According to a recent survey by CivicScience in the USA, the PS5 could initially be ahead in the next console duel against Xbox Series X. However, the interests of the US players point to a close race.
In November this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft will bring forth their new generation of consoles. While there is hardly any doubt that the PlayStation 5 will be ahead in both Japan and Europe, experts in North America expect a much closer race.
This is underpinned by a recent survey by CivicScience, in which US gamers were asked about their thoughts and purchasing behavior regarding the new generation of consoles.
In January of this year, in a poll by CivicScience, 57% of respondents were in favor of buying a PS5, while 43% were considering buying the Xbox Series X. Nothing in these values has changed significantly in the September survey. In this, 58% of the players surveyed considered buying the PlayStation 5, while the Xbox Series X was preferred by 42% of those surveyed.
The survey also showed that the PS5 will primarily appeal to gamers and tech-savvy users, while customers with a larger budget prefer the Xbox Series X. In addition, non-gamers looking for a gift are increasingly turning to Xbox consoles in the US. The Xbox Series X, like the Xbox Series S, will be released on November 10, 2020. For the Xbox Series X, one needs to pay $499.99. The Xbox Series S, however, is offered for $299.
With the PlayStation 5, Sony Interactive Entertainment relies on a staggered launch. While the North American players will get the new Sony console on November 12, 2020, the European market will be supplied with the new generation of PlayStation on November 19, 2020, one week later.
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