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Amazon Had Record Breaking Video Game Pre-Orders Last Week

It seems the hype of the new, next-gen consoles have caused a plethora of gamers to visit online retailer Amazon and made sure that they secured their favorite platform's console.

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MonkeyNinja1043d ago

"The E3 week pre-orders of the two wildly-anticipated gaming consoles brought a year-over-year increase in orders of more than 4,000%, compared to consoles ordered during E3 week last year"

"Day-one pre-orders for the two consoles was nearly two times that of all video games sales on Black Friday last year (2012)"

4,000%!!! That's like 41 times more than last gens E3 pre-orders! And all those analysts were saying that they don't think the sales will be very high for the coming gen...

Wow.

limewax1043d ago

It doesn't say last gen it says last years E3. The only console that would have been possible to pre-order last year was the Wii-U so the statistic is slightly skewed.

I'd have been more interested in knowing how they actually compare to last gen's pre-orders as you mentioned

MonkeyNinja1043d ago

@limewax
Crap. You're right, and no option to edit. Oh well.

Still impressive, but misleading.

rainslacker1043d ago

And if you haven't heard...Mobile and tablets and PC are going to replace the console market. /s

No_Limit1043d ago (Edited 1043d ago )

"In fact, at the peak of demand last week, Amazon customers were pre-ordering more than 2,500 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles per minute."

Wow, great news, after the slow sale of the Wii U, people were wondering if we are heading to a videogame crash like in the 80s. The more we buy these systems and support buying games, it will benefit all of us in the near and long terms.

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vikingland11043d ago

Will someone tell me where I can look at these lists everyone keeps bringing up. I am curious I can't find it.

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