Xbox One X Pre-Orders Are Ahead Of Expectations By A Wide Margin, Insider Confirms

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#1  Edited By deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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Jez Corden remains the most reliable Microsoft insider, with a literal an almost 100% track record when it comes to insider information and leaks, so there is absolutely zero reason to not believe him (especially when the parties who would be most inclined to disbelieve him in this case are the same ones who believe him when he breaks any bad news, such as Xbox not being profitable, or PUBG not being exclusive).

With that disclaimer out of the way, I want to congratulate Microsoft- it seems like the Xbox One X may get them some momentum back. Hopefully they capitalize on it :)

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#2 kuu2
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Dang it was just about to post this.

Oops.........................

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#3 stereointegrity
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lol this is not news. come back with something better than a tweet

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#4 deactivated-5ac2b8b36d9ec
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Yeah but what were expectations...

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#5 NathanDrakeSwag
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@nonaps said:

Yeah but what were expectations...

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#6 MonsieurX
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Didn't they expect to not sell a lot? So they're getting slightly better pre-sales,woopidoo

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@NathanDrakeSwag: yeah, just saying this statement holds no value without a reference point.

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#8  Edited By GoldenElementXL
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@charizard1605 said:

Jez Corden remains the most reliable Microsoft insider, with a literal 100% track record when it comes to insider information and leaks, so there is absolutely zero reason to not believe him

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#9 JtoThaMtoThaP
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Man cows are such downers...all they know how to do is manure over everything that isn't Sony

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#10  Edited By deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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@goldenelementxl said:
@charizard1605 said:

Jez Corden remains the most reliable Microsoft insider, with a literal 100% track record when it comes to insider information and leaks, so there is absolutely zero reason to not believe him

98% then

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@goldenelementxl: Lol... "Literal" Maybe Pachter's his mentor.

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#12 GoldenElementXL
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@charizard1605: He also wrote an article speculating that Battlefront 2 would be heavily used to market the then Project Scorpio. Shortly after the Sony marketing deal was detailed. The dude is as accurate as Pachter.

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#13 phbz
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@jtothamtothap: Now since Sony autorize them to respect the Switch they've been less negative about it.

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@goldenelementxl said:

@charizard1605: He also wrote an article speculating that Battlefront 2 would be heavily used to market the then Project Scorpio. Shortly after the Sony marketing deal was detailed. The dude is as accurate as Pachter.

Eh, Pachter's inaccuracy rate is heavily overblown.

And Corden leaked the Scorpio to begin with. He's trustworthy enough even if he had some misses.

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If true everyone should be happy because it means are market is good and healthy! This is good news for the industry! But cows will spin anything into a negative if it is not their beloved PS4. I want everyone to sell a 100 million plus because it is good for the industry and for gamers.

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#16 Shewgenja
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30 stores with availability in Dallas still. Whatever their expectation was, it's a laughable assertion to say this is some Switch-esque reawakening of the brand.

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#17 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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@Shewgenja: never said it's Switch-esque, but that kind of revival is unprecedented in the industry so comparing to it seems unfair :)

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#18 xhawk27
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A lot of butthurt Cows in this thread. lol

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Does it really upset people that much, that a MS product is doing well? This is pathetic cows.

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@goldenelementxl said:

@charizard1605: He also wrote an article speculating that Battlefront 2 would be heavily used to market the then Project Scorpio. Shortly after the Sony marketing deal was detailed. The dude is as accurate as Pachter.

He also said that MS's E3 would "shut the haters up" and we saw what a trainwreck that ended up being.

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@Shewgenja said:

30 stores with availability in Dallas still. Whatever their expectation was, it's a laughable assertion to say this is some Switch-esque reawakening of the brand.

You actually spent the time to research this? The hate is real.

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#22 GoldenElementXL
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@NathanDrakeSwag: I would take Microsofts E3 over Sonys. Sony showed up with a rerun from 2016

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@goldenelementxl said:

@NathanDrakeSwag: I would take Microsofts E3 over Sonys. Sony showed up with a rerun from 2016

That's not saying much. Both sucked but Jez was either given false info about what MS was showing or made shit up because MS's E3 blew.

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@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@goldenelementxl said:

@charizard1605: He also wrote an article speculating that Battlefront 2 would be heavily used to market the then Project Scorpio. Shortly after the Sony marketing deal was detailed. The dude is as accurate as Pachter.

