More Gamers Prefer Playing Battlefield 4 on Sony’s Consoles

Angie Santiago from SpawnFirst reports: "At EA’s BF4Stats page for Battlefield 4, we get some very interesting metrics on the number of people playing Battlefield 4 on each specific system at any given time. Now granted, the stats do change and are dynamic (so the screenshot below only captures a snapshot of the number of players online at the time), but even with the constant flux, I’ve noticed certain trends showing up on the page."

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aquamala1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

why is the headline not "More Gamers Prefer Battlefield 4 on PC"?

the player count clearly shows that

PC 75,561
PS3 54,038
XBOX360 39,612
XBOXONE 22,211
PS4 36,716

iamnsuperman1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

Because of how the article is titled. It says Sony's consoles (note plural) right there in the title

Edit: I don't know I didn't write the article. I just merely pointed out the obvious. Up to the author to decide that

aquamala1821d ago

and what is the point of combining player counts of these 2 incompatible consoles?

Hatsune-Miku1821d ago

More gamers prefer playing battlefield 4 on the best gaming platform sony ps4

NewZealander1821d ago

title is stupid because how can you say what you "prefer" unless you have played all versions, and are PC players not gamers now? whole article seems rather amateur.

SolidStoner1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

But it is kinda true... there is more people on Sony's camp when you combine them obviously..

but leading numbers for BF like always is for PC.. and its no surprise, BF started on PC, I played all of them.. and then started again on PS3 with Bad Company 1.. (oh, wasnt there a really bad version of console BF version on PS2 also.. I played something like that...)

mikeslemonade1821d ago

Really.. y'all comparing a month old game on PS4 to PC?? It's actually consoles vs PC. And consoles beat your PC.

CarlosX3601821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

@aquamala It's not that difficult to understand...

PS3 54,038
PS4 36,716
Total: 90,754


XBOX360 39,612
XBOXONE 22,211
Total: 61,823

Like the title says "More Gamers Prefer Playing Battlefield 4 on Sony’s Consoles"

@NewZealander He's not saying PC gamers aren't gamers, read the context that's being said: "More Gamers Prefer Playing Battlefield 4 on Sony’s CONSOLES"

PC's aren't CONSOLES.

@mikeslemonade This isn't about comparing two games or two machines. This is just saying there are more players on Sony CONSOLES that prefer BF4 ON [that brand].

starchild1820d ago

What's the point of this article then? The PS3 and PS4 are two separate consoles.

Oh I get it. It's just more crappy fanboy nonsense trying to pit Playstation and Xbox gamers against each other.

GrandTheftZamboni1820d ago (Edited 1820d ago )

He's got an old computer that can't run the calculator program. 90,754 > 75,561.

mikeslemonade1820d ago


Thanks for clarifying. For some reason I saw the word "PS4".

PC gamers always saying "But look at me" lol

Charybdis1820d ago (Edited 1820d ago )

More Sony console owners are playing battlefield it seems (at least at the time of that screenshot). Would be interesting to see a graph of the number of players since the launch of battlefield and maybe an average.

Wonder if this is mainly due to a higher number of total sales on sony consoles or the lack of updates and problems with battlefield on Microsoft consoles.

UltimateMaster1820d ago

How's this. There's more people playing on PS3 and PS4 combined than there is on PC or Xbox combined.


There's more people playing on Microsoft owned devices (PC/X1/X360) than there is of Sony's (PS3/PS4)

Either way, pick your personal preference.
Does anyone really care?

ProjectSeoul1820d ago

But the title of this article is stupid. How can he say that gamers prefer to play Battlefield 4 on the PS consoles than anything else? Just because he has seen numbers?

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Corpser1821d ago

lol so true that's what the player count shows, but let's make this about Sony vs MS


It just comes down to preference. My buddy has BF4 on PS4 and I have BF4 on XB1 and it is the same game regardless. His 900p does look slightly easier on the eyes, especially when looking down range but the textures are equal down to veins in a leaf lol. What I did think was strange being a Hardware Guy, is the Textures load at the same speed on each console, which was a surprise since PS4 uses a faster Bandwidth RAM (GDDR5) which any PC or game Tech savy person knows that Textures, character models, objects, etc. are RAM Extensive task and the faster the RAM the faster the Textures and world loads... except this instance. Not sure what MS has going on under the hood with that eSRAM, but I tell you the bandwidth is MUCH faster than the 68gb/s DDR3 speeds they released thats for sure!

Ju1821d ago

Textures load with a fraction of that bandwidth. That's why you can't see a difference. The bottleneck is not the RAM, but the "drive" you load them from. This will not even come close to a couple of MB/sec (SDDs could load up to 500MB/s - HDDs ~50MB/s) - RAM is exponentially faster than that (GDDR or DDR3). Either one outperforms this for obvious reasons.

dantesparda1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )


hey dinkles, those things are being streamed in from the HDD and they are both 5400RPM drives, so there goes your theory. But the higher res and higher average framerates on the PS4 are directly attributed to the faster RAM. The res alone is 56% higher on the PS4 than on the X1 and its been said by devs that the PS4's RAM is ~40-50% faster/higher. The RAM system on the X1 is a bottleneck anyway you cut it, until they find ways around it

Update: Ju beat me to it, but good, you're backing up what im saying

badboy7761820d ago

Sad When you consider Microsoft Advertises Games like this & COD as Xbox Exclusives with Timed DLC on TV commercials.

