According to Sony, shooter fans are switching away from the Xbox brand and adopting the PlayStation 4 as their console of choice.
Lauren Bradley, PlayStation Group Marketing Manager, spoke with MCV about shooter fans specifically.
“This generation, the shooter audience is tending to switch over to PS4…”
Bradley went on to indicate that one of the major reasons for this changing platform preference is how Sony has partnered with EA and DICE on Star Wars Battlefront, ending the above quote with “so we’ve got high expectations for Star Wars Battlefront around both launch and into next year.”
Bradley even referenced a glorious ad and a little open weeping.
“When we first saw [the Battlefront TV ad] I think everyone in the office suddenly had something in their eye. So we’ve got high expectations for Star Wars Battlefront around both launch and into next year…”
Here’s the ad in question
Admittedly, over the course of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 generation, the Xbox was my personal choice of platform when it came to first-person shooters. In fact, I routinely picked the PS2 for more adventure oriented games, while all the FPS murder-a-thons stayed on my Xbox.
It was the controller for me back then. I really didn’t like the DualShock 3 for shooters. The DualShock 4 works just fine, but I vastly preferred the 360’s gamepad over the PS3’s when it came to FPS titles. Third person adventure and action games? I was fine with either.
Now? Honestly, it’s been the PS4 for me. I like both controllers, so the Xbox no longer has that edge. It’s coming down to which platform more of my friends have, and, so far, that’s the PS4.
Have you switched platform preferences? Why or why not?