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Xbox One more popular than PS4, says Amazon

Luke Johnson

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The PS4 vs Xbox One battle seems to be going in Microsoft's favour

With both consoles set to launch later this year, online retailer Amazon has claimed the Xbox One is proving more popular with gamers ahead of launch than the rival PS4.

Suggesting that, although precise release dates and pricing info for the two consoles have yet to be formally announced, interest in both the Xbox One and PS4, Amazon has revealed Microsoft’s next-gen console has received marginally more pre-orders than the Sony device, despite being formally unveiled some three months later.

“Fans of rival systems Xbox and PlayStation are rushing to preorder the forthcoming new consoles, with the two devices currently sitting in first and second place in the PC and Video Games chart,” an official Amazon spokesperson said. They added: “The Xbox One is currently just edging out the PlayStation 4 with 2.3 per cent higher sales.”

Claiming that the pre-order figures for the two upcoming devices are near enough neck-and-neck, Amazon has revealed that Xbox One pre-orders are 20 per cent higher than they were for the Xbox 360 launch eight years ago.

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

With both Microsoft and Sony to hold individual pre-E3 press conferences this evening in order to share further details on their next-gen gamers, recent reports have suggested that the PS4 price will be around £250 when the console hits retailers later this year.

Both tipped to hit retailers in the weeks leading up to the Christmas period, both Sony and Microsoft have heaped much focus on the multimedia capabilities of their upcoming consoles, highlighting that the PS4 and Xbox One will be home entertainment devices, not merely console reiterations.

“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,” Amazon’s Head of Video Games, Ketu Patel said. “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.”

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valfur

June 10, 2013, 1:27 pm

hahaha nice joke haha

Steve Lambert

June 10, 2013, 2:16 pm

I still don't understand why one would commit so early to something that doesn't even have a price yet, let alone a full feature list.

Liam

June 10, 2013, 2:16 pm

I think the PS4 will out sell the Xbox One, just not in the UK or US. A lot of people in these two countries will buy the Xbox because it has got Xbox on it, not because of what the system has to offer. If PS4 had Xbox One slapped on the side of the console and the Xbox One had PS4 slapped on the side of the console, the statistics would be the same in this article e.g my brothers friend (who hasn't even heard about any of the features of the Xbox One or Ps4) said he is getting the Xbox One.
I am getting the Ps4 so far, Sony has gone in the direction I want and the console looks very social and fun (the Ps3 lacks the social bit, which I love about the Xbox 360).
The 6 free games on the Ps4 such as Planetside 2 has really swayed my decision.

Oh and the name Xbox One is rubbish, they should have called it Xbox Infinity, that is a cool name.

Guest

June 12, 2013, 6:46 pm

weird because PS4's Top 1 on Amazon right now and most of the items in the Top 20 are PS4 games. http://www.amazon.com/best-sel...

oh_noh

June 16, 2013, 4:10 pm

i will still be "trusting" your other reviews after this one :P

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