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Bigpappy1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

Well it is know that Xbox owners who play online FPS play COD. So it makes sense for BF sales on the console to be hampered by that fact alone.

Since COD is the #1 FPS on either console, that is where a sales comparison should focus if a point needs to be made.

SilentNegotiator1820d ago

"it is know that Xbox owners who play online FPS play COD. So it makes sense for BF sales on the console to be hampered by that fact alone"

Flawless logic. If there's a more popular game, then comparison of the next most popular game is invalid.


Bigpappy1820d ago

@SilentNegotiator: The larger the sample the more accurate the measure will be.

You should not have skipped the statistic class.

And I should have taken typing so I could see some of these error. But you seem to have gotten the point, so.

SilentNegotiator1820d ago (Edited 1820d ago )

You're assuming that this is purely a PS vs Xbox article, when it's just comparing how popular BF4 is in each community. Not everything is a console war.

Bigpappy1820d ago

I am sure you are not that naïve. With that title and if you ignore my comments and look at the others, you will find all kinds of wars going on. Why exactly do you think the title was chosen and why do you think it was submitted to N4G? ... mission accomplished.

andibandit1820d ago

Hasnt the weight distribution thruout the entire last gen been
Cod. Most on xbox,
Bf. most on ps

I dont see how any of this is news

USA0071820d ago (Edited 1820d ago )

Honestly the most players I've seen online on Ghosts was 21k, so less than what that shot of BF4 shows. Usually I see it average about 16-18k this is XB1 by the way.

I was also responsible for 18 of ghosts sales on XB1, so that could have skewed it. (Not really)

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stavrami-mk21821d ago

or it could say battlefield players prefer to play on sony products ??

CarlosX3601821d ago

That's what this article is saying.

stavrami-mk21820d ago

carlosx360 if your gonna reply to me look at who and what question I'm answering .

ForgottenProphecy1821d ago

Just read the title. "Sony's consoles". 54+36 > 75. People that play on PS3 more than likely would be playing on PS4 if they had the funds and could find one in stock.

nutcase131821d ago

Im sorry but your comment does not make sense. Playercount means shit. I assume that the reason more people play on PC is because they dont have a ps4. I smell a PC fanboy in our midst...

Visiblemarc1821d ago

It's just an article showing that Sony consoles are the most popular platforms for this particular game. Not sure there is much to it beyond that.

AngelicIceDiamond1821d ago

I can see that.

There are more PS4's sitting in peoples living rooms then are X1's.

Bigpappy1821d ago

So why is COD selling more on Xbox One at a much lower resolution to boot? Can you also see that?

Omegasyde1821d ago

@bigpappy. Easy answer, the FPS crowd is split among 4 games.

There are 4 different first person shooters on the PS4:

Call of Duty
Battlefield 4
Killzone 4

For, Xbone there is only 2...Cod and Bf.

ForgottenProphecy1821d ago

Alot of Xbox gamers are also Call of Duty gamers, so it's natural they would chose Xbox One as their console. Also, as Omegasyde said, there are more FPS's on PS4 currently, especially with Killzone being the biggest launch exclusive between the two consoles.

Why o why1821d ago

To be fair that micro analysis explained why many of sonys exclusives didnt hit halo or gran turismo numbers. Sonys platform just offered more choice and peoples disposable income or time isn't increasedjust because there are more games. If you only have 3 things on your menu the likelihood is that each of the 3 would sell more than if there were 12 on the menu.. Simple economics.

Ju1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

3 Call of Duty: Ghosts PS4 2013 Shooter Activi sion 1.08
4 Call of Duty: Ghosts XOne 2013 Shooter Activ ision 1.02

Huh ???

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GribbleGrunger1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

The plural in the headline is there for a reason.

"More Gamers Prefer Playing Battlefield 4 on Sony’s Console(s)"

pyramidshead1821d ago

So much for that whole dedicated servers advantage people used to hound off for the XB1. Top lels.

kingduqc1820d ago

Is there a point to this article? I mean, even timezone affect those stats greatly, Usually when it's 5-8pm in Europe there is just way more people playing on pc then any other platform (not sure about combined)

Also that bf4 is plagued with bugs since release, I saw up to 150 000 ppl on pc alone not so long ago and now the numbers keep getting smaller and smaller because of those bugs.

Sarcasm1821d ago

PC 75,561
PS3 + PS4 = 90,754

You answered your own question.

But as a singular platform, then you are correct more people are on the PC.

But that number is unfortunately paltry compared to COD numbers. Probably because COD mostly works.

frostypants1821d ago

@aquamala, you were wrong...stop trying to move the goalposts.

TedCruzsTaint1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

Because it will be a better article for this site.
Face it, at the end of the day this is still a PC-centric series and the numbers show that.
Doesn't matter how you decide to look at the numbers.

