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Reuters poll suggests the future looks dull for the Xbox One

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise, but PlayStation 4 is beating down the Xbox One in consumer polling. Reuters asked 1,297 people how likely they were to purchase an Xbox One or PS4 – and the results for die hard Microsoft fans – are disappointing.

According to the poll, 26% of individuals reported that they are likely to purchase a PlayStation 4 from Sony; this is in contrast to the 15% of individuals who reported that they are likely to purchase an Xbox One from Microsoft.

Reuters has pointed out that the poll was created with a “limited sample”, but it is hard to argue against the idea that the polls may be foreshadow for Microsoft console sales.

Sony had announced last month that they had already received over 1 million preorders for the PS4. Microsoft is declining to give an exact figure, but states that preorders for their new Xbox One have already surpassed those of their Xbox 360 launch.

The Microsoft Reveal event for Xbox One was essentially a flop and may have served as the beginning of a shoveling grave for the company’s latest entertainment console. With DRM confusion scattered everywhere and consumers unsure if they would be able to sell used games, lend with friends, or even keep the console offline – an aura of “hate” quickly rose for Xbox One.

To this date, many people I speak to are still unaware of the changes Microsoft has made to Xbox One – a detrimental sign that Microsoft isn't getting out there and correcting their mistake. On the other hand, some people I have spoken to have simply and honestly said that they like the PlayStation 4 lineup of games better. Others cite that they feel more of their friends will be on PlayStation 4, so they will head in that direction too.

Are you an Xbox One fan – or has Microsoft let you down with their latest creation?

Source: Reuters: via GameSpot

  • Pre-ordered the Xbox One. Can't wait. 
  • Based on this poll, I am canceling my Xbox one pre-order and getting an Ouya.
  • Hahahaha!!! What an Ogre Troller here! Hard to miss! LOL!
  • Does anyone ever look at your name?
  • I'm likely to stay on PC I would have said PS4 though if polled. MS has done an amazing job of killing momentum for me with the DRM BS and the PRISM crap as a follow up. Yes I know they have done a 360 on most of their policies it is just they really left a bad taste in my mouth and I own both MS previous consoles and never purchased a Sony console.
  • Do what you need to do bro. I'll be making ultra combos with KI3 while you struggle internally.
  • I'll be playing Injustice on my PS4...Batman FTW
  • Nope they don't get it. Its like Amanda Huggenkis.
  • You should have capitalised the S.
  • How about a shiny new steambox instead?
  • What will happen to the PC gaming community with the birth of Steambox?
  • They must have polled those folks in Japan.....  I can't wait for my Xbox ONE!!!!!!
  • Apparently ps4 will launch in Japan last in 2014 lol.
  • Though Japan is like the birth place of gaming, they should be irrelevant now.
  • Actually the birthplace of gaming was MIT. Just saying.
  • +1....exactly
  • I've ordered my xbox one, had to get it from Amazon as Microsoft was sold out. I actually don't do much gaming these days, i played the last tomb raider on my PC, and GTA 4 when that came out, that's it. I actually want the xbox for its other features, internet explorer, voice control etc, although it seem i also need to pay a monthly subscription for most of the features i want it for, which is a bit shit, but nevermind. The only game I want to play at the moment is GTA5 and they haven't even said if they will release it on xbox one or PS4... I'm hoping they have every intension of doing so and are just keeping quiet to push up ps3 and 360 sales stopping people like me holding out to buy it for the new console. (i don't even own the old consoles, I've always been a PC gamer which is generally much better), but even if I had a 360 i probably wouldn't fork out £42 for it now instead of waiting a few weeks to see what happens.
  • I ordered 3 of them for various living rooms and bedroom for TV and entertainment.  I mostly play COD, otherwise I am not a hardcore gamer, that's why Xbox ONE is the choice for me.....
  • Wish I had your money.... lol
    They NEED to make a cheaper one, for entertainment purposes only.  I don't game much either.  My 360 is used maily for movies/music/TV....
  • Xbone is an entertainment console made for everyone and not just gamers.
  • can I add you on steam please what's your username
  • How do you sell out of something that hasn't been made yet?
  • Well: 1) They've already been made. They will make more, but haven't yet, they have sold all they have made and have therefore sold out. 2) They know how many more they are going to make before the launch date when they all need shipping, and they have sold that many too, so are sold out. 3) They know how many weeks it will be before they have made enough to cover the current orders. 4) Here's the website, you will see the words, 'Out of Stock' where the 'Buy now' button normally is.
  • Ever consider an ERP based career in supply chain management? lol. You seem to know more than some at my work place.
  • Agree on that. I also got my console more the features the console had except the gaming features. The kinnect is also a reason I bought it though, yes I only owned the console since after the kinnect launch. But things like Xbox music, Netflix and crunchyroll makes the console a great deal. I don't need a smart tv when I have a smart console.
    Though I can admit that I don't know what the PS series has for their system now days, but the kinnect will always make me happy about my choice.
  • Preordered the XBox One from Walmart with $200 left. Me and my daughter are very excited. We getting 3 launch titles DeadRising 3, WatchDogs & FIFA 14.
  • Preordered as soon as it showed in Amazon with ryse, quatum break, forza 5, ffxv, the divison, bf4...
  • You'll be disappointed then seeing as The Division and Quantum Break aren't out until 2014
  • Give me some money.
  • Have mine paid off! This is going to be a wait till its out and people talk function and Xbox will come out on top. You watch.
  • +100 for preordering X1, so excited. Bring on haters
  • Preordered a one, but they have ticked me off. Their attitude saying the 360 is for you if you don't like their DRM was inexcusable. They basically gave no compelling reason to stay in their ecosystem to the average person. Don't like needing a gold account for everything. No Media Center support either. I got it for one reason only, and that's because my son is into IndyCar and Forza has them. I'm a fan and they have ticked me off. On the other hand, I like them better when they're in second place. They try harder and listen to their customers more.
  • Pre-ordered ONE also.
  • One what
  • ^ HA
  • I am getting the Xbox One and I don't do stupid POLLS! O_O
  • The only polls I care about are the ones with strippers on them
  • +1
  • +1
  • =2
  • Yesterdays joke still going? Those are poles, not polls... But anyways, given the limited sample, you could say 45 million people are willing to buy the X1, and that's considering the fact that half the people out there still don't know about the changes MSFT has made to their system after the launch announcement. I think they will do just fine. From what I've read, MSFT has a higher production level than Sony, and the first preorder batch of X1's sold out before the PS4, then they released a second preorder batch, and it sold out too, roughly at around the same time as the PS4's preorders did.
  • LOL
  • I stopped reading at 1,297.
    How can anyone conduct a poll and publish findings with such a low number of participants with a straight face.
  • It's all about how they selected the sample. 1297 is a perfectly fine sample size assuming the sample participats were selected properly. No need to stop reading at 1297, instead you might want to take a class on statistics.
  • Didn't we already have this discusson recently? I'll let the professional statisticions explain it, but I am pretty sure a sample size of 1297 yields valid results for the size of the defined population.
  • I've done statistical analysis during my bachelor in business administration and I can tell you 1,297 sample size, if the sample is representative of the console market in region, age, sex, etc. then this is PLENTY enough to give you a good idea of the entire market.
    Probability they choose Xbox One is 1/2 or 50%.
    n=384,16 for a 95% confidence level in the results. (5% margin of error. With a sample size of 1297 they are way above that so the margin of error is smaller if the sample is representative of the Xbox One / PS4 market.
      If this can cheer you up, with a 5% margin of error, if you substract that to the PS4 result and add them to the xbox one results, you end up with 21% PS4 and 20% Xbox One.
  • Ehhhh . . . that's exactly what I was gonna say . . .
  • That's one hell of a mathematician err statistics numbers. Going back to the topic.. Xbone Rocks, can't wait for it to be available in my area.. MSFT FTW.. whohoooooo
  • Obvously you don't understand how the square root of n works.
  • TITANFALL!! Need I say more?
  • You mean that game that's coming out on PC as well?..
  • I think the point was that it's not coming out for the PS4, which is the competitor here.
  • Eurogamer asked one of the devs from respawn directly about Titanfall coming to PS4 and his response was "its definitely not out of the question." I'm pretty sure we'll see a PS4 version.
  • I dont think the PC is a PS4
  • But the PS4 is a PC
  • Yeah that game, you know the one that won't be on PS4. Contrary to popular belief not all computers are built to play games. So for many of us yes Xbox one is where we will olay Titanfall.
  • It's also coming out on 360, which so many people fail to ever mention. No need to upgrade to Xbox One for this game. 
  • Its coming to 360 but made by an entirely differnt studio..... 2nd rate port is my bet. 
  • Yea the game that is coming out on Microsoft Windows pc as well. Your point? That game is still a Microsoft exclusive.
  • comes for pc, too. 
  • Very few people buy games on PC relative to console. Look how much better CoD sells on console compared to PC.
  • What's that?
  • CoD is like a FedEx RPG or something. I never got into it.
  • Its on 360
  • why did you have to mention titanfall?... now the idiots will say "PC" "360"... oh wait, they already did... they dont understand it will look better in xbox one (not like 360) it will have kinect support (PC wont have this) you just plug and play and you dont have to buy a new videocard or tweak settings (not like PC)... and alot of reasons why Xbox One versión will be better (it will proably have more players than PC version like recent years)
    again, dont mention this.. You know idiots will appear.
