Xbox Players Are Better Than PlayStation And PC Gamers According To Study
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It's a fierce, competitive world when it comes to gaming. People have very strong beliefs on what the better console is, what the better controller is and the better game to compete on.
But, in news that will surprise many, it's been revealed that Xbox players are better gamers than their PC and PlayStation counterparts.
I know, I know, I can already hear the gamers on their headsets spilling foul-mouthed rants about how this couldn't possibly be true. But, sadly, when it comes to shoot-em-up games, it's the Xbox players that reign supreme.
LG did a study for the release of Call of Duty Black Ops 4, to see the reaction times and accuracy of players on different consoles or operating systems.
More than 1,400 people were involved in the study and as it turns out, Xbox gamers hit the targets 78 percent of the time, PlayStation guys and gals were on 74 percent and PC operators were on 70 percent, according to the New York Post.
To throw another spanner in the works, while PC players were the lowest ranked in terms of reaction time, they had the highest accuracy. Sorry PlayStation people, you're not looking great here.
Now, we'll level with you here.
We performed LG's accuracy test on a laptop (we're not sure if you can even do the test on an Xbox or PlayStation) and it simply asks what your preferred console is, which isn't entirely accurate for collating data.
While the jury might be out on who is the better gamer, it's clear which console is the most popular.
The PlayStation 2 has sold a whopping 155 million units, with its predecessor selling 102-odd million. The fourth instalment of the console drew 91.6 million to the cash register while the PlayStation 3 made 83.8 million sales.
That's a combined total of 513 million sales if you include the PlayStation Portable.
When you look at the Xbox, it pales in comparison, with only 147 million units sold with the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The message is loud and clear.
Sony released a statement after the Christmas period following a massive spike in PlayStation 4 sales.
"Thanks to the continued support from our fans during the holiday season," said John Kodera, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
"We are pleased to announce that PS4 has reached 91.6 million units globally. We are also happy to announce that the monthly active users of PlayStation Network continues to show strong growth, and has surpassed 90 million as of end of November 2018.
"I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our passionate community around the globe, and our partners, for helping us achieve these milestones. This year, we will bring more enhanced experiences to our fans along with a highly anticipated lineup of games that are only possible on PS4."
They just need their gamers to up their accuracy and timing and they'll be top of all charts.