Updated 11:45 a.m. Pacific time.
A new poll by Reuters and Ipsos reveals that U.S. consumers are more likely to purchase the PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One this holiday, but a majority said they didn’t plan to buy any consoles for the rest of the year.
Originally spotted by Games Industry International, the online poll involved almost 1,300 participants questioned on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. Of them, 26 percent indicated they planned to purchase a PlayStation 4 by the end of the year. Only 15 percent said they planned on buying an Xbox One. Sixty-four percent of those polled said they wouldn’t buy any new consoles this year.
In the survey group, 408 were under the age of 40. Forty-one percent of those said they planned to purchase a PlayStation 4 against 27 percent for the Xbox One.
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That’s a pretty comfortable lead for Sony. Its PlayStation 4 launches on Nov. 15 for $399. That’s a week earlier and $100 cheaper than the Xbox One, which comes out on Nov. 22 for $499.
Still, Microsoft doesn’t seem too worried, at least according to the statement it sent us. “We continue to see unprecedented demand for Xbox One, and our Xbox One preorder supply is selling out quicker than any time in Xbox history,” states the Microsoft spokesperson. “Xbox One preorders are outselling Xbox 360 preorders in the same period by a factor of 2:1, and this will be the biggest Xbox launch in history.”
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