  • Bt still consoles cant outmatch the quality of pc gaming and it will stay alive for some more years
  • Will titanfall be playable simultaneously by XB1, PC, and 360 people?
  • Titan fall will definitely come to PS4, EA is the publisher and they don't want to hurt their relationship with Sony. I give it 3-6 months after Xbone/360 release before we see a PS4 version.
  • EA owns Valve and that didn't make Left 4 Dead go to PS3. EA also owns Crytek, not stopping Ryse from being exclusive
  • Eurogamer asked one of the devs from respawn directly about Titanfall coming to PS4 and his response was "its definitely not out of the question." I'm pretty sure we'll see a PS4 version. Also MS did deals like this for Bioshock and Lost Planet when the 360 released. Both of those games eventually came to PS3.
  • Xbox One Standard Edition has been in the in the Top 25 on Amazon for months now. It has been going up every day.
  • Many Lumia phones have been tops on Amazon as well, but that hasn't translated into huge marketshare.
  • Lumia is just part of the Windows Phone marketshare, which is 1/3 of the smartphone competition.
    The Xbox/PS4 competition is 50/50. Much different scenario.
  • XboX is 1/3
    PS4 is 1/3
    WiiU is 1/3
  • Wii U. Forgot about that one.
  • We're all trying to forget that one.
  • I don't wanna even think about that disaster.
  • Most Americans buy phones from wireless carriers, few buy phones from Amazon. Many American consumers buy video games at Amazon so their best seller list is at least a decent measure of consumer interest. The fact that Xbox One is in top 10 selling items and rising is a good sign. There may be a lot of confusion regarding policy changes and MS should make sure the confusion is gone with their TV advertising.
  • True, but really what does that matter?
    PS3 and Xbox 360 sales came equal in the end with PS3 edging over in Europe and dominating in Japan.
    This time it looks to be total domination by PS4 in Europe, Japan and plenty of new customers from NA. Early market share will be all Sony, though we will see hown it goes 3 years after. 
  • To be fair, there are a lot more PS4 bundles, so it's hard to compare on Amazon since the sales are spread out.
  • Preordered. All I heard is that the Xbox would never make it and no one wanted to play console games online. We all know how that went for Sony.
  • Although I do like what Sony is doing with the PS4 in terms of getting Indies on board from day one, I still ordered and Xbox One. I dont trust Sony to come through on the promises they are making about the online infrastructure. It sucked and still is sub par to Xbox live in every way, other than price. Also, Titanfall is not coming to PS4. So there's that too.
  • Sony is good at saying things and doing the other. they always say they are going to do this and never do it
  • Saying one thing and doing the other... Hmm.. ooh like Microsoft and the Xbone's DRM yes?
  • The difference is Microsoft changed their stance on the positive side, while Sony does it for the worst.
  • Like how Microsoft always promises all the features we want will be coming soon to WP?
  • I said this earlier but Titanfall will eventually be on PS4, since EA is publishing that game it would be crazy for them not to put it on every console they can. Respawn even said that they want to get the game on more platforms and that a that we'll just have to wait and see about a PS4 version. My theory is that MS is paying EA money so that they will keep quiet about other versions of the game until next year.
  • Preordered XBO already
  • I have 3 Xbox Ones preordered and I may get more. Going to buy: WatchDogs
    Dead Rising 3
    Forza 5
    CoD Ghosts
    Killer Instinct
    Zoo Tycoon
    Crimson Dragon
    Peggle 2
  • Preordered a one
  • Pré ordered One, long time ago. Really excited!
  • Xbox One preordered. No need for a .5 upgrade for my PS3.
  • The power of fanboys......
  • I don't think sales will be a problem for either console. Which one will sell MORE, that's what its about.
  • This is a marathon not a sprint. Xbox One pre ordered and I cannot friggin wait. If MS keep bringing the apps, exclusive games and online media the consoles will sell.
  • So true about it being a marathon. Xbox will be fine in the long run, and will appeal to a broader audience. Preordered mine.
  • Broader audience is the key word. Not everyone will buy the xbone for games.
  • You are certainly right it's a marathon, with the consoles likley to be still kicking in a decade.
    Still Microsoft really screwed up the launch, and it's certainly going to cost them.  They had a muddled message, which still isn't clear, and they've been lambasted in the tech media because of it.
    I still think they will do fine and I think a lot of people are going to appreciate all of the extra stuff you get with an Xbox, but it'll take time for people to see it.
    Right at the start though, they've got a $100 price difference which is frankly too high.  Some people say to remove the Kinect (bad idea) to save the $100 but the obvious option is to just cut the price.  Even $50 would make a big difference - but I think the reason the Xbox 360 eventually beat out the PS3 was price.  Sure there's exclusives for both platforms, but you can buy a 360 for $199 and it comes with games.
    $499 is likely going to be the bigger downfall than any sort of DRM noise in the media - most people (as was even stated in the article) have no idea about any of that and are going to just buy whatever is cheaper.
    Whoever was in charge of this Xbox launch needs to get fired.  It was a disaster from day one.  I was on-board with the DRM because I saw the added features, but the message was never clear, and then got even more muddy when they changed the message ten times.
  • In Australia the difference between the two consoles is just $50. But that's because we always get screwed on price and this time Sony is trying to screw us harder than MS.
  • Man I swear the tech press wants the XBO to fail.  It's as if they're not happy these unless one company is failing or going out of business, and seem to drive negative press at companies with clickbait articles & surveys, and by conviently leaving facts out of the story.  It's extremely evident on most major tech blogs these days.
  • This ^. Microsoft hate is entertainment these days. I have both a PS3 and a 360, but my XBox One is pre-ordered.
  • True and i have both on pre-order -), its a pain saving up but it will be worth the long hours at work. My bro was supposed to be paying for the ps4 but his broke. soo both next gen consoles... will all be mine lol.
  • His ps4 broke already??????
  • I am getting the XBOX ONE, not even remotely interested in the ps4. I'm all in for MS and their ecosystem.
  • Ditto!
  • Couldn't agree more...
  • "One Microsoft" I shall forever support this genius idea.
  • I've not preordered the XB1, but have decided against the PS4.
  • Getting the One, since it has the best integration with my Windows devices.
  • Last I checked you can only play Halo on xbox
  • + ONE
  • Tons of conjecture and unsubstantiated pessimism based on a limited sample survey. If we continue to extrapolate any view or survey as the death of Xbox, it may just become self fulfilling.
  • "The beginning of a shoveling grave for the company’s latest entertainment console" You went way overboard with that. I don't think MS is in any trouble. They won't beat down sony in the US like they've been doing this current generation, but they'll do just fine. There's room for both Sony and MS to thrive. It doesn't have to be one must fail for the other to thrive. 
  • Normally I'd agree (about the comment going too far), but not this time. That was one of the most spectacular marketing fails I've seen in at least a decade. Giving consumers something they didn't really want, then utterly failing to even attempt to show them compelling examples how it would actually be a good thing, but instead dishing out a cold #dealwithit message. I'd be amazed that half those execs still have jobs at all, if not for how painfully low Microsoft sets their marketing bar to begin with.
  • It will probably hurt them at launch with the people who haven't followed all the flip-flopping, but once the system gets into people's hands and they start hearing first-hand reports about how it actually works, they may change their minds.  Unless they already committed to a PS4 at launch.
    In the long run, it probably won't matter much.  Sony was the one in the last generation telling people to just suck it up and deal with it (regarding console price, when they said you should go and get a second job to pay for it), plus taking features away (the system update that removed the ability to install Linux from existing consoles), and yet not only do you not hear these mentioned much anymore, but the worldwide console sales are within a tenth of a percent marketshare between the two (source: ).
  • well you know they tried to make a change so that everyone could win win on the original console idea, and i was all game for it even with DRM stuff, but what i dont like is that Sony just came out and pulled an Apple, Sony came out and said here is the new PS4 its everything you already have plus better graphics. It looks pretty and  its new, but everything else is still pretty much the same
  • Titanfall
    Quantum Break
    Sunset Overdrive
    Dead Rising 3
    Crimson Dragon
    Below Need I say more? :P
  • I know I'm excited for quantum break, spark, sunset overdrive, and destiny
  • Sadly Crysis 3 hasn't made its way to XBOX One yet, but I hope many other groundbreaking games will be available too, though. :)
  • You forgot Killer Instinct 3.
  • and Project Spark... which is the awesome game Xbox one will have next year.
  • Originally pre-ordered a PS4, then switched to a One after Msoft reverted all there changes and well it ga TitanFall
    Everyone I know is getting a One instead of the 4
  • I did the same thing
  • Waiting for the next generation of the One, when they fix a few things. I'll wait up to 3 years.
  • What things are broken? It hasn't been released yet, how can you know its broken?
  • I meant improve, sorry.
  • Like to wait for XBOX Two, dude? :p
  • Like the Xbox One Elite.
  • Happy waiting!
  • Thanks. I'll enjoy PC gaming and gaming on my 360.
  • Microsoft let me down with their original announcement and then their retraction with no major advertising to clear the air and no price reduced option to match Sony. - I am still getting one. I've already paid mine off but i feel let down because I talk to people all the time who have no idea that you don't need Kinect, Internet & you can share and buy used games.
