Sony's PS4 was released on Friday, and Microsoft's Xbox One will be released exactly a week later. Obviously both consoles have been highly anticipated by gamers, and will compete for their dollars.
"Yahoo users are heavily debating which system is better with [ps4 vs xbox one] spiking 200% this month on Yahoo," Yahoo Web Trend Expert Lauren Whitehouse tells WebProNews. "Over the last 30 days on Yahoo, [playstation 4] and [xbox one] are searched an almost equal amount of the time, with a slight edge for [xbox one]."
"The [playstation 4] has a little more interest in women than the [xbox one] as they search for [playstation 4] 31% as opposed to [xbox one] 25% of the time," she adds. "Also, Yahoo users have seemed more eager to pre-order the xbox one as [preorder xbox one] spiked 16380% on Yahoo this month."
"Overall, it seems like the XBOX One is slightly more anticipated! [Nintendo 3ds] has been searched for over 12x less than the other two systems on over the last 30 days on Yahoo," she notes.
Some other interesting search stats from the company:
Sony sold over a million PS4s on Friday. We'll see soon enough how the Xbox's first-day numbers stack up.