Sony and Microsoft are gradually preparing the public to launch a new generation of game consoles – the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Many of the features and functions of the consoles have already been announced, while others have become rumored and leaked.
The thematic resource Gamesindustry.biz conducted a survey among gamers through the European Federation of Interactive Software ISFE (Interactive Software Federation of Europe) and the analytical company Ipsos MORI to find out which features are most important for them in the next-generation consoles.
The survey was conducted among 8 thousand players aged 11 to 64 years in Germany, Spain, Italy, France and the UK. Quite naturally, the main thing for gamers was “improved graphics.” So answered 78% of respondents. Then comes the “accelerated boot time” with 71%.
Interestingly, despite the fact that Sony and Microsoft have already confirmed support for 8K resolution, this feature is not so important for gamers, gaining only 49%. Backward compatibility with past generations of consoles is important for 59%, and 57% of gamers surveyed agreed that motion controllers are also important. 58% favored the opportunity to play with physical media.
Virtual reality and portable mode are considered by most as less important – they were voted by 37% and 38% respectively among all gamers surveyed, as well as 43% and 45% among console users.