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PS4 Outsells Xbox One on Amazon As Launch Day Stock Runs Out

In similar fashion to GameStop, Amazon has announced on their that they’ve sold out of both PS4 Launch and Xbox One Day One Editions.
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crunchychocobo  +   871d ago
After the rush on PS4 preorders during E3, I'm not really that surprised it's selling better.
mewhy32  +   871d ago
Well after Don got finished with E3 I'm surprised that the xbone was even able to sell out period.
Blackdeath_663  +   871d ago
it depend how much stock they had/were given unless we know that the consoles selling out could mean anything it could mean they sold out of the 20 consoles they had or the 20,000 consoles they had. regardless these constant updates on pre-order sales are getting out of hand and are losing relevance if people are really that interested its the first-day sales they should be looking at
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MWong  +   871d ago
It wasn't until they announced they were reversing all the DRM and always online did XBone start to really do pre-orders. If XBone pre-order sales figures were good we wouldn't have seen the 180 of all the new hardware policies and requirements.
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HammadTheBeast  +   871d ago | Well said
Just pointing out, PS4 sold out on Amazon twice, weeks ago.

Amazon just waited until the Xbox One sold out to announce this because of the embarrassment. Just like that 89%-11% poll they had up lol.
fr0sty  +   871d ago
One also has to consider the reports of the XB1's launch unit allocation being held back by manufacturing issues (rumored to be ESRAM issues). I'm not sure if those were ever verified, but it makes you wonder how much of each system Amazon was allocated for launch day.
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BABYLEG  +   871d ago
Ps4 needs to outsell One. That'll make it funnier when One really outsell ps4
S2Killinit  +   871d ago
I'll ask you if your laughing yet, when PS4 completely outsell xbox everywhere.
_FantasmA_  +   871d ago
Your comment. It make sense no.
greenlantern2814  +   871d ago
Ps4 will out sell Xbox1 just like ps3 out sold 360 and ps2 out sold the Xbox. But the launch belongs to who ever can put the most systems on the shelves.
Karpetburnz  +   871d ago
PS4 is beating the Xbox one in its strongest market, North America.

Shhh no tears, only dreams now.
Blaze929   871d ago | Bad language | show
gaffyh  +   871d ago
I hear the Amazon UK stock is running low too, PS4 is the first console I have ever pre-ordered! - Amazon UK PS4
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badboy776  +   871d ago
The Bigger Question is How many Models will be available at Launch?
MYSTERIO360  +   871d ago
Same here
_FantasmA_  +   871d ago
Me too. I never pre order because its not like launch editions will make me willy bigger, and chicks won't care. But the PS4 had me blushing and I want to be the only one of my friends and family with a PS4 the same day it comes out so that I can show it off on my very nice TVs so they too can witness greatness and then run out and buy one too. They still think "Xbox is t3h best bro" but they can't give me any valid reasons why. I must inform them. It is my duty to educate gamers on the evils of M$.
chrismichaels04  +   871d ago
Believe it or not....there are some people who still think Xbox One was outselling PS4 on Amazon simply because Xbox One was #1 on the Amazon weekly charts for a couple of weeks. They are completely ignoring the fact that Amazon was selling 5 different PS4 bundles and 4 out of 5 bundles sold out (compared with Xbox One which is only selling 1 bundle and it still hasn't sold out). Either way, kudos to Sony for getting the message out that PS4 is for gamers first. These fantastic sales charts prove the people are listening.
_FantasmA_  +   871d ago
I checked the list earlier today and Xbox One wasn't even in the top 20!!! LOL.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   870d ago
Believe it or not, some people think that Amazon pre sales numbers mean something.

Anyone can preorder and cancel that order at any time. You don't pay a single cent to preorder off of Amazon.

I lol at Amazon numbers. What is this bluray vs hd dvd again?
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chrismichaels04  +   869d ago
@midnighter20c - ok, according to your logic....we are to assume all of the hundreds of thousands of pre-ordered PS4 consoles don't mean anything on Amazon because every single one of them will be canceled. I dont see that happening and i dont think Sony is too worried about losing a few cancelations.

If you don't have any faith in the Amazon preorder sales charts, what about all the sold out PS4 orders at GameStop? I guess they don't mean anything either? I guess Preorder sales are only worth celebrating when any other console other than Sony is the one selling out.
iMixMasTer872   871d ago | Spam
Patrick  +   871d ago
Yeah and click the "most wished for in 2013" page... PS4 is #1, xbone is #2 and the rest is pretty much all PS4 and PS3 stuff.
showtimefolks  +   871d ago
ps4 will outsell the xbox one by millions at launch world wide, the only thing xbox360 had going was the US market and even that now is pro ps4

its hard to believe a company can mess up so much with 21 days, conference on may 21st than E3 conference
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   870d ago
You should tell that to the NPD numbers where Xbox is number one Year after Year.

