Xbox One, PS4 help Amazon post biggest preorder week ever

At peak, Amazon customers were preordering more than 2,500 Xbox One and PS4 consoles per minute.

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The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 helped the Amazon Video Games store post its biggest preorder week ever, the retailer announced today.

During "peak demand" last week, Amazon customers were ordering more than 2,500 Xbox One and PS4 consoles per minute, the company said.

Amazon also noted that E3 week preorders for the Xbox One and PS4 led to a year-over-year increase in console orders of more than 4,000 percent.

In addition, day-one preorders for the two consoles was almost two times that of all video game sales during Black Friday 2012, Amazon said.

The Xbox One is currently the bestseller on Amazon's game chart, though the PS4 has five SKUs in the top 20, while Microsoft has just one--the Xbox One Day One Edition.

The Xbox One ($500) and PS4 ($400) will launch later this year.

Discussion

948 comments
steelmouth
steelmouth

to those saying Xbox One contributed nothing and should not be mentioned on this article here is some simple math

- there is one Xbox One and five PS4 console for a total of six consoles on pre-order

- and Xbox One is the single most pre-ordered console

- so at the very least Xbox One contributes 1/6 of the 2500 every minute, that's 400 plus Xbox One ever minute

steelmouth
steelmouth

2.5K units per minute damn people have been hungry for new consoles

ken_wakashimazu
ken_wakashimazu

they should thank the ps4, the one barely did anything other than mark their sheep. that's like when stacey king said "michael jordan and i combined for 70 points last night", he forgot to mention 69 were from mj.

Rican7777
Rican7777

I'm getting an x1now that a lot of people and kids moving to ps4 , live will be great specially with out the anoying kids

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

Love Amazon. Great company and service.

Sutton
Sutton

Don't think I'll be getting a One until the Kinect is no longer mandatory.

AzatiS
AzatiS

Im sad for Nintendo and Wii U ...

Shewgenja
Shewgenja

So much for the videogame crash.


Bu-bu-bu- the iPads and the Android phones will kill console gaming.. They said.

kenhu
kenhu

how exactly did M$ helped? they are still going with their "day one" edition lol. Must feel real sorry now for trying to screw the consumers!

slainta
slainta

I think the pre-sales of PS4 didn't need the help of the Xbone at all to make this article. The PS4 is crushing the Xbone in all Amazon international shops.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

I pre ordered the xbone. I have more faith in MS and I know they will put Kinect to good use as far as games down the road. Sony cant compete with that and now they wont even have a chance with the eye. Sony's only hope is to make killer exclusives that take advantage of their extra horse power. But all 3rd party titles will just about be identical. Exclusives are few and far between so imma wait to purchase the PS4 even though I really like what they did this time around. They got off there high horse and chose a developer friendly console. But for MS 300,000 servers and better cloud support is not to be underestimated. We dont know what the cloud will bring. But regardless I am hopeful that both companies make some killer games and not just sequels with better graphics.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

lol While all the sheep are racing towards the next gen...I'll be swooping in to get dirt cheap prices on an abandoned PS3 (already got a 360)  I'll let the dust settle before I even think of paying half a grand on a console.  There's always issues with the first launch systems...

DrKill09
DrKill09

XBox One still licks assholes.  You're not fooling me, Microscam!

tretre32
tretre32

Man.... I was just thinkin!...You can really get creative with that HDMI IN slot on The One. Plug the PS4 in the back suddenly you have...tada...an Xstation1! Or make that Wii U pull out its HDMI and make sweet love to the XB1 and ..BINGO!..WiiboxU! I got a feeling that's gonna be a thing.

Kinetic_Warfare
Kinetic_Warfare

the PS4 is out selling the X1 3-2 I think(last time I checked) I am a Xbox fan and I think that the PS4 won E3... and all the games I like are going to be Multi-plat... but for the exclusives I lean more Xbox...  I like Spark, Forza, and Titan Fall(Which could be E3 game winner) I think that the X1 will end up like the PS3 did... where people didn't buy it at launch but then bought it through out the 7 years it was out.. I did...and Specs really don't mean anything... The PS3 had better specs than xbox and it didn't sell more... At the end of the day it all maters what u prefer, Not that your stupid that u pick X1 over PS4 or PS4 over X1... it is all about the games and if the PS4 exclusives are better than the X1s in your opinon then get the PS4... people fighting over this want to try to sound like there better than the other guy who doesn't want there console.....

