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Forums - Gaming Discussion - 58.3% Plan To Buy A PS5 VS. 38.5% For XBX, According To IGN Poll

 

Which Of The Two Will You Be Buying?

PS5 Only 60 59.41%
 
XBX Only 18 17.82%
 
Both 8 7.92%
 
Sticking With Switch 14 13.86%
 
Sticking With PS4/XBO 1 0.99%
 
Total:101
Angelus said:
Coming off a gen that Sony dominated, and MS game output was mostly lackluster, those results are actually pretty good for Xbox.

Sony didn't exactly dominate the US, though.  PS4 has only a 5M-6M lead in the US.  If this poll holds true, then it looks like a similar result this coming gen.



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With this difference on USA centric publication when we look at full WW scenario PS5 will dominate as expected.



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What's the usual PS/XB split between IGN users? Where are the respondents from? This seems more representative of a worldwide audience, but if it's primarily a U.S./NA audience, then the vote is skewed in favor of PlayStation.

We know from NPD data that the split in the U.S. is about 54% PS4/46% XBO, a much more even split. Based on what little we know the XBO is between 45-50M worldwide, and we know the PS4 has sold 106M WW as of the end of 2019, so in terms of WW sales the PS4/XBO split is 68-70% PS4/30-32%



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RolStoppable said:

As far as I know, Gamespot is the major go-to website for Xbox gamers while IGN's visitors skew towards PS, so primarily US traffic doesn't automatically translate to an Xbox bias in the sample. You'd have to look at previous PS vs. Xbox polls of any kind on IGN in order to determine the bias in the sample because console sales aren't going to work.

If you then found out that, for example, a 70:30 ratio in favor of PS is the norm, then this current poll would show a loss in mindshare for PS. Conversely, if the usual ratio is 50:50, then the current poll would show an increase in mindshare for PS.

I saw two early IGN polls showing PS4 vs XBO.  But, there is no way to compare them really.  The first one had PS4 at 74.8%.  It was released before they launched and occurred around E3, when many gamers, including some Xbox diehards, were revolting against the Xbox brand with its DRM and focus on TV.  The second was taken shortly after launch, without XBO's DRM, but it was still the weaker HW and cost $100 more.  PS4 dropped to 68% in that poll. 

In this poll, we have Xbox firing on all cylinders.  It has the more powerful HW and according to many, it has been on point with its messaging and reveal.  Sony, on the other hand, has the slightly weaker HW and according to many, hasn't been very good with its messaging and reveal.  Still, the PS5 is winning the poll easily.

So I guess we can safely conclude that IGN polls aren't anywhere near reliable when trying to determine future sales of consoles since both their polls on the 8th generation of consoles were really off the mark.

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I vastly pref. the playstation ecosystem and games.

Do I think Xbox marketed their console better than sony so far? Yes.
Will that change my purchaseing choices in the future? nope.

Also I believe Sony when designing the PS5, went for a smaller cost option, than Xbox.

This will be like PS4 pro vs Xbox series X, in terms of price.
PS4pro launched at 399$.
Xbox one X launched at 499$.

^ this is likely going to repeat, next gen.

Just like base models of PS4 vs XB1, where there was a 100$ price differnce.

Does price matter? yes.
Does 15% more powerfull GPU matter? yes, but not as much as price.



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Remember when people used to say "Xbox only does well in America because it's an American console" or "Xbox does well because Microsoft spent so much on marketing"?

Yeah. Turns out that was just a bunch of hooey! HOOEY, I SAY!! But I imagine, with a bunch of good press, good hardware, and most importantly, consistently good software, this gen could be interesting. Especially with the emphasis on performance we have these days. 2/3 of previous generations, the Xbox has been the console for the best version of multiplats (3/3 if you count the Xbox One X). They need to play to their strengths.

As usual, you don't bet against Sony but I'm expecting Microsoft to put up more of a fight. Right now Microsoft has to overcome the image that the Xbox One has compared to the PS4.



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jlauro said:
I picked sticking with PS4/XBO... I'll eventually get one (or both), but probably not for 1-2 years after release, and then it will depend on which either plays better (individual specs can be misleading) or has more interesting exclusives. Of course a launch title could change my mind, but I haven't been that exited about a new title in a long time...

