Xbox One ahead of PS4 on Amazon's "Most Wished" list

Meanwhile, the Wii U sits in the 37th position on retailer's video game list.

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The Xbox One currently sits atop Amazon's "Most Wished" list for video games, outpacing the PlayStation 4, which sits in the second position. Both consoles remain sold out at the retailer (via DualShockers).

Meanwhile, Nintendo's Wii U is featured on the list in the 37th position. Though the Wii U is so far behind the Xbox One and PS4, Super Mario 3D World is sixth on the "Most Wished" list, ahead of many Xbox One and PS4 games.

This list may not tell the whole story about platform popularity, as there are three PS4 SKUs in the top 40, compared to two for the Xbox One.

Amazon's "Most Wished" lists are based on the products most often added to wishlists and registries. These lists are updated on a daily basis.

Xbox One and PS4 sales are currently locked in a dead heat, with both systems having sold more than 2 million units each since launch last month.

Discussion

1149 comments
Vylsith
Vylsith

You'll also notice that the PS4 is mysteriously missing from Amazon's Bestseller's of 2013 list when it was ranked 3 places higher than the Xbox One just a couple weeks ago.  I'm guessing this is because Amazon has completely gotten rid of the PS4 launch edition.  While they moved the reviews over to the standard edition, they don't seem to have included the place on the lists for Most wished or Bestsellers of 2013.  Basically, the list doesn't mean much right now.


Not to mention that poll after poll and social networking study after study has shown considerably more purchase intent and interest in the PS4 over the Xbox One.

jim_peterson
jim_peterson

"This list may not tell the whole story about platform popularity, as there are three PS4 SKUs in the top 40, compared to two for the Xbox One."


Thus making the entire article utterly pointless. With twice as many SKU's as the Xbox there could be almost twice as many people wishing for a PS4 for all we know, and most likely if they were all squeezed onto two SKU's the PS4 would be way out front.

megakick
megakick

Who cares? it is not 1990 when there was Jaguar, Genesis, Super Nintendo, 3DO and TurboGrafx-16 not like one or the other is going to fade into abyss? Only console that might be in trouble is Wii U

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

Both systems are sick as hell, people!  I refuse to hate on what will inevitably be fabulous gaming over the course of the next decade or so.  These 2 consoles will both do some amazing things in their lifetime and a majority of you are too busy bickering and picking sides.

pidginnn
pidginnn

all microsoft employees obviously

Good-Smurf
Good-Smurf

Xbox One topped the Amazon's most "Wished i could buy PS4 instead list"

No wonder it's at no.1 

weapon_x57
weapon_x57

I love how no one here actually works in the gaming industry whether its a programmer or in the business departments and are yet spouting nonsense. Just because you have been playing video games since you came out of the womb doesn't mean you know everything about gaming.

joest01
joest01

clicked on the link and ...

funny how the ps4 has 10x as many reviews on amazon than the xbone.

Things that make you go hmmmm

so_hai
so_hai

If they can't BUY the thing, then of course it's on the Wish List.

SFG_basic
SFG_basic

I tell em,... slow down. You know you can't catch me. I move too fast on the gas, don't chase me. -XBOX ONE

Gopstop2222
Gopstop2222

once again retarded troll gamespot make fanboy article

fluffy_kins
fluffy_kins

Wii U would probably be higher up if it weren't for that little Amazon/Nintendo feud... no one wants the Wii U from Amazon because it's like $30-$50 more.

Frexerik
Frexerik

In denmark eveything is just fucking insane, the ps4 is currently MORE expensive than the xbox one 0.0

adrdeju
adrdeju

This list means nothing. For example, if you look at the 1 star reviews on Amazon for Super Mario 3d World, a couple of Nintendo haters gave it one star because they hate Nintendo. Then you look at a review by the same person for Knack and they say something like "this game is not very good but since it's made by Sony, I'll give it 5 stars". Quite pathetic, if you ask me. They also give Ryse a 1 star review stating, this game is good but I can only give it 1 star because it's on Xbox. If it were on the PS4, I would have given it 5 stars". Very pathetic trolling, if you ask me.

starjay009
starjay009

This is actually quite funny. Cause here in Canada, the PS4 is on everyone's wish list. Nobody wants the X1. In fact, I work at Future Shop, an electronics retailer, and we still have over 200 X1s to sell. We are planning on a special promotion to push out our X1s during Christmas and Boxing Day week. 

Bubba03
Bubba03

PS4 freakin sucks ass.. its just another gaming console..

earthnuggets
earthnuggets

What a surprise it's made everyone's "buy later" list, while they already own a PS4.

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

come, children. come defend your ps4's honor from the implications of a harmless wish list ranking.

snxx
snxx

Here he is again, Makuch distorting information just to take cheap shots at Nintendo.

