Ah, America. Land of the free, home of the outspoken. Like our fathers and their fathers before them, we’re all entitled to life, liberty, and pursuit of pissing everyone off. The epitome of this freedom culminates once every 4 years as the lovely citizens of the United States come together, complain on Facebook, and vote for the next leader of the free world.
Now, Movoto Real Estate has taken our passion for the democratic process and applied it to the ever-looming console war. Thanks to their diligent work, the United States now has a couple new parties — The Xbox One’s and the PlayStation 4’s. For the sake of fairness, both of these mascots will be the ass. The Wii U will be the Independent party; we all just kind of feel bad for it.
Movoto, using data culled though Facebook, has compiled a national map detailing console preference per state. The data is based off likes on each console. Take a look at the final polling:
Although the PlayStation 4 has outsold the Xbox One in every way, it seems to be lacking partisanship on the social media front. If the Xbox one and PlayStation for really were vying for a chance in the oval office, Xbox would certainly take it. Its overwhelming popularity on social media translates into votes, state by state. If the votes total higher than those for the PS4, then it gains the state’s electoral votes — and vice versa.
In this instance, the Xbox One took 22 states, as opposed to the PS4’s 19. Although it was a close race, the Xbox One locked in states with more electoral votes (California, Texas, New York), therefore securing its new place as theoretical Console-in-Chief.
Motovo also took the liberty of breaking down each individual state’s standing on each console, which you can take a peek at below:
For a more detailed and interactive experience, check out Movoto’s site for yourself. Also, let’s not forget that the poor Wii U hasn’t culled any major love any of the 50 states. It’s okay, little Wii U. We like you as a person, but your policies are a little too far-fetched.
I suppose, in the end, it’s a good thing we don’t allow Facebook to determine pretty much anything applicable to real life. To be honest, both consoles would do a terrible job at running a country. “We apologize, but we can’t make it out to the Nuclear Security Summit… our firmware is updating.”