Over the weekend, IGN ran a poll to see which next generation console readers would like to see the most, out of four options – Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and Google.
The poll ran for three full days: Friday at noon through Monday at noon, and received over 40,000 votes.
The winner was Sony, taking over half of the votes at 52.8%, Microsoft coming in second place at 28.5%, Nintendo in third at 14.2%, and Google with only a sliver of the votes at 4.4%.
Discussions around Sony’s next-gen console – which we are calling the PlayStation 5 or PS5 until an official name is released – have been circulating for months, with more news coming out recently.
It was already released that PS4 games will be backwards compatible on the PS5, and last month during the Sony Investor Relations Day 2019 Q&A session, Deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, John Kodera, mentioned the possibility of cross-play between the PS5 and other consoles as well.
“Having compatibility is a positive thing. Not only can a game be played on the next-generation console, cross-generation – the community can enjoy the games together… bridging that compatibility has a very important role to play,” Kodera said.
A release date for the PS5 has yet to be announced, but reports show it will likely be in 2020 or after. Retail price is still unknown as well, but it has been mentioned that the price will not increase too significantly, in relation to upgrades for the new system.
For more details on what we know about Sony’s next-gen console, make sure to check out our breakdown of everything we know so far about the PS5, and watch the PS4 Pro vs. PS5 load times in a demo with Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Jessie Wade is a news writer at IGN. Follow her on Twitter @jessieannwade.
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