High demand for both next-generation consoles mean that the Xbox One and PS4 launch day editions have already sold out on Amazon.com.
“After a crazy and exciting month, we’ve sold through our initial allocations of PS4 and Xbox One”, said Amazon.com on Facebook. “We have the Standard Editions for both consoles still available, but we can’t guarantee these at release. Please check back here as we’ll update you first if we receive further release day allocations.”
Anyone wanting to pre-order either of the next-gen consoles with Amazon.com has obviously already missed the boat and will have to seek alternative options to guarantee an Xbox One or PS4 come launch day.
Another US retailer, Best Buy has also stopped taking Xbox One pre-orders for launch day consoles.
TrustedReviews has contacted Amazon.co.uk for an update on its pre-order status for both consoles, and will update this article accordingly.
Both the Xbox One and PS4 prices were announced at E3 2013, alongside Sony finally unveiling the design of its next-generation console.
The PS4 scooped the Xbox One on price, undercutting the Microsoft console’s £429 launch cost by £80. Priced at £349, the PS4 managed to keep its price low by deliberately removing its PlayStation camera from the box, unlike Microsoft has done with its Xbox One and Kinect bundle.
The Xbox One release date has been set for November, while Sony is still sticking to its “holidays 2013” PS4 release date.
Packing similar specs and a host of launch titles, it will be interesting to see which console is the biggest seller come launch.