He also said that MS's E3 would "shut the haters up" and we saw what a trainwreck that ended up being.

It definitely shut me up. I couldn't talk for quite a while cause I was laughing LOLOLOLOL

Now in more serious manners, why would people want MS to succeed with the X1? What have they really done to deserve success or praise? At least from my point of view they have been doing pretty much everything I don't want on the gaming industry so of course I'm glad they are doing bad and I hope they do worse until they get their shit together. If they succeed they would set a precedent that a company can do well in the industry being mediocre and no gamer should want that. I don't know why a company that doesn't really seem interested in games should be given a free pass on a gaming market.

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#25  Edited By hrt_rulz01
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Early days but sounding promising... we want a healthy Xbox in the industry.

I'll tell you what though, if MS can improve their 1st party situation abit and attract a few of the "exclusives" that Sony gets from 3rd parties, I'd be worried if I were Sony. As far as I can see, that's all that they have over MS at this point.

(Raises flame shield)

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#26 jv303
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*cough*

https://www.polygon.com/2012/10/24/3551656/wii-u-exceeds-preorder-expectations-250000-customers-on-waiting-list

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What exactly is a "wide margin" over MS's expectation of "not a lot"? A little more than not a lot?

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#28 EndofAugust
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This was obvious to me from the beginning, there's a market for a proper system like this, a bigger market than most realize.

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@jv303 said:

*cough*

https://www.polygon.com/2012/10/24/3551656/wii-u-exceeds-preorder-expectations-250000-customers-on-waiting-list

And in all fairness, Wii U sold a lot in its first five weeks on the market.

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@jv303 said:

*cough*

https://www.polygon.com/2012/10/24/3551656/wii-u-exceeds-preorder-expectations-250000-customers-on-waiting-list

Yep, another shit thread.

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#31  Edited By AzatiS
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Fail thread i think everyones post already prove that.

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@jtothamtothap: Deliciously real ^_^

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#33 getyeryayasout
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I mean, when you announce Re-Recore and Dino Tycoon, you're bound to move some systems. Right?

Seriously though, with X1X MS seems to be preaching to the choir. I'd be curious to know what the percentage of these pre-orders are the consumers first Xbox One console this gen, not their second or even third Xbox One. The system is a powerhouse, and I don't blame anyone who wants one, but after the initial rush of Xbox faithful make their purchases, it's going to be interesting to see how many new Xbox consumers this system can bring into the fold.

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All the hardcore cool kids just love to be number one and say, I have it!

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#35 jv303
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Honestly, any system that MS, Sony, or Nintendo announce will sell out of pre-orders.

It really means nothing. By most accounts, each GameStop got - I think I read - something like 8-12 units depending on size?

Gee... an avg of 10 people living in a 20 mile radius want an Xbox One X. Let's just crown the thing "Better Than The SNES" already.

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@goldenelementxl said:
@charizard1605 said:

Jez Corden remains the most reliable Microsoft insider, with a literal 100% track record when it comes to insider information and leaks, so there is absolutely zero reason to not believe him

Hahahahahaaa there goes his perfect record...lol

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@charizard1605: youre not smear campaigning correctly

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Nice. I'd love to see it do exceedingly well myself for a variety of reasons. :)

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@goldenelementxl said:
@charizard1605 said:

Jez Corden remains the most reliable Microsoft insider, with a literal 100% track record when it comes to insider information and leaks, so there is absolutely zero reason to not believe him

Welp!! XboneX is DOA. Is this guy auditioning to take over Pachter's job?

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2 billion confirmed.

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@charizard1605 said:

@Shewgenja: never said it's Switch-esque, but that kind of revival is unprecedented in the industry so comparing to it seems unfair :)

lol, who do you think those sales are coming from?

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@lexxluger said:
@charizard1605 said:

@Shewgenja: never said it's Switch-esque, but that kind of revival is unprecedented in the industry so comparing to it seems unfair :)

lol, who do you think those sales are coming from?

What do you mean?

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All the big box retailers are sold out. Amazon, Best Buy all gone. This happened within a day. I'd say he is right.

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#44  Edited By tormentos
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@SinjinSmythe said:

All the big box retailers are sold out. Amazon, Best Buy all gone. This happened within a day. I'd say he is right.

