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Xbox One and PS4 interest ‘balanced’ suggests retailer

Trusted Reviews: "With a back and forth of consumer interest flitting between the two consoles, Microsoft and Sony are reportedly neck-and-neck in a bid to tempt potential customers into plumping for their respective next-gen consoles ahead of that of their bitter rival."

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pedrof931512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

I don't think so. PS4 pre-orders are way superior. Just take a look at Gamestop or amazon pre-order results.

Skips1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

Anonymous retailer

vs.

GameStop and Amazon

LMFAO!!!!!!

NewMonday1512d ago

after 1 year in the market PS4 will likely sell over 12m consoles and the XBone less than 5m

dedicatedtogamers1512d ago

Yeah, the double-speak is funny.

It doesn't say "sales are balanced suggests retailer" which would indicate pre-orders from X1 are catching up.

It says non-words like "interest" instead of sales "balanced" instead of more specific words like "matched" or "exceed" or "nearly there".

And of course, the retailer is only "suggesting" it. They're not even coming out with hard data.

greenpowerz1512d ago

People are writing stories about the massive momentum shift. If momentum doesn't changed talking about how Sony had more sales due to DRM will be a moot point soon.

TheTwelve1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

Greenpowerz, I googled "momentum shift" and "Xbox One" and I found no stories. Can you link me to one?

@Greepowerz --- N4G may be an pro-Sony haven where all negative stories are blocked, but they shouldn't be blocked from my view on Google. O.o

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MysticStrummer1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

@TheTwelve - If you keep track of green's comments, you won't expect much in the way of proof.

@green - You're actually claiming N4G's approval process has anything to do with a Google search?

lol

Skips1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

@greenpowerz

What "massive momentum shift"??? LMFAO!

Xbox One has been at the same spot on Amazon pre orders for weeks, even AFTER the DRM change.

Amazon updates their "best selling" DAILY. So you would've expected Xbox One's position to change right??? Well they haven't. XD

As of now, PS4 is beating Xbox One pre orders in the US by quite a margin (PS4 is #3 while Xbox One is #6) and is CURB STOMPING it in the UK, (PS4 is #4 and Xbox One is #69).

http://www.amazon.com/gp/be...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/...

Last time I checked, the US and UK were Xbox dominant territories, yet is getting destroyed on the largest online retailer in the business.

Just imagine how much PS4 trounces it in PS dominated territories, like pretty much the rest of the world.

Manic20141512d ago

You do realise that Hameley's is one of the biggest toy store's in the world its located in London and also operates a franchise called GAME which is UK's main Video Game Store same as gamestop.

Skips1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

^

Hmmm, true. I should've put "Anonymous person" considering all we know from the guys is "a lead buyer for the iconic toys and games retailer", according to the article.

Still all he said was "Interest", not actual pre orders numbers...

And I'd take Amazon's http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/... actual chart (which tracks everything, that also updates daily) over a quote from some anonymous dude saying "INTEREST is pretty balanced". lol

EVILDEAD3601512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

@ Sonic 2000

There has definitely been a positive momentum change for Xbox ONE since the announcement of the DRM reversal.

Best sellers on Amazon change daily. Xbox ONE has been at number one quite a bit since in the last week+

Right this very moment as I post this:

Amazon US: Xbox One #4th & the PS4 8th

http://www.amazon.com/best-...

Amazon UK: Xbox ONE #7 & the PS4 5th

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/...

This doesn't suddenly mean the Xbox ONE suddenly overtook the PS4 but there is a shift.

Momentum proof is in Mover & Shakers section of US Amazon and the Xbox ONE is #3 and the PS4 is #4

http://www.amazon.com/gp/mo...

Let's keep it real, no one knows the true numbers these are places on an Amazon chart. Even in your US links the only thing separating the two consoles are Xbox Live and PSN cards.

At the end of the day, even after the barrage of negative press the Xbox ONE which is 100 dollars more expensive than the PS4 is selling well at retail.

This is June and MS hasn't even start promoting the system yet.

Post BS policies, the Xbox ONE is going to sell out of it's preorders and inventory pre and post launch.

Both systems are going to enjoy a great holiday.

