Xbox One currently winning pre-order sales race over PS4 at Amazon

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ps4-vs-xbox-one.jpgWith the full picture of what to expect from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next generation gaming consoles finally becoming clear, gamers are finally starting to pick their horses for this year’s big gaming race.

And despite the reams of negative press it’s picked up so far, the Xbox One seems the more popular of the two next-gen consoles, just edging ahead of Sony’s machine with 2.4% more pre-order sales through leading online retailer Amazon.co.uk.

“It’s not clear yet which of the two will have the edge when they launch later this year,” said Xavier Garambois, VP of Retail at Amazon EU.

“What’s certain, though, is that fans are already excited about how the next generation of consoles will change the world of gaming and home entertainment.”

Ketu Patel, Head of Video Games at Amazon.co.uk Ltd added: “Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are set to have a huge impact, not just in terms of cutting edge games but also as part of the way in which families enjoy home entertainment. It will be fascinating to see how the battle between the two console giants develops over the coming months – the fight for who’s going to be the must-have Christmas present is only just beginning. “

Of course, with the annual E3 gaming conference behemoth set to see the two consoles go toe-to-toe this week, revealing the last major details of both consoles (Christ, we don’t even know what the PS4 looks like!) as well as the last remaining launch titles, all this could change. With plenty of time before the two consoles’ expected Christmas 2013 release date, expect this sales race to be a photo-finish.

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Gerald Lynch
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  • IDIOTS, the xbox has ONLY ONE launch eddition, the PS$ has four, two bundled, one “standard” and one ” Launch” they are all in the top ten, so they are ALL being order combine all those orders, and they outstrip XBOX bay a factor of atleast 2 to 1, also the ps4 controller is four places higher than the xbox controller (loose extra controller) which also says alot about the numbers…

  • IDIOTS, the xbox has ONLY ONE launch eddition, the PS$ has four, two bundled, one “standard” and one ” Launch” they are all in the top ten, so they are ALL being order combine all those orders, and they outstrip XBOX bay a factor of atleast 2 to 1, also the ps4 controller is four places higher than the xbox controller (loose extra controller) which also says alot about the numbers…

  • Microsoft has made a U turn and changed the used games policy! You can now give people your games just like you can with the xbox 360.

  • Microsoft has made a U turn and changed the used games policy! You can now give people your games just like you can with the xbox 360.

  • IF Xbox and EA…their partner win this console war then the next war is gonna be screwed. Hooray EA and MS monopolizing all the developers and taking the freedoms gamers love away from them. Good bye innovation because guess what…you won’t be able to publish a game without EA’s permission as is what the xbox one is leaning torwards. And don’t forget not being able to play any games in your library once Xbox one servers come down. I can still play NES games. In 10-15 years all the money you spent will be gone. No more nostalgia for you.

  • IF Xbox and EA…their partner win this console war then the next war is gonna be screwed. Hooray EA and MS monopolizing all the developers and taking the freedoms gamers love away from them. Good by innovation because guess what…you won't be able to publish a game without EA's permission as is what the xbox one is leaning torwards. And don't forget not being able to play any games in your library once Xbox one servers come down. I can still play NES games. In 10-15 years all the money you spent will be gone.

  • Now June 16 and PS4 sell 3 consoles for every 2 XB1.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Micro$oft bought a substantial number of those pre order themselves considering the billions at stake and the catastrophic mess they have generated so far. It’s the oldest trick in the book, but it won’t last. Micro$oft can’t possibly buy every pre order for ever. As a mater of fact, only a few days later and it’s now a complete reversal.

    There’s tons of videos on Youtube making fun of the Xboxe one. Youtube and forums comments are practically unanimous with their profound hate: The Xbox one is the worse thing that ever happened to the gaming industry. There’s even websites and Facebook pages that now pop left and right to support the boycott of Xbox one with petitions!

