A survey conducted during in September shows that more gamers want the PS5 over the Xbox Series X. The study conducted from 23 to 25 September 2020 using 511 US-based respondents of the general US gaming population.
Among the users in the study, 15% said they managed to pre-order a next-gen console. Out of the whole group, 72% of them went for the disc version of the PS5, 30% went for the Xbox Series X, 10% for the PS5 digital edition and 8% for the Xbox Series S.
Stock was a major issue in the US during the pre-order period of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. 29% of users claimed they attempted to pre-order a console but were unable to do so. Among them, 58% were trying to pre-order the PS5 disc edition while 40% an Xbox Series X, 21% a digital edition PS5 and 11% the X.
When it comes to the games, the survey shared some interesting insight to which titles gamers are most excited for. 52% of the respondents who pre-ordered the console or plan on doing so before the end of the year said that Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was the exclusive that encouraged them to pre-order. Followed by God of War: Ragnarok at 42% and Final Fantasy XVI at 32%.
As for the Xbox Series X, Halo Infinite accounted for 45% of the respondents who pre-ordered the consoles. Fable is at 26% and Forza Motorsport 8 at 24%.
The survey makes one thing clear, Sony’s silent approach to the PS5 did not hurt them at all and gamers are excited to get their hands on the console. On the other hand, the Xbox Series X and S are also quite popular but its popularity may be hurt by Microsoft’s cross-generation ecosystem. Many gamers may already own a powerful gaming PC and will just stick to that in the meantime. This survey was also conducted after the Bethesda buyout too.
Let us know what you went with or plan on purchasing when it comes to the next-gen consoles down in the comments section.