According to a report released by market research firm Strategy Analytics, the PlayStation 4 will be the ‘winner’ to the beginning phase of the next generation console war. The estimate that the PS4 will have a 50% lead in sales over the Xbox One.
Here’s parts of SA’s report:
“Games Consoles: Purchase Intention Index Q2 2013, gathered information in June from over 6,000 respondents in the United States and Europe who were selected to create a representative population sample. Only 9.5% of consumers said they were somewhat to very likely going to purchase the Xbox One versus the 14.2% reported for the PS4. Meanwhile, in the key gaming age demographic of 20-35 year olds, PS4 sees the buying intent percentage at 30%, while Xbox One sits at under 20%.
“Our survey suggests that consumers believe the PS4 will win the early phase of the next generation console war. Sony’s performance at E3 was widely accepted as superior to Microsoft’s, and the survey evidence suggests this has already fed through to the wider consumer market.”
Looks like the PS4 is going to beat out the opposition right out of the gate.. we can only hope that they keep up the mommentum through the duration of the generation battle. It was evident that the PS3 was a late bloomer and started to gain ground in the last couple of years so lets see if they can continue the trend and blow Microsoft’s Xbox One out of the water.