It's going to be fun times as we get closer and closer to launch.

Evil

Skips1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

^

"Amazon US: Xbox One #4th & the PS4 8th
Amazon UK: Xbox ONE #7 & the PS4 5th"

I'm talking about these... -_______-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/be...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/...

You know... OVERALL??? -_- Xbox One is getting smashed...

US: PS4 = #3 OVERALL, Xbox One = #6 OVERALL
UK: PS4 = #4 OVERALL, Xbox One = #69 OVERALL

Even AFTER the DRM change, Xbox One hasn't even moved up ONE spot in the OVERALL pre orders. THAT's what I'm talking about and that's literally the only chart that matters. lol

If you didn't notice, there's a difference between the OVERALL pre order chart, and the CURRENT pre order chart.

OVERALL > CURRENT

The only reason why Xbox One pre orders are showing higher, or almost the same CURRENTLY

http://www.amazon.com/best-...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/...

is because the PS4 DAY ONE edition is ALREADY sold out and has been for weeks! lol

Not to mention the PS4 bundles that split ALL the pre orders into, like 5.

Xbox One DAY 1 edition hasn't even sold out, and it's practically the only one up for pre order.

So of course it would show higher, or almost the same as 5 SPLIT pre orders. And not to mention 1 THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SOLD OUT, just days after it went up. -_-

bviperz1512d ago

lol, nice try evil, trying to spin them numbers. You should work in the media!

JokesOnYou1512d ago

No spin Evil spelled it all out pretty well, sony's initial preorders were higher, yes the day edition is sold out, micro had a lot of bad press, plus higher price, no ads yet, its still a long way until Novemeber, and on the current best sellers list X1 is holding higher than ps4. Sure ps4 is split and leading overall but again who knows what the gap is now and more importantly what it will be come launch....that's not spin, that's facts.

EVILDEAD3601512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

@ Sonic,

No one is claiming MS suddenly overtook Sony preorder sales overnight. That would be silly.

What Amazon does prove is Xbox One is currently gaining positive traction.

MS only changed their policies a week and a half ago, the console isn't going to miraculously jump the overall sales gained by the PS4 immediately, but the console has been at number one in the US throughout the week.

Not taking away anything from the great job Sony has done gaining the good pub through E3, but considering that Xbox ONE is the 100 dollar more expensive console that has had to overcome the negative press, it definitely could be 100 times worse.

The bottom line is Amazon charts don't show actual sales numbers. At the end, of the day the real rubber is going to meet the road when the ad campaigns kick in and the masses start flocking to these consoles in the Fall leading all the way into holidays.

I just honestly see a big holiday for both consoles and sellouts on Black Friday, with Sony doing better worldwide.

Evil

Diver1512d ago

I looked at the pre orders an the ps4 easily leads at gamestop an best buy with it just behind the x1 at amazon an both x1 and ps4 dropping at amazon.

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ftwrthtx1512d ago

People seem to forget that not all retailers clump their PS4 pre-orders into one number. Bundles can be counted separately and then not added to the overall PS4 pre-order total. Amazon does this as the SKU's are different from a launch ps4 and a Killzone Bundle.

adorie1512d ago

This might sound immature, but the way they tally consoles is a bit stupid. A console sold should be a console sold. End of. But, what-everrrr.

ftwrthtx1512d ago

Completely agree with you adorie.

Timesplitter141512d ago

"Gamestop or amazon pre-order results."

Is there a place where I can see those?

CoolBeansRus1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

@ TheTwelve
How often does that update?
What is the total number of pre-orders on the site?

Those are things you cant answer therefore that site is irrelevant. It shift up and down, im sure the playstation is ahead but that site proves nothing. I've seen the xbox one on top on that same amazon link. You just dont know how often it updates.

TheTwelve1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

If you read the websites (top left), it says that it updates daily.

While we don't know exact numbers, you will note that the PS4 is sold out while the X1 is not, yet the PS4 is still ahead (and quite a bit ahead in UK). If something is sold out, it can't advance any longer on the ranking and yet the PS4 still hold very high rank.

Also, you can also get a relative view of how things are going by comparing it to items sold around it.

