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Someone once said: "Sony fans dominate the internet". That is supposedly why PS4 is dominating Xbox One everywhere, and not only in polls but also in pre-orders and media hype.

Is the internet really dominated by Sony fans (I mean, REALLY?) or do the hardcore gamers, many of which dwell on the various forums and gaming websites, just plain prefer the PS4 over One? Isn't it possible that, since the internet has people from all over the world, a great Sony console with no visible missteps will win over an Xbox console with many, many missteps (mostly bad PR now since they've backtracked on some of their initial plans) so far? I mean, the PS3 managed to beat 360 even with all the things going against it (high price, launching a year+ later, "no gaemz" early on, bad PR and more).



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Hardcore games buy all consoles.



Wright said:

Hardcore games buy all consoles.


games buy consoles? 0_o



 

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I think the hardcore gaming console this gen is definitely PS4. Now I do think that the PS4 will do a lot better than the xbox one, especially in the launch window (where I think it might sell close to 2:1), but I don't think it's going to be selling in the ratios that these internet polls are showing. If the polls showing sony with 90% of the vote were accurate to the real number of sale, it would be an even bigger slaughter than the PS2 vs xbox.

Wright said:

Hardcore games buy all consoles.


What about poor hardcore gamers?



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Wright said:

Hardcore games buy all consoles.

I don't.

Money is often limited, and so is time. One or two consoles are more than enough for many hardcore gamers.



lt_dan_27 said:
I think the hardcore gaming console this gen is definitely PS4. Now I do think that the PS4 will do a lot better than the xbox one, especially in the launch window (where I think it might sell close to 2:1), but I don't think it's going to be selling in the ratios that these internet polls are showing. If the polls showing sony with 90% of the vote were accurate to the real number of sale, it would be an even bigger slaughter than the PS2 vs xbox.

Yeah, I don't think so either. But could it be that this is what the hardcore gamer ratio will look like, while One will fill in the gap a bit with casuals?



If i were a Xbox fanboy and i see a poll with a result like that..., i wouldn't even bother vote in it. At the end, only ps4 fans vote and the % gets bigger and bigger.

And i'm not trying to defend xbox one, i'm pro ps4, but i think that this kind of polls don't count the people that see the poll and don't vote it, because they don't like the results in it.



pezus said:
lt_dan_27 said:
I think the hardcore gaming console this gen is definitely PS4. Now I do think that the PS4 will do a lot better than the xbox one, especially in the launch window (where I think it might sell close to 2:1), but I don't think it's going to be selling in the ratios that these internet polls are showing. If the polls showing sony with 90% of the vote were accurate to the real number of sale, it would be an even bigger slaughter than the PS2 vs xbox.

Yeah, I don't think so either. But could it be that this is what the hardcore gamer ratio will look like, while One will fill in the gap a bit with casuals?


I still doubt even that. $400 or $500 plus a game or 2 is a pretty big investment. A lot of hard core gamers are going to have trouble sinking that much money into it just because they can't afford it. That being said, basically all of my  close friends have current gen consoles, and only one of them (of 10 or 15 people) is going to get an xbox one. I'm getting a PS4 with shadowfall day 1, can't wait!



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Talal said:
Wright said:

Hardcore games buy all consoles.


What about poor hardcore gamers?

 

pezus said:
Wright said:

Hardcore games buy all consoles.

I don't.

Money is often limited, and so is time. One or two consoles are more than enough for many hardcore gamers.

 

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bananaking21 said:
Wright said:

Hardcore games buy all consoles.


games buy consoles? 0_o

 

Guess Bananaking is the only person here who carefully reads what other people say xD

 

@Talal and Pezus:  I might have said it wrong. A hardcore gamer plays all games he can. I've only owned a 360 the seventh gen, but I've played almost every single exclusive out there, from Wii and Ps3 too.