  • There is a difference the 100 difference is for Kinect the ps4 camera bundle is 499 also
  • I understand that but the mass that makes the majority buys don't that's where my concern is. All they see is 399.99 PS4/499.99 XO
  • You get a game included in Europe. Makes the difference far easier to swallow.
  • so you want a cheaper console that matches ps4 but includes more than ps4 like Kinect? wow... that makes sense. I know you will probably say "I dont want kinect" but it will not be just about games and wave your hands... and since everyone will have kinect it will be well supported by developers even if its about head tracking... well kinect can know who is holding the computer, your mood, your hearbeat... so... again, its not just about "kinect games" anymore.
    and that vision costs more money... just saying.
  • No you don't understand my statement. I want them to release the console without Kinect for the people who don't want, want to buy it later or who can afford 399 & not 499. Selling it that way they have a better shot of retaining people. And I use my Kinect on a regular basis & look forward to 2.0
  • I think keeping it is the very smart. In the short run maybe less will purchase, but it makes things much easier for devs to integrate Kinect content, thus leading to more and more apps that use it, even if in minimal ways. Gotta look at the big picture.
  • This is what annoys me. Last generation MS got dragged over the coals for causing fragmentation within their platform due to chasing price sensitive consumers. Arcade had no hard drive and was therefore substantially cheaper than the pro. But caused issues with DLC, XBLA purchases, updates and of course installing games. Further fragmentation was caused by releasing a camera peripheral that was not only being pushed as a gaming device but integrated with systems UI. This generation MS is avoiding fragmentation at all costs after learning that chasing the low hanging fruit of the price sensitive consumer can and will hurt your long term vision for the platform. XB1 is preordered. Let the good times role. :D
  • Getting Xbox one
  • The Xbox one announcement was disappointing and I was pissed, but Microsoft learned and I got over it. Waiting for my Day One edition every day.
  • Lets be honest, by far PS4 is better than Xbox One. But I respect who choose the Xbox One. But I have to say, this time, Sony will rise again on US.
  • What is better about it, Xbox knect can read ur heart beat, it is also a cable box with advance capabilities, graphics are on par with ps4, titles like halo will be on its $100 more big deal they can always put it on sale
  • It's funny how the cycle repeats. If you look back to what people were saying about the 360 vs the PS3 you wouldn't think that the 360 had a chance before the PS3 launched. What really saved the 360 were the better games compared to the PS3. The year head start wouldn't mean anything without the games. Now here we are again, new gen and the Xbox One is looking to have a killer software line up compared to the PS4 that is banking on a much more limited software list to sell it's console. Let's see what happens. :)
  • How is it better? Other than in your opinion that is.
  • You don't really go into how the PS4 is better.  It might be faster in some aspects, but to say one is better than the other is hard to tell right now.  The non-hardcore gamers don't pay attention to gaming sites or polls.  They look at what a console can do. My wife isn't really a gamer, but she really likes how the One can switch so easily between games, TV, music, etc, so she's more interested in that.  And the NFL is a huge advantage for the One... at least in the U.S.  Even if it's just fantasy stats this year, that's gonna draw another crowd in. The biggest advantage Sony has right now is the price.  I'll probably get a PS4 evntually, but it'll be a couple years down the line... once they get better first party games.
  • I said this below...think about this...tell me how MS plans to incorporate those TV features? You still need a cable box for cable. How is the Xbox going to control your cable box to change channels? IR blasters? That would be a complete mess. "Watch ESPN"...yeah how the heck is that supposed to happen. Magic perhaps? Because there is nothing out there that can take control of a cable box that I know of. The Xbox does not have a cable card built in, so unless the provider is IPTV there is no way it will work. I am really calling BS on MS's TV features. I have read articles all wondering the same thing.
  • How is an IR blaster a "complete mess"?  But to answer that question, yes, the One does support IR blasters, in addition to being able to use the Kinect's IR projector as a blaster (though how well that works has yet to be seen, considering it's facing the wrong way for that to be the most efficient).  The One also supports HDMI-CLEC (though the last I heard, few cable boxes do yet).
    Looks like you need to read some more articles.
  • I guess what he's forgotten is Microsoft's excellent voice recognition algorithm that rivals Dragon dictate and has been built into windows for some time. Or that Microsoft has had a fantastic Windows Media Center which had it's own Guide, plus fantastic recording capabilities, and that both of those platforms are integrated into the Xbox One. Even if my Dish Hopper 1 doesn't support CLEC, my TV and receiver do. Powering on everything and controlling it was straightforward before with my HTPC, and I expect it will be equally as capable with XO integration. As to IR blasting, the Kinect 2 should have IR blasters facing behind it/above it to target TV's it may be in front of or hanging on the wall behind it.
  • You need to read more. Kinect has IR blasters built in. Better yet, look at the initial reveal of Xbox one because from your comment I know you didn't see it.
  • I have a friend who purchased PS4 only because he wanted blue ray, one month later got Xbox 360 for gaming. He also now getting the XB One.
  • Your friend is a fragmented idiot. Buys a PS4 for bluray which the X1 has too, buys a 360 a month before the the X1, which plays games too. So unless he absolutely needed to play a fable 3 and knew it wouldn't work on the X1 (which is actually not true anymore, given the azure app that will stream 360 games through the X1). I'm totally confused as to why he bought anything other than the X1, since it will fulfill all his needs.
  • Lolzz! These sick PS fabois, once they turn 360, they never turn back. It happened to me. Lolzz!!!
  • I would not mind at all if you told your friend to direct some of his horde of disposable cash my way... ;)
  • You are joking right? Ps4 is inferior in every conceivable way. It nothing but a speck bump (and even the I doubt Its games will look any better than the xbox1). Xbox1 is a true console for the future.
  • The two consoles are not that different, dude. That is a silly comment.
  • Once you get the console in your hands, then you can tell me if its better or not. Oh wait, make it consoles as you yourself have to do a self comparison of both. So at this point, we don't need your click bait comment.
  • so you used both consoles? wow... you are lucky /s no, PS4 its not better than Xbox one, and you dont even know if it is or not, you dont even know what you are talking about...
  • Pre ordered the Xbox One from day one. May get a PS4 eventually but Xbox One all the way for me
  • Also, the price is higher...soooo
  • $100 friggin bucks! Ooh!
  • That is a significant difference, yes.
  • You save $400. The extra $100 just work one day ot. No big deal!
  • Not everyone makes $100 in a day. And other people  may simply have a difficult time sparing $100 more towards entertainment over more important expenditures. It's important to remember that people have widely varying living situations and not everyone is as well off as you.
  • You know if I love something, I'm gonna do whatever it takes to get it even if cost me $100 or $1000 and alot of people willing to do so no matter their financial status. Example iPhone. So don't give me that phucking money BS!!!!!!!!!! If they can buy a PS or Xbox, then they got the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Not everyone can afford an iPhone, either. That people have different incomes, financial responsibilities, and spending power isn't "BS." It's very basic - kind of weird that you don't grasp these concepts. :-\ Also, this is obvious but many consumers who actually do want and can afford a next gen console will look at the prices of the PS4 and Xbone and choose the PS4 because it's $100 cheaper. Your instinct might be to reply that the PS4 is obviously worse or those people are making a poor decision in some way. But those are opinions and they don't change the facts. Some people will look at two similar products and choose the more affordale one. That's the reality of the situation. Finally, please watch your language.
  • You tell that to the millions of iPhone owners and even to the Chinese kid whole sold his kidney for an iPad. People are willing to pay for the things they love. At the end of the day bro, you and the budget conscious minority buy what makes you guys happy. Besides all that DRM/always on crap, I saw potential with the new Kinect and this is based off of not as a gamer but a techie. I'm ready for a full entertainment living.
  • Hey, I'm getting an Xbone at launch. I'm super excited for it. But I do understand and sympathize with budget conscious consumers and those who simply can't afford a launch console under any circumstance. The gamers who won't purchase a new console at launch are far from a minority; they are the majority. Most of a console's sales come later in its life, after the price has dropped or the value of the console has been increased in some way such as pack-in bundles, larger hard drives, etc.
  • I was never in the running to be an xbox one customer as the last console I really played was a PS2. But MS really missed an opportunity to blend the console and PC gaming markets with this. They are essentially trying to sell me what I already have in my computer, so why not sell games to PC machines with an appropriate WEI and peripherals through the Windows 8 store? I mean it sounds like Sony is teasing the idea of doing something like this down the road, so why isn't MS thinking along these lines?
  • From what I heard, in terms of cost efficiency vs graphics performance, consoles are quite competitive to gaming PCs and even edge them out a bit
  • People don't realize that the Xbone is not just for gamers. Its a home entertainment console made for everyone.
  • Read up on Mantle, and then look at anandtech's article about how he is convinced XB1 and PC will share this low level API.  Maybe they aren't missing the opportunity as much as you think they are.  Stay tuned.
