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Submitted by xtremexx 588d ago | news

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. (PS4, Xbox One)

MonkeyNinja  +   588d 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.
limewax  +   588d 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
MonkeyNinja  +   588d ago
@limewax
Crap. You're right, and no option to edit. Oh well.

Still impressive, but misleading.
rainslacker  +   588d ago
And if you haven't heard...Mobile and tablets and PC are going to replace the console market. /s
No_Limit  +   588d 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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vikingland1  +   588d ago
Will someone tell me where I can look at these lists everyone keeps bringing up. I am curious I can't find it.
Polysix  +   588d ago
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Polysix  +   588d ago
@vikingland1 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/...

UK chart PS4 at #4 XBone at #70 - facts are facts.
Timmey  +   588d ago
In Germany it's PS4 at #1, XBone at #29
Nocando  +   588d ago
So record breaking PS4 sales....
MRMagoo123  +   587d ago
probably %92 ps4 sales and %8 for the xbone lol

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