Amazon have currently holding an interesting poll on their official Facebook page asking which is your console of choice; the Xbox One or the PS4. Had a console-specific website held such a poll then obviously the results would have been rather skewed, but considering Amazon is an international website with no allegiances and a vast multiplatform audience, giving the poll a bit more credibility, though obviously any such poll should be taken with a pinch of salt.
The current results of the poll, which runs for another week, if you want to go and cast your vote, is rather embarrassing for Microsoft, with their Xbox One standing at a pitiful 1045 votes in comparison to the Playstation 4’s 18,338 votes.
However, as anybody who has ever spent any degree of time on the Internet can attest, what people say and what they actually do are two very different things. Spend just a small amount of time on some gaming websites, forums or Youtube and you’d be forgiven for assuming that the Call of Duty franchise is the most hated series in the Universe, and yet it’s currently the biggest videogame franchise in the word, clearly indicating that many of the people down calling it are actually buying it anyway.
Likewise in the case of Microsoft’s console the Internet seems firmly against the Xbox One, and yet Amazon just released a statement declaring that almost all of their initial Launch Day consoles have already sold out:
“We were thrilled by the unprecedented demand we saw for Xbox One today. In the first four hours of preorder availability, we sold through most of our Xbox One Day One Edition inventory. Customers eager to get an Xbox One should visit our store at Amazon.com/xboxone to ensure they keep up-to-date on the latest information. We are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver the next generation of games and entertainment,”
Clearly, then, there are actually people interested in the Xbox One, despite all of the many criticisms. Having said that, Amazon didn’t release exact sales numbers, so we’re in the dark as to just how many launch consoles they were allocated. As for the PS4, it’s currently sitting in the number one slot on the bestsellers list, with the Xbox One in second. Again, though, we have no idea what the actual numbers are.