Okay, I've been hearing this quite a bit lately. Mostly from Microsoft fans, and this was even before the X1 reveal. Is it true? Dunno. This site has more Nintendo fans than anything.
I hear things like "The internet is full of Sony fans, but in real life it's totally different!". It's become such a defensive statement. As if any flak Microsoft gets is simply due to the overwhelming abundance of Sony fans on the internet.
Okay, let's go ahead and assume this is true...So what? There are 3 console makers, so unless you expected there to be a 33.3% even split, one is going to have more of a presence than another. Also it's been said countless times that the people who frequent video game forums/sites are usually core gamers. These people are usually more invested in, and knowledgable about gaming than people who don't visit forums or sites. They are the first to know any news about the industry, they are the ones tuned into E3, and they are the ones who wait in line on launch day to buy a new console. Casuals don't care enough to visit gaming forums/sites.
Now, if we go by the established "Core gamers are the ones on the internet" belief, then do you think it's a coincidence that there are more Sony fans than Microsoft fans on the internet? Could it perhaps be that a majority of core gamers actually favor Sony over Microsoft *gasp!*. And and and and that perhaps the reason you feel there are more Microsoft fans in real life versus the internet is because there are actually more casual gamers than core gamers in real life?
Since gamers on forums/sites = core gamers, and Sony fans rule the internet apparently...then...m-most core gamers are SONY FANS?!
Seriously, are Microsoft fans admitting that the majority of the Microsoft fanbase is full of casuals? This isn't a hate thread, I'm just tired of seeing people say the internet is ruled by Sony fans. I'm tired of hearing that all the hate and negativeity the X1 recieved has been from Sony fans. It hasn't been. Nobody knows which fanbase has the largest presence on the internet, but if Sony genuinely does have the largest presence, maybe there is a reason for that.