In a new survey, 84 percent of people said they were most excited about the PlayStation 5, while just 15 percent chose the Xbox Series X.
These results come thanks to a wide-ranging survey conducted by pop culture agency Experience12 (thanks, MCV). The agency pilled over 3,000 “pop culture fans” in the UK through MCM Comic Con’s social channels between June 25th and July 2nd. 80% of those surveyed were between 18-34 years old. 48% were 25-34, and 32% were 18-24.
When it comes to those not buying a console at launch, 9 percent expect to make a purchase in the first month, 12 percent within three months, and 26 percent within six months.
In addition to consoles, people were also asked which upcoming game they’re most anticipating. It should come as no surprise to learn that Cyberpunk 2077 topped the list with 43 percent of the vote. Marvel’s Avengers was second with just 15 percent, followed by the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster, Dying Light 2 (whenever that gets here), and Halo Infinite—it should be noted that the survey was taken before Halo’s recent demo, which disappointed a lot of people.
When it comes to current-gen machines, the PlayStation 4 was the most-preferred platform with 59 percent, way ahead of the Xbox One (17 percent), PC (15 percent), and Switch (8 percent).
Other findings include Facebook being the most popular social media platform and place where people find out about games, Twitch the favored livestreaming site, and The Last of Us the most anticipated TV/movie adaptation of a video game.
Experience12 also asked which upcoming releases respondents were most excited for. An impressive 43% answered Cyberpunk 2077, which releases on November 19th. This was followed by Marvel’s Avengers, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – Remastered, Dying Light 2, and Halo Infinite.
Of all of the games listed, Dying Light 2 is the only one that still doesn’t have a release date. It’s expected to launch in the second half of this year, but at this stage we have absolutely no idea what’s going on there.