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72% of US next-gen pre-order customers chose PS5

From GI.biz: "A study from market research company VGM indicated that US players who have pre-ordered a next-gen console have predominantly gone for the disc edition of the PlayStation 5.

The study was conducted from September 23 to 25, 2020, using a sample of 511 US-based respondents, representative of the US general gaming population."

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TheProblem289d ago (Edited 289d ago )

Yep. Just as many of us here knew. The ps5 is about to demolish Xbox in sales this launch and beyond.

There are many comments here from certain users that will be utterly laughable at launch when the figures are revealed.

I believe that ps5 has had about twice the amount of pre orders available than Xbox based on my research. Yet you can STILL pre order series S in the uk from the first round of pre orders.

Yet both ps5 models sell out in minutes everywhere! People just don’t want Xbox

One thing is for sure. Microsoft won’t be revealing sales numbers due to embarrassment yet again

JBlaze226289d ago

You forget about bots and pre order cancellations for the ps5 so your double the number facts is way off and if these rumors are true xbox sold amazing in Japan. that tells you something

Knushwood Butt289d ago

^

Yeah, coz nobody will cancel their xbox pre-order.

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purple101289d ago

Surprised it was 80% to be honest

umair_s51289d ago

Yeah. There data is based on 500 responses. Lol. So basically 350 pre-ordered a PS5. Haha. Representative of gaming population. I think what happened was they posted their survey on n4g, and got 300 votes. Lol

enkiduxiv289d ago

Someone doesn't understand polling.

scofios289d ago

I hope for them that 7.5 billion Bethesda deal will be worth it .
360 sold in it first 3 a 4 years better than the ps3 do to RROD , stupid peolple both that thing twice or trice becouse of RROD , en they had a1 year headstart and at the end PS3 still beat them .

purple101289d ago (Edited 289d ago )

Remember when Xbox used to scratch disks?

Add that to RROD.AND YOU HAVE the EXPLANATION AS TO HOW THEY INITIALLY SOLD MORE BUT WE'RE LATER BEATEN ANYWAY . BY PS3.

PS4 WIPED FLOOR CLEAN.
PS5 ITS NOT EVEN GOING TO BE CLOSE

WelkinCole289d ago

Actually i thought the split would be 65 to 35.

Guess gamers still can look straight through Spences bs.

Reputation and games matter way more

gravedigger289d ago

Good to see. Xbox, move aside, as you always do. PS is coming

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen289d ago

A Captain Obvious Meme would be perfect for this topic.

Bender6502289d ago

Not surprised Captain! Did you really understand all those percentages. We have numbers like 57% and 40% of the 29% that replied.

itsmebryan289d ago

I take that number with a grain of salt. 511 is not a very large sample when you know millions of system will be sold and they both are sold out. To make that percentage true MS would have to produce less than half of many systems as PS5 . I don't think that's true. I think they produced about the same amount. We will have to wait till we get some real numbers.

GamerRN288d ago

LoL based on respondent size of 511 people lol... This is so not an important article... LoL

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mark_parch288d ago

using a sample of 511 US-based respondents,

Among them, 15% said they managed to successfully pre-order a next generation console. Within this group, 72% went for the disc edition of the PS5

That's 55 ps5 pre orders lol

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curtain_swoosh289d ago

or fog. meh i guess its still kinda moist haha

DJStotty289d ago

Can't beat a bit of moisture.

sinspirit289d ago

Or heated to 900 degrees Fahrenheit super heated steam. We call it dry steam

iain04289d ago

I have nothing to add to this convo but damn you lot are rocking moisture.

RedDevils289d ago

Or put the Xbox S X next to it, it will melt in no time :P

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GamerRN289d ago

I'm still trying to figure out what this is based on considering both have sold out... Let's see launch numbers

Exvalos289d ago

I'm actually curious of this myself as you cant pre order either of them???

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GamerRN288d ago

If you read the article it's based on 511 respondents lol... What a shit show of an article

mark_parch288d ago

using a sample of 511 US-based respondents,

Among them, 15% said they managed to successfully pre-order a next generation console. Within this group, 72% went for the disc edition of the PS5

That's 55 ps5 pre orders

ballisticvoodoo289d ago

Makes sense. Sony is offering more bang for the buck so to speak. I like the MS exclusive games but I have a gaming rig for that and since I don't need an Xbox to play why would I buy their console?

