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Amazon reviews from the PS4 and Xbox One next-gen console wars

The Xbox one has now been out for a couple days – which has given it enough time to gain a fair number of reviews on Amazon. The same goes for the PS4 which has had quite a bit more time.

However taking a look at the them reveals that a significant number of scathing 1* reviews are not considered “verified”, which means that the person didn’t actually buy the product from Amazon. Now, that doesn’t mean those are all fake, but it’s pretty easy to see that die-hard fanboys from both sides of the fence are attempting to create bad rep for the other.

I was interested to work out how many of these reviews were just created by trolls, so I wrote a bit of code to scrape all the reviews (only from Amazon.com) and then attempted to make sense of them in the graphs below.

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