It’s worth noting the data only offers a small snapshot of the sentiment among gamers. Experience12 surveyed roughly 3,000 U.K.-based people taking part in this year’s digital-only MCM ComicCon online event from June 25 to July 2.
Of the 3,000 participants, 80% fell in the 18 to 34 age category, and nearly 60% were male.
PS5 and Xbox Series X Head-to-Head Is Far From Over
And with the PS5 “Future of Gaming” event fresh in participants’ minds, recency bias likely worked in Sony’s favor too. At the time of the survey, Microsoft’s most recent Xbox Series X promotional push dated back to May’s heavily-criticized “gameplay” showcase.
Either way, this research should be a warning to Xbox. Interest and excitement clearly tip overwhelmingly in the PS5’s favor, even if the results of this survey are a bit skewed.
Whether this dynamic will persist when the two consoles launch in late 2020 remains to be seen.
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