Amazon recently decided to throw up a poll in which people can vote on which next-generation console they prefer at this point: the Playstation 4 or the Xbox One. Normally this kind of poll would just be a troll attempt by a group of fans for one console or the other but because it’s Amazon running it, there’s a bit more science behind it.
Amazon is one of the largest online retailers in the world. Hell, it’s one of the top 10 most visited websites in the world, too. And the web traffic is receives comes from all sorts of people including fans of all gaming platforms such as PC, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, and so on. So because Amazon isn’t a “fanboy” site, this poll can definitely be used as a true indicator as to which console is going to perform well in sales on launch date.
At the time of this writing the poll is showing some really shocking results. As it stands, the Playstation 4 is absolutely destroying the Xbox One in votes. PS4 has 30,793 votes whereas the Xbox One has only 1,711. Now, to be fair, this poll is still running for another 6 days so Xbox has a chance to pull in a lot more fans to vote still. But right now it really seems like Microsoft has highly disappointed its fan base and gamers in general.
You can check out the poll and vote yourself by going here.
Below the votes there is also a section where voters can comment on why they chose the console they did. A lot claim to have been diehard Xbox fans but refuse to purchase the Xbox One because of the always online and used games policies that Microsoft has put in place for their next-gen system. So that tells us that a lot of Xbox owners are converting to Playstation this holiday season.
What do you think of the poll? Is it safe to say the PS4 will dominate the upcoming generation of video games? Or are the poll votes the way they are because more Playstation fans have voted than Xbox fans? Let us know what you think below!