Only thing Xbox has going for them is you know, the biggest sales market in the World.. the little ol USA. Man, that must suck for them to be number 1 in the biggest market in the World.
showtimefolks  +   870d ago
It's no doubt that US market is the biggest but Sony has done well regaining some of that with PS4 demand. Also world wide playstation brand sells a lot better so in a way it evens out

It use to be that Xbox 360 would sell great in states and Sony done well overseas so it evened out, but now if ps4 is doing well in states plus overseas than Xbox one won't be as strong
harrisk954  +   871d ago
What's really crazy is that the Last of Us outsold the 360 version of CoD: Black Ops 2!
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   870d ago
LMAO ... ya sure it did.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   869d ago
2 disagrees? lol... show me a link where it says LOU outsold COD Black Ops 2 on the 360.
harrisk954  +   868d ago
Here ya go... TLoU is higher than CoD on the Amazon best sellers of 2013...
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Sev  +   871d ago
Dis gun be good. The console wars, that is. My favorite part of this industry.
BabyTownFrolics  +   871d ago
then you are what I hate about modern gaming personified. My favorite part of this industry is the experience of playing a great game.
knifefight  +   871d ago
My favorite part it reading comment exchanges like this one.
neogeo  +   871d ago
It's people like you that give planet Earth a bad name. On topic the console wars are fun, why lie. You don't have to be a fanboy to pick a favorite system. I like Samsung a little more then HTC phones but I don't mind owning either phone. Same for games systems. I likely will favor PS4 more then my WiiU mostly likely, but I still own and like my WiiU. It's fun to pick a winner and then get to rub it in your friends faces when your right or wrong. Just like sports. It's all fun. It's the trolls then mess it all even they can be funny too......sometimes.
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Rusty515  +   871d ago
Lol at the disagrees. Anyone who says they're not entertained and ammused by idiots arguing over consoles on the Internet is lying.
Sev  +   871d ago
I'm not talking about the fanboys, I'm talking about the competition, and the one-upmanship they do.

A perfect example is the snarky "how to share games on the PS4" video. Or the way Microsoft changed policies just to better compete with the PS4. This is what makes the industry aspect of games great. Games can be great separately from the industry and business aspect.

I for one, enjoy the business end of things.
wishingW3L  +   871d ago
what makes the industry better are the games.
Tultras  +   871d ago
Umm, industries are forwarded and advanced through stiff competition, the ' We need to give it our all or were going to be screwed nature '. That's why companies always have to try their best to succeed and THAT becomes into them releasing the best stuff they can to make us buy their stuff.

Example? Sony and their blatant arrogant stance towards the ps3. Where did that lead them? Well they did really good, but where did it lead them at the start? Yeah.
TheTwelve  +   871d ago
I agree. I've always loved console wars, also known as "competition".

Competition is the best thing for any industry.
a_squirrel  +   871d ago
In Canada, Ouya is outselling the Xbox One. (there are no PS4 preorders here from
DragonKnight  +   871d ago
a_squirrel: I pre-ordered a ps4 off as soon as it went up, I don't know why so many are saying there's no pre-orders available.
thebudgetgamer  +   871d ago

Contest for consumer affection.
Sayai jin  +   871d ago
@Sev - What? Games should be the best part of the gaming industry, right?
AceBlazer13  +   871d ago
yh i know wat u mean every time i hear either company announce something good im like "oh he's callin u out sony/microsoft how u gonna answer back?"
Wedge19  +   871d ago
Wouldn't this ultimately mean that Microsoft is providing less consoles at launch than Sony is?
TrendyGamers  +   871d ago
With both sold out, I think you're right.
Wedge19  +   871d ago
I'm guess the ratio is going to be pretty similar through all retailers, so I would say this is strong evidence to Sony having more available at launch. Plus they have all of the Launch Bundles, which adds even more to the launch stock.

I wonder how quick the turnaround will be to get the follow up shipments to stores for people that did not get theirs on launch day.
Dlacy13g  +   871d ago
@Wedge19... ultimately its hard to say for three reasons:

1) We know MS is launching in 21 regions world wide at launch but don't know specifically where and we don't know specifically what regions Sony is launching in at launch other than N. America.

2) We don't know how many units each region is being allocated at launch either. If Sony is putting more units into the US but less elsewhere it will skew how numbers look...and like wise for MS.

3) We don't know how many units were allocated to specific retailers. If Sony gave more to Amazon than Best Buy or Walmart, etc...

BUT.... for Amazon specifically you can pretty safely say that Sony has sold more launch day units than MS given the have a 2013 Best Seller list and the PS4 is at 3rd place and Xbox One at 6th for "2013 so far".
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HammadTheBeast  +   871d ago
In Canada EB Games they had 24 PS4 pre-orders to 14 Xbox One pre-orders available.
Hicken  +   871d ago
We don't need exact numbers.

We can look at how things are "selling," the rates at which they sell, and determine things. PS4 repeatedly selling out in the time it took XBOne to sell out once on Amazon- and the fact that it's reported to have higher sales prior to that- is one indicator.

