Reasons Given for Buying a PS4 or Xbox One Are Almost Embarrassing

The well known market research firm Nielsen recently published a report which is borderline embarrassing for gamers.


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uth112240d ago

I'm going to guess that the Nielsen survey gave a list of reasons and asked the buyers to choose the reasons that they agreed with, and that's how it ends up reading like this.

Nyxus2240d ago

Yeah we don't really know the context of these questions. I assume they are about why you chose one particular console over the other, and in that context they make sense. Not sure what the big deal is, honestly.

SilentNegotiator2240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

I'm guessing that the questions were so that it lead most of the survey takers to "hardware comparison" type answers.

You'll note that the "answers" use the words "faster", "better", etc instead of "fast", "Good", etc.

SilentNegotiator2240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

Note: There's a question at the bottom of the graphics, but since they couldn't even be bothered to include their methods/process of gathering this information, I do not at all trust that their survey was done very professionally/scientifically and that they ACTUALLY asked that exact, same question every time.

3-4-52240d ago

Good games on all platforms.

All handhelds, consoles & PC have good games.

Even ios has a few hidden gems, that should really be on 3DS/Vita.

RocketScienceLvlStuf2240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

Hasn't an article already been published about this? It talked about how delusional xbox fanboys are and their brand loyalty

Rachel_Alucard2240d ago

That was a duplicate article that was twisted in the title to suit the poster's needs. It has since been removed.

miyamoto2239d ago

Wow yeah!
Should have known it was an avid xbox fan behind this article.

"It turns out that the pollsters put together a list of 30 reasons to choose from (of which “better resolution” was just one) and the following question was asked separately for each system they owned:"

For the record, its Nielsen's fault not the PS4 consumers,buddy.

But what is funny is this: "XBOX" brand for the xboxers as the numero uno reason why they settled for the XB1.

That is sure so telling about the Xbox fans,eh?

Fans of a brand not a fan of which is the better or in this case the best.
If the XB1, is honestly & really, the better platform than PS4 I will choose it.
But in this case its not.... in my opinion.

Oh well, its their money not mine.
I warned them, though.

DemonChicken2240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

My main reason for a console is normally exclusives which the playstation brand has most of, my main reason for the PS3 too - Tales, ni no kuni, Yakuza persona so yeah those JRPGs. Love only Japanese exclusives too like those Gundam, Macross and SRW games too. But there are alot of other exclusives in all different genres that interest me too (diversity).

For most multi platform games I normally would go for PC - mods and such (some games I prefer on the PC, guess it's that mentality and use of keyboard and mouse) but yeah the resolutions and such are just bonuses for me. In the end buy the console that most appeals to you with the type of games you like!

But I thought the majority of gamers would think like me, I know most of my friends are similar to me. Consoles either Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony for exclusives and then a PC.

OB1Biker2240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

Yea the more foolish are the ones doing a big deal out of a stupid survey

Sheikh Yerbouti2240d ago

I'm sure it was an open-ended question. How they code it is another matter.

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Timesplitter142240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

The only reason to buy a PS4 right now is (will be) Bloodborne.
There are no good reasons to buy an XB1.
WiiU has a reasonable amount of good games.

Overall this gen makes me feel like consoles in general are in their last years. Maybe one more generation and then they'll be replaced by phones and PCs that can stream to your TV. I mean.... don't tell me this isn't a depressing sight :

Also I believe Nielsen probably interviewed potatoes for this research

Kiwi662240d ago

And i bet if people said there isn't good reasons for them to buy a ps4 they'd get crucified by the playstation loyal and i think that people will disagree with your claim that the xb1 has no good reasons to buy one excluding your obvious bias towards it

Timesplitter142240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

What DOES the xb1 have to stand above the competition?

Some kind of DLC for some random CallOfDoody game?

Alsybub2240d ago


You seem to think it's still November 2013. Just as a heads up, it's 2015 now and lots has changed on all three systems.

Timesplitter142240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

name the games then.

I'm looking at the XB1's library and all I see is games that would be better bought on steam. I get the exact same feeling out of the PS4's library except for Bloodborne which has marterpiece written all over it

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Pogmathoin2240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

Timesplitter, retard is not a game, however it is also suitable.

I can also count retards from the agrees.

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MysticStrummer2240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

It seems like lots of people apparently found reasons to buy a PS4 before Bloodborne. I know I did.

What does your personal opinion of a console's library have to do with the overall market?

LightDiego2240d ago

Just another guy who thinks consoles are over, do some research and check the sales for the consoles, then post something useful.

wonderfulmonkeyman2240d ago

To be fair, if I had any desire to get an XBone, Garden Warfare and Scalebound are a couple of decent choices, IMO.

kneon2240d ago

Garden Warfare is on PS4 as well so you're down to one choice.

wonderfulmonkeyman2240d ago

@ Kneon; you assume I'd have a PS4, or that I wouldn't double dip if I did have both systems for the sake of playing with friends who only have one or the other, so really, no, I'm not down one choice.

Spotie2239d ago

I think his point was that since it's also on PS4, Garden Warfare isn't exactly an incentive to get an XB1.

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Fro_xoxo2240d ago

Resolution made it to the top of the list for PS4 ^_^.

SilentNegotiator2240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

Mention of games is also higher on the Ps4 list than the others.

I'm guessing the frame of the question was leading people to hardware related answers, and resolution was a big controversy at the start of the generation.

Sy_Wolf2240d ago

The only reason I have a PS4 is because I love a lot of Sony's exclusives. While I'm waiting for them I would rather play cross generation games on a system that will run the games better. Plus multiplatform games run better on the PS4 overall. I'm gonna get an Xbone eventually, just waiting on a size reduction because I really don't have anywhere to put the thing right now.

Knightofelemia2240d ago

If the Price is Right girl came with the console I would buy another console again.

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