One-Third of PS4s Were Purchased by Xbox 360 and Wii Owners

A lot of gamers have been abandoning their last-gen brands for the PS4.

This, at least, is the indication of a recently released Nielsen report. The report, which surveyed 1,200 Americans describing themselves as “active gamers,” indicated that as much as 31 percent of PS4 owners didn’t own a PS3 last-gen, but did own a Wii or Xbox 360.

This, of course, means that a sizable portion of current PlayStation 4 players migrated from other console camps. The report also indicated that 17 percent of PS4 owners didn’t own any last generation hardware. It should be noted that PS4 owners who had previously sold their PS3s were also counted by the report as non-PS3 owners, something that could potentially throw the numbers a bit.

Even with that in mind though, it’s still interesting to see that so many gamers would go for the PS4 over its competitors. In the least, this probably puts a finger on where Sony picked up all those extra sales it couldn’t explain recently.

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1 Comment on One-Third of PS4s Were Purchased by Xbox 360 and Wii Owners


On August 26, 2014 at 9:30 pm

I can believe that. Three of my friends that have 360′s are all going to be getting PS4s in the near future.