Drunken_kb24
Drunken_kb24

As a consumer at this point, buying an Xbox One, is like getting raped by somebody, then forgiving them the next day and screwing em anyway because they told you they were sorry and would never do it again. Basically, you'd have to be a fucking moron or an extreme fanboy whose willing to take it.

kenhu
kenhu

@Rican7777 sorry to disappoint..but who do you think, after all that has happened, would still pre-order XBO? 

yep....

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

@AzatiS Hate to say that I'm hoping for the Wii-U to fail but honestly, I'd love a new Zelda game on my XB1 and if Nintendo goes the way of Sega that just might happen someday.  

DrKill09
DrKill09

@AzatiS Why?  You make crappy decisions, you leave the hardware business.  That's how it goes.

slainta
slainta

@guitarist1980 Wut? The 300K servers are nowhere to be seen, also because apparently they will be virtual servers. And the better cloud support is only in your mind since both companies are rebuilding their gaming networks.

Albaficas
Albaficas

@Kinetic_Warfare  titan is not exclu

its also on pc

and will come later on the ps4 since its EA we r talking about

DrKill09
DrKill09

@Kinetic_Warfare Only fools are XBox fans in this day and age.  The original XBox, although great, was a fluke.  The 360 sucked, and the One sucks.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@the_ono It would have been without the reversal.  Sadly, it won't be.

I doubt it will sell as well as PS4 after pulling that moron stunt in the first place, but it won't bomb like it would have.

Sad, because I want Microsoft to leave the console business.  The XBox1 was a fluke.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@the_ono Not a chance. They kicked themselves in the nuts with there restrictions at first. But within a year it will be an after thought. Clearly xbox one offers more features but Sony has the ability to make even more impressive triple A games. 

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@Drunken_kb24 Thats pretty ridiculous. MS while trying to get a cut of the used game market was offering features that will no longer be available. And I am talking about software updates and things that are no longer possible. I wish all they did was cut out the 24 hour check in.

qualopec_1
qualopec_1

@Drunken_kb24 You speak of rape so lightly as if it were a joke. Have you been rape? Sure thousands and thousands that have gone through this ordeal specially women and children would not think your comparison here to the desacration of their bodies is funny. you should refrained yourself from this kind of comments, because you are making a mockery of their ordeal, certainly they wouldn't wish it, I wouldn't even wish it on you.   

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Drunken_kb24 As a 2 gen Xbox AND 3 gen PS owner, who has owned every other console and has far more experience with gaming and being a consumer in general than the vast majority of the kids who flood this site, no, I'm not a moron nor a fanboy. Absolutely none of the policies that you self-entitled, mentally handicapped morons, whether Sony or MS fanboys, were bitching about will be in place nor were they ever remotely important. You saw Eddie Makuch and other assholes on the internet spreading rumors like wildfire as fast as possible and you jumped all over them for 2 weeks straight, even while Microsoft was coming out on a daily basis and saying "Uh, no. If you would just read the.." But reading was too hard for you wasn't it?

As we PC gamers have quite snarkily and frequently pointed out for a long time, we have been dealing with DRM that is "oppressive" or "Draconian" or "greedy" longer than most of you have even been playing video games. We didn't like it at first but the reality is that we can get most games for a pittance compared to the digital sales on consoles. Assuming we don't own those games, and some of them we don't because of Steam EULA (which has literally always had section 9 in it) and because of the DRM, we don't care. If I pay 3 dollars to "rent" a game I already own a copy of on console, for 10 years and as long as Steam exists until they shut it down, I'll go buy another copy. I have  more than enough money to buy and/or replace games. I would prefer not to have to, but it DOESN'T matter. 


Used games mean nothing to me. I buy a lot of my games pre-owned. I never ever trade or sell any game I buy because if I didn't want to keep something I bought, especially a game, I'd rent it, not buy it. I'd torrent it. Most Xbox and PS players alike DO NOT CARE about pre-owned. If we couldn't play pre-owned, which guess what, WE WILL BE ABLE TO - and it was that was BEFORE they announced the policy drop if you were literate enough to have read that literally wihin 48 hours of the reveal, on or even before May 23rd when they came out and said there is no used game blocking - we'd buy new. That would just mean a lot less games get sold in general because we don't have \$60 to drop on every single game that looks like it might be worth half a shit.

Similarly, the always online was never relevant. While there were some doubts and concerns about the cloud, the majority of people actually don't give a shit if they have to be always connected. There's no reason not to be. When we go to our friends houses, we use their console, or their TV. I literally haven't played a LAN game on console since freshman year of college, and that was long before the Xbox 360 ever came out. My console and everyone I know who owns a console does it too, is hooked in with a gigabit connection and it's ALWAYS online. 

