More people prefer the PlayStation 4 to the Xbox One, according to a poll conducted by Reuters/lpsos.
Although total respondents numbered 1,297 people, only 408 were below 40. Among this group, 41 percent said they preferred the PS4. Only 27 percent indicated that they would opt for the Xbox One.
Overall, 26 percent of the 1,297 people surveyed indicated they would prefer to buy a PlayStation 4 once Sony's next-generation console is available, starting Nov. 15. Meanwhile, 15 percent of participants said they would buy an Xbox One once Microsoft's latest entry in the video game console market launches on Nov. 22.
The sentiment reflected in these polls is likely a reaction to Microsoft's initial policies toward used games and DRM, which it has since reversed. This recent poll is merely a continuation of an overall trend. Last month, IBtimes ran a poll in conjunction with Polar, asking readers if they preferred the PS4 or the Xbox One controller. At the time, 75 percent of respondants indicated they preferred the PS4's Dualshock 4 controller.
In July, IBTimes worked with Polar as well, asking readers which console they would prefer if they both cost $500. At the time, 80 percent indicated they would choose the PS4 over the Xbox One. Several days later, we collaborated with Polar again on another poll, asking consumers if they would prefer the PS4 or the Xbox One if they both cost $400. Once again, 80 percent of participants indicated that they would grab a PS4 over an Xbox One at the time.
In the long run, both the PS4 and the Xbox One will both likely be huge successes. In the early going though, the court of public opinion clearly seems to favor Sony's console over Microsoft's.
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