on 08 March 17
Recent survey conducted on 30,000 users of IGN in the last month suggests that around 41 percent of the crowd present wished to purchase a PlayStation 4 on launch. If youâre wondering why 41 percent of the IGN users are willing to spend $399.99 for the latest Sony console, read on. . .
PS4 was announced as the successor of PS 3 in a press conference held on February 2013.The launch of PlayStation4 definitely gave a stiff competition to Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's. PS4 features a simpler AMD processor unlike the complex cell architecture of PS3. This is expected to attract a wider range of support and developers for the system. Sony also intends to focus more on the social games by integrating a âshareâ option on the controller. The console is designed to concentrate more on the interaction with other devices and service which includes Gaikai; the PlayStation App, that connects the tablets and Smartphone into a second-screen to boost the game play; and PlayStation Vita that allows you to play multifarious games through Remote Play.
Hardware specs, Exclusives and Graphics constitute the three most imperative features of PS4 for all those who expressed their opinion on buying PS4 on its launch. In E3 press, Sony shelled out a lot of money to exhibit the novel games which really looked awesome. This captivated the attention of all the fans, as there was a positive response from them. Similarly,the Dual Shock 4 is a fruition of what the fans of Sony have become comfortable throughout with the PS3 and PS2, and now it is a critical factor among usersâ for purchasing PS4. Three particular gen-next features, which the PS4 early users tend to dodge in the striking system of things, include camera functionality, social integration and voice recognition. These features were completely neglected by most of those who were a part of survey.
Gamers can also browse the videos live with the titles that their friends are playing using PS4 interface with the help of microphone inputs and camera. Apart from this, they can assist or spectate the game and put on air the live video of the game with the help of Ustream, thus allowing their friends to comment and view from other browsers.
However, 41 percent of the people who were surveyed wished to buy PS4 on launch, while 39 percent plan to buy the console within one year of its release. However, 10 percent of the crowd is still waiting for additional new game announcements while other 10 percent have no strategies yet to buy the system. The most astounding fact is that 26 percent of the mass present there, expressed their willing need to purchase a PS4 on launch and splurge about 20 hours every week playing games. Survey statistics also say that 65 percent of them mentioned that they play for hours at weeks. Certainly, a particular game decides the number of hours you spend on playing. However, everyone will be thrilled and energized by a high-quality game.
Watch Dogs was rated as the most popular game among the users. Infamous: Second Son and Destiny remain as the top games, which PS4 users will long for. The most interesting fact is that PlayStation 4 costs $100 lower than the Xbox One which costs $499. Even then, according to the users, the price factor is the fifth most crucial factor for deciding which of these consoles to purchase on the first day.
Author Bio: Michael Clark is a blogger, a freelance writer who always stays updated with new gadgets launched or will launch in the market. He loves blogging about video games and technology. He runs an online gaming site Tom and Jerry Games 365.
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