So, What Do Gamers Think of the PlayStation 4? Survey Says…

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Although reports are still rolling in with new bits of information, the dust has for the most part settled on the big PlayStation 4 reveal yesterday and now the gaming community is abuzz with gamers and critics sounding off with their early thoughts about the console and the event itself. Website Gamersuggestions posed its own survey to a panel of gamers and condensed its findings into a handy infographic, and I thought it might be fun to take a closer look at the results. Shall we?

Overall, the PlayStation 4 appears to have made a good first impression, the console achieving an average rating of 8.1 out of 10. 57% of the 233 surveyed gamers said they will buy the PS4 and only 4% answered with a flat no, which leaves 39% at various levels of undecided. All games that were shown received positive feedback as well, Watch Dogs and Killzone: Shadow Fall being the two most popular of the show, tallying 37% and 16% of the votes, respectively.

On the negative side, polled gamers were most disappointed by the no-show of the console itself. Views on the new DualShock 4 were also mixed, the controller achieving overall approval at a 7.8 likability value but leaving some folks miffed over the symmetrical analog sticks. Gamers apparently love the Xbox 360’s asymmetrical sticks, though personally I love the DualShock’s sticks where they are and am happy Sony didn’t move them around.

Gamers aren’t so high on Sony’s social media push with the PS4, though. When posed the question “If you could make one suggestion to improve the PlayStation 4, what would it be?” the most popular suggestion came from a gamer who said “Lay off the social media crap and let me play my games.” I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

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