  • This poll doesn't mean anything. It won't represent what will happen in a year. I don't think Sony has a chance this generation with all the whole Microsoft ecosystem coming together. Once people realize the potential value of the Xbox I don't see any reason for an average person to get a PS4. Which is just a gaming console. This generation is about so much more than gaming
  • Exactly what I've been explaining to friends, the Xbox One had great plans for the future which were setback because of the 'outcry'. Two years, hell maybe even one yea from now the Xbox will really shine as the future console. Sony is just really thinking for the 'gamer only' mindset, not the average users.
  • People don't realize that the Xbone is not just for gamers. Its a home entertainment console made for everyone.
  • I have pre ordered the Xbox One and the PS4. However, I will be cancaling my Xbox One. The only reason I have not, is because I have pre ordered the day one edition. The problem I have with the Xbox is the stupid gold membership. I hateneeding it for everything. I have a 360 and a PS3. My 360 is an original and I tend to play most games on the PS3, Netflix on the PS3. I play very few multiplayer games. I do not want gold. I was excited about the One for the TV features, but since it calls for a gold membership, I am going to hold off. 
  • Yeah, they have explained jack s--t about how those TV features are actually going to work. You still need a cable box for cable, plain and simple. How is the Xbox going to control your cable box to change channels? IR blasters?? The Xbox does not have a cable card built in, so unless the provider is IPTV and have a relationship with MS there is no way it will work.
  • Microsoft already has relationships in place with cable providers. For example, Xfinity. Already available on Xbox 360, so I expect the XboxOne will build on the existing capabilities.
  • This comment about needing a cable box is not entirely true. In Australia we can access cable TV and movies straight through the 360. Not sure why this would change with the XB1.
  • Ooh, $100 for a whole year subscription! We all hurting!
  • Sounds like you have a lot of money, dude. You should share some with the rest of us. :)
  • So are you going to pay for Playstation Plus on the PS4?  They are going to charge for that now, right. 
  • Reuters poll is full of shit!
  • As a HALO fan, I couldn't care less about how many friends are going to get a ps4. Plus the Xbox One exclusive lineup is a lot more appealing to me (titanfall, sunset overdrive, project spark..hell, even ryse). And I really like the added Kinect. And the rest of the titles I'm interested in aren't console exclusive do I can get them for the box or the PC anyhow.
  • Most of my friends are still getting the X1. As for me....Xbox One as well woot! Although I may have to wait til Jan since I'm low on funds til then.
  • Cortana assistant on multiple MS devices, entertainment value, and exclusive franchises (including XBox Fitness) are some of the under advertised advantages I think (granted no official Cortana announcement yet).
  • The games they announced for One haven't convinced me yet. No must-have for me.
    I'll spend my money for a surface pro 2 instead and stay with my 360 - for now.
  • Its a sound idea. Bcuz of KI3, I had too.
  • I don't think ths is a huge concern at this point... I think once the reviews roll out the situation will become clearer.
    The number of people preordering is pretty small compared to the sales over the life of the console.  So a short lead shouldn't be an issue, as long as Xbox ends up in a nice position feature-wise.  
    I fully understand all the confusion, and that certainly hurts their image... but I think that will stop once it comes out and people realize it's not doomsday.
  • Owned both PS3 and XBOX 360.... XBOX360 is the way better, especially the controller... so ergonomic .... PlayStation was OK but my next console is XBOX ONE because I love XBOX
  • The controller is what hooks me in. I think the PS4 games will look better, but I just cannot abide that controller. Also, their light at the front, not my thing. Neither is the touch pad.
  • Why wouldn't it be a surprise that the ps4 is beating down the Xbox? That's a surprise to me
    I thought Xbox was more popular.
  • I have both on preorder. I fancy the Xbox One launch line up more than the PS4 one. I'm slightly concerned though that it might be underpowered versus the PS4. It'll be interesting to see whether the games look the same or similar on both systems, as suggested by the Xbox One architects on Eurogamer...
  • Pre-ordered Xbox one
  • Polls are funny things.  XBO will do fine in the end.  Probably more than fine. As for polls, according to polls Romney was supposed to win. We know how that worked out. /duck
  • Still a fan. It feels like Xbox is still the logical decision either way. Microsoft will always be around, not sure the same can be said for Sony.
  • I'm a PlayStation fan so I've got my PS4 preorder locked. But I'll be getting a One in February with my tax return. Honestly the One was looking awesome right up until they changed their DRM policy. I would of loved to game share with my three boys. That's on of the main high points with PS3. Until about 3yrs ago any digitally purchased games could be game shared with up to 5 systems and having three gamers in the house it worked out great as we could all have a copy of any game I purchased. Now its cut backed to two systems but its still great for me . GTAV, DIABLO 3, and BORDERLANDS 2 are great to play with my boys and I get a free copy so I can play online with my sons, can't beat that co-op team. Same for COUNTER STRIKE, BLACK OPS to many games to mention. Microsoft really messed up their messaging, it could of been a great eco system if given the chance.
  • Microsoft scared me with the no used games news but I'm die hard Xbox and I will stick with them indefinitely. Also, I will not be purchasing any other console (I.e. Ps4, Wii u, etc.)
  • Microsoft completely messed up the launch of the One. It was the most horrendously ham fisted launch I can ever remember. The DRM policy was a rehearsed suicide note and one which the tech press, general press and social networks were all over. It is now cool to criticise the Xbox brand again, but to be fair Sony had that with the late and overpriced PS3 too. The DRM stupidity MS came out with at launch stuck in the press and became common knowledge quickly. The retraction wasn't loud enough from MS and the press didn't sensationalise the retraction leaving MS with an absolute PR disaster. They then compound it by insisting on Kinect being mandatory, which is just as ridiculous as the DRM move was. Sony haven't done any better with the 4 as a product, they've just had the common sense to anticipate the backlash and gone for quick PR wins over each decision. Both systems will still sell well due to how entrenched the fanboy loyalties are, but MS has shot itself in the foot with the launch and there shouldn't be a single decision maker in the Xbox team left in a job after the mess they made.
  • It really was a study in what not to do... I am sure if you go study business in a few years, this will be in there as a lesson to learn. Even since they realised their mistakes, their repair work was pants. I have got mine pre-ordered, but I am real disappointed with how they have gone about things.
  • I feel like this f*cking ordeal comes off as politics. People deciding on the message and not on what the ultimate product is. It sad to be honest, and it makes people seem shallow and stupid. Microsoft listened and made changes. They were f*cked if they did, f*cked if they didn't. Grow up.
  • Funny, I've read two reports that Xbox One could end up outselling the PS4 this holiday and one analyst was predicting a 2:1 advantage for Xbox One on supply chain management. In other words, if there are only 1.5 million PS4s and 3 million Xbox Ones available this holiday, Xbox wins by default. Also, this was an online poll. So you can take those results and use it for toilet paper.
  • I initially wanted to get an xbox, but now, looking at the hardware specs I'm not too motivated to so. Especially not for that pricing. I really like the idea of voice control in the living room, but I won't believe in it until I see it work flawlessly in person.
  • Preordered mine after E3 as i waited for the price just a shame i didn't wait for the forza bundle got stuck with fifa
  • Xbox one. Nuff Said
  • Pre-order the PS4 mainly because I had a playstation 1, 2 and 3 and want to extend the family.
  • one defo a flop, therefore bought new video cards for my tower. Better investment I think.
  • I don't see the 'pro side' with XONE. Backwards compatibility, DRM or always online policy was a bad start, Live Gold subscription fee, also the design doesn't excite (a huge black rectangle that doesn't work on it's side), but the final answer lies in the price - NO.
  • Pre-ordered! In a month or so it will be my hands. I don't care who doesn't want it. NO ONE IS ASKING YOU TO BUY IT!!! That will provide someone else the opportunity.
  • Actually Microsoft is ASKING everybody to buy...
  • I stated "no one", how soon I forget the Supreme Court has ruled corporations are people too!
  • My 30th next march I'll get what ever system comes out on top my then
  • I wonder if the game console itself is a dying form factor. I believe tablets are on the way toward killing consoles.
  • For very casual gamers maybe but tablet games don't compare in terms of game play mechanics. Can't imagine playing Titanfall or GTA V on a tablet right now. Maybe in a few years...
  • I think the Xbox one is going to be a big hit, but i am sticking with playstation for a few reasons: the exclusive games, PS plus, the controller, remote game play with Ps vita and finally the lower price, i bought an Xbox 360 thinking that Kinect and Xbox smart glass would give me an awesome experience besides gaming, but I used them for a few months and just got bored with them, I still like the Xbox experience on surface and WP and I think that's all the Xbox I need now.
  • To each his own for sure, but you really shouldn't base your opinion of Kinect on the first version.
  • I think Microsoft should start focusing on PC gaming more. They can still have the Xbox by all means, but they should also start connecting PC games with there Xbox games. What I'm saying is that exclusive Xbox games should also go to PC (Where the Windows operating system is dominant.) That way they are going to start excluding Playstation from gaming, since the PlayStation will have less exclusivity against Microsoft (Xbox and PC).
  • Very, few people buy PCs of the quality needed for proper gaming, so its a smaller market than consoles. Laptops must account for 95% of PC sales these days and most of those wont be used for gaming. If people do go expensive it tends to be ultra books rather than gaming laptops.
  • Xbox one for me
  • Xbox is a Microsoft product, thus the press see it as pure evil. Once it's out, it'll be better.
  • While i preordered an xbox one, when i talk about it with people, the cloud of negativity has not worn off.  
