A survey of US console owners has found that the main reason PS4 buyers opted for Sony's console is better resolution”.
A number of third party titles (including the likes of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, Shadow of Mordor, Lords of the Fallen, PES 2015, Watch Dogs, The Evil Within and the recent Battlefield: Hardline beta) display at a higher resolution on PS4 than Xbox One.
The top reason Xbox One buyers chose Microsoft's machine, according to Nielsen's report, was due to the brand, which historically has always been very strong in the US.
Other reasons cited by PS4 buyers include Blu-ray support (also offered on Xbox One), its game library and a faster processor. Xbox One buyers named its innovative features, again a faster processor (which in the case of Xbox One is true – it does have a faster CPU than PS4, but offers less GPU and RAM performance), exclusive games and content and what is called the ‘fun-factor'.
It will come as no surprise to those who know a Nintendo fan to hear that ‘fun-factor' was named as the main reason for buying a Wii U. The other reasons were its suitability for kids, the price, backwards compatibility and exclusive games.
76 per cent of Xbox One owners polled had also owned an Xbox 360 whereas only 66 per cent of PS4 owners previously owned a PS3. 86 per cent of Wii U owners were former or current Wii owners.