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PlayStation 4 Stomps Xbox One in Online Twitter Poll

Posted by Sammy Barker

Absolute bloodbath

With new consoles on the horizon, brave system warriors are marching onto online battlefields across the globe – but the outlook’s not looking particularly positive for the Xbox One following last night’s reveal. GameSpot has been running a somewhat childish – but fascinating – poll on Twitter, encouraging readers to select the machine that they’re most likely to pledge their allegiance to. And, at the time of writing, the PlayStation 4 is running away with the lead.

Currently, a whopping 89 per cent of respondents are on Team Sony’s side, while just 11 per cent have voted for Microsoft’s new console. The Xbox One commands a lead in Iran, Sri Lanka, Albania, and Nicaragua, while Sony’s system is in control virtually everywhere else. Of course, the results are only likely to represent a very small sample of the hardcore gaming contingent – but with the Redmond-based manufacturer’s announcements much fresher in the memory, it’s still a positive sign for the PS4.

Do you agree with the poll results, or do you think that Sony’s still got a lot to prove? Let us know in the comments section below.


User Comments (40)



InsertNameHere said:

Sony: My people... Sons and Daughters of Playstation... For many years, we have been a broken nation: shunned, oppressed, and conquered by those we sought to escape. Seven years ago, I asked for time, and that time was granted by you. You: the strength in my arm, the holders of my dreams... Our forefathers embarked on the greatest exodus in the history of all mankind. An exodus for freedom, the Playstation became that freedom. Our new world changed our bodies. At first, it weakened us, but in fact, we were growing... stronger. In the time you have given me, I have rebuilt our nation, I have rebuilt our strength, and I have rebuilt our pride! Our enemies at home have been re-educated; we have given them new insights into our cause. On this day, we stand united once more. On this day, those driven to divide us will hear our voice! On this day, we shall act as one, and we shall be ignored NO MORE! Defenders of the Playstation dream, NOW IS OUR TIME!

I'm sorry, but it had to be done...



Epic said:

This was kinda expected after yesterday Cablebox+Kinect presentation.
Now Sony only needs to keep Nintendo on the ground before they make a comeback and it'll be unstoppable.
Time to check some neogaf E3 gifs.



hYdeks said:

One country in the middle east prefers xbox one lol wow, that's sad.



MadchesterManc said:

@TheRealBatman That Killzone intro was absaloutly epic back in the day

Im not suprised at all by the results. IVe been sat in the office all day so far on my lonesome so Ive been surfing the web checking in on numerous game sites n the talk aint good for last night. A lot of excuses being made by fanboys mind you and I honestly cant beleive theres people who are lapping up everything M$ announced n label it INNOVATIVE! Wow....



InsertNameHere said:

@MadchesterManc You should check out YouTube. Xbox fans are complaining about PS fans bashing the XO, when they've been bashing the PS4 for the3 months. And i've seen tons of FB pages laughing about it since it happened.

I enjoyed the real Xbox One, but the Xbox 360 ruined the experience for me - but I decided to give this Xbox a chance. That underwhelming reveal made me never want to buy one of those VCR's.



MadchesterManc said:

@Epic I dont understand how anything M$ mentioned could be considered as such. Everything they stated my PC already deos and what my PC deosnt do, other consoles do. Im not gonna sit here n say The Xbox One is an Epic fail, but im not gonna fall for the mainstream media drivel n beleive it actually deos anything innovative.

@TheRealBatman Hell yeah the original Xbox was actually a decent console. It had some great games and I still consider Rainbow Six 3 as one of the best online experiences Ive had yet. M$ putting it under the guillotine when the 360 launched still hurts lol I did watch a video on Youtube earlier that was basically a minute n 39 seconds of M$ executives saying TV, Television, Cable and Call of Duty over n over again lol I found it a little amusing as its basically how the reveal actually played out. Although my interest was spiked by the announcement of a Halo TV series...



Zetrayrus said:

I'm not so sure yet though. As you mentioned in the article there is a high probability that it only consists of a small sample of the hardcore gaming contingent. I wouldn't say the same for the casuals...



InsertNameHere said:

@MadchesterManc This what someone said on YouTube. This guy has dozens of comments to multiple different people.

"you can, but how often do people play their games offline? How often is your laptop/desktop/console ever offline? the majority of the people are ALWAYS online these days. The always connected debate is moot. people just need to complain about something. we live in the internet world. we live online, we depend that a console is always online, we complain. hypocrites."

I'm not sure about this guy, but my PS3 and laptop are almost never online and I certainly don't depend on the internet.

@fchinaski I laughed harder than I should have.



rjejr said:

I'm guessing 7 years ago, before the PS3 prices were revealed, a Wii vs. PS3 poll would have had similar results w/ PS3 in the lead. I know the PS3 has caught up now, but it took awhile.



MadchesterManc said:

@fchinaski Holy poop that is lovin hilarious! Ive just had my head in my hands laughing for like 10 minuites. I bet all those people walking past the office thought I was a plonker. Good job Im in on my own today lol

@TheRealBatman Theres a lot of talk about it not being a big deal but it is! A couple of weeks ago BT botched a direct debit n so cut off my services. It took 4 days to sort out before my infinity was reactivated. so if I had an Xbox One id be unable to use it it for at least 3 days due to an error by my ISP. Is that fair? hell no. Maybe it is to that guy cuz apparently everyones always connected. Who gives birth to these people!?



InsertNameHere said:

@MadchesterManc In a way, he's somewhat right. I see people on FB at all sorts of ridiculous times - but that's a choice. Microsoft is practically saying " you need to be online at all times, no exceptions". And what's up with the kinect? I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I heard that it can sense your heartbeat.



neumaus said:

While the poll results please me, I won't think much of it until I see sales (of course, when the consoles are released). It's all well and easy to 'pledge' support in the form of a vote, but their wallets will be the ones to speak.
There is much left to see, but I really do hope that Sony do(does?) well in the next few years, especially with the Vita.

@fchinaski omg looool I need to show this to people XD Very, very funny.



Sy-savane said:

I love Sony cause they consider the whole world (including Africa) . Here, we dont have that kind of vast internet that poop xbox requires.. Sony all the way!!!



CanisWolfred said:

I love how America, who is the prime target demographic for the new Xbox, hasn't been won over by the said Xbox.



ShogunRok said:

Yeah it's ridiculous to think of this poll as a solid indication of platform popularity as a whole. However, it does portray the instant negativity towards the Xbox One reasonably well!



get2sammyb said:

@Scrible I don't think anyone's doing that. As pointed out in the article, it's merely an interesting snapshot of the immediate response to the Xbox One unveiling.



doctor_doak said:

Microsoft have won over the Iranian people??? That's hilarious. They obviously don't realize that the Kinect exists so the US government can spy on them.. In all seriousness, I don't think Sony are over the line just yet..but my god, they only have to not do anything monumentally stupid to win this.



Cowboysfan-22 said:

I have to admit that I was, for a very brief moment, intrigued by the new kinect and the NFL partnership (I'm an avid NFL fan)... But I quickly came to my senses and realized how ridiculous the new XBox is.. Is it really necessary to try to combine everything? I have no problem switching inputs to do different things. I thought the Halo tv series was a cool idea, but once it's pirated somehow it won't be a Microsoft exclusive anymore...



S2killinit said:

Hey guys wanna hear something funny. I'm From Iran (the little green country in the middle east). We tend to like anything from the U.S. but the main reason people have voted for the Xbox is because right now its our elections, and we have a very oppressive government. They slow down the internet during sensitive times (like election time) because they worry that people will use the internet to mobilize against the government. That being said, the internet is so slow these days that people in Iran haven't had the chance to watch the Xbox One reveal, thus the results of the poll. (:



doctor_doak said:


Well, you didn't miss anything good that's for sure!! It doesn't seem as though Microsoft want your money unless you happen to be living in Seattle, LA, Chicago or New York..



doctor_doak said:


That's the thing, it hasn't been designed for's been designed so that Microsoft can 'control' the living room space, and nickel 'n' dime you to unprecedented levels..



TromboneGamer said:

Take note that most xbox gamers are extremely ignorant and prideful and probably wouldn't take a poll like this into consideration. Half of this statement is just me assuming and you know what the means.



BlueProxy said:

Looks very positive for Sony, but is too early to hold too much weight though. Run the poll again after E3 games, and details are all out on the table. I can still see Sony on top though. The Xbox mandatory kinect/24hr check-in/used game fee crap has taken them off of many peoples wish list.



sepehr said:

im from Iran and im a real PlayStation fanboy. I don't give a f#ck which console my country sided cause we have the worst or one the worst internet connections in the world let that f#cker who voted Xbox checkin each 24 hours. but since I got my PS3 I played online with a 256kbps net speed but I could play every game i wanted online. Xbox was great for nation who didn't care about copyright laws & they could get any game by 1/30 it real value now they don't know anything about PS4 or xone they just voted like zombies cause I'll bet on on that they'll get PS4 for used games ( never liked to sell my game or buy used) my Xbox fan friends are saying they'll get PS! !! PS4+BF4=life

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