    You never get a second chance to make a first impression cleary the xbox one's first impression was not good.
    Add $100 to the ps4's price and making everyone buy a kinect that a good portion of people don't want isn't helping either.
    I'm hoping we will get a free game, but on the other hand the only game i really want right now is BF4, so giving me a game i don't really want may not help ease the $100 price difference.  We should get to choose a game.  Of course we could sell it, but just imagine how saturated the used market is going to be on a game that came with a system.
    I truly feel that MS in this situation pulled an Apple, telling us what we want instead of asking.
  • Xbox controller... Can't play games without it. Playstation is shit IMO. Had a PS3 and got a 360. Not much of an avid gamer, but most will agree the controller feels better and online experience is better. And the PS4 looks like the XBOX One after being run over by a mac truck... Lol
  • Won't be getting either for a long time. But when I do finally bite the bullet, I will get XB:O first then ps4. I still have way too many games to play on the 360 and ps3 to keep me going for a few years.
  • Agreed, although for me, I'll retire from gaming with my PS3.  I'm getting to old of this.  I've also been slowly turning into a cheap skate, and can't fathom paying all this money for gaming.  I"m telling you, don't have kids, they will run you dry!
  • +1 I feel ur pain. ;)
  • cheaper always sell more...just look at android.
  • I have plans to get an Xbox One eventually. (ahem, Halo 5 ). All the games I love are there.
  • I will wait and see how they work in the real world. Might get both, or neither. To be honest, I don't really see a good reason to upgrade my 360. It's a great little machine - and has WMC integration, which Xbox One doesn't seem to have, sadly.
  • Windows phone has won so many polls by a huge amount but you don't see windows phone with 80% market share!.... :'(
  • Not in intent to purchase polls they don't. In user happiness, yes. The discrepancy is somewhat baffling, but is mostly due to late entry and lack of marketing.
  • I preordered the Xbox One, but will likely get the PS4 eventually. The only reason I'm more excited about the One is it offers far more than just video games - which I've always been more inclined to play on my Windows PC anyways. I want the box that makes my living room more alive. Also - the Xbox One controller is just far, far more comfortable to hold for me - makes a huge difference imo.
  • I also think the HDMI passthrough and cable TV functionality could be a huge mistake. Most people can barely connect their cable box as it is, now we're asking them to add this complexity as well? Will see how it turns out, but it seems like a feature that nobody really wants, yet MS was touting it like crazy during reveal.
  • I'm getting the Xbox. Why not a ps4? Because of better exclusive games. All that indi stuff is also available on your phones and tablets. Also because of better servers. Lastly better controller.
  • I came here just to say XBONER
  • Ha ha ha
  • I will never buy another Xbox console so long as XBL Gold is required to use Netflix, HBO OD, and Hulu. 
  • Pre-ordered my One as soon as i could, could not be more excited! 
  • Xbox One has no chance of beating the PS4 worldwide in sales. It is impossible with that $100 price tag difference. Not enough people will see the value in Kinect to pay an extra $100. PS3 recently surpassed Xbox 360 in worldwide sales, and the 360 has ALWAYS had a price advantage over the bloated PS3. Now PS4 is cheaper, at least as powerful, and has the Playstation brand which is better right now Xbox after their PR nightmare. I love my 360, and will contine to game with it for another year or so. At that point, I will probably purchase a PS4.
  • I think I've come to the conclusion that I'm not getting either. I'm gonna do PC this generation. I'm not for any one game, I'm not for online gaming, I don't have cable, most my tech stuff is MS though so Sony would be out. But the One has so much I don't want or need I think me personally I'll get what I want from just a PC with my Xbox controller for gaming.
  • I would like to see a pole on who really is buying packaged games anymore.  These are next gen consoles.  I'm never buying another package game again.  This is the future, no more buying packaged game media.  Xbox was trying to get people on board with this, but it came out all wrong and then they backtracked and they shouldn't have.  Everyone is buying movies and music online, it's time to start buying our games online, and then we can sign into any console and play our games we paid for anywhere we go.  That's how Microsoft originally had it set up and then everyone complained that had no clue what the future should be like, so they gave what the dumb people wanted.  I'm upset at Xbox because they should have stuck to it and explained it better.  I'm still getting a Xbox One before I get a PS4.  That's my rant.
  • I agree I felt like I was one of the few people who actually loved the original announcement of features. Here's hoping they can integrate some of those features back one people realize they ruined everything by putting up a fit on the internet. What really drove me up a wall was the people complaining about the once every 24 hour check in for "DRM" were vocally complaining about it ONLINE! they cannot even begin to say that they don't have internet for a "Check in" bunch of haters. LOL there is my rant.
  • Xbox One Day One edition pre-ordered since June. Looking forward to it. Only getting BF4 at first...$500 is a bit pricey!
  • Getting just COD: Ghosts.... Maybe Forza but, after I get the system...
    Picking it up the 360/one combo when it's released. There for I can play multi player on the 360(have friends who will have it) and do the single player game on the xbox one...
  • I been reading the comments here. And from what I can tell almost everyone is going for the Xbox one. So how did they end up with the results? When we are all clearly going for the Xbox one
  • Obviously no one asked us. Tbh, media said the same thing about the 360, fast forward 7 years, and 360 entered the gamer lexicon.
  • Sarcasm? Of course members here are more likely to give preferential treatment to a Microsoft product that will heavily rely on integration with other Microsoft products.
  • You're on a site that writes articles on Microsoft's products, OF COURSE people will prefer Xbox on this site just like if you went to a Sony site, they'd prefer the PS4 there. SMH
  • I already pre-ordered one. Can't wait!
  • No axe to grind here. I live in a mostly Microsoft ecosystem, but I own a PS3 because back when it came out, a stand-alone Blue Ray player was $300. I probably won't get either system at launch, but I am tempted by both: the PS3 because it is cheaper, and the Xbox because of the ecosystem and the TV integration (assuming Comcast will even permit that functionality, which is probably a pipe dream... F&*@ Comcast btw). I only have room for one system in my budget, so it will come down to how each one performs in the long run. My PS3 is still kicking for now.
  • At this moment in time im not getting either. The ps4 does nothing new. Its essentially a 360 with better innards. I was dead on to get X1 until ms reverted its changes becoz unlike the dumbasses on the internet, i saw the potential of the digital age MS was trying to pioneer. As it stands the X1 is a 360 with better kinect. I will in the future get the X1 because the ecosystem ms is building will become a beast and overall it offers more. Also for those that think the ps4 power adv has won. Remember, this a war that ms doesn't intend to lose. Finally ill point to two examples that show power isn't everything, the 360 and the iPhone.
  • Pre-ordered!
  • Awesome!
  • Games? PS4 doesn't have any games... I don't know anyone getting a Playstation. Honestly I think polls like this are likely skewed as most Xbox fans seem to kind of be "staying at home". They preordered their console and are waiting.
  • Who cares.. Let them buy it. They may come back.i had both last round. Now I only need one!
  • Pre-ordered a month ago!
  • I never owned an Xbox or PS anything.  However, I am very likely getting the Xbox One, primarily for the entertainment features, then the gaming features secondarily.  I just think that a lot of people who don't read blog sites don't really know much about either the Xbox One or PS4 at this point.  However, I think a lot of non-gamers will be very interested in what the Xbox One has to offer.  The NFL integration is huge.  I haven't ordered the Xbox One yet, but I will eventually pick on up. 
  • And even as a gamer that will dump 30hours a week into gaming, and most my friends the same, often times you signin and "Watching Netflix" is 90% of the statuses you see. My big draw is the gaming, but I'm excited to finally have Blu-Ray, and I'm a big sports fan so X1 seems to be the better experience for both gamers and casual/non-gamers alike.
  • I've preordered X1, but since the release in Sweden has been postponed until end of Q1-2014 I've been a bit sad. Luckily I found out that the store has decided to import X1 for all the preordered ones :D So not so long until I get it anyhow :D
  • Pre ordered an XBox One Day One Edition the day of E3. Cant friggin wait. Also pre ordered Forza 5 and battlefield 4
  • I'm hoping the price of the 360 goes down so I can get some for media center extenders.  I hear the one won't work as an extender so I won't be buying 'one'.
  • I'm so uninterested in Playstation that I don't actually recall ever touching a PS3 and I have no idea what the specs are on the PS4. I'm a very happy Microsoft fanboy and I preordered my Xbox One in June, no price, no release date and without even thinking about looking elsewhere. For me the Xbox controller is the perfect controller and I won't ever change away from that. Plus the exclusives, media content and from what I'm told a much more reliable online world.
  • I'm a HUGE MS fan no question and getting a Xbox One on release day but, You missed some unreal titles on the PS3....A few titles like Uncharted(1,2,3), The last Of US, Beyond....There is NOTHING on the 360 like these games.
    If your a gamer and want the best of gaming, IF you can afford it, buy them both, you will not be disapointed...
  • Xbox One Day One Edition since the beginning of pre-orders. I never doubted it. And didn't have a problem with what they were originally going to do. I love the controller and believe Xbox Live is and will still be superior to PSN. Also I don't care for much of the games on the Playstation. I find the games more appealing to me on the Xbox. Those are three factors that made my choice very simple. Also I have had Xbox Live for about 10 years now. I believe the decision should be based on what console gives you the best experience and games for you personally. I can care less what everyone else decides to get.