Mario 3D World, at 6th place, is ahead of ALL PS4 and XboxOne games, not "most" as he said. Actually, XboxOne and PS4 games only appear at 42th and 44th, with AC4 for PS4 and Dead Rising 3 For XboxOne, respectively.

Another curious aspect of the list is that it's third place (and also it's most wished game) is Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.




Sozialminister
Sozialminister

I rather wish for cancer than for Xbone ^^


Too bad that WiiU is so far behind, though its the nextgen console with the best games so far. I guess early adopters dont care for games.

Bazongaman502
Bazongaman502

Iv played both the PS4 and the Xbox One. Im not going to say which is better, because they are both equally as good.


PS4 is NOT "Next Gen", its more of an "upgrade". Nothing new is really standing out except better graphics. When a PC gamer upgrades their Video Card, they don't say "I got a new computer", they say " I upgraded my Video Card".


Xbox One IS next Gen. Not only are the graphics upgraded, but many more new features that where not already around on other consoles are now on the Xbox One. There are newer things to a consoles abilities on the Xbox One.


I really look at it this way. If you want "Next Gen", the Xbox One is the way to go. If you want just an "upgrade", the PS4 is the way to go. Both are great systems in their own way.

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

@megakickWhen the Wii-U drops its price over the course of the next few years I would totally buy one. There would have to be more than 1 game I would want to play on it though.  A complete lack of exclusive titled games are the issue with the Wii-U here.


As discussed, the Wii-U should have had a healthy library of games prior to the releases of the PS4 and Xone.  Its a timeline Nintendo did not take advantage of.  I do think there is hope although it is hardly at the front of anyone's 'Wishlist' at the moment.

hungryjoe
hungryjoe

@pidginnn Microsoft employees got free employee edition Xbox Ones. So probably not.

Vylsith
Vylsith

@weapon_x57 This article is about a list on Amazon.  I don't think developers know anymore about it than the rest of us...  Special much?

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

@Gopstop2222more like fanboy bait.  now everyone has to express their opinions and talk about their lack of buyers remorse.  Everyone thinks their right and everyone thinks their better.  The whole console war is completely absurd.  Bottom line is whichever console you decide to buy you will miss out on whatever the other one brings to the table.

everson_rm
everson_rm

@Frexerik Same here in bRAZIL... buyed a ps4 for about U$ 1k (grey market)... and thats a good price... on retail it's about 1,5k...

fluffy_kins
fluffy_kins

@adrdejuThe list is based on the products most often added to wishlists and registries... nothing to do with reviews or trolls

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

@starjay009lol that's hilarious.  I'm Canadian and have a few buddies that work there and they say the same thing.  funny stuff.

sadface1234
sadface1234

@starjay009  yeah well I live on the moon, and we have over 500 PS4s and no Xbox 1s; we decided to give away the PS4s on the 8th day of hanukkah to any martians that show up.  


Also why is your store even selling X1s? I thought you can only get them from comcast.

CaNaDiaNBeeR
CaNaDiaNBeeR

@starjay009  you are an idiot...you cannot find and Xbox one or PS4 anywhere in Canada right now.....if Futureshop had 200+ units kicking around I am sure they would have updated the stock on there website for people to order. I also work at a large retailer and the minute we get either of these systems in they are both sold out within an hour. I find it funny that people come on these sites and lie to make one system or the other seem better...wtf is wrong with you people?

starjay009
starjay009

@Bubba03 Yes, the PS4 is only a game console but the X1 is a VCR. Merry Christmas !

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@snxx "These lists are updated on a daily basis."

the list likely changed between when Makuch and you looked at it. 

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

@Bazongaman502Agreed but that being said 'next gen' is a keyword used to entice consumers.  Spec-wise both systems hardware upgrades are nearly identical so game performance will be identical.  It's the gaming that should be in the forefront.

everson_rm
everson_rm

@Bazongaman502 Like what? put your tv signal throug it? Plus you already have a tv controller.

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

@Bazongaman502BS you sound delusional, the graphics are way better on the PS4 compared to the xbone. The xbone runs most games on 720p ffs. Go home moron you're drunk.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

Yep, snapping an app next to your game is definitely next gen

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Actually, that was the Interactive Entertainment Business unit...the development team. This does not include other MSFT employees or stock and share holders. :)

adrdeju
adrdeju

I know that. I was just giving an example of how some fanboys troll Amazon whether it be with reviews or the wish list.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Nobody cares about the XBone sounds like...

snxx
snxx

@Spartan_418 While there's a remote possibility of that being the reason of the data disparity, I hardly believe it is. You really believe that the AC4 (for PS3) and Dead Rising 3 (for Xbox One) dropped about 40 places while conveniently maintaining the other parts of the list reported (Xbox One at first, PS4 second and Mario 3D World sixth) completely unchanged?

Nah, I think the alternative is more likely, it is Makuch after all, it's not like he doesn't have a history of doing similar things in the past.