PS4 vs Xbox One Twitter contest fixing scandal
- Posted September 8th, 2013 at 05:55 EDT by Steven Williamson
The contest is ongoing and in most countries PS4 is whipping Xbox One considerably. In the U.K, for example, 90 percent of the votes go to PS4. In the U.S, however, the voting has swung to 60 percent in favour of Xbox One compared to 40 percent for PS4, an innacurate reflection of the voting in the rest of the world.
As you can see from the shot below, it seems that someone is spamming the GameSpot account in the U.S. to turn the tide.
This sadly means that the results of the contest cannot be deemed accurate. It’s also not impossible that bots have been used on both sides to attract votes, which is something that is going to have to be investigated.
Either way, someone didn’t like the fact that PS4 shot to such a major advantage in a contest that has attracted thousands of visitors and is therefore a fairly true reflection of how the gaming public feel about next-gen consoles and which one they’re most interested in.
We don't think this would be a Microsoft tactic, but more a disgruntled Xbox fanboy who just couldn't stick the fact that the PS4 will be the gamer's choice of console this year.
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