  • Microsoft needs to do a better job of communicating. Commercials stating what you can, every public event talk about the changes
  • Pre-ordered PS4. I'll get the Xbox One whenever the next Halo comes out. And a lot of my friends have chosen to switch from Xbox to PS because of all the DRM shit that Microsoft originally had on it and because they don't wanna pay $100 more when they won't even use kinect
  • I think people that say they won't use Kinect are thinking games, and that's the real differentiator with the One: it's a true next-gen system that goes beyond gaming. It controls your TV, channel surfing, stereo, volume, on/off, video playback, etc. Want to pause a movie? Just tell the One to do it. Want to change channels? Tell the One. Want to raise the volume? You get the picture.
    I really don't care what others get, but I am getting a One for this reason. I have a PS3 and a 360 and aside from better graphics I doubt the One or PS4 will deliver much more in the gaming department (although Smart Glass has some potential).
    If you get a One I think you'll use Kinect. And if it's what MS says it is and what I have seen so far it will be a big game changer. At least I hope it is.
  • The reveal was or wasn't a flop depending on what sources you read. The perpetually angry "hardcore" gaming blogs wanted more game trailers and become enraged at any mention of other entertainment options, while the "mainstream" tech press was quite impressed with the television features while they wrote off the PS4 reveal as 'merely another gaming console.'
    This poll isn't any different.  Most people that are ever going to purchase these things aren't going to buy them in the first run at full price.
  • No, it went pretty poorly. Anything nicer than flop is just being generous.
  • The hardware reveal?  Check out the NYT entries about it, or other newspapers, or mainstream multi-content websites like Slate. The narrative was that MS was showing Apple how entertainment and owning the living room is done, because linking everything to Apple is what those sources are primarily interested in. 
  • What did people who actually know about videogames think about it? What did people who live outside the US think about it?
  • Not getting it. I need media extender for my ota tv. Until they do something about that or silicon dust makes an app for my HD homerun, I'm out.
  • You guys should add this to the report: Lately, angry and jealous Sony fans have taken to the interwebs down voting Xbox One videos and typing derogatory comments. What happened with the Toys R Us YouTube video was downright embarrassing.
  • The only thing i think that's making people turn their nose up at the Xbox One is the pricing and that's it plain and simple Lol, people like to make a saving or think their making a saving, I'll be getting the Xbox One that's for sure!
  • Can i install a PSfan-boy to constantly send a cooling breeze to my Xbone? :P
  • I'll just stick with my Wii U for now.  Next year I'll think about which console to get. :)
  • I'll be grabbing a Wii U either this winter or early next year. Holiday sale or something. That way I can enjoy some upcoming mario games and possibly a new Metroid.
  • One - preordered. :)
  • I think the credit goes to bad marketing by Microsoft, ignorant customers who listen what the majority says around them and ps4 fanboys bashing everything about Xbox one. One of the funniest things I've ever heard a ps4 fanboy say is that he is relieved that ps4 doesn't have tv. Wtf. Since when did more features become a negative point?
  • Many people are waiting for the slim version of both consoles Microsoft has time to show how good the Xbox ONE truly is
  • Pre-Ordered one, dead rising 3 and watch dogs. Can't wait. It's a shame the Xbox One was subjected to ignorant hate based on confused, misinformed gamers.
  • Let old games play and they will have all users
  • Honestly, good article. Well-written and unbiased. Yes, Microsoft dug their own grave this generation. Spycam, always on, treating everyone like thieves. It blows my mind that it didn't occur to them, but whatevs. I have no financial stake in it at all so what do I care. This will be a lesson in business classes for years to come.
    I've been a 360 guy for years, but I am most definitely going PS4. Sorry MS, I don't want a box to "take over my living room", I want a video game console. Stop trying to be something you're not.
    Not to mention, with PS4 I won't have to -pay- money to use netflix or other services.
  • You're also evidence of their poor marketing, because you're saying stuff that isn't and was never factually accurate.
  • Wrong.
    Spycam was a thing. Isn't now, but the damage is done.
    Treating everyone like thieves. Making it call home to verify games, no lending.
    Always on. Having to call home once every 24 hours or it wouldn't work.
    Those were all things that existed before the backlash. I didn't exaggerate anything.
    Oh yes and paying for online services. PS4 is free to use netflix and what not, xbox costs money. Also a fact.
  • Yeah, that's one of the things that really UPSET me. The fact that you had to check in every 24 hours. That to me feels like you're paying for a 60 dollar rental of your games. I don't mind going digital, but I want to feel like I "own" something, instead of leasing it.
    I have PS Plus and I know I don't own any of the games I get with it, but even then I don't have to check in every 24 hours. That is preposterous. I know that has changed now. I probably will get an XBOX ONE eventually, but the first console of the next gen I'll get will be a PS4.
  • Oh for f@ck sake the 'Spycam' rubbish you're spouting was a bunch of hyperbole spread by ignorant media in response to an OPTIONAL function of Kinect that could monitor gamers response to content which could be sent back to providers. This was always going to be opt-in or opt-out. As for the 'Treating people like thieves' for crying out loud they were going to let you share and access digital copies of you physical game from any sodding XB1 console. For that to work they needed to ensure you still owned the physical media. Is that really so sodding hard to understand??? Here's the thing, stop getting your information from half-arsed websites and media outlets trying to make a 'story' out of a press release and just read the facts.
  • I'm a happy XB1 preorder owner.
  • I'm probably buying a PS4 if anything, even though microsoft pulled back most of there DRM, I'm still insulted that not only did they try to implement such intrusive garbage.. but they sold it as something everyone should want and be excited for, DRM is what it is. It's insulting to try and sell us it as something different.
  • That is a great way to put it: insulting. And it's probably why I detest the notion of owning an xbox one so badly.
  • Xbox one No doubt! all ready Pre ordered on Day one!
  • Plan to get an XB1 in 2 years...Waaaay too many 360 games in my backlog and I'll be playing GTAV and GTAV Online for a very long time...I personally feel like the PS4 will get a large lead on the XB1 but the console race will eventually be a tie for this generation.
  • Having already played both consoles, I'm still getting just an Xbox one. The added entertainment for the X1 makes the console a much better value since the majority of the games played the same of each console. Plus the fact that I can use smartglass on almost any device vs having to buy another gaming unit (vita) is a no brainer.
  • Sony will also have a "second screen" on other platforms... just sayin'
  • I want both Xbox 1 and PS4, but do not plan buying either until most likely end of 2014 or 2015. I'd rather spend my cash on a surface pro 2 and buy the systems when they have dropped in price.
  • MS has nobody to blame but themselves with their very typical poor PR handling and trying to strong-hand gamers/consumers into something that they think is best.  Add to that miniscule things that really don’t amount to anything real (supposed inferior DDR3 RAM performance), mandatory Kinect garbage, and MS has another recipe for disaster.
    I will get the XBOne because it will still be a superior console with superior online content/front end, superior server infrastructure, superior controller (PS controllers always feel like crap to me), superior MS ecosystem, and superior exclusives.  
  • Xbox one! Better games and more features than the ps4
  • I'll be getting the X1 however Microsoft did muddy the waters being honest my kids are somewhat Leary of the X1 about game sharing and such..
  • I have the Xbox One preordered. Been a PS fan for many years but I feel that the PS4 is Sony playing safe. The Xbox One is taking gaming consoles to a new level. Say what you wanna say about Kinect but I for one am really excited for the potential it offers for game developers and gamers. Give it a year and I think Sony will regret not including PS eye with every console once they see what developers are doing with Kinect that they can't do with PS4. Microsoft is taking a huge risk but with huge risks come huge rewards.
  • I would love to buy a Xbox One if Microsoft dropped it's price to compete with Sony's PS4. Also upset with Microsoft getting rid of the Xbox live family plan. There is no way I'm paying $60.00 a person to play the games a have already paid full price for, to play online. I love my 360 but $240.00 for online play NO WAY! Microsoft rep said just spend $499.00 for the Xbox One and every body on the console will be able to play online for only $60.00. That is why I'm switching to PS4.
  • Ummm.. I don't think there is a family plan for Playstation network. So you are going to end up paying quite a bit of money for multiple accounts still. 
  • Whatever. I have a PS3 and can't wait to get the Xbox One.
  • I would get the xbox one if it had backwards compatibility, but it doesnt
  • PS4 doesn't either.
  • I don't own a PS3 so that doesn't matter
  • If Microsoft could ever avoid looking lost during and after the announcement of a new device, the situation would be the opposite.
  • Have an Xbox 360 now and may possibly switch to Playstation for my next console. Maybe.
  • Polls are bull i judge for myself
  • Gonna pick my Xbox One hopefully on a midnight release on Miami, let's wait till January to see the real numbers, and ignore the FUD.
  • Did they only poll gamers!? What about casual gamers like myself that mostly want a very capable entertainment center first, then a games machine? The XBox One is the better machine to put into my entertainment cabinet.
  • I have an Xbox One on preorder
  • I wouldn't put too much faith in Reuters. They have unfortuately become a pen for hire. And as someone else here mentioned Sony isn't bringing anything new to the table.
