Gamers prefer PS5 over Xbox Series X, according to new survey

84 percent of the participants stated they would purchase a PS5

A recent survey suggests that over half of the gamers in the UK would choose the upcoming PS5 over the Xbox Series X

This is according to a report by MCV. The survey was hosted by pop culture agency Experience12, which collected data between June 25 and July 2 through MCM Comic Con social media channels.

The data reveals that 84 per cent of the participants are more inclined to purchase a PS5, as opposed to the 15 per cent that voted for the Xbox Series X. Meanwhile, 80 per cent of the gamers who partook in the survey were aged between 18-34, 48 per cent were between 25-34, and 32 per cent ranged from 18-24.

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Xbox Series X. Credit: Microsoft

Both consoles are expected to be released this holiday season. The survey noted that 37 per cent of respondents were likely to pick up a console at launch, and other 9 per cent within a month of release. Of the remaining, 12 per cent stated that they would purchase a new console within three months and the remaining 26 per cent within six months of launch.

Participants were also asked about their most anticipated games for the year, with Cyberpunk 2077 taking the top spot. The other titles in the top five include Marvel’s AvengersTony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Dying Light 2 and Halo Infinite.

Both Xbox and PlayStation have recently come forward to reveal the line-up of titles available on each console, however many release dates still remain unknown as the consoles themselves are still waiting for a specific date.

Sony hosted a PS5 reveal event back in June and announced numerous titles for the system, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Horizon Forbidden West.

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In July, Microsoft hosted its own presentation and revealed many new titles, such as The Medium, State Of Decay 3, and a Fable reboot.

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