Last Week on #DailyPoll – 9/2/16

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Last week on Daily Poll is the post where I compile the polls posted to the PS Nation twitter account, @PSNation, each weekday. Last week the polls were about the newly announced PS4 Pro. Monday was a holiday in the US so I missed posting a poll that day.

Tuesday
If I had been thinking about it, I would have written about the upcoming PlayStation meeting. Whoops, forgot. Anyway, this poll was looking to see who people play with online most of the time. Some people seem to exclusively play with their friends while others don’t mind teaming up with randoms.

Not too big of a difference between the different options but playing with online friends wins out. I was a little surprised how many people said they don’t play online though. I figured most people played online at least every now and again but a fifth of the responses went with that option.

Wednesday
Of course Wednesday was when the PlayStation Meeting was so the poll that went up before the meeting was asking if people were excited for it and if the planned to watch it.

I know we have a pretty PlayStation-centric fanbase but wow, the responses indicate that a lot were excited for the PlayStation Meeting. Almost eighty percent of the responses, and the majority of those planned to watch it too.

Thursday
Thursday I split up into two polls to address those with a PS4 already and those without. The first poll was asking those who have a PS4 if they feel the need to upgrade to a PS4Pro.

There has been a lot of general disinterest in the PS4 Pro on the internet and even among our PlayStation-focused fans, there are a good chunk that aren’t fully on-board. Still, a quarter of the replies are still willing to get the console day one despite already owning a PS4.

Thursday Bonus Poll
To throw a bone to the non-PS4 owners, I made a second poll that day to ask if those people had been swayed into buying a PS4 thanks to the PlayStation Meeting. Either a Pro, a Slim, or going for an even cheaper used OG PS4.

I was pretty surprised that nearly fifty percent of non-PS4 owners feel like the Pro is a reason to suddenly jump into the PS4 ecosystem. Perhaps some people who are really into 4K or those who had been holding off for the last few months after the Neo rumors started popping up.

Friday
Since the PlayStation Meeting went into a lot of detail about the improvements the Pro would make for 4K or HDR gaming, I thought it prudent to ask how many people have 4K TVs yet. We have a fairly tech savvy crowd, willing to jump on new technology.

Only about a fifth of our crowd has a 4K TV yet, which seems pretty small. Perhaps PS4 Pro devs should focus some improvements on 1080 gaming as Hector says. That said, another two fifths are interested in getting 4k TVs at some point, so working on 4K may not be a total loss.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to check our twitter daily for new polls!

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  • Jbumi

    I also never play online. Thanks to Sony’s Pro reveal, I now feel I understand it! When my current PS4 dies (which it eventually will) I’ll now have the option to either buy the cheaper Slim model or the upgraded Pro for no more than what I paid originally. Sounds like a good plan to me!

    I bought my first HD tv eight years ago (a Samsung). In its 6th year it started taking its time turning on. By its 7th year it was taking about 20-25 minutes to turn on. I had it repaired, but they couldn’t really fix it (which they admitted). Turn on time had been reduced to about 5-10 minutes, but each day it was getting a little longer. The repair place sold me a new tv (deducting all the repair money from the cost). It’s 4k HDR & ended up costing $300 less than what I paid for the Samsung eight years ago! To me, the biggest difference is in the audio quality – on the Samsung I always felt like everyone was mumbling – now the sound is so clear! Still can’t believe it only lasted 8 years – in the past I’d been given tvs older than that!!!