Nearly three quarters of UK games stores believe that PlayStation 4 will be the dominant platform in 2016.
70 per cent of store managers voted for Sony's console as the hardware to rule the next tweleve months, citing its strong forthcoming line-up.
This includes console exclusives like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Horizon: Zero Dawn, No Man's Sky, The Last Guardian, as well as the return of Final Fantasy VII – announced at E3 this year – and the launch fo PlayStation VR.
In second place was Xbox One, which was put forward by 27 per cent of stores.
In addition, Uncharted 4 was voted as the game that retailers were most looking forward to in 2016. That title was voted for by 41 per cent of the store managers that MCV spoke to. Ubisoft's upcoming online shooter The Division took second place with 11 per cent of the vote.
This data comes from MCV's Annual Retail Survey, which can be read in full here.