According to a report today from VG 24/7, consumers polled would likely buy a PlayStation 4 over an Xbox One, giving Sony’s next-gen console the edge up on Microsoft’s heading into the holiday season.
The poll of 1,297 consumers –– conducted by Reuters and Ipsos between Sept. 23 and 27 –– says that 26 percent of people would buy the PS4 during or after its launch with just 15 percent choosing the Xbox One, Yahoo News reports.
Both consoles saw an increase in potential buyers when the demographics shifted to the 408 people poll under the age of 40, but the differential between the two consoles widened with the PS4 drawing 41 percent of consumers and the Xbox One at 27 percent.
Numbers for the current generation of consoles did, however, favor Microsoft with 20 percent of those polled saying they play games on the Xbox 360 and just 18 percent on the PS3.
Personal computer gamers also came in strong with 20 percent, but the Wii U fell far short of the other consoles currently available, polling at just 3 percent.
The Xbox One hits shelves in the U.S. and 12 other markets on Nov. 22 and worldwide by 2014. The PS4 drops in North America on Nov. 15, Europe on Nov. 29 and Japan in February.