Xbox One More Anticipated Than PS4, According To Yahoo

Chris CrumGaming, Search

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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 shared some search trend data with us, looking at the popularity of these systems in terms of users' queries.

"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:

  • Yahoo searches for [xbox one release date] are spiking 232% this month
  • Nearly half (45%) of searches on Yahoo for [xbox one] and for [playstation four] were from users aged 30-45.
  • Yahoo searches for [preorder ps4] spiked 2144% this month.
  • Yahoo searches for [xbox one games] spiked 3418% this month, while searches for [ps4 games] spiked just 189%.
  • Sony sold over a million PS4s on Friday. We'll see soon enough how the Xbox's first-day numbers stack up.

    Image: Microsoft

    Chris Crum
    Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.