at launch, wouldn't it make more sense to wait until those games are available before buying the console? There's a good chance there will be bundles and price drops at that time.

The only time I buy a console at launch is if it has MUST HAVE games on day one. The closest thing I see to a must have exclusive title is Forza 5 (my opinion, not a fact). The other titles are worth holding out for reviews (Ryse, killzone, dead Rising 3), or are last gen ports.
Hicken  +   178d ago
... it's not JUST the games that will be after launch.

It makes more sense, to me, than buying a console JUST for the launch titles, with no idea what's coming afterward. On PS4, you know the developers who'll be making games in the near future, and you know the quality they'll be bringing to the table. There's a huge list of games in the works for PS4, and even if they don't all have names, you at least know they're on the way. On the other hand, there isn't really a lot- even as little as speculation- on the XB1 side of things.

Besides, it'll be hard to take advantage of whatever Plus deals there are on PS4 if you don't have a PS4. And there's always the chance that you'll see something you like that you weren't actually interested in. Kinda like Plus, in general.
mhunterjr  +   178d ago
There's no shortage of good games from good developers in the works on either console. Xbox one has Titanfall, Halo5, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, Fable Legends, Black Tusk Game, Kinect Sports Rivals, to name a few, and undoubtedly quite a few unannounced titles.

But that's besides the point. It doesn't make sense to buy a launch console solely on the promise of future titles. It would make more sense to wait for those future titles, and likely benefit from bundles and deals.
Hicken  +   177d ago
"It doesn't make sense to buy a launch console solely on the promise of future titles."

I didn't say it did. I said it made more sense than buying one solely for launch titles.
rainslacker  +   177d ago
For many, there are launch titles there available at launch that they want to play. KZ:SF seems to be popular. I'm personally looking forward to Knack. I'll be getting those 2 and AC4. Since Watch Dog's got delayed, I'm not really sure what to get as my 4th game. Would have been NFS:Rivals, but GT6 comes out a couple weeks later. It'll probably be Lego Marvel Superheroes, which I was just going to get on the PS3 since it's cheaper, but might as well take the plunge.

First half of next year is looking good though. I don't mind taking the plunge early. Launch window isn't barren by any means, and still a crap ton of stuff coming out on PS3 for any dry spell that comes around. My current PS3/Vita/3DS/Wii U backlog is enough to keep me going for a couple years by itself..:)
mhunterjr  +   177d ago
Yeah that makes perfect sense. If you have an interest in launch titles, then by all means take the plunge.
ballsohard2013  +   178d ago
uhhh so is it reflected in pre-orders... last i heard it was projected for Ps4 to do 1-1.5 million and X1 projected to do 1-1.2 million systems sold. So that like saying Ps4 should do 2.5 million on launch which would be a challenge itself seeing that they have to fulfill the orders they have so far by the end of the New Year.
TristanPR77  +   178d ago
I have no doubt the PS4 will be the leading console on next-generation. It is a more attractive choice plus is the most powerful console. Not to mention that in the long run it will have the best exclusive.
MegaRay  +   178d ago
DUH
MRMagoo123  +   177d ago
Pretty much any where you look world wide the ps4 is getting around 2/3 to 1 to the xbone , it just seems that there isnt much MS can do, I dont really care that much tho because the ps2 was fine with no competition what so ever and i think the ps4 will do just fine as well IF it goes that way.
sensor21  +   177d ago
Who cares when we ALL gaming we not going to be thinking hey what the other side doing.
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dmeador  +   177d ago
Dont know why people get so worked up over "interest". In just a few months we will have actual numbers, then you can't really argue with that....oh who am I kidding

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