Back in my gaming days, I was initially a PlayStation boy.
The original PlayStation and the PS2 were my babies, and I held the hugely inferior Xbox in contempt.
Then when I was a bit older I committed the ultimate act of betrayal and switched allegiances to the Xbox 360, and boy did my world turn upside down.
These days I’m not in to it like I used to be, but what I do know is that gamers are vehemently loyal to their chosen brand, which is why I know this article will cause a stir in the gaming community.
That’s because, according to a new survey, Xbox players are better at video games than people who own PS4 or PC.
I can almost hear the sound of public outcry.
Don’t blame me, though, I’m just the messenger. It’s LG you want to argue with.
They commissioned the survey – teaming up with Activision ahead of the launch of the most recent Call of Duty game, Black Ops 4 – that asked 14,000 people to participate in the electronic company’s reaction test.
Users were asked which gaming platform they preferred — Xbox, PS4, or PC — then they were asked to click on a series of targets as quickly as possible in 20 seconds. Participants were measured by their speed and accuracy.
The study’s results, which were revealed in a press release, found that people who preferred Xbox hit 78 percent of their targets, followed by PS4 (74) and PC (70).
Although while PC players were the lowest ranked in terms of reaction time, they had the highest accuracy.
However, there were some issues with the test. It didn’t actually verify if participants use these gaming consoles, and the survey may not have had an equal amount of gamers across platforms, which could affect the survey’s results.
So it’s not all bad PlayStation fans.
Not that Sony will care – they absolutely smashed it over the Christmas period, selling a huge number of consoles.
“Thanks to the continued support from our fans during the holiday season,” said John Kodera, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“We are pleased to announce that PS4 has reached 91.6 million units globally. We are also happy to announce that the monthly active users of PlayStation Network continues to show strong growth, and has surpassed 90 million as of end of November 2018.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our passionate community around the globe, and our partners, for helping us achieve these milestones. This year, we will bring more enhanced experiences to our fans along with a highly anticipated lineup of games that are only possible on PS4.”
While it’s interesting, really, all gamers are the same.
Appreciate and enjoy one another as one community I say.
Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over the course of several sex-related articles, bringing a very public shame to his family's good name.