Xbox Series X Likely Purchasers Are Richer Than PlayStation 5 Buyers Survey Says

We're less than a month away from the launch of the next generation, but there's some uncertainty as to whether gamers will buy them.

Published: September 28, 2020 10:20 AM /


Console wars

We're just over a month away from the launch of the next-generation, and the massive hype has resulted in an interesting article that compares not the consoles, but the buyers of each console.

According to CivicScience, 42% of gamers are most excited about the Xbox Series X compared to the 58% of the PlayStation 5. How does this translate into potential sales?

The Xbox Series X has 4% of buyers being 'Very likely' to buy one, with 5% at 'Somewhat likely', 85% at 'Not at all likely', and 7% at 'I'm not sure yet'. For the PlayStation 5, it's at 4% for 'Very likely', 6% at 'Somewhat likely', 84% at 'Not at all likely', and 6% at 'I'm not sure yet'. So, it's mostly the same, with the slight edge going to the PlayStation 5 in potential sales.

However, what's perhaps the most interesting are the demographics with a household income that want to buy a new next-gen console. 30% (Xbox) and 33% (PlayStation) make under $50K, 25 and 32% make between $50K and $100K, 25 and 22% make between $100K to $150K, and 20% and 14% make over $150K. So, 45% of those who are very or somewhat likely to buy a Xbox Series X have a household income of higher than $100,000, which is compared to 36% for those who intend on buying a PlayStation. Interesting and potentially good news for Xbox as households with a higher income will be able to buy more games and peripherals. 

If you would like to read the article on CivicScience, be sure to go here. For all of your next-generation console news leading up to the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 launches, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.

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