PS4 Dominates Xbox One in Amazon Poll — What Are Your Thoughts?

Published 1 year ago by , Updated June 17th, 2013 at 10:16 pm,

PS4 Xbox One E3 2013

A zeitgeist trap rivaling presidential debates and preseason football, E3 performances can be hit or miss when it comes to predicting the success of a video game console.

That being said, Microsoft would be wise to begin working on its long game.

Next-gen hardware unveilings in the rear-view, this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in downtown Los Angeles was all about the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. (Nintendo, struggling ever more to market its Wii U, didn’t even bother to hold a live press conference.) Microsoft rolled in amidst a myriad of controversy, rumors flying high that the Xbox One would require a 24-hour Internet connection and prohibit used games. Sony, conversely, was laying low, having announced the PlayStation 4 all the way back in February and watching as its competitor stole the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

PS4 Xbox One E3 2013 Comparison

In that sense, their respective showings couldn’t have been more predictable. You can read up here on our full Xbox One coverage and here regarding the PS4, but in a nutshell, Microsoft failed, rather willingly, to silence its anti-consumerism criticism (the Xbox One will let developers decide upon implementing used-game restrictions, and will indeed check for an Internet connection every 24 hours) while Sony came eager to capitalize on it in every way possible (not blocking used games or mandating an Internet connection for offline play was announced with the excitement of a brand new IP).

Which brings us to the metrics. Poll after poll throughout the week of E3 has placed the PlayStation 4 above — miles above — the Xbox One as the more desirable purchase this Holiday season, when the two are slated to release. Take Amazon.com’s Facebook poll, for instance, which at the time of this writing shows 34,341 votes of preference for the PS4 (94.73%) against 1910 for the Xbox One (5.27%).

Amazon PS4 Xbox One E3 Poll

The numbers are staggering. Metacritic hate reviewers are one thing (just ask Black Ops 2 or half of the games published by EA), but the Amazon poll mirrors the numbers we’ve seen from countless outlet online, and echoes the sentiment expressed by gamers — our readers included — universally.

Still, if there’s anyone who can sympathize with Microsoft right now it is, ironically, Sony. It was only eight years ago when giant enemy crabs, “$599 US dollars” and — oops! – Ridge Racer flooded the Internet en masse en meme, blooper-reel highlights of what remains one of E3′s most embarrassing showings. Sure, it was a simpler time — the world was just waking up to the possibilities of digital distribution, and the Xbox 360 couldn’t receive wi-fi without a $100 transmitter. But fewer major consoles have had a slower start in industry history than the PlayStation 3, and E3 2006 did in fact prove to be an accurate barometer of the then-next generation race.

So, with that we have to ask: Does the Amazon poll reflect your opinion of the Xbox One’s and PS4′s showing at E3 2013? Feel free to make your voice heard (respectfully) in the discussion and our very own poll below.

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Source: Amazon Facebook

TAGS: E3 2013, Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One

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  1. I’m sure I’ll EVENTUALLY get an XB1, but with their rules and restrictions, it doesn’t make sense for me to pay full price for any of it. Inevitably, there will be discounts, and the prices of games that I want to play will drop to $20 or less… and then I’ll pick it up.

    There’s no point in me spending more money than necessary on things I have no ownership of. It’s why I usually wait for sales now on anything for XBL, Steam, Comixology, etc.

    • But I’ve already preordered my launch PS4 :-D

  2. PLAYSTATION RULES! ^5

  3. xbox sucks try again in the next 4 yrs or so

  4. I’ve been a hardcore xbox supporter for 14yrs. that ends now, I just can’t believe the arrogance in which they think for a minute that you would still buy their useless brick I mean console if you don’t check every 24hrs after all the restrictions implemented. Seriously, what a joke they have become.
    Needless to say I already pre-ordered a PS4 not only cause the hardware although similar is still superior but mainly cause I WILL OWN THE GAMES TO DO WITH THEM AS I PLEASE!!!

    • Whoa! You can pre-order them now? Where?

      • Sony’s website, gamestop’s website, gamestop, amazon. Google, man.

        • Whoa! We can Google now? Where?

  5. 4 > 1

  6. XBOX One, has alot to offer, but its just that 24hr online connection and the no sharing games thing that just kills it. Thats my main reason for voting for the PS4

    • DRM is DRM. It doesn’t matter what the excuse is, people don’t want to hear it. That DRM is a “consequence” of being required to install the game is a load of bull. Being required to install the game was for DRM purposes to begin with. There was no reason to not allow the game to simply be run from the disc if someone chose to do it that way. Microsoft wanted it that way to make it easy for them to manage the product you bought. That excuse is kinda like holding someone at gunpoint and ordering them to do something that will make you shoot them and then telling the cops you had no choice.

      I’m also still being told who I can and cannot loan my games to and how many times. People won’t be able to rent these games initially and maybe never. There is still a required connection that will alienate large numbers of players for varying reasons. The Kinect is still required to be plugged into a device that is required to be online once every so often by a company that was discovered as one of the organizations involved in forking over sensitive, personal information of citizens to the US government. On top of it all, Microsoft was initially planning to charge fees for secondhand games. No matter how you try to slice supposed “misinformation” it’s still DRM and the reaction to it is clear. Besides, I’ll listen to official sources and well known media sites before I regard anything said by a random poster on Reddit.

      • Exactly. Nobody forced Microsoft to require installation with every game. It was not something the gamers were demanding. It was solely their brainchild. And it was solely so they could then require registration and check-in DRM.

        Scumbag move. How can anybody buy this excuse? Fanboy blinders, I guess. It’s like somebody selling you a car for 300 dollars, but pre-installing a system in the car that randomly plays Spanish Polka at 150 decibels. You go back to the car dealer about this, and they try to sell you sound-dampening earmuffs for 10,000 dollars. Oh, thanks!

        I believe Adam Jensen would have some choice words about this “feature”.

    • If you guys that say that Xbox one is going to have a 24 hour check in your wrong they pulled that restriction over a week ago keep up on the news people Microsoft actually listens to its customers

  7. I am planning to get a PS4 not an XB1 this gen. Until recently, my XB360 was my primary console. The fact that the Kinect is required to use the XB1 is ridiculous. Yeah yeah I know it can be “turned off” but I’m never going to use the damn thing. The only time I “talk” to my systems is when I’m frusturated at stupid mistakes I make in game. If the XB1 had the Kinect feature as an optional feature that I can leave unplugged, then I’d consider it. The PS4 is in my price range, Netfilx and Hulu+ is still free to use (I don’t need PS+ to access those services), and the disk I purchased, with my money, is mine to do with as I please. Saying that this is the digital age isn’t being responsible IMHO. Having a company say to me,”Yeah you don’t own those titles, you just bought the rights to access the titles” isn’t right.

  8. Personally I can’t wait to read the news…

    ‘Game Pirates Defeat Microsoft DRM in XB1, eliminating the need to connect once every 24 hours and the requirement that all games be “authorized” before use. Sales of XB1 increase upon the news that someone has finally done something about Microsofts virtual abuse of its user base’

  9. PS4!!! my vote is in,,..my opinion .. microsoft only show’s ther kinect cus thats the only coolthing about it, just a simple bonus gadget . that don’t get used offten.. . ps4 shows everything , ther not afrade..so why has microsoft held back?? step back and think about that. ther hideing something an no one much likes it… PS4 for me has it all, the way ther console is id’v thought that to be ther finel update .. when a ps5 comes out .. but it’s just launch.

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