Yes they sold out all 25k units...lol

Without an actual numbers, sold out claims are just vague arguments.

If it was such a success don't you think MS would be screaming numbers?

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#45 EndofAugust
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@SinjinSmythe said:

All the big box retailers are sold out. Amazon, Best Buy all gone. This happened within a day. I'd say he is right.

GameStop is sold out as well.

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#46 SinjinSmythe
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@tormentos: let's just go with your prediction since you are always right. Microsoft never had preorders up for a console so no telling what they were thinking. Lulz.

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#47  Edited By lexxluger
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@charizard1605 said:
@lexxluger said:
@charizard1605 said:

@Shewgenja: never said it's Switch-esque, but that kind of revival is unprecedented in the industry so comparing to it seems unfair :)

lol, who do you think those sales are coming from?

What do you mean?

lol well it's mostly the same people who bought (upgraded to) the xbox one S. You're calling it a revival when I don't see it that way. Nintendo Switch is a "revival" 5 months AFTER the launch (well past the per-release hype phase) flood it's still going strong.

Not only the system but the games of the Switch show it has real demand from all fronts knowing that the Wii U was completely dead as a console and because it's selling after the "flood" period (I.E. buys from techies and unsatisfied Wii U owners).

hyping per-release numbers of a mid gen console refresh surprising? What iteration of a new version of hardware isn't going to sell excessive if not sell out before it's release? lol ok I guess I'm saying I think this is the same group of people that rushed out pick up the xbox one S.

October 2016 NPD: Xbox One outsold PlayStation 4 at U.S. retailers once again

Microsoft is rolling into the 2016 holidays with a lot of momentum for its video game brand.

The Xbox One is the top-selling console in the United States in October, according to data-tracking firm The NPD Group. Microsoft shared this information today. The company also confirmed the system outsold the competition in the United Kingdom and Australia through October. This marks the fourth month in a row that Xbox One has outperformed PlayStation 4 in the United States, which is the most consecutive months that the system has topped the PS4 since they both debuted in November 2013

https://venturebeat.com/2016/11/10/october-2016-npd-xbox-one-outsold-playstation-4-at-u-s-retailers-once-again/

Did you read that narrative?

This is the month Xbox one S released, notice what the title says! So during the pre-release flood phase Xbox one was outselling PS4 like it had never out sold PS4 before.

Is it a coincidence that this was during the Pre-release phase of Xbox one S? I'm not saying it's bad that Xbox one X is selling out but, who didn't expect this at the beginning of a launch phase of a piece of new hardware?

The real test of if something is a revival is if it's maintaining it's demand 3 or 4 months after launch and the "flood" period is over.

*Remembering that Xbox One S released on October*

Because once the flood period is over and the system is on the market...

November 2016 NPD: PS4 Outsells Xbox One for the First Time Since June

Ending Xbox One’s four-month winning streak, the NPD has revealed that PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States in November 2016.

Xbox Marketing Boss Mike Nichols offered up this statement about Xbox One’s performance in November:

We have seen strong momentum for Xbox One since announcing the new Xbox One S at E3 in June. That momentum continued in November as gaming consoles were once again among the most sought-after products to buy over Black Friday weekend. In addition, we saw record engagement among Xbox One owners on Xbox Live as fans enjoyed new games and great deals. In fact, the total players online on Sunday, November 27 was up 40 percent compared to last year.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2016/12/09/november-2016-npd-ps4-outsells-xbox-one-first-time-since-june/#velJkgUAa8F11f16.99

You see ^ The real demand of a system can truly be displayed.

This was only 1 month after Xbox one S was out and curiously enough the month that MS actually started out selling PS4 was the same month they announced the xbox one S in June.

A month after it was actually out the S lost the lead and hasn't been close since. But I'm sure the S sales were hyped as a "revival" before it actually hit the market during the "flood" just like now, so never mind me lol.

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@lexxluger: Okay lol, but the word 'revival' was very specifically aimed at the Switch. Sorry about the confusion!

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#50 Alucard_Prime
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I'm happy to see the strong interest in a console I'm very much looking forward to play on at launch. I'll be much happier though when I finally get to actually play on it and it performs within my expectations. Going by my experiences with the X1S, however, I have a good feeling about it.