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Chinese gamers overwhelmingly prefer PS4 to Xbox One

Microsoft is getting ready to launch the Xbox One in China, but if an online poll at Netease Games is any indication, China’s gamers may be more interested in Sony’s offerings.

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Ninver743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

the uphill battle continues. according to some M$ extremists the X1 will be so popular in china half the population will buy the system lol.

Xsilver743d ago

lmaooooo sooo true I guess they should stop expecting the Xone to beat the PS4 because of China but that's not my business http://www.marketmenot.com/... this PS4 Tho.

Septic743d ago

Forget China, Xbox need to try and win on their own home turf first.

uptownsoul743d ago

Well to be fair he did say he found a poll with Sony in the headline which may attract more Sony fans. BUT!!! ---- He did go on to say, "But other polls and comment threads on the Chinese web that I’ve come across suggest the same thing: China’s more excited for the PS4 than it is for the Xbox One" And 57% compared to 10% is a huge margin (even adjusted, the PS4 would probably still be atop the comparison poll)

Mikelarry743d ago

That kermit meme stil cracks me up.

OT: I guess Microsoft approach is if at first you don't succeed with Japan more power to them. but personally it would be more effective if they concentrated on the markets that actually wants their console

UltimateMaster743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

If the PS4 is winning in the US and the Xbox never made a dent in Asia.
What kind of hope do they have in making them buy the system?

Also, does Microsoft even care if they get China or not? Because they never cared about Asian countries even when they tried hard to get exclusives it still flopped hard.

I saw an article that wanted to ban Microsoft Windows because it was a monopoly. I don't think there's a good relationship in the first place.
It's a very very step uphill battle with lots of flop and fall.

57.8% PS4
10.4% Xbox One
6.4% PS Vita

Without much knowledge of the remote play, it could be the reason why it's so low. Nonetheless, it truly shows how poor the demand is for Xbox over there.

medman743d ago

"Chinese gamers overwhelmingly prefer PS4 to Xbox One"....well yeah, they're not stupid.

b163o1743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

Well whoever wins China is going to win this war. Its a untapped market baby, a huge one at that. Keep it going Sony cause your starting to really hitting on full strides now....

Sevir743d ago

They seem to think XB is gonna dominate Japan. even where the PS4 is having a rough time. LOL outta launch in their tier 2 markets and step up their image in NA and everywhere They've already launched. Because even with this Price cut they still have yet to outsell the PS4.

sonarus743d ago

Microsoft needs to focus on where they are good before stepping outside. Xbox wasnt successful but the 360 was huge success in UK and in US but not in Japan. Ms has never been successful in Japan and putting more money there doesn't seem wise. MS needs to focus on getting all the 360 owners to switch to the Xbox one. They need to be doing everything possible to succeed in US and UK before they should even consider Japan. Just dumping more money down the drain imo.

China is different though since consoles have always been banned there. Will be interesting to see if all these claims of 57% want ps4 turn out to be true.

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truefan1743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

In academics a survey is only valid if the population is random. If the survey was posted in a ps4 article, the data is already skewed as the population would be be heavily weighted in favor of ps4. Of course the n4g fans will take this survey as golden.

@Septic X1 will be fine in the US, Halo MCC will be the highest selling game this year on any one console. X1 at $100 more outsold the ps4 last holiday, even price+Halo = No Contest. Also football season is coming up, I'm holding out hope for NFL Sunday ticket.

ZodTheRipper743d ago

I can't believe what I just read, what are you even blabbering about? Your mind is full of mush and false hopes.

LordMaim743d ago

Alternately, you could say that any PS4 article would also draw trolls who prefer the Xbox One who would skew the results in the opposite direction. They do seem to come out of the woodwork at times like these.

UltraNova743d ago

I hope you are still around when Driveclub (a racing game)sells as many if not more units than the Halo collection.

stuna1743d ago

You sure do give a new meaning to the name truefan! But to give more absolute clarity to your preference, perhaps you should put Xbox in front of the 1!?

On topic: Why some would think the Xbox1 would be preferred over the PS4 in china is beyond me. The past conflicts between China and Japan has nothing to do with commercialism or, the economy as many would suggest. To be honest in this point in time the conflicts between the USA and China is bigger and more pronounced at this point in time! Also people seem to think that the people of China don't possess Televisions or, access to news media, so they can't possibly know what issues the Xbox1 has experienced this past year.

It would surprise me if China was only letting outside consoles in to reverse engineer them for their own purposes.

GhostTurtle743d ago

Your entire post is full of crack smokery. From top to bottom. You must be high, son.

poor_cus_of_games743d ago

I usually don't reply to trolls but I have to this time. Even if the x1 did outsell the ps4 last season that is because Sony ran out of ps4's while you could still x1 launch day editions months later. It's easy to beat your competitor if they have ran out.