I'm kinda with you. I look at games like a Gears 5, Resident Evil 3, and Final Fantasy VII and I wonder if we even need new hardware right now. Especially if the Xbox One X will run a version of Xbox SX titles. What's the rush?



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TruckOSaurus said:
thismeintiel said:

I saw two early IGN polls showing PS4 vs XBO.  But, there is no way to compare them really.  The first one had PS4 at 74.8%.  It was released before they launched and occurred around E3, when many gamers, including some Xbox diehards, were revolting against the Xbox brand with its DRM and focus on TV.  The second was taken shortly after launch, without XBO's DRM, but it was still the weaker HW and cost $100 more.  PS4 dropped to 68% in that poll. 

In this poll, we have Xbox firing on all cylinders.  It has the more powerful HW and according to many, it has been on point with its messaging and reveal.  Sony, on the other hand, has the slightly weaker HW and according to many, hasn't been very good with its messaging and reveal.  Still, the PS5 is winning the poll easily.

So I guess we can safely conclude that IGN polls aren't anywhere near reliable when trying to determine future sales of consoles since both their polls on the 8th generation of consoles were really off the mark.

Can't exactly predict sales by using a couple snapshots in time.  What do you think sales would have been if the DRM stayed?  Or if XBO stayed $100 more expensive than the PS4?  I think a 65%-70% split in the US would have been extremely accurate had those situations remained the same.  Here, we have everything seemingly going in the Xbox's favor, yet it still lost.



Jranation said:
IGN has many Sony fan boys than Microsoft. Not surprised.

Shadow1980 said:
What's the usual PS/XB split between IGN users? Where are the respondents from? This seems more representative of a worldwide audience, but if it's primarily a U.S./NA audience, then the vote is skewed in favor of PlayStation.

We know from NPD data that the split in the U.S. is about 54% PS4/46% XBO, a much more even split. Based on what little we know the XBO is between 45-50M worldwide, and we know the PS4 has sold 106M WW as of the end of 2019, so in terms of WW sales the PS4/XBO split is 68-70% PS4/30-32%


Jranation, why would you say that, when their "votes" almost reflect actual console sales in NPD in the US?
54% vs 58%, isnt a gigantic differnce.

Also I bet if theres again another gen, with a 100$ price differnce between the two consoles (in sony favor),
you ll see a gen much like the last one in terms of sales.

d21lewis said:
jlauro said:
I picked sticking with PS4/XBO... I'll eventually get one (or both), but probably not for 1-2 years after release, and then it will depend on which either plays better (individual specs can be misleading) or has more interesting exclusives. Of course a launch title could change my mind, but I haven't been that exited about a new title in a long time...

I'm kinda with you. I look at games like a Gears 5, Resident Evil 3, and Final Fantasy VII and I wonder if we even need new hardware right now. Especially if the Xbox One X will run a version of Xbox SX titles. What's the rush?

Honestly feel the same way. The graphics Sony does on exclusives is still wow worthy to me.
If more devs put in more effort, overall games could still look better, without the need for new hardware.

Also so many devs, just leave all that on the table.... what good is more powerfull hardware, if your makeing indie games? or 2D low res pixelated ones?

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RolStoppable said:
thismeintiel said:

I saw two early IGN polls showing PS4 vs XBO.  But, there is no way to compare them really.  The first one had PS4 at 74.8%.  It was released before they launched and occurred around E3, when many gamers, including some Xbox diehards, were revolting against the Xbox brand with its DRM and focus on TV.  The second was taken shortly after launch, without XBO's DRM, but it was still the weaker HW and cost $100 more.  PS4 dropped to 68% in that poll. 

In this poll, we have Xbox firing on all cylinders.  It has the more powerful HW and according to many, it has been on point with its messaging and reveal.  Sony, on the other hand, has the slightly weaker HW and according to many, hasn't been very good with its messaging and reveal.  Still, the PS5 is winning the poll easily.

So PS is down and Xbox is up.

Way to miss the context. 👍