Poll Results: Hardcore Gamers Are Three Times More Likely to Buy the Sony PlayStation 4

KontrolFreek Facebook Data Suggests that Gamers Could be Walking Away from Xbox One

LOS ANGELES – June 12, 2013 – The Gamers have spoken. And they are choosing Sony’s PlayStation 4 over Microsoft’s Xbox One.

KontrolFreek, creators of performance gaming accessories including the acclaimed FPS Freek® and Speed Freek™ released results of an informal overnight poll that shows hardcore gamers are 234% more likely today to purchase the PS4 console over the Xbox One.

About 59.3% (1,738) said they would buy the PS4 while 17.7% (520) said they would buy the Xbox One. Another 4.7% (137) said they would buy both and 18.3% (535) said they would buy neither.

The poll shows that young male hardcore gamers believe that the PS4 is the better gaming device at a better price.

“Although I love the Xbox, PS4 won the battle and my gaming heart,” says Alex Schneider.

Gianluca Lombardi says, “PlayStation all the way. Sony made massive efforts and it’s paid off. Xbox One looks very expensive and disappointing for what it is.”

Some fans, though, are sticking by Xbox and its exclusive game titles. “I’m too addicted to Halo to switch to the PlayStation,” says Thomas Emilio Davies.  

Nearly 3,000 votes were cast in the poll conducted on KontrolFreek’s Facebook page, and was seen by 127,000 viewers. KontrolFreek’s Facebook audience is made up mostly of young male console gamers. In fact, 92% are male and 74% are between the ages of 13 and 24, with 28% between 13 and 17 years old and 46% between 18 and 24. Another 12% are 25 to 34 years old.

About KontrolFreek
KontrolFreek is the leader in creating performance gaming gear.  Headquartered in Atlanta, KontrolFreek makes premium accessories that give players at all levels a competitive advantage. Since 2007, KontrolFreek has combined ergonomics, simple scientific principles and effective design to deliver improved accuracy, maneuverability and comfort for Xbox and PlayStation gamers of all levels and gaming genres. For more information, visit KontrolFreek.com