According to a poll opened by Amazon last week which asked gamers whether they preferred the PS4 or the Xbox One, gamers voted overwhelmingly in the PS4's favor. Check out the photo below.
The poll has closed and the results are in. The PS4 got 38,984 votes, while the Xbox One got a paltry 2,162 votes. That's an 18-to-1 margin. On Friday, we reported that the poll to that point showed 30,244 gamers had voted for the PS4, compared with only 1,677 for the Xbox One.
While these results are a sufficient indicator of public opinion with respect to each of the next-gen consoles, the results could have been worse for the Xbox One. When we originally covered this poll on Friday, it was supposed to go on for another six days. Take a look at the right side of the screen shot below, which we grabbed on Friday.
So, why did Amazon close the poll early? We reached out to Amazon for comment and we'll update this story if we get a response.
Back to the poll itself. Simply put, the Xbox One got whipped, and we're not surprised. That's what happens when you charge an extra $100 for your new box over the competitor's, place restrictions on used games, and implement a daily Internet "check-in." Of course it's way too early to determine an overall victor in this latest battle in the ongoing console wars, but for the moment, the PS4 is clearly in the lead
What do you think of the above poll results? Do you think they accurately reflect public opinion? Why or why not? How do you feel about the PS4 and the Xbox One? Which console do you prefer and why? Why do you think Amazon closed the poll early? Sound off in the comments below.
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