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Only 13% Of Hardcore Gamers Plan On Buying An Xbox Scorpio

Only 13% Of Hardcore Gamers Plan On Buying An Xbox Scorpio

In a recent survey asking how Americans feel about gaming and what console they want to buy, Nintendo Switch came up on top compared with PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft Project Scorpio.

Even though Microsoft and Sony will both be pushing their new hardware on the market later this year (in a battle to see who truly dominates the market), it appears that the PS4 and Xbox One will still be hot sellers, based around potential price drops and a library of hit games that work fine on both platforms, without the need to upgrade.

On a 4k resolution display, the enhancements are most noticeable. We aren't getting a big leap forward, as we might expect from a new console generation, but a modest step up in power and capabilities.

The Sony PlayStation 5 or PS5 may release sooner than you think... actually it could even be out before the end of 2018.

Interestingly, this trend among gamers aged 13 and above, also held with members of the general population.

Well, a lot of it will depend on the mind-share in the gaming community leading up to the fall release for the Scorpio, and the fall software line-up for the PS4 Pro. The PS4 (21 percent) leads the way in the gamer group, followed by Xbox One (17 percent), Switch (16 percent), PS4 Pro (15 percent), and Scorpio (13 percent). That puts the now available Xbox One and the Switch at an even level with the general audience.

Core gamers, however, had slightly higher stats, with 27% having heard of the PS4 Pro, but only 14% having been informed of the Xbox Scorpio.

Putting aside those arguments, Nielsen says 64 percent of the U.S. population qualifies a gamer, having played some type of mobile, console, or PC game in the past year.

Remaining in the American territory, other surveys have revealed that 42% of United States gamers play on consoles, and that 15% of players prefer PS4 Pro compared to 13% of Xbox Scorpio.

Considering Nintendo's claims that the Switch is now on-track to be the company's fastest-selling console, it will be interesting to see how many more people become aware of the console in the coming months.

Sony has already launched its updated PS4 hardware even before E3 2017.


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