  • The Kinect technology alone is worth the Xbox One purchase over the PS4
  • Xbox One Day One Edition here.
  • Folks at WPCentral, let's try to get this article to have more than 1297 unique (and hopefully real of course) posts of people stating that they are getting the Xbox One, it would be a nice, if not entirely accurate, counterbalance to that crappy poll.
  • I will be getting a PS4 first, but not because of anything Microsoft have done (or not done). I simply can't live in a world without Naughty Dog! However the Xbox One is the first Xbox I'm planning on purchasing (my current one was a gift), and that's saying something considering I'm such a PlayStation fan and buying both is quite expensive.
  • I ordered one from Amazon and the other from Best Buy. I plan on keeping one and giving the other to my ex so my son can play at both homes.
  • Dang Morgan that is about a thousand clams....I am 47, can I be your son?? ;-)
  • Typical long post - already pre-ordered XBone with Forza - XBox Live is far better than the PS Online
  • That's not much of a poll. I mean they polled about 1300 people? I could essentially poll some people and end up the other direction with Xbox One dominating. Either way, a poll would never sway my decisions on what I buy or like. There are plenty of people who enjoy either console and both will be doing fine well into the future. For me, I'm buying both and already have a Wii U and PC game rig. Games is what I do and I like all of then from everybody.
  • The future looked bleak for PS3 and they did fine, so will XBox One.
  • Missed out on the Day One Edition, but will get an Xbox One. The games that are exclusive for the PS4 look surprising bad... MS has a much better entertainment infrastructure than Sony.
  • I've been trying to find out if it will work with at&t U-Verse like the current 360 does. If not that's a deal breaker. If yes I'll take 3 because they replace the cable box.
  • Not surprised. I predicted this would happen after the flop of the presentation and the Requiem sung by Sony in their presentation of the PS4. The best Microsoft could do was to prepare a big launch with a big press conference before to clarify their changes of policies. Otherwise, the damage they done with the presentations will take a long time to heal the hound, if it ever heals.
    I'm honesty happy with my PS3 and I don't intend to buy any new console. But to be honest, if I did, I would probably opt for the PS4. I like the games better, I like the hardware better, and most important I like the price and the fact that they aren't imposing a product I don't want - Kinect/PS eye - for 100€ more, better.
    I'm only a big fan on Sega's Mega Drive. I never had strong feelings regarding PS v. Xbox, though I admit I do have the PS2 and PS3 but never got the Xbox nor Xbox 360 (I never liked the controlles)
    Also, without any certainties regarding the future of Nokia, I'm not that willing to give the Xbox One a try. If Nokia is gone, since I'll eventually jump to Sony's Android once my L1320 warranty expires, I think I'll be better served with the PS4 as I have the conectivity through the smartphone (yes, I know, I also have Smartglass on Android) and the dedicated apps.
    If Nokia survives Microsoft's attack, then friends as before and I'd be willing to give Xbox a try since I'd be keeping WP with its Xbox games anyway.
  • Xbox one! The PS1 was cool, but I never bought a ps2/3 or Xbox 360 as I am really a PC gamer. Kinect and Wondows 8 as the core of the XBO is what draw me the most. As a media center to my tv itbwill replace my RaspPi and have content for my toddler to interact with. And overall Xbox experience for me has been hands down better than every other console I have owned. My OG Xbox still runs great
  • I'm not buying a One simply because they screwed me out of all my digital XBLA content that I spent good money on. I knew that the stuff wouldn't be supported forever, but c'mon, one damn generation after??? They need to realize that these aren't cheap ass mobile phone games and if they're intent on doing away with physical media, they need to give some long term value for the purchaser. Keeping an old 360 hooked up to play these games isn't an acceptable solution., especially since they put the 360 on a 3 year death watch. I thought these games were developed in some sort of portable language? Seems like I read that a long time ago.
  • 360 to XB1 is not directly portable, different architectures.  Same thing with PS3 to PS4.  Both will likely have emulation solutions.  Sony is closer with their Gaikai service.  I don't think either will allow you to transfer ownership from previous generation to current generation though.  Technically you still have the legacy games in a playable format on your legacy console.
  • the 1st XBOX(Intel) also and 360(Power PC) and the made the main titles run in 360
  • Since you have a 360 I don't see the problem. This is a new Generation dude. You expect a game made for the 360 to work on the One. LoL
  • A generation that lasted, what, 7+ years? Just keep your old system and your problem is solved.
  • Well a few of my friends with Xbox 360's are leaning towards the ps4 but I'm hard at work convincing them to stay with Xbox ONE!
  • I ordered 2 Xbox One regardless of their DRM policies.
  • Xbox One its a lot better.. i already pre order mine
  • And a nice nod for the One posted right here on WPC: Xbox One wins Popular Mechanic's Breakthrough Award for 2013. I really don't cae what others get, but I have no plans to spend $400 and get a .5 uppgrade to my PS3. Heck, I don't play games as much anyway these days.
    But getting the One and being able to use gestures and voice controls for my TV, cable box, and entertainment systems? Count me in. The One is the true next generation gaiming AND media device.
  • The ps3 has gestures and voice controls as well. Don't know how good they are but it has those features
  • Yeah but no gestures without the eye which then brings the price point very close together plus the eye vs Kinect is not even close in what they can do. Personally I would say I prefer ps over Xbox but I'm holding off on which I'm going to get because I like some of the features the xb1 is going to provide like Skype in my living room, cable tv overlays and controls as well as integrating with WP.
  • Take it with a bucket of salt. Sony's fan base is much more prominent in the web space it seems. I think it was yesterday they went ape on a video that Toys R Us posted regarding XB1. Ignore the poll and buy what you want.  XB1 should do fine, IMO.
  • In all seriousness the Xbox 1 is over priced when compared to its competitor. Sony took everything the XBOX360 did right at launch and applied it to the ps4. MS took everything the ps3 got wrong at launch and applied it to the Xbox 1. MS made the Xbox much larger,weaker,and uglier than the more powerful,smaller nicer looking ps4. The Xbox 1 is doomed and will unfortunately. Fail due to its costing $100 more and being significantly weaker.
  • Xbox One for me.
  • If i want to play a game i will play monopoly or something. Couldn't care less about game lists. The XBone has a much more compelling feature set as well as a much stronger ecosytem to draw from though. Sony's vision is weak.
  • its pretty simple to me anyways. MS is trying to force me to spend an extra 100 on the kinect, which I dont want or need. Thats a game right there. If the 360 was made obselete with the xbox one then I might just say screw it and get it. But it will still play Netflix, HBO Go and Amazon video plus GTA was just released now with Online so its even better. Whats the incentive for getting a new xbox. I think the xbox one will do ok but I think the PS4 will do alot better. 
  • Bundling in the Kinect is what will ultimately win the console war for Microsoft. It was a smart move. You will find yourself using it all the time, if only for voice navigation. You'll be glad they forced it on you.
  • Maybe that will happen on English speaking countries, but it won't happen in Europe or other places in the world, do you know why? Simple, because it's NEVER optimized for other languages :D
  • Meh im still getting an Xbox One next ps4 for me
  • Thankfully I still have my Atari Jaguar.
    Do The Math!!!!
  • Let both come out and then after a year we will see what they both do as in features and gaming
  • What's a playstation? I love my Xbox, love my Xbox 360 and "Can't wait" for my Xbox One.
  • Gonna get an Xbox one. Most of my friends are probably going to have one so if i want to continue to play with the same crew I'll head that way, too.
  • I cannot justify buying a new console because I don't game much and my 360 works for me. If I were to buy a new console it would be an Xbox!
  • Launch day and afterwards will speak by itself. There's nothing out there compared to Xbox live and the slew of services that Microsoft is bringing to the console. Its,going,to be a repeat of what happened last generation.
  • Im not a bandwagon the same day original Xbox came out. I bought it for gaming and online gaming. LIVE Is more superb than the other competitor
  • To be completely honest, I am with Microsoft in everything (windows phone , windows , surface , tablets etc;) but I always find myself attracted to playstation more than Xbox . Its just more appealing in its way
  • I'm a PlayStation gamer through and through, but the rest of my tech is Microsoft oriented. Ever since that 3 Screens and a Cloud was mentioned I've been all for jumping on the XBox but figured I would wait until the next generation of consoles came out. The PS4 preorder was a no-brainer for me. But eve since all that controversy with the reveal of the XBO I've been on the fence. A couple days ago I said 'F*** IT, I'm always gonna tell myself "what if" so the hell with it'. I still think the PS4 has a better line up but oh well. I have them both preordered so I ain't gonna be missing out on anything. Gaming FTW
  • This is probably the result of launch price more than anything, and that will come down over time. We'll see what happens when Titanfall is released, and Halo 5 after that. Still a long ways to go.
  • I'm slightly confused as to where they're pulling these voters from. has The Xbox ONE currently at #7 in terms of "Best Sellers" in "VideoGames" and has been up there since launch. PS4 however is currently at #1,815 in the same category. 
    Any ideas why this may be the case?
  • I won't even consider a ps4 with those controllers.
    PC ≥ Xbox360/1>ps3/4≥trying to figure out how to play MC with apple's one button mouse.
  • What were the preorder numbers for 360?