    The PR nightmare of confusing messages, countless retractions and contradictions, aborted press conferences and round table at E3, all failed to hide the clear attempt of Micro$oft to go with a 100% digital distribution system (the physical discs are meaningless with the XB1) involving an endless list of severe restrictions, draconian DRM and what’s now clearly a direct attack on consumer rights to -buy, own and dispose at will-.

    Micro$oft would have planed the ultimate apocalyptic scenario on purpose, they couldn’t possibly have come up with something better than what they are actually doing in real life. I’ve seen a lot of stuff in the gaming world in the last 25 years, but nothing even close to this “crash and burn” Micro$oft is going through. Maybe that will teach them a little humility lesson…

    When the dust settle in Q1-Q2 2014, the only thing left on the console battlefield field will be PS4 and WiiU. There is no way Micro$oft can dig themselves out of this amazingly huge and deep shit hole. It can only be downhill from here as the word spread out.

    PS: “No fanboy” certification: The day M$ announce Xbox one terms of use are 100% identical to those of the 360 (or PS4 for that mater) + make Kinect optional + reduce the price of standalone XB1 (without Kinect) below PS4 price because PS4 is much more powerfully with 50% more TF (FACT: PS4 = 1.84TF XB1 = 1.23TF = comparing a Radeon 7850 to a 7770 = HUGE difference. Source: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=549 ) = the day I’m buying an Xbox one with a smile on my face. I swear to god; give me a $349.00 Xbox one without any restrictions and I ***WILL*** buy it.

  • Now June 16 and PS4 sell 3 consoles for every 2 XB1.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Micro$oft bought a substantial number of those pre order themselves considering the billions at stake and the catastrophic mess they have generated so far. It's the oldest trick in the book, but it won't last. Micro$oft can't possibly buy every pre order for ever. As a mater of fact, only a few days later and it's now a complete reversal.

    There's tons of videos on Youtube making fun of the Xboxe one. Youtube and forums comments are practically unanimous with their profound hate: The Xbox one is the worse thing that ever happened to the gaming industry. There's even websites and Facebook pages that now pop left and right to support the boycott of Xbox one with petitions!

    The PR nightmare of confusing messages, countless retractions and contradictions, aborted press conferences and round table at E3, all failed to hide the clear attempt of Micro$oft to go with a 100% digital distribution system (the physical discs are meaningless with the XB1) involving an endless list of severe restrictions, draconian DRM and what's now clearly a direct attack on consumer rights to -buy, own and dispose at will-.

    Micro$oft would have planed the ultimate apocalyptic scenario on purpose, they couldn't possibly have come up with a something better than what they are actually doing in real life. I've seen a lot of stuff in the gaming world in the last 25 years, but nothing even close to this “crash and burn” Micro$oft is going through. Maybe that will teach them a little humility lesson…

    When the dust settle in Q1-Q2 2014, the only thing left on the console battlefield field will be PS4 and WiiU. There is no way Micro$oft can dig themselves out of this amazingly huge and deep shit hole. It can only be downhill from here as the word spread out.

    PS: “No fanboy” certification: The day M$ announce Xbox one terms of use are 100% identical to those of the 360 (or PS4 for that mater) + make Kinect optional + reduce the price of standalone XB1 (without Kinect) below PS4 price because PS4 is much more powerfully with 50% more TF (FACT: PS4 = 1.84TF XB1 = 1.23TF = comparing a Radeon 7850 to a 7770 = HUGE difference. Source: http://www.anandtech.com/bench… = the day I'm buying an Xbox one with a smile on my face. I swear to god; give me a $349.00 Xbox one without any restrictions and I ***WILL*** buy it.

  • Public Ignorance is all i have to say. But that’s ok, as long as i know that i won’t be buying a shitbox 9000 from Micro$oft im good. PC, Ps4, and Wii-U. Don Mattrick can go fist himself with a cattle prod

  • Public Ignorance is all i have to say. But that's ok, as long as i know that i won't be buying a shitbox 9000 from Micro$oft im good. PC, Ps4, and Wii-U. Don Mattrick can go fist himself with a cattle prod

  • Did you take into account the fact that the PS4 has 2 Amazon listings and 1 is already sold out?