Qrphe743d ago

>X1 at $100 more outsold the ps4 last holiday

Your comment should've started with this so as to have saved me the trouble of reading the rest.

ravinash743d ago

@ truefan1.

I don't thing the Chinese were surveyed on N4G, so you comment makes no sense.

mhunterjr743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

I think what you are getting at is that in statistics, poll results are only considered scientific if the sample population is truly random and of sufficient size (in general, a polling size of 1000 truly random participants is considered reliable) You are right about that, and these internet surveys are rarely scientific as the surveyors often incite bias, but they often can truly shed some insight into trends, none the less. I'm not sure why your comment garnered so many disagrees, though, at least not the first half of it.

As a side note, online opt-in polls are among the worst in terms of reliability, as mob mentality can easily derail a poorly designed poll. Take for example how EA has won worst company in the US several times, despite the fact that the majority off the US probably doesn't know what EA is, let alone care how they treat gamers.

r2oB743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

@ truefan1

In life a comment is only valid if it makes sense. Unfortunately for you, yours never do. TMCC will absolutely NOT be the best selling game "on any one console" (as you put it). Even if every Xbox One gamer bought a copy (highly unlikely), that would not be enough to outsell CoD. How you fail to think of such obvious things before you post is beyond me.

EDIT: When I mentioned CoD I was referring to last gen versions that will sell 10+ million per console. Heck, even current gen versions of CoD will most likely outsell TMCC.

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PS4isKing_82743d ago

It only "barely" outsold it in December because Sony had the majority of units held back for the European launch.

If Sony didn't launch in Europe last December, Sony would have sold another mil or 2 easily beating xbone's us holiday numbers. Don't expect that to happen this time. The white destiny ps4 bundle alone will kill any chances the xbone has the holiday.

Magicite743d ago

Destiny(PS4) will easily outsell anything on X1.

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MightyNoX743d ago

They live in a bubble. Just smile, nod, say "China will save The Bone." and turn around and run.

On-topic: Sony's actually pushing for the creation of an SCEC (Sony Computer Entertainment China) as opposed to Microsoft simply dumping the Bone and let f***-all sort it out.

Not to mention f2p games on both consoles, one has a paywall (X1) the other does not (PS4) and it's pretty easy to guess which console will be more popular.

Evilsnuggle743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

The types of games that are developed in Asia like Japan , South Korea and China are the types of games that Asia's gamers enjoy . Xbone has western type games of American gamers . Even Europeans prefer less Americanized games expect U.K . Gamers. The only way xbone can out sale PS4 is to get Asian game developers to make games for the xbone. Kingdom under fire 2 and Deep Down will be hugely successful in Japan , South Korea and China because these are games that fit the Asian gamers taste for games .

Kidmyst743d ago

No Chinese gamers will buy the knockoff OneBoxX for half the price instead.

lfc_4eva742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

Come on dude, the guy says it himself. He found this in a Sony article. Its bound to be skewed in favour of PS4.

Just the same as when I go to the Liverpool FC website, I don't expect to see loads of praise for Man U.

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SaveFerris743d ago

The advantage will go to the platform with the content that best caters to the Chinese gamers.

DanielGearSolid743d ago

China loves f2p, Sony loves f2p

China loves MMO's Sony loves mmos

TimeSkipLuffy743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

Sometimes it is not all about content. There are many different things to consider. If you have friends who are just pro PS because PS was a part of their video gaming life since their childhood they will try to convince you. And if you want to play with them you get the same system. There are many different reason. Some want specific games, some just like the brand, some love sony, some are fanbooys, some want to save money, some like the design, some like the hardware, etc...

I love PS because PS1 & PS2 are one of the best consoles ever made. Also because I love their exclusive games so far (I'm a huuuuuuuuge One Piece fan)

KinjoTakemura743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

People have different tastes, even in China. Will Chinese gamers choose the console with games cut from the same co-op/multiplayer mold or will they choose the console with a wide selection of games from every genre? My guess is that one console will continue the trend it's been setting since November 15th 2013.

LAWSON72743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

It kills me people are still saying this, the Xbone has just as wide a selection of games as PS4. Even last gen the PS3 hardly had a better selection (IMO the greats are 3rd party games by JP which the 360 even has 3 of).

zeuanimals743d ago

Gears, Halo, Forza, Fable. Dat wide selection. Of course, I'm forgetting the games from earlier in its life like Viva Pinata and Crackdown, but there's still no way you can say that with a straight face unless you're simply arrogant to the fact the 360 didn't push variety like the PS3 did.

And 3 JP games? Is that supposed to be impressive? It had Lost Odyssey though, but the PS3 had Demon's Souls (arguably the best Souls), MGS4, Valkyria Chronicles, and a ton of Tales games, as well as 3 localized Yakuza games, and then a ton more. You can't really compare the two and even trying to do so just puts the 360 in a bad light, so I don't understand why you bothered.