GribbleGrunger1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

How can you possibly consider Battlefield a PC centric game? More people play the game on consoles and that's clear to see. Have you any idea how many more PCs there are out there than consoles? God only knows how low the percentage of sales for Battlefield on the PC is when that's taken into account.

"Doesn't matter how you decide to look at the numbers."

For me a higher number indicates 'MORE' ... I haven't got a clue how you see it:

Consoles: 152,277 (165 million install base)


Gaming PCs: 75,561 (500 million install base, easily)

TedCruzsTaint1821d ago

"How can you possibly consider Battlefield a PC centric game?"

In the way that a supposedly niche platform in the gaming market, and, considering it is BF4, even more niche in being only those with relatively powerful rigs can play, has a larger concurrent player count than any of the mainstream gaming platforms.
About sums it up.

GribbleGrunger1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

But more people play it on consoles.

PC 75,561
PS3 54,038
XBOX360 39,612
XBOXONE 22,211
PS4 36,716

AKS1820d ago


Well, Battlefield originated on PC, and it is played more on PC than any other single platform.

You're getting very creative in combining figures for various platforms. It's curious how you're lumping all console platforms together to show it's more than PC, yet when we have a multiplat comparison on N4G that needs pixel counters and extreme close-ups of pixelated grass in almost identical versions, it's supposedly a night and day difference. A console battle that spans 4 or 5 pages of angry comments follows every time.

GribbleGrunger1820d ago (Edited 1820d ago )

@AKS: What make of PC are you referring to?

You can't include ALL PC manufacturers and then complain that someone is using 2 console manufacturers to prove you wrong.

I haven't got a clue why you've gone off at a tangent with the rest of your post though. The argument is whether Battlefield is PC centric or console centric. Quite clearly, no matter how acrobatic with logic you are, it's more popular on consoles.

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GDDR6_20141821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

If you combine the 4 consoles together they have double the player count as PC! PC gaming is dead

BattleTorn1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

Playstation* 90,754
PC 75,561
Xbox* 61,823


aquamala1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

Not Playstation* 137,384
Playstation* 90,754

More Gamers Prefer Not Playing BF4 on Sony's Consoles

but why are we combining incompatible platforms?

ThatCanadianGuy5141820d ago


It's actually incredibly simple to understand, but for some reason, it's hard for you.I wonder why.

When your status says ""PC mustard race, consoles can't ketchup""
I suppose that answers that.

BattleTorn1821d ago

Not PC 152,577
PC 75,561

Fine. There.

More Gamers Prefer Not Playing Battlefield 4 on PC

XisThatKid1821d ago

Because they wanted to give feul to the console war not the PC vs Console war if you not focused on PC games why bring it up?

moodymofo1821d ago

these numbers change all the time ,as of right now it showes ps3 with the most with 46,039
then 360 45,701
then pc 35,277
then ps4 33,454
then xbox1 24,221
ive seen the pc version as low as 8,000 before

DeadlyFire1820d ago

All versions could be as low as zero considering they are using live stats. PC will always have the higher constant number over time as its the bigger demographic.

badboy7761820d ago

Sad When you consider Microsoft Advertises Games like this & COD as Xbone Exclusives with Timed DLC on TV commercials.

n4rc1820d ago

Wtf.. Do people have a choice?

If you have a ps3.. You play on ps3 etc.. Its nothing to do with the game..

And these numbers dont factor in downloads either.. Kind of pointless if you ask me

brich2331820d ago

why is the headline not "More Gamers Prefer Battlefield 4 on Microsofts shit"?

the player count clearly shows that

Microsoft Windows 7/8 75,561
Microsoft XBOX360 39,612
Microsoft XBOXONE 22,211
Sony PLaystation 3 54,038
Sony PLaystation 4 36,716

cjflora1820d ago

"Sony's consoles" = 90,754.

ScorpianusNoir1820d ago

Why is it that when some are talking about a Ferrari and a Porsche, some clown always wants to bring up a Harley Davidson? Yes, they are all vehicles but it gets annoying and boring to have a niche vehicle constantly dragged into the conversation.

ScorpianusNoir1820d ago (Edited 1820d ago )

The Title does say Sony consoles so yes, both the PS3 and PS4 are counted together.

FamilyGuy1820d ago

There's 88K Playstation gamers on in this statistic. That's 13k more than PC.

extermin8or1820d ago

It's because he's specifically discussing that he finds it strange that the difference of ps3-360 players is pretty similar as ps4-xbox one players With about 20% more on each than their rival console. That's why.

Mr_Butata1820d ago

Dude... You must be terrible at math!

Stay in school, please.

Charybdis1820d ago

More Sony console owners are playing battlefield it seems (at least at the time of that screenshot). Would be interesting to see a graph of the number of players since the launch of battlefield.

Wonder if this is mainly due to a higher number of total sales on sony consoles or the lack of updates and problems with Microsoft consoles versions.

Syntax-Error1820d ago

Well I know I prefer it cone 360 because of the community and controller

TopDudeMan1820d ago

Ah, but you're forgetting this is a console war, not a PC war. They'll disregard PC figures if it means the sony fans can get a one up on the microsoft fans.