Survey: 84% of UK gamers excited by PlayStation 5 compared to 15% for Xbox Series X

Sorry Gabe Newell, you would be very much in the minority if you were living in the UK as a new survey has shown UK based gamers will be buying a PlayStation 5 next generation.

Pop culture agency Experience12 surveyed 3,000 people via the MCM Comic Con online event and 84% of them said they were excited about PlayStation 5, with just 15% looking forward to the Xbox Series X. 37% of respondents would be buying a console on day one, 9% within the first month, 12% with the next three months, and 26% within a year of the consoles hitting the shelves.

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Of those surveyed, 59% owned a PS4, 16% had an Xbox One, 14% had purchased a PC, and Switch accounted for 8%. They also asked people what game they were really looking forward to, the top game is no surprise and given it was MCM Comic Con attendees the second place was to be expected.

Top 5 Most Anticipated Releases

  1. Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt)
  2. Marvel’s Avengers (Square-Enix)
  3. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Remaster (Activision)
  4. Dying Light 2 (Techland)
  5. Halo Infinite (Xbox Game Studios)

The earlier news I referred to at the start of this post has seen Gabe Newell, head honcho at Valve, state Xbox Series X is better than PlayStation 5, but then doesn’t explain why, just “cos it is”.

Microsoft do seem to be having difficulties in when it comes to getting their next gen message across, an event that was billed as showing game play videos had no gameplay videos, and the recent reveal of Halo Infinite was criticised due to the rathher last-gen graphics and pop in. The director of the Halo Infinite narrative experience,Dan Chosich, took to Twitter to comment.

“I’ve been in your shoes. I know what it’s like to have expectations built + feel let down. I want you to know your voice matters + is heard,” he said, “You’re not falling on deaf ears. I always want to live up to the legacy that Bungie pioneered. I personally care a lot about honoring that.”

Source: Experience12 via MCV

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3 Comments

  1. No surprise there!

  2. Lol. Coming tomorrow “group of teenagers hanging around the Ps4 section in game say xbox sucks”

  3. I’m not overly surprised. MS can’t even be bothered to revamp the UI of the next gen XBox, why would they expect consumers to be excited..?

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