IGN released a video a couple of days ago that contained the results of a poll they put out after both spec reveals of the consoles. The poll shows that nearly 60% of people plan on buying a PS5, with a whopping 43.3% saying they will buy the PS5 exclusively. XBX got nearly 40% of the vote, but only 25.7% saying they will buy it exclusively.
There are some things I find interesting about this poll. For one, Sony has been the most silent about their system, whereas MS has been talking heavily about it, even showing demos running on the HW and the actual console. Many have been saying that Sony is "fumbling" the messaging with not only its silence, but also with the way they chose to reveal the info they have revealed. This stands in stark contrast to MS, who many believe have been hitting their messaging out of the park. This, however, seems to not have changed things much.
Secondly, some people have made it out that the ~18% difference in GPU power is insurmountable and will put PS5 a big disadvantage when it comes to 3rd party multiplats. It seems pushing this false narrative everywhere hasn't really hurt the PS5's appeal.
And finally, and maybe more importantly, one may think that of course the PS5 will have the larger number, as it is the largest when it comes to WW brand power. The only problem with that is that IGN's traffic skews very heavily towards the US. These are mainly going to be US gamers answering this poll. It will be interesting to compare this polls results with actual sales in NA.
Thoughts? Which do you plan on buying?Last edited by thismeintiel - on 30 March 2020