  • This article was written on the 10th. E3 event where the whole room cheer for the PS4 (and when the price was mentioned) was after this article was written.

  • This article was written on the 10th. E3 event where the whole room cheer for the PS4 (and when the price was mentioned) was after this article was written.

  • PS4 fanboys so insecure, its a marathon not a sprint. PS4 is in the stone age Xbox is moving into the future.

    • Lmfao with gddr3 ram lmfao with cable tv integration talk about the stone age shitbox is gonna run a short marathon since two since 3 years from now gddr3 ram will be more obsolete then it already is and 3 of those 8 gigs of slow ram are just for your OS just so u can switch from beating off on the web to playing a game seamlessly and cable tv is dying u can find everything on Netflix hulu youtube or the cable tv channels website cable it way out in three years xbox will be old news and ps4 will also start looking a lil dull but ps4 will still be using gddr5 ram with 7gigs available for developers to use shitbox 5gigsgdd3 i doubt developers will even want to bother with Microsoft in 5 years time and Microsoft will start loosing money trying to push technology that was dead on arrival

  • PS4 fanboys so insecure, its a marathon not a sprint. PS4 is in the stone age Xbox is moving into the future.

    • Lmfao with gddr3 ram lmfao with cable tv integration talk about the stone age shitbox is gonna run a short marathon since two since 3 years from now gddr3 ram will be more obsolete then it already is and 3 of those 8 gigs of slow ram are just for your OS just so u can switch from beating off on the web to playing a game seamlessly and cable tv is dying u can find everything on Netflix hulu youtube or the cable tv channels website cable it way out in three years xbox will be old news and ps4 will also start looking a lil dull but ps4 will still be using gddr5 ram with 7gigs available for developers to use shitbox 5gigsgdd3 i doubt developers will even want to bother with Microsoft in 5 years time and Microsoft will start loosing money trying to push technology that was dead on arrival

  • I don’t care how much spin MS puts on the Xbox One, I know what it is and why I’m not buying it.

  • If you are a parent seeking to purchase a console for their child, then please keep reading this. The PlayStation 4 is a better choice of gaming system simply because it is cheaper (about $100.00 cheaper), its quality is greater, and the games are more state-of-the-art. The reason the Xbox One has received so much negative press is because they are looking to charge people for using their system. Think of it as an arcade machine that you purchased yet it still asks you to insert coins which you can never take out of it. You can’t share games with friends unless you’ve met them 30 days prior and even then, you can only share your game once.

    If you are a parent, please keep these points in mind. The Xbox One is nothing but a corporate spy machine that does nothing but allow you to watch TV (even though you can do that without it). Thank you for reading thus far and I hope you have enough information to make an informed decision.

      • Lmfao have fun with your $500 cable box that watches you and your chud kids you could have bought a tablet that can do everything the xbox does what a retard keep your kids in school they will be smarter then u in time

        • Oh my gosh I’ve been schooled. So sorry ur wifes lover, so so very sorry. What are these tablets youre talking about, can you help me find one? I need your guidance. I just pulled my kids out of school, do you really think I should put them back in? I just want them to have fun with these new fangled electrogames but you think an education might be better? Please, tell me all you know.

    • When it is revealed that a MS exec is caught jerking off to little Bobby and Suzie thanks to the mandatory kinect, then parents will cry and complain.

    • Inform yourself before typing this garbage. Sony is also charging a fee to play online. XboxOne is more expensive because it comes with more hardware. Who would share games with someone they have only known for 30 days anyways? And the one time only is for GIFTING the game. Which is moot now because MS reversed their policy.

  • this does not mean anything. plus it is looking at just amazon. to pre order an xbox in the UK, from the official playstation site, you have GAME, sainsburys, asda, tesco and another online retailer, and i didnt see amazon on there. trust me, most PS4 gamers will want to pick up their console from a shop at midnight rather than wait for a postman to deliver it on release day. that’s probably why you think 2.4% more gamers prefer the xbox one but you are SO wrong. the xbox one will probably be scrapped and removed from the market within it’s first year.