Shikoku289d ago (Edited 289d ago )

You don't even need a PC with xcloud

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sprinterboy289d ago

That's what I'm doing for xbox exclusives, just gonna binge play through the catalogue once a year at Xmas then cancel using the xcloud TV app.

Shikoku288d ago

@gerbintosh

I don't have one lots of people don't and you still won't need a PC if you use xcloud cry all you want that's the reality.

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gamer7804289d ago

i get that sony has a stronger exclusive lineup in the past, but bang for the buck? you can get an xbox series s for 300$ and get gamespass and be set for fraction of the cost of a ps5 and their expensive must have controllers. For a family on a budget xbox is by bar the better deal than playstation.

TheScotsman289d ago

Nice try sunshine but your convincing nobody lol

NEXUS-6289d ago

The series s is not an option for most gamers - it really is bad for next gen.

RedDevils289d ago (Edited 289d ago )

Are you saying we should just get the xbox x instead, cause what reason to get the xsx when it playing the same games on gamepass?

waverider289d ago

The S is crossgen console. Gamers want a true next gen and not a half step. For that You already have cheaper choices

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Bender6502288d ago

You convinced me! 'course I'd already arrived at that decision, so mabye ya didn't :)

Chevalier288d ago

Does that beat Playstation owners carrying over their game libraries for free? Because last I checked carrying over my library at ZERO dollars beats your paid gamepass. If you're already invested in Playstation no its not cheaper to go buy a new system and lose your games.

boing1288d ago

This expensive controller is amazing and has build more hype than whole Series line up. A controller!

Demon37288d ago

Doesn't matter how much logic you have here, people are blind when it comes to Playstation like people are blind when it comes to Apple.

gamer7804288d ago

@thescotsman. I’m not trying to convince anyone I’m getting the 4K machines because I have the means to, but not everyone does.

Shikoku288d ago

Um not really 100$ more than a Xbone S and you get a full next gen experience.

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Sitdown289d ago

Right now, how is it more bang for you buck?

Demon37288d ago

Can you explain why "Sony is offering more bang for the buck so to speak".

I'm honestly curious as to why you think this. Gamepass alone is "More bang for your buck" vs Sony's offerings.

mark_parch288d ago

using a sample of 511 US-based respondents,

Among them, 15% said they managed to successfully pre-order a next generation console. Within this group, 72% went for the disc edition of the PS5

That's 55 ps5 pre orders

does anybody actually read the article lol

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TheTony316289d ago

It's even more one sided in europe.

SullysCigar289d ago

It's even more one sided in Japan.

sprinterboy289d ago

It's even more one side in Asian countries

DashMad288d ago

isn't Japan Nintendoland what are you implying lol ?

BenRC01289d ago

These are ps1 vs saturn type figures

Gardenia289d ago

It's even more one sided anywhere outside of the US.

mark_parch288d ago

using a sample of 511 US-based respondents,

Among them, 15% said they managed to successfully pre-order a next generation console. Within this group, 72% went for the disc edition of the PS5

So this headline is about 55 ps5 pre orders lol

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Nodoze289d ago

70% of which are on Ebay....for a 'reasonable' price. Yes I am a bit salty. Could have been handled better.

StoneyYoshi289d ago

But somehow there are over a thousand results on eBay for the XSX but only 387 results for PS5. 🧐

NukeDaHippies289d ago (Edited 289d ago )

That could mean 2 things. Either so many people slept on getting a XSX and scalpers bought alot more OR people are actually buying ps5's off scalpers cus people give a shit about getting one asap.

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sprinterboy289d ago

That's because we don't want to sell ours 😂🤣😂 29315; we've got great games, as for series X pre orders on ebay the bots are selling them or the pennies finally dropped that all there mates are buying playsation 5

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen289d ago (Edited 289d ago )

Xbox has had less units for pre-order allocations at major retailers than PS5, including Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and Gamestop. Sony has at least tried to limit purchases to one per household which would explain why there are more Xbox consoles being price gouged on the internet.

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StoneyYoshi289d ago

The only real solution that would help would be to only allow in person preorders for companies that have Brick & mortar stores. Best Buy, Gamestop, Walmart, Target etc. This wouldn't completely stop scalpers but this would definitely reduce the amount that are being scooped up by scalpers bots online.

mark_parch288d ago

using a sample of 511 US-based respondents,

Among them, 15% said they managed to successfully pre-order a next generation console. Within this group, 72% went for the disc edition of the PS5

That's a total of 55 ps5 pre orders

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