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Game Informer’s Next-Gen Survey Results

Your Take On PS5 And Xbox Series X

A new generation of hardware is almost here, and anticipation is running high. When you take a step back from the big showcase events, talking points, and trailers, the success of the upcoming systems depends on just one question: Will people buy them? To find that answer, we collected your responses to a survey regarding your expectations and intentions for next-gen consoles. Here’s what you had to say.

by Joe Juba on Oct 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Game Informer’s Next-Gen Survey Results

Your Take On PS5 And Xbox Series X
by Joe Juba on Oct 28, 2020 at 03:00 PM
Which next-gen console are you most excited about?
PS5 71.4%, XSX 28.6%
Which next-gen console(s) do you plan to purchase?
PS5 56%, XSX 15%, Both 23.5%, Neither 5.5%
Which current-gen console(s) do you own?
PS4 44.8%, XBO 13.7%, Both 37.9%, Neither 3.6%
Which next-gen console has the coolest-looking design?
PS5 69.2%, XSX 30.2%
How important is backwards compatibility to you?
Very Important 41.9%, Somewhat Important 44.1%, Not important 14%
Which of the following technical features is most important to you?
Faster loading times 41.4%, Better graphics 30.9%, Smoother framerate 27.7%
How important are console-exclusive games to you when deciding which system to buy?
Very important 57.6%, Somewhat important 32.1%, Not important 10.3%
If next-gen games had a price point of $70 each, would you be willing to pay that amount?
Yes 58.9%, No 41.4%
What is the most you will pay for a next-gen system?
$400 16%, $500 62.6%, $600 21.4%
After PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X release, how long do you expect games to continue coming out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One?
1 year 42.53%, 2 years 44.98%, 3 years or more 12.48%

Results based on 8,627 responses to a survey conducted on The survey was conducted prior to the announcement of next-gen price points and Xbox Series S