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
StarDoor said:
You added the "Whatever's cheapest" votes to the PS5 total? I wasn't aware the prices had been revealed yet.

Especially considering the rumors that MS is planning a cheaper console called Xbox Series S. 



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shikamaru317 said:
StarDoor said:
You added the "Whatever's cheapest" votes to the PS5 total? I wasn't aware the prices had been revealed yet.

Especially considering the rumors that MS is planning a cheaper console called Xbox Series S. 

Yeah, that guy is worried. Going for those 2.2%.

Last edited by RolStoppable - on 30 March 2020

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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RolStoppable said:
shikamaru317 said:

Especially considering the rumors that MS is planning a cheaper console called Xbox Series S. 

Yeah, that guy is worried. Going for those 2.2%.

I'm not surprised that there was only 2.2% who voted for cheapest on IGN. Cheap consoles are geared towards casual gamers, and casual gamers are not something you're going to find on a gaming site like IGN xD



RolStoppable said:
Immersiveunreality said:

And those 2 sites do not represent the average gamer,do most of PS European marketbase ever come close to a gaming website?

That's not relevant for this thread. The point of this thread is to show that the recent negativity concerning the PS5 is overblown and Sony's still doing well in mindshare and purchase intent. But whenever one is looking at numbers, one must think about how numbers were compiled in order to understand what they really mean, hence my post. What one can judge from an IGN poll is the consensus of IGN's readership and in order to gauge if and how much mindshare Sony has lost among IGN visitors, one needs to compare this poll to previously conducted similar polls on IGN.

My point is that a PS lead in this poll may look positive on the surface, but that isn't necessarily true because it's possible that PS used to have a larger lead on IGN in the past. But that's for someone else to research. I was merely pointing out the flawed logic of the OP.

You did the same as i did and there are more ways than one to point out a flawed OP.

I could have not involved you with a quotation but i thought it served well as an addition on what you commented,what is relevant for a thread are all opinions as long as they do not dissolve the purpose of said thread if that same thread acts within the guidelines of the forum rules.

So i understand you,was not doubting what you said only agreeing and adding to it.



StarDoor said:
You added the "Whatever's cheapest" votes to the PS5 total? I wasn't aware the prices had been revealed yet.

Educated guess.  PS5's BOM has been estimated to be lower than the XBX's.  Sony has proven in the past they are willing to take a deep loss on HW if it is deemed important/necessary.  I think it will be this coming gen.  Granted it won't be anything like the $200 loss on the PS3, but I do expect anywhere from a $50 loss to a $100 one.  MS, on the other hand, have proven they are not interested in losing money on HW.  $499 at launch for both of their consoles.  Even when an immediate cut to $399 would have helped them, they waited til they could break even, maybe even make a small profit, almost 7 months after launch before they cut Kinect loose and did so.  Their main focus going forward now is also streaming, not pushing HW at a loss.

Of course, if the 2.2% is really that important to you, you can subtract it and make it 56.1% vs 38.5%.



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Immersiveunreality said:

You did the same as i did and there are more ways than one to point out a flawed OP.

I could have not involved you with a quotation but i thought it served well as an addition on what you commented,what is relevant for a thread are all opinions as long as they do not dissolve the purpose of said thread if that same thread acts within the guidelines of the forum rules.

So i understand you,was not doubting what you said only agreeing and adding to it.

Oh... okay. That's cleared up then.



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RolStoppable said:
shikamaru317 said:

Especially considering the rumors that MS is planning a cheaper console called Xbox Series S. 

Yeah, that guy is worried. Going for those 2.2%.

How about we actually start adding to the thread instead of turning it to shit by weakly attacking me?  Can you do that?  If not, please kindly step out.



thismeintiel said:
RolStoppable said:

Yeah, that guy is worried. Going for those 2.2%.

How about we actually start adding to the thread instead of turning it to shit by weakly attacking me?  Can you do that?  If not, please kindly step out.

Eh... I thought you stopped caring at this point: https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9129357



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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IGN has always had a very small Xbox community. Even in the 360’s prime the forums and comments were not nearly as active as Nintendo or Sony. It’s surprising that Xbox is up as much compared to past polls, but not surprising it didn’t beat out PS5.



Is there any site that prefers Xbox over PS in their community? People keep saying that IGN specifically are Sony fanboys but does the trend really differ online when Sony is the bigger global gaming brand?