A new piece of research from technology giant LG – that must surely be designed to create a massive war of words between pretty much all gamers online – has supposedly “settled the debate of who really are the better gamers; PlayStation, Xbox or PC gamers.”
Sorry Nintendo fans, just go sit in the corner for five minutes while everyone else fights this out if you don’t mind…
Anyway, according to LG’s press release “New research” shows that console gamers, specifically those on Xbox, are the kings of gaming circles, superior supposedly to their PlayStation counterparts and those on PC.
The same press release from LG – in partnership with Activision – goes on to suggest that the study found console gamers (predominantly on Xbox) have better reaction ability than PC gamers (really?!).
“More than 1,400 gamers participated in LG’s Elite Reaction Test, created in partnership with Activision,” the press release explained.
“PC gamers happened to fare the worst, with an average reaction accuracy of 67.7%, compared to Xbox players who had an average accuracy of 77.1%.
“When taking the test, users were required to click on targets that faded from green to red as quickly as possible to help increase their score.”
The overall reaction score a player received was based on a number of different factors including: Accuracy, Targets hit, Targets missed and how quickly the target was hit.TRENDING
“Overall reaction scores produced from the test show console gamers to have the best reactions, or ‘twitchiness’, with Xbox gamers having an average reaction score of 79.7 and PlayStation gamers with 71.9. PC gamers had the lowest average reaction score, with 62.2.
“In terms of number of targets hit, Xbox gamers led the way with 78% of clicks on target. PlayStation gamers hit 74%, whilst PC gamers hit just 70% of the time.
“Although PC gamers hit fewer targets than their console counterparts, they were, however, the quickest to react with almost 1 in 5 (18%) of the targets hit being green.
“Compared to Xbox players who only hit 9% of targets while they were green. This meant that while PC gamers were less accurate overall, they did seem to have itchier trigger-fingers.
David Hall, Marketing Manager at LG commented on the results, saying:
“The reaction times of console versus PC gamers has been a point of conversation for years, so we decided to put them to the test.”
“While PC gamers are perhaps traditionally seen as more ‘twitchy’, the LG Elite Reaction Test turned this on its head, as from nearly 2000 people we’ve seen that console gamers managed to hit more targets than PC gamers,” continued Hall.
“However, delving a little deeper and it’s not all bad news for PC gaming aficionados.
“Our analysis shows that they actually performed well with reaction time, being twice as good as Xbox players. They just weren’t as accurate overall.
“No matter how you choose to play, we’re dedicated to creating the best gaming experience we can, with our range of low latency 4K HDR gaming TVs designed to do games justice.”
It’s hard to tell how serious the study is meant to be, but LG says you can find out your own reaction score using their LG Elite Reaction Test website on the link, which was supposedly created for the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Alternatively, we could suggest that everyone submits this article to Reddit and replies to every angry response it gets to see how fast their reactions really are.
We’re willing to bet you’ll fair best on PC.