  • Vetrex
  • Neither all I play is Skyrim and GTA 5 can't forget super mario
  • Lets just see how the DDR3 vs DDR5 ram goes in the war
  • I see no appeal in the PS4. A subpar online gaming network, no Kinect, a myopic focus on one entertainment medium, less appealing exclusives. Xbox One seems way better.
  • Not appealing "launch" exclusives, but hey! Which console had better exclusives in this era? Wow, it was PS3... Hmm... That's weird, don't you think so?
  • It was PS3 in your opinion but not everyone else's, I haven't seen a single Sony exclusive that makes me want to buy a PS4.
  • Pre-ordered an PS4 a few weeks ago for launch week. XBOX is one side of Microsoft I'm not really a fan of.
  • Reuters gonna retire after seeing X1 sales figures.....
  • I still prefer PS4... The reasons? It's more powerful than XO, it's got better exclusive games, they have and had the idea of what they want to be this console and what the consumers want, they didn't have to change their politics.
    I'm not interested on Xbox's exclusives like titanfall(XO/Pc) or the sh*t that became Halo and will still become.
    I don't hate Microsoft, I have a lot of it's products, but I don't want a "media hardware" I WANT A F* CONSOLE! With good specs, good politics, and GOOD games! And without paying the obligatory Kinect. I don't play with it, I don't want it and I don't have to pay for it.
  • Like my Nokia Lumia 925 but PS4 all the way.
  • The only thing I want on Xbox one is Titanfall, and it seems like that's just a timed exclusive.
  • I don't get why certain things MS says or does creates so much hate. They're just a company who provides a product. You don't want it you don't buy it. Its really not that hard. People who speak out are your typical gaming nerds so I suppose it won't change.
  • So 26% PS4 and 15% Xbox ONE.. What about the rest of the pie? Is that in not buying a new console? If so wouldnt that be dim for both sony and MSoft?
    I preorderd my Xbox one and can't wait for all the intgration with Windows 8 and SmartGlass!!!!
  • I was going to get one for the streaming content, but honestly, since I don't game at all, I'm probably better off with a much cheaper Apple TV, plus I don't have to pay for Xbox Live to watch Netflix and HBO Go.
  • Our XBOX One is pre-ordered.  What is this penchant these wild-eye bloggers have that we should run to one product and if we don't, we are missing it? Seems to me they are looking to be validated but we already know what's up with XBOX One so we chose it. And its boss as hell.  Let's see em use the Playstation tablet to watch movies or schedule with their Playstation smart phones. Seems that ain't happenin'.  
  • Well! Too true..
  • Already heavily invested in the Microsoft ecosystem, so the Xbox One is only a logical choice for me. Pre-ordered mine on day One. Bring it. Don't care much for the PS4 tbh.
  • Own Windows Phone and PCs but I stick with PS for gaming. Have since PS1. Mainly because that's what I know. Bought a 360 for Kinect and never use it. Use all 3 PS3s all the time. So yeah, getting a PS4!
  • I am an XBOX one user through and through....whether or not they pushed it to the masses in a flashy enough way doesn't change what it is and is capable PS4 for me...Xbox is just better!
  • Windows Phone users - no point getting a ps4 over an Xbox one seeing as they will never support your phone with supplementary apps. Easy choice here.
  • This is the same thing that happened when the PS3 came out.
    I have one, that's why I am getting an Xbox One.
  • Eh, the hardcore gamers bitching about the Xbox One only did so because they didn't understand it. Although MS is also to blame for not explaining any of the technical aspects of the console. Kind of like Nintendo and the Wii U
  • I like the Xbox ecosystem. That's where the future is people. A better ecosystem just means that even a group of products that are inferior in their respective markets can be much better as a team. I'd have my WP8/8.1 connected to my Xbox One, Windows 8 desktop and Windows 8 tablet all while they're connected to skydrive and sharing music across all of them. But, that future is weak because MS won't deliver me a solid gaming system first. I'll be waiting at least 6 months to purchas the next gen console of my choice. I want the PS4 because I know it will be a better system. I want to stay with MS though. In the long run, if MS keeps up the BS I will be going with PS.
  • I'm getting my XB1 day one can't wait have no interest in getting a ps4 though the games and controller are meh.
  • Just pre-ordered a second xbox1 after reading this :)
  • In the end, when it comes time to swipe the debit card and purchase a console, all the Xbox haters will buy one anyway because Xbox is better. Period.
  • I don't know about you guys but how can anyone trust Sony PlayStation, they can brick your console with half a day updates, they leave you without psn access for a complete day that's if its not hacked then it will be a couple a months and now you're gonna have to pay for psn when it sucked for free. XBOX ONE FOR ME....
  • Dang bros one hell of a counter got my 920 when it was considered high spec (besides the processor not being quad core and higher ghz but meh) and sort of regretting surface rt but the reason i used 'retard' for your information was to see how many people i could piss off by being an outspoken contradictory mong. Still getting the pc, but the xbox one seems like a good product for those who want either integration with windows products and ecosystem and/ or a high powered games console but lower spec than ps4 better optimisation higher price. Anyhow, I was insulting him because the ps4 is not a .5 upgrade, arguing such a thing is applicable for the xbox one as well, although the latter has a few innovative features besides spec boost. My argument for high spec low optimisation (which by the way contradicts wp, but it is really good for budget devices because of spec optimisation and my l920 despite spec difference to htc one still runs about the same, but better specs at same price is better value for money, htc one £32/month several months after release on 3 unlimited data 4000 minutes 4000 texts my contract 750 mb 2500 minutes 5000 texts at £36/month. Began contract sort of time after release when compared to the one).
    Imagine there is equal performance in two products, but one has worse specs but is better optimised for those and the other opposite, but they are priced the same. Which gives you better value for money and which gives the company making it a higher profit margin?? I know higher profits equal more money to invest in their product lineup, but sorry if I blasphemed by suggesting an equally good alternative to boosting micro$ofts profits. The power of fanboys, considering I was one once...
  • You need to remember to use paragraph breaks, bro. Nobody can read that wall of text. ~ ~
  • Xbox one, Xbox done. :)
  • After looking at the PS4 and Xbox One, how many will just buy the much reduced priced Xbox 360? I want to take the gaming off of my PC (spending more time on my Win8 tablet). I would like to get the Xbox One (didn't call me), but I am having a hard time spending $499 for game console. I know they will continue to add features for the Kinect, but don't actually care about it now. Because we have 3 WP8's, a Win8 tablet, and Windows 8 laptops, PS4 is not really an option. I like the idea of being connected. But is it worth getting a 360 at this point?
  • I would say spring for the Xbox One only when your finances allow. I think it will last you WELL into the future whereas the 360 is on its way out. Its a great gaming system, but with Xbox One running essentially Windows 8 as one of its three OSs, I can see some great interconnected apps and services in the near future between WP, Windows RT and Windows 8 devices.
  • I think the Xbox One has much greater potential to grow proverbial legs in the future. It's a gaming system, for sure, but you also have tue bundling of up and coming Microsoft services. I mean, I'm a casual gamer and there was still enough for me outside of gaming to justify preordering the One. Skype, Kinect 2.0, Blu-Ray (oh the irony) player, Xbox Music, and the potential for apps to cross from WP8, to Windows 8 to my TV make this a must own for me. If you want a spec bump and save $100, go with PS4. It will sell very well undoubtedly. For me, that extra $100 was more than justified. Very excited for Day ONE. (zing! Oh I kill myself...)
  • Not trying to offend anyone but i find talking to americans online kind of strange... If you talk about cars its all american muscle yeaa but they hate on my jap sports car? Xbox is american why no love? Ffs im pretty sure toyota builds alotta thier cars in U.S. While Chevrolet builds most in Mexico now. Like i said im not hating but what happend to all the patriotism for american companies?
  • I dont think those numbers are that alarming. Its also good to remember that the PS3 was considered probably as a bigger fail during its launch than Xbox One now (since backtracking has "helped") and yet by the end of generation it managed to draw even with 360. Launch means almost nothing I feel, as opposed to whats the potential of each device a few years down the line and I think X1s potential is far greater than that of the PS4
  • I am surprised that Microsoft could mess this up so much, especially since Sony have essentially gone to sleep for several years with the Playstation, and the Xbox has been so popular. I find it hard to believe such a poll but then I don't know what the Xbox One criticism is all about.
  • Im amazed at how short sighted and uninformed "gamers" are. Very few consider the financial state and pressure Sony's electronics division is under. Its like buying a BlackBerry and not knowing if the division will be around when issues arise.
  • Ps4 FTW even though im a Microsoft guy. Just prefer the playstation
  • These comments are funny
  • Agreed i have zero interested in the new Xbox and have had my PS4 preorder since June. I cant wait.
  • Wasn't PS3 polling dead and now it has sold about the same as 360? The thing I hate about PS3 is the terrible multiplayer support, PS4 doesn't fix that. So I'm switching to One to play with my friends.
  • I know this story is old, but obviously less than 1300 people were polled, and some haven't even bought an Xbox 360 or PS3 yet. This might not be the best "sampling" group to choose from. The Xbox One is tracking far ahead of where pre-orders were for the Xbox 360, which had a great launch itself. 
  • i like the controller better.  the camera is an option.  apparently you can play ps4 games remotely on a sony vita.  so if i am in a hotel room. i can play ps4 remotely.