The same is happening at other big retailers, such as GameStop. And if it's happening at the largest game retailer, it's most likely happening everywhere else, too.
JonnyBigBoss  +   871d ago
I have four PS4s preordered, one for each of my limbs.
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Wedge19  +   871d ago
I just imagined you playing all four at once. That was awesome.

On that note, I am seriously considering picking up a second one soon after launch so that my wife and I can play together...
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TheEvilWithin  +   871d ago
I'm getting a second one for my upstairs bedroom so I can watch Blu rays and play games in bed when I'm sick lol

Not sure what games to get. Have $500 dollars to spend on games and wondering what I should pick up. Any suggestions?
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dbjj12088  +   871d ago
Well I have five PS4s preordered. Guess what the extra one is for.
Wedge19  +   871d ago
Your "significant other"?
KillrateOmega   871d ago | Immature | show
Cryptcuzz  +   871d ago
Yourself to keep? And the other four is to sell at double or triple the price on eBay or Craigslist?

Since I guessed your answer right, I suggest you give me one of your preorders. Its only fair.
Sev  +   871d ago
AKA each one of your eBay accounts :)
Dogteeth  +   871d ago
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MasterCornholio  +   871d ago
Well if you were Octodad you could play all four at once. But you would probably end up smashing all four of them.

_FantasmA_  +   871d ago
You forgot a limb...
RioKing  +   871d ago
I call it my third leg
Ashby_JC  +   870d ago
I had to reply. that made me seriously lmao!!!!
Wizziokid  +   871d ago
When will we know about UK pre-orders? since we didn't get a PS4 day one edition I want to know if I have mine in the bag?
wishingW3L  +   871d ago
another thing is that the PS4's Standard Edition is in top 10 while XB1's Standard Edition is not even in Top 100!
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lastofgen  +   871d ago
Um, you might want to re-check your eyes. The standard x1 is in the top 100 at 53.
And for the past few weeks, the day 1 edition of x1 was in the top 1-5 for a while. It was only when gamestop ran out of ps4 pre-orders when the ps4 pre-orders jumped on the amazon chart.

Also, I thought we here at n4g were not going to approve submissions about product placements on the amazon best-sellers chart anymore.... Or does that only apply to events when the x1 is at a higher place than the ps4??
MusicComposer  +   871d ago
The launch edition PS4 system was actually in the number one position for about a week or so after E3. It sold out shortly after and is currently at number 3 on the best sellers of 2013 list.

The launch edition of the X1 has been available for about a month and has just now sold out. Which is currently sitting at number 6 on the best sellers list.
So in terms of total preorders the launch PS4 alone has more and that's not even including the various PS4 bundles Amazon offered.
supraking951  +   871d ago
this is not news. PS4 outsells Xbone everywhere. Only reason Xbone is sold out at BestBuy or Gamestop is because there getting alot less systems available than PS4.
Dogteeth  +   871d ago
Where did you get those facts?
lastofgen  +   871d ago
through his fanboyish mind.
Destrania  +   871d ago
Look up on pre-order allocation numbers and you will know he's right. Most retailers have PS4 allocations at 5-7 times the amount of X1. This means the sales gap at launch will be pretty significant.
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MusicComposer  +   871d ago
I have your facts, at least regarding Amazon. Quickly referring to the "best sellers of 2013" list shows the launch PS4 is in 3rd rank and the X1 is in 6th rank. So according to Amazon's total sellers list, more people have preordered the PS4 launch system. Which is more impressive since the launch PS4 sold out a week after E3 and the X1 only recently became out of stock.

I should also note that the ranking doesn't take into consideration the other PS4 bundles Amazon offered.
DEEBO  +   871d ago
he's store only had like 25 x1 and like 100 ps4.and not just my store but other ones in my all gamestops in general.i know this because i' am a employee at gamestop.
NeoTribe  +   871d ago
I know a manager at gamestop, he said he was getting 30 playstaions compared to 9 x1s every shipment. Why do you think sony went into overdrive taking unlimited ps4 preorders. Sony is ready for this gen, xbox is still trying to get out of bed and wipe the crust out of there eyes.
Supermax  +   871d ago
Actually x1 has a 2.3 percent lead over ps4 on amazon preorders
SilentNegotiator  +   871d ago

....uhhhhh, you sure about that?
SpideySpeakz  +   871d ago
'Facts' pulled right out your Xbutt?
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MysticStrummer  +   871d ago
"Actually x1 has a 2.3 percent lead over ps4 on amazon preorders"

Actually no it doesn't.
XisThatKid  +   871d ago
NeoTribe  +   871d ago
Even with facts in your face, you hold your fanboy ground. Dedication sir.. Dedication. Even the xbots arnt agreeing with you lol.
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BIGBOSS08  +   871d ago
i thought PS4 has unlimited pre orders?
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NeoTribe  +   871d ago
Obviously they meant realistically. They did this so that people who went to order a ps4 just to find out that its sold out wouldnt out of impatienness preorder one of the many still remaining xboxs. Even they couldnt handle the unprecedented ps4 preorders they were getting so they had to stop taