News: Microsoft are likely to emerge victorious against Sony in the next generation’s battle for console supremacy, according to a BeefJack survey of gamers.
Console wars! What are they good for? Absolutely for marketing things, of course. And also, for the company that comes out on top. So, who will it be next time around, as the next generation of home gaming machines looms large?
According to respondents to a BeefJack survey distributed this week, it’s most likely to be Microsoft and their Xbox 720 – or whatever the hell it ends up being called.
While 38 percent of those surveyed said they were “unsure” which console would lead the way, Microsoft’s new machine trumped Sony’s – taking home 26 percent of the vote. Only 15 percent of gamers thought Sony’s PS4 would be the victorious machine.
Perhaps surprisingly, 18 percent of respondents checked the “other” box. Several people remarked that Apple – currently flying high in the mobile gaming market, but still without a living room presence – could surprise us all by dominating the console market next generation.
Only 3 percent of respondents thought Nintendo would continue their reign over the home console market – although some respondents noted the difference in markets between the core consoles and the casual ones.