The relentless, incessant, childish bitching came from a very small vocal minority who did not and still does not understand what they were crying about, nor did most of them intend to buy the console anyway. I'm willing to bet less than 40% of those crybabies will even have a new console within the first year of release. So Microsoft reversed and has taken out basically everything that made the Xbone special, including the family share plan which was actually a good idea, because you all said "1984 ZOMG 1984 1984 ZOMG." when you haven't read the book nor understood what you were saying. If you gave a fuck about tyranny and draconian, anti-rights policies, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be stuck in a second term here in the US with the worst president in history. But I'm sure you were all too busy sucking Sony off because they gave you LBP Karting for free.

And I'd like to point out, you just called millions of PC gamers both morons and fanboys because we do take it and we don't even bitch about it. I'd respect the master race, just saying.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@sladakrobot @Sutton I think he will have to skip all future Xbox's as if The One is a success then all future Xbox's will will have Kinect as mandatory

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

@slainta @guitarist1980 MS has really experience in this department.  MS Azure has been running strong for the last 3 years and is becoming more profitable everyday.  To make cloud computation a reality it really all depends on software and I would much sooner trust MS in that department over Sony.  

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@Grenadeh @Kinetic_Warfare Well the PS4 destroyed Xbox as far as restrictions. I am an xbox fan mainly because of there network and controller. But you cant deny the Ps4 called MS bluff on the DRM. While everyone is cheering now that both consoles will be like the last ones.. we are losing features as well because now every game that releases will have to be stable with the base software that each system launches with and that could really hinder game development. But at the same time people can sell and rent games as usual.

Kinetic_Warfare
Kinetic_Warfare

@Grenadeh @Kinetic_Warfare i am a xbox fan and i think that the PS4 won E3 because it is 100 bucks cheaper and xbox shot themselves in the foot with the DRM and used games and selling games.... right now i think that it is even.... The only thing wrong with the xbox right now is that it is 100 bucks more than then the PS4.... i will be getting the X1 tho

Why do u think that the X1 won?

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@Grenadeh You speak as if the majority of gamers share your opinion, which isn't the case.


MS was just trying to import some of the policies that share much in common with the ones that EA incorporated, that have been the reason they have been voted the worst company in the world 2 years in a row.  They never made clear whether or not there was going to be a fee to sell used games, whether or not I could go out and sell my Xbone on ebay after I purchased it, or even if the console would become a giant paperweight after it's life cycle has ended. 

To blame the news reporters on this website and others is exactly what MS did after they gave 4 or 5 different stories on what their DRM and used games policies would be. Only after seeing huge negative backlash and seeing that it would affect their sales did they change this policy.


This "relentless childlike bitching" you mention are in fact informed consumers letting their voices be heard and letting MS know that this shit isn't going to fly. For someone who claims to be an adult and part of our community you seem woefully uncaring about your friend down the street who doesn't have a constant internet connection who just wants to play Fallout 3 offline. Or your friend who trades his games in after he purchases them for cash for the next game.  I myself have very very rarely sold a game I own and generally buy alot of games new when the come out to support the industry but just because I don't partake in the used game world as much as some people doesn't mean I am for policies that are destructive as a whole. I went out a pre-ordered a PS4 and would have stuck with MS had all this shit not went down.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@Grenadeh TLDR the whole post but I know where you were going and I agree with you. I think .. because I did not read your whole short story.

BLaverock
BLaverock

@Grenadeh I didn't read this comment. It was too long! lol

steelmouth
steelmouth

@berzerk0912 @sladakrobot I don't think so, not many people complained about Kinect, the only downside to Kinect is it inflates the price, but fingers crossed they make Kinect optional

jccancela
jccancela

@DrKill09 Oh, I see. HAlo is shit. Forza is shit. Horizon is shit. GoW is shite. Fablo? Shit. And then... you mentio Saint Row!!! cmon fanboy, get a life please.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@guitarist1980 @DrKill09 @Kinetic_Warfare No, I'm not.  I have several consoles by Sega and Nintendo, too.  I just call em as I see em.  XBox original was great, but the others suck.

What "great games?"  Halo?  Gears?  No thanks.  Had them both, and didn't like them.  I miss Saints Row1 more than those games.

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

@Kinetic_Warfare @Grenadeh 20 new games back to back.  PS4 showed us 1 new game (the order) in the course of 2 1/2 hours.  PS4 may have won the message of E3, but MS won the stage shows.