Ever Wondered Why People Are Buying PS4, Xbox One, or Wii U? Well Here’s Your Answer

The reasons will shock you.

Posted By | On 27th, Feb. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


If you have ever wondered what it is at large that is driving purchases of PlayStation 4, or Xbox One, or Wii U, well, this latest survey conducted by Nielsen should answer your question. In this survey, respondents were asked what their reason for purchasing their console of choice was, and the answers were, well, interesting.

For PlayStation 4 owners, the most common reason for purchasing their console was, I kid you not, high resolution games. Of course, given that PlayStation fans are so obsessed with 1080p and minor graphical details, that part does make sense; the Xbox One answer was a little surprising, as it appears that the top answer was brand value, indicating that the goodwill and brand momentum that Microsoft built up with the Xbox 360 still holds cachet.

The Wii U answer was the most heartening one, though- the reason most people purchase a Wii U is because of ‘the fun factor.’ Which is, you know, what games should be purchased for.

Of course, the most depressing thing about this survey was just how low ranked in general exclusive games as a reason was. I mean, come on guys, that should be your first answer to the question. Why are you buying a games machine? For the games on it.

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  • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

    Buying a console for resolution. That’s some hilarious priorities when it’s still going to produce 30FPS and medium settings (Or Lower than PC Low in the case of some games like dying light)

  • Psionicinversion

    And I thought only PC players played graphics, Sony fanboys are the worst!

    • Agent_Blade

      Uhh no all fan boys are exactly the same. Just PC fan boys are a little more arrogant.

    • Psionicinversion

      i think the arguement over whose got the better grass in GTA5 negates that comment. Not even we would even think to argue about that

    • d0x360

      I dunno I think Sony fanboys took the place of Nintendo fanboys after the GameCube era as being most illogical and arrogant.

      The pc master race thing isn’t so much arrogance as fact. Obviously the pc can produce anything a console can and a lot more so its not really arrogant to state a fact and I think its more in good fun and harmless ball breaking than it is insulting and mean.

      Either way I do agree that all fanboys are morons but its not so much a factor of their intelligence as much as its a factor of immaturity. Most fanboys grow out of it and realize the error of their ways. They come to understand just how much they miss out on by being dedicated to a single box and eventually they see value in all of gamings forms.

  • d0x360

    I’m curious what they mean by brand or what people implied brand to mean. For myself if you asked me what the xbox brand stood for I’d tell you hardcore gamers, strong innovative features and ideas and dedication.

    If they mean brand as in literally I bought it because its called xbox well then that’s moronic but judging by the rest of the list under brand I’d say they they are long time xbox owners like myself who feel the name means something

    • Starman

      Checkout what I have to say in my post…this is the reason I’m so hard on the PS4 , because of the brainwash , misleading info ..to sway ppl away from the xb1 ..I for one have both but I hate propaganda..

  • Starman

    What family want’s …lol name one family out there that claims PS4 is the family console of choice …
    They claim this is the pure gaming console for the hardcore(a no nonsense ,no entertainment system) ….”but now they’re claiming this is the family console …HOW SO ?
    PS: can’t be both …I’m just saying…

    • ALightningBoldt

      BluRay player is number two on the list. That tells me a lot of ppl who buy ps4 are casuals or uninformed consumers I.e a family

  • NonCasualGamer

    Everything listed under Playstation 4 is done better on another system.
    Better resolution-PC
    Blu-Ray player-Blu-Ray Player
    Game library- Wii u, PC
    Faster processing power-PC
    What family wants (has to be a joke)- and it’s Wii u

    Brand name should have been the number one reason for sony, not Microsoft.

  • cracken

    This is 2015, 1080p should be the most basic thing a console can do but unfortunately it’s not that easy. And of the three consoles ps4 has the most chance of hitting 1080p so yeah the sales show that. Brand is for ignorant/fanboys that defies logic and hence they got xbox one


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