Who will win the console war between Xbox One and PS4? If we have to believe the internet PS4 has a large lead, at least according to the web based poll you can find on XboxOnevsPSFour.com, created on purpose to interrogate the web surfing masses on their preference between the two upcoming next generation consoles.
For now looks like the internet has spoken: At the moment of this writing the site has gathered over 100,000 votes, and more than 75% of the participants have voted for the PS4, decreeing an overwhelming victory for Sony’s console. Of course the voting is still ongoing, so there’s still a chance for the Xbox One to regain ground and maybe even overtake the opposition.
The battle between the two upcoming console is just beginning, but things are getting heated. Will the PS4 continue to trounce its competitor from Redmond, or maybe we’re going to see the trend change before the fall comes?
One thing is for sure: the poll paints a quite grim outlook for Microsoft’s “all-in-one” entertainment hub. Looking at the vote breakdown by country we see some even more surprising results:
Voters from the United States, that are normally a Microsoft stronghold, voted en masse for the PS4, with almost 80% voters in favor of Sony’s machine. Xbox One fares relatively better in France, where it reaches almost 25% of the votes, while Germany is almost completely painted blue with nearly 85% of the participants willing to pledge their loyalty to the Japanese brand.
While the scientific accuracy of the poll is somewhat questionable, as there’s no selection criteria for the voters besides an internet connection, the ability to reach the site and to click on the desired option, over 100,000 votes are definitely a statistically relevant pool, larger than those used in polls held by many “professional” market research firms.
It’s up to you to decide whether this poll has any real value or not, but the results are still definitely interesting.