Gamers prefer the Sony PlayStation 4 over the Microsoft Xbox One, according to a survey released by the consumer website DealNews. The news came out slightly more than three months after the consoles were released.
In a recent survey of more than 1,700 gamers, it seems brand loyalty played a large role in the sales of the two next-generation video game consoles. Fifty-one percent of gamers who already owned a PlayStation 3 have bought a PS4; 42 percent of gamers who owned Xbox 360 bought a Xbox One. Only 14 percent of Xbox 360 owners decided to jump ship and pick up a PS4, whereas 8 percent of PS3 owners decided to buy an Xbox One instead.
Nearly two-thirds of gamers that owned both a PS3 and Xbox 360 bought a PS4, DealNews said; less than a quarter decided to get a Xbox One.
Looking beyond the numbers, the number one reason a previous-generation gamer hasn't yet purchased a next-gen system - whether it be one, the other, or both - is price.
"... there were notably a higher number of former Xbox 360 users who didn't purchase any new console yet, claiming that the price was too high and that they were waiting for a deal." DealNews' Features Director Lindsay Sakraida said.
Sony's PlayStation 4 sells for $399. Microsoft's Xbox One sells for an additional $100 with a MSRP of $499.