Xbox One Is The More Popular Console in the US...On Facebook
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
Social media market share
This should get the fan boys boiling. According to data pulled from Facebook, the Xbox One is more "liked" across the United States than the PlayStation 4 and the Wii U.
The information comes from the Movoto Real Estate Blog where they collected and arranged a map of gamers' console preference in the country, similar to the US presidential election. The Xbox One leads with 22 states over the PS4's 19 states. 9 states are tied (due to how Facebook rounds-off audience estimates), and the Wii U failed to win any states at all.
While this map ultimately has no real correlation to sales, it is interesting to see each state preferring one console over the other. The Xbox One is definitely more popular around the coasts like California and New York while the PS4 trumps in the heartlands. Nevada seems to like both consoles with 54,000 towards Xbox One and 52,000 to the PS4. Mississippi, on the other hand, registered the least amount of likes for both machines.
Even though the Xbox One is the popular console in this scenario, Microsoft's latest black box is still lagging behind the competition. The PS4 has outsold the Xbox One for the past five consecutive months. However, now with a brand-spanking new $399 price drop, the tables could be turning in Microsoft's favour.