Submitted by TimmyShire 281d ago | news

PS4 Has A 'Slight But Not Significant Lead' Over Xbox One

NowGamer: "All we've heard for the last couple of months is how the PS4 is expected to smash the Xbox One in terms of sales, giving it a market advantage for the life of the console.

But a study recently commissioned by Ubisoft suggests that the lead the PS4 has isn't quite as significant as we've been led to believe." (PS4, Ubisoft, Xbox One)

Septic  +   281d ago
"9% of the 1,000 people surveyed claimed they planned to purchase a PS4 this year, while 13% planned to do so within the first 12 months."

Come on...1000 people is hardly enough to come to a conclusion like that....
GamerXD  +   281d ago
90/1000 people plan to purchase PS4 this year. Then 80/1000 people plan to purchase X1 this year. Still more lead.
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NewMonday  +   281d ago
here is an interesting poll

zeee  +   281d ago
I supported MS last gen (360/PS3) but I mainly used PS3 as my primary gaming console. I don't play to buy Xbox One at all and that's because I don't trust MS anymore and a company that I can't trust, I shall have nothing to do with them.

But, I hope that they do great. We need MS to keep Sony on their toes and vise versa. We need MS, Sony and Nintendo competing for our dollars. Lets hope one company doesn't DOMINATE it all. Competition helps us, the gamers and that's more important than brand loyalty.
Ezz2013  +   281d ago
lol wow
nothing new here
every single poll ps4 take the lead and by huge amount
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Stick89  +   281d ago

I agree. If it wasn't for the 360's success last gen Sony wouldn't have had that giant slice of humble pie shoved down their throats that forced them to learn from the mistakes of PS3's launch and help create what we were just given a week ago. Competition is a wonderful thing and I fully expect (if the new CEO doesn't can the division) Microsoft to learn from this gen's launch mistakes on the next one.
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kneon  +   281d ago

All such polls are quite consistent. The ratio is always about 2:1 in favor or the PS4.
nasnas76  +   280d ago
These polls are never reliable to actual figures. Mainly because the target audience where these polls are hosted and aren't 100% of the market. Not everyone that plays games go to places like IGN or any gaming website. Those polls from gaming websites will be more skewed towards a certain level of gamers, but not all 100% of the gaming market.
UltimateMaster  +   280d ago
I don't know the hell they made this poll but, 34% hasn't played any video games and 18% play games once per month.
So yeah, Scrap that poll.
ArchangelMike  +   281d ago
It's all to premature. Wait till Christmas 2014, when 1st party AAA games are out, and both consoles have been on the market for 12 months. It's then that the numbers will be significant. Now, ppl are just jumping to conclusions based on pre-order numbers and first week sales.
Drasill  +   281d ago
Apparently you have no idea how statistics work. 1,000 people is plenty.
TheGreenMan  +   281d ago
A sample of 1,000 is usually pretty good, but it's not sufficient to measure demand for products like ps4 or x1. I mean ps4 sold over 1 million in a day and x1 will likely sell well too, so extrapolating the results from a 1,000 person sample would be difficult.
Lord Maim  +   281d ago
26,000 is more.
yog-sothot  +   281d ago
Indeed, if the sampling is done correctly, 1000 is large enough to give a good idea of the current audience perspective with a relatively small margin of error. And the fact that the PS4 is selling millions has nothing to do with it.

No, if there is a problem with such survey, it is certainly not the sample's size, it is the fact that many people will change their mind in the coming months and years depending on games and services available on the consoles, and on the larger economical and technological events.
Goku781  +   281d ago
@ newmonday, yeah that sounds about right.
Philoctetes  +   281d ago
Taking Ubisoft's numbers at face value gives the PS4 a significant lead. 22 people out of 100 plan to buy a PS4 in the next 12 months, while only 18 out of 100 people plan to buy an Xbone. If those numbers are accurate, it's a 22.2% lead for the PS4. That's pretty sizeable.

The article also doesn't say whether that's the US, NA, Europe, or what. If the PS4 outsells the bone by 20% in NA, it's going to have a huge edge worldwide.
Funantic1  +   281d ago
What survey is that? Anybody can have a survey. My survey of family and friends are getting a Xbone. The X1 is selling great despite it's price. MS was smart profit and revenue wise in selling it at $500 at launch.
SkippyPaccino  +   281d ago
Are you being Sarcastic?
Hipflask  +   280d ago
Ohh my...agreed. Pretty poor sample there and does not indicate a thing. They might as well compare what 100 people think.
Sarcasm  +   281d ago
Sigh let's just see when the ps4 snd x1 launches in all territories.
MatrixxGT  +   281d ago
Can't wait till tonight is over with so this can all go away and we can stay taking games again.
4logpc  +   281d ago
This is n4g....dont be ridiculous.
strickers  +   281d ago
Then someone starting counting outside the US......
TRGMatt  +   281d ago
Make no mistake, ANY lead that PS4 carries over XB1 in North America is a significant one...globally, PS4 is most likely going to hold a near monopoly over Microsoft's machine and that in itself is significant.
CramShaft  +   280d ago
Do we really want any video game console to have a monopoly? That sounds risky and can lead to a stagnant industry that supplies many of us with hours of entertainment.
Hicken  +   280d ago
Both the PS1 and PS2 had massive leads over the competition, and yet there was no stagnation during that time.

Really, it all depends on who winds up dominating. And, honestly, I think it's only possible to dominate like that if you bring the variety and steer clear of stagnation.
TRGMatt  +   280d ago
I really think XB1 will rebound and perhaps split the audience in North America, leading to hefty competition. Remember, 360 sold TWICE as many machines here that PS3 did so that is by all right domination. As long as the underdog keeps pushing the envelope, it's fine. I agree, monopoly is bad but as some said below: Sony has had a virtual monopoly for quite some time, though they've been head to head with Nintendo before which may not be the case this time. I think the amount of competition is sufficient to not be a hindrance to the industry, rather will help it continue to move forward as both machines vie for our dollars.
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CramShaft  +   280d ago

Good point there. I don't mind if one or the other has a dominate lead...I was speaking in terms of an actual monopoly. I don't care what industry it is, a monopoly is never good for consumers interests.
ezop  +   281d ago
It makes no difference what so ever who wins the console "WAR" Sony or M$, the only company that ultimately wins is the publishers, do you think just because Sony sells 5+ million more PS than M$ that the publishers will say "fu*k M$ we'll only develop for Sony"


the only people who cares about the "Console WAR" is you the fanboy.. All publishers care about is


and all review sites care about is HITS, HITS, HITS which in general is revenue so there in the MONEY, MONEY, MONEY.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   281d ago
Like I said before XB1 will lead in US but not by much. PS4 will have a huge lead worldwide.
SpinalRemains138  +   281d ago
I wasn't aware that the One is going to also break records
d_dogg2007  +   281d ago
1 million units in 24hrs in the US. Imagine Europe and Japan?? In 10 years from now ps4 will have outsold ps2 in its lifetime Sony is back to glory! Xbox has no chance and will hopefully disappear all together! The Ps4 has too much momentum and love at this moment to even stop it!
smashley  +   281d ago
I live in new zealand and today the xbox one launched and I can go into virtually any shop and pick one up. However I may not be able to get a ps4 until maybe feb/march beacause they are all preordered.
Wait until they both launch in europe and then you will see the difference in popularity.
BobBelcher  +   281d ago
Honestly, slight lead is a great thing for me.... This means HEAVY competition and better games in the long run.
KontryBoy706  +   281d ago
Just wait until PS4 releases world wide.
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