LAWSON72743d ago

Here you go a list of exclusives with out the main entries you mentioned.
Viva Pinata
Kameo
Crackdown
Alan Wake
Banjo N&B (great game just not what people wanted)
Blue Dragon
Lost Odyssey
Tales Of Vesperia (west)
Dance Central (not my kind of game but successful)
Forza Horizon (yes it is Forza but a far different approach)
Shadow Complex
Geometry Wars
Left 4 Dead
Prey (ancient but still good for its time)
PGR
Saints Row (first entry)
Splosion Man
State of Decay
Toy Soldiers
Trials HD
Dead or Alive 4
Witcher 2
World of Tanks

A lot of these are mostly good games because I used quality control when I made the list. A number of these have exclusive sequels aswell. The system is much more than just coop online games and lacking variety. There may not be as many but there is a wide variety and I think it is a load of crap to think the system is the bro shooter system just because it did it better than PS3. I gamed on the system exclusively until 2009 and had plenty of great games to choose from. Sadly it lost the momentum but so did the PS3 unless you like JP games which a lot of people could not care less about (not me). Also nice exaggeration of Tales of games there are only like 2 exclusive on the platform and 2 more in the future, but yeah let's call that 12.

As for Xbone there are many games with SP experiences and new experiences, and there is plenty of variety comparable to the PS4. As always you fanboys want to overexagerrate and provably judge a system you have extreme bias against.

Picnic743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

In Japan, though, the Xbox One is the first Xbox console that is doing quite well. Early on it might even have sold more than the PS4 there. Once all the Xbox die-hards have got their console and once the PS4 gets some more exclusives out, this might change of course. Deep Down might do the trick as it's of Japanese tastes. But otherwise the games have tended to be Western and even the fact that the PS4 is PC-like means that the Japanese public have not responded as enthusiastically as they might have so far.

SaveFerris743d ago

How can the XBox One be doing well in Japan if it is still yet to launch there?

Picnic743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

Yes it launches on 9th September 2014 there but it's topped some charts for pre-orders:

http://segmentnext.com/2014...

However it doesn't mention what the figures are in comparison to what PS4 pre-orders once were and it might seem unusual if the Xbox One didn't top the chart for at least 1 month when preorders are opened.

But obviously, whilst the Xbox360 is seen as a niche console in Japan, it has its fans who want to buy it early. And for new buyers it's the first time that Microsoft have made an Xbox that hasn't had any major reported hardware problems (aside from not hitting 1080p of course) yet in comparison to the competition.

So don't give me thumbs down when pre-orders are important to some extent in knowing the interest in a console.

Naga743d ago

Shhhhh... No facts. Just feelings.

Perjoss743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

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EinRobot743d ago

@picnic, are you from the future? Xbox one has yet to launch in Japan.

joeorc743d ago

@EinRobot

Nothing wrong with him showing some vocal support for Microsofts xboxone or any gamer showing support for any of the consoles, the big problem.

In china both the xboxone and ps4 are over $700.00 USD there!

Im supportive of the consoles as the next guy or gal, but that price point is going to be a problem to gain a large in numbers market share.

But with the ps3,xboxone, nintendo Wii and WiiU, along with the 3DS and Sony now launching the Playstation Tv a micro-Game Console for the living room with a base entry price point of $100.00.

There will be many choices in china for new console buying this fall season in the market in china.

I my self do not think the ps4, or the xboxone will have that large in numbers sell through there due to price points they have. But we will see.

Picnic743d ago

Why have you conveniently ignored my link showing that I am referring to preorders?

godofboobees743d ago

Nigga you just went full retard

1Victor743d ago

Doesn't Looks Like MS Will Have A Picnic Under The Cherry Blossoms In China Or Japan More Like A Picnic In A Toxic Waste Plant. HopefullyThey'll Mutate Into Something Like In Picnic Fantasies

KinjoTakemura743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

@Picnic

You made that entire statement up.

Picnic743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

How can I make up a link to a website that works that tells you I am talking about preorders (for which you often, if not always, have to give payments details in advance)?

And what is wrong, for example, with the following statements:

'it has its fans who want to buy it early'

'whilst the Xbox360 is seen as a niche console in Japan'

I can't work out whether you people are particularly mean or particularly stupid in wanting to disagree with everything I said.

You're acting as if I said that the XboxOne is going to end up selling more than the PS4 in Japan over the course of the entire generation. You're acting as if that would personally offend you. The Sony love is showing itself to often be nothing more than inverted hate to whoever is regarded as the 'mean corporation'.
And I say that as someone who loved the PS3.

KinjoTakemura743d ago

It would have been easier for you to just admit your mistake instead of trying to delude yourself.

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