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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
Blood_Tears said:
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?

I don't know if there are any gaming sites where the Xbox community is larger than the Sony community, especially after this past gen where MS shot themselves in the foot, which caused them to bleed some fans over to Sony with PS4. But, there are definitely sites with strong Xbox communities and IGN is not one of them. This twitter poll by a Game Informer editor suggests that Game Informer has a stronger Xbox fanbase than IGN at least:

I've heard that Gamespot has a pretty strong Xbox community as well, though I'm not sure how true that is.



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Wow, just barely started the thread and OP is already being called a reactionary fanboy.

question, is there a site that could not be considered PS biased if such poll where made and PS won that to? Cuz if you ask me, going by 3 straight gens of PS domination with 7th the xbox wining only the US, I would bet preety much any site you go to would show similar outcomes. Mainly cuz we at the moment are at a stage where the PS4 is the #1 worldwide item and is at the moment the one with the most fans.

Truth is both companies have shown very little, sony the least. So its not enough to switch any fan over yet. Untill we get a full reveal with games people will probably just vote what they currently prefer.



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JRPGfan said:
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:

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?

Just hop on their social media (IGN website and FB page) you can see how much Sony fanboys are on there. 



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shikamaru317 said:
Blood_Tears said:
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?

I don't know if there are any gaming sites where the Xbox community is larger than the Sony community, especially after this past gen where MS shot themselves in the foot, which caused them to bleed some fans over to Sony with PS4. But, there are definitely sites with strong Xbox communities and IGN is not one of them. This twitter poll by a Game Informer editor suggests that Game Informer has a stronger Xbox fanbase than IGN at least:

I've heard that Gamespot has a pretty strong Xbox community as well, though I'm not sure how true that is.

I had no idea Game Informer had such a strong community for Xbox so that's pretty good. Although that also speaks volumes on how big Sony's presence is when they completely screw up the messaging or have no messaging at all and people still want to buy the product. But yes I see your point. 

I don't think I have visited Gamespot in almost a decade so I have no idea about that community either. I do remember back in the X360 era Ryan Mccaffrey of IGN had a dedicated Xbox podcast that was quite popular as well. But yeah you're right that they did bleed fans over to Sony this gen. It will be interesting to see these type of polls as we get closer to release when messaging, ads and hype start ramping up.



Blood_Tears said:
shikamaru317 said:

I don't know if there are any gaming sites where the Xbox community is larger than the Sony community, especially after this past gen where MS shot themselves in the foot, which caused them to bleed some fans over to Sony with PS4. But, there are definitely sites with strong Xbox communities and IGN is not one of them. This twitter poll by a Game Informer editor suggests that Game Informer has a stronger Xbox fanbase than IGN at least:

I've heard that Gamespot has a pretty strong Xbox community as well, though I'm not sure how true that is.

I had no idea Game Informer had such a strong community for Xbox so that's pretty good. Although that also speaks volumes on how big Sony's presence is when they completely screw up the messaging or have no messaging at all and people still want to buy the product. But yes I see your point. 

I don't think I have visited Gamespot in almost a decade so I have no idea about that community either. I do remember back in the X360 era Ryan Mccaffrey of IGN had a dedicated Xbox podcast that was quite popular as well. But yeah you're right that they did bleed fans over to Sony this gen. It will be interesting to see these type of polls as we get closer to release when messaging, ads and hype start ramping up.

I think it would probably be more accurate to say Sony won many of their fans back.  Sony really fucked up the PS3 launch.  And it wasn't with policies that could easily be reversed.  Or a price gap that was gone in less than a year.  It was with a complicated architecture that was hard to develop on, leading to weaker multiplats for the first year or two and, more importantly, a $200 price gap between the PS3 and 360. 

I mean, a $200 price gap and games were looking better on the 360, it's no wonder many switched.  This gen, it wasn't so much MS screwing up, though that didn't help, but Sony coming back big.  And they didn't just start with the PS4, like MS is doing with the XBX.  They started in 2009, with the PS3, trying earn those fans back.  They pushed it hard once they hit $299.  And released great game after great game.  This pushed them onto a repeat of their PS1/PS2 glory days with the PS4.  I see it continuing with the PS5, as well.



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If I had to pick between the two right now, I would probably pick the ps5 as well even though I think the xsx is going to be the better hardware. The reason for that is Sony has spent this gen making themselves a leader in software production, and Microsoft has spent this gen regressing substantially software wise. Microsoft has obviously been investing in that... but until I see results, I feel like Sony is the safer bet at the moment. Of course, I will buy them both at some point, but for those that only buy one... this gen has not been favorable to Microsoft and they haven’t really been building momentum either like they did going from Xbox to 360. Next gen is Sony’s to lose.



How is that even possible with Xbox's amazing marketing and Sony's total screwup?



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Blood_Tears said:
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?

I could think of some places.



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The poll shows that sony has lost fans on that site, rather than positive is negative for sony on IGN.



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vivster said:
How is that even possible with Xbox's amazing marketing and Sony's total screwup?

One would wonder after all those threads of Sony fucking up



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994