  • to be honest i think both consoles look like crap but the graphics on both consoles are insane imagine what ps5 and xbox two is gonna be like but hopefully microsoft learns and get rid of the stupid used game policy , ps4 i think is better graphics from e3 trailers i saw and u dont need internet to play and internet free so fuck u shitbox ps4 for the win

  • Heh, that didn’t last long. They were only ahead because the PS4 wasn’t official pre-orderable yet. Now the PS4 and all their games are significantly ahead of the XBone and it’s games.

    I have a feeling unless M$ changes their philosophy, they are going to horribly lose this generation, I’m talking Sega Saturn here.

  • I just enjoy gaming. I owed PS2 and Xbox. I played my PS2 more. I currently own a PS3 and a 360. I play my 360 more. I normally don’t hate on any system. I even have a Wii but I never play it. With that said I pre ordered a PS4 and I currently have no intentions of buying a Xbox One with the current information available. That makes me sad because I really enjoyed playing my 360. One the bright side I guess I should thank Microsoft for saving me money this holiday season. I only have to buy one console now.

  • Microsoft clearly threw money at Amazon. Look at their product page for Xbox One and X1 games compared to that of PS4. I know they didn’t show the console til yesterday but still Amazon didn’t make any effort whatsoever.

    Definitely something fishy going.

    Besides, now PS4 is leading X1 so it looks like all that money MS threw at Amazon was a waste 😉

  • I don't care how much spin MS puts on the Xbox One, I know what it is and why I'm not buying it.

  • If you are a parent seeking to purchase a console for their child, then please keep reading this. The PlayStation 4 is a better choice of gaming system simply because it is cheaper (about $100.00 cheaper), its quality is greater, and the games are more state-of-the-art. The reason the Xbox One has received so much negative press is because they are looking to charge people for using their system. Think of it as an arcade machine that you purchased yet it still asks you to insert coins which you can never take out of it. You can't share games with friends unless you've met them 30 days prior and even then, you can only share your game once.

    If you are a parent, please keep these points in mind. The Xbox One is nothing but a corporate spy machine that does nothing but allow you to watch TV (even though you can do that without it). Thank you for reading thus far and I hope you have enough information to make an informed decision.

    • I'm a parent. Your comments are too stupid to even be a consideration. XBOX ONE: Preordered.

  • this does not mean anything. plus it is looking at just amazon. to pre order an xbox in the UK, from the official playstation site, you have GAME, sainsburys, asda, tesco and another online retailer, and i didnt see amazon on there. trust me, most PS4 gamers will want to pick up their console from a shop at midnight rather than wait for a postman to deliver it on release day. that's probably why you think 2.4% more gamers prefer the xbox one but you are SO wrong. the xbox one will probably be scrapped and removed from the market within it's first year.

  • to be honest i think both consoles look like crap but the graphics on both consoles are insane imagine what ps5 and xbox two is gonna be like but hopefully microsoft learns and get rid of the stupid used game policy , ps4 i think is better graphics from e3 trailers i saw and u dont need internet to play and internet free so fuck u shitbox ps4 for the win

  • Heh, that didn't last long. They were only ahead because the PS4 wasn't official pre-orderable yet. Now the PS4 and all their games are significantly ahead of the XBone and it's games.

    I have a feeling unless M$ changes their philosophy, they are going to horribly lose this generation, I'm talking Sega Saturn here.

  • I just enjoy gaming. I owed PS2 and Xbox. I played my PS2 more. I currently own a PS3 and a 360. I play my 360 more. I normally don't hate on any system. I even have a Wii but I never play it. With that said I pre ordered a PS4 and I currently have no intentions of buying a Xbox One with the current information available. That makes me sad because I really enjoyed playing my 360. One the bright side I guess I should thank Microsoft for saving me money this holiday season. I only have to buy one console now.

  • Microsoft clearly threw money at Amazon. Look at their product page for Xbox One and X1 games compared to that of PS4. I know they didn't show the console til yesterday but still Amazon didn't make any effort whatsoever.

    Definitely something fishy going.

    Besides, now PS4 is leading X1 so it looks like all that money MS threw at Amazon was a waste 😉

  • You mean they were winning before Sony announced their gaming policies and $399 price tag? shocker!

  • !!!!LMFAO!!!! Hope u saw or get to see sonys E3 press conference where they totally just crushed shitbox ones dreams lol they will sell more if the mass population suddenly becomes as retarded as you… U rush out your door to pay $500 for a cable box and with that you cant trade your games your kinect is watching u beat your self into oblivion everyday you have to sign in every 24 hours and u have to pay for online game play.. Oh yea but u do get to watch cable tv if you already pay for that. Ill get the ps4 for $100 less and ill have gddr5 ram not gddr3 and only 1gig will be for the os not 3gigs like in taintbox one id rather have a GAME counsel that uses its hardware for games. I also wont have to pay for online services but if i want to pay for playstation plus its one fee for ps3 psVita and ps4 Microsoft shoot themselves in the foot and they will pay for there overpriced entertainment box with there lack of specs that even compare to sony ill be the first to put xbox one in the same category as the wii u and say this is no true next gen counsel since u can get pretty much as good of GAME play on the current 360.

    • U gotta pay to play now too just saying u went into all long rant with wrong facts …..i love my 360 nd clearly had better games nd more exclusive better online…we were on top…sad to say im gunna get ps this time around i just hope enough ppl jump that the games well b better : p

      • Yea i must have missed when they said u have to have ps plus to play online i just got that it gives u enhanced multiplayer but either way it works across 3 platforms and you get free games every month plus discounts right now im playing sleeping dogs, just cause2, and uncharted golden abyss all for free with my playstation plus so theres my $50 back right there xbl u just pay for no return… With the $100 you save on buying a ps4 u got 2 years of ps plus right there i liked the 360 but Microsoft is just stupid this gen overcharging for a system with weak specs and what they are really doing is pushing there windows 8 fail into xbox to get it out there cuz no one wants it on there PC just sad business practice and there counting on stupid people to buy it and not see that they lack a big leap in innovation compared to sony yea you can talk to your xbox but how much better is the gameplay next to the 360??? Not much difference i see.

  • Just got done watching the playstation E3 conference and im pretty sure they just crushed Shitbox one and totally dogged microsoft when they announced that ps4 will support used games with no restrictions u can trade swap and bring your copy of a game to a friends house if thats not winning people over the fact that ps4 can do everything dirtbox one can do except watch cable (that u already pay for…who cares)and ps4 is $100 cheaper with better specs lol anyone who buys Microsoft this gen must have been dropped on there head damaging there tiny brain

  • But it’s clearly evident that the PS4 swings the bigger cock compared to the Xbone’s small tweener… It’s only a matter of time before the PS4 ejaculates it’s semen on the Xbone’s face.

  • You mean they were winning before Sony announced their gaming policies and $399 price tag? shocker!

  • Just got done watching the playstation E3 conference and im pretty sure they just crushed Shitbox one and totally dogged microsoft when they announced that ps4 will support used games with no restrictions u can trade swap and bring your copy of a game to a friends house if thats not winning people over the fact that ps4 can do everything dirtbox one can do except watch cable (that u already pay for…who cares)and ps4 is $100 cheaper with better specs lol anyone who buys Microsoft this gen must have been dropped on there head damaging there tiny brain

  • THIS IS BASED ON UK AMAZON, who cares, US buys more games, UK barely has a retail video gaming gaint. US Amazon only has XBOX pre-orders

  • Its sad that the ps4 didn’t get its final price yet. why would someone preorder something without knowing the final price?

    Unless you are rich and don’t care about your money

  • But it's clearly evident that the PS4 swings the bigger cock compared to the Xbone's small tweener… It's only a matter of time before the PS4 ejaculates it's semen on the Xbone's face.

  • Everyone knows that the Xbox One is going to sell more. All these non lifting, basement dwelling internet phaggots are hating on the Xbox, while the population that actually leaves their house and answers their doors will go out and buy the Xbox.

    Haters gonna hate.

    • !!!!LMFAO!!!! Hope u saw or get to see sonys E3 press conference where they totally just crushed shitbox ones dreams lol they will sell more if the mass population suddenly becomes as retarded as you… U rush out your door to pay $500 for a cable box and with that you cant trade your games your kinect is watching u beat your self into oblivion everyday you have to sign in every 24 hours and u have to pay for online game play.. Oh yea but u do get to watch cable tv if you already pay for that. Ill get the ps4 for $100 less and ill have gddr5 ram not gddr3 and only 1gig will be for the os not 3gigs like in taintbox one id rather have a GAME counsel that uses its hardware for games. I also wont have to pay for online services but if i want to pay for playstation plus its one fee for ps3 psVita and ps4 Microsoft shoot themselves in the foot and they will pay for there overpriced entertainment box with there lack of specs that even compare to sony ill be the first to put xbox one in the same category as the wii u and say this is no true next gen counsel since u can get pretty much as good of GAME play on the current 360.

  • THIS IS BASED ON UK AMAZON, who cares, US buys more games, UK barely has a retail video gaming gaint. US Amazon only has XBOX pre-orders

  • Its sad that the ps4 didn't get its final price yet. why would someone preorder something without knowing the final price?

    Unless you are rich and don't care about your money

  • This article is blatant lie. Amazon.co.uk lists the PS4 as top product “that other customers are looking at right now”, The Xbone isn’t even on the first page.

  • Looks like it’s true, Microsoft will always have legions of sheep ready to throw money at Xbox, no matter how bad it is for the future of gaming. Halo better be freaking amazing, because it’s all they have at this point.

      • Yeah I had to Google it. I find Amazon to be a horrendous website to navigate. No cohesion or natural flow to it at all. It is like a jumble sale.

        Anyway, that page isn’t just all sales over the lifetime of the product, it will be a rolling view, but even then the PS4 has been ahead constantly.

        • Tell me. I’ve seen it once then it disappeared, then… who knows.

          It isn’t all sales, but 6 positions difference before the prices are even announced it’s quite significant. And then I trust your word! 🙂

  • Yeah, because the Xbox One is advertised and the PS4 isn’t.

    Amazon don’t have a picture to use for the PS4, so they have no front-page ad for it.

    The public basically haven’t been informed that you can pre-order a PS4 yet.

    Wait until Microsoft mess up E3, and watch the PS4 overtake.

    [Edit] PS4 IS ABOVE XBOX ONE ON AMAZON UK.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/videogames/ref=sv_vg_h__7

    PS4 is number 12, Xbox None is 18th.

    Article is moot.

  • This article is blatant lie. Amazon.co.uk lists the PS4 as top product “that other customers are looking at right now”, The Xbone isn't even on the first page.

  • Looks like it's true, Microsoft will always have legions of sheep ready to throw money at Xbox, no matter how bad it is for the future of gaming. Halo better be freaking amazing, because it's all they have at this point.

      • Yeah I had to Google it. I find Amazon to be a horrendous website to navigate. No cohesion or natural flow to it a lot. It is like a jumble sale.

        Anyway, that page isn't just all sales over the lifetime of the product, it will be a rolling view, but even then the PS4 has been ahead constantly.

        • Tell me. I've seen it once then it disappeared, then… who knows.

          It isn't all sales, but 6 positions difference before the prices are even announced it's quite significant. And then I trust your word! 🙂

  • Yeah, because the Xbox One is advertised and the PS4 isn't.

    Amazon don't have a picture to use for the PS4, so they have no front-page ad for it.

    The public basically haven't been informed that you can pre-order a PS4 yet.

    Wait until Microsoft mess up E3, and watch the PS4 overtake.

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