For example, you can see in the UK that so far the X1 is being outsold by the "Skylanders Giants Character Pack:...whatever the heck that is.

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@CoolbeansRus
--- The "Launch edition" is indeed sold out.
--- We don't know how many PS4s are available, but point is that more PS4s are being sold. I suspect it will only look close(r) in US (as Amazon reflects)

CoolBeansRus1512d ago

Twelve, the ps4 is not sold out. It lets me pre-order right now. We also dont know how many PS4 are available compared to X1. Yet another reason why this site is unreliable.

jeffgoldwin1511d ago

Interesting how the sony chums come out to clammer a lead in pre-orders, but when a xbot does it, it goes like this: why do sales matter, do u own stock? Or maybe you work for ms so your opinion is irrelevant. Fans will be fans.

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CoolBeansRus1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

Some of you need to grow up and stop with these silly comment. Just a bunch of trolls doing this:
BLAH VS BLA I dont think so MUAHAHA
LOOL LMAO!!!!!
AFTER bla blah 203 billion copies LMAO!!
Xbone muahhaha

The people who actually write something intelligent get thumbs down, but the trolls get thumbs up.

kickerz1512d ago

Totally agree wit u coolbeans.

brave27heart1511d ago

Ive made my decision. Regardless of what official sales figures are theres nothing that can devalue that decision.

GribbleGrunger1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

It doesn't matter which company sells the most the quickest, what matters is which company can ship the most. To put it another way: If Sony ship 1 million a month and sell those in 1 week and Microsoft ship 1 million and sell them within the month, the result will still be that both companies have sold 1 million units each in that month.

In the short term, when hardcore fans are buying, the difference won't be that noticeable. It will then be entirely down to who can ship the most and who can get the greatest mind share. Then it becomes a case of which company can actually shift what they ship because you can't sell more than you ship. With Sony announcing shipments to India and Mexico recently, and MS struggling to do the same, it looks like shipments for the PS4 will outpace those of the X1 quite significantly.

All Sony have to do is equal X1 in sales for America and the rest of the world will take care of itself. Success for the PS4 looks assured, whilst success for the X1 is not quite as clear.

adorie1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

Well, if Sony sold 1 million in a week, imagine what the total sales would be VS the 1 million Xbones sold for that month?

*eyes crossed*

GribbleGrunger1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

lol. That's not quite what I meant adorie.

It has recently been mentioned that a company has been commissioned to make cheaper GDDR5 RAM and I'm guessing that it's Sony that commissioned them. The company making that GDDR5 RAM is likely to start production next year, according to the rumour. IF this is true and IF indeed it is Sony, then this suggests Sony will start producing more than a million consoles a month.

1.5 million a month would put them within the rumoured 16 million target for the first year ... but we still don't know if that figure was legitimate or whether, just like the PS2, that figure includes PS3s too.

Here's the rumour. Take it with a pinch of salt at the moment:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

"Had a conversation with a source in semi-conductors this morning, said that one of the major memory manufacturers is currently testing 8Gbit GDDR5 chips of identical specification that would be required for 8GB at 176GB/s. The source said that chips would be ready for commercial devices by the middle of 2014 and would lower the cost for Sony by around a third if they use these chips. They added that it seems like these chips are built to order for one major buyer (Sony I'm guessing)."

jeffgoldwin1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

"announcing shipments to India and Mexico recently"

Since when did Mexico ever become relevant? Kinda why immigrants are entering into the US by the thousands each day.

Come now, let's work on your troll here. India was an ok start (maybe). In the future, start out with Europe and next japan, then you will be well on your way to at least being a semi-logical fanboy muppet. I didn't want to step in, but it was sad to see a prospective muppet struggling to poorly.

GribbleGrunger1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

They announced shipments to India and Mexico ... What part of that don't you agree with? Let's ignore Mexico just for you. Read it again without Mexico, ok? Now carry on.

I'm not sure you understand the meaning of the word trolling. I've given MY opinion, that's all. Only a blithering idiot would not recognise that Sony are in the better position at the moment, and part of the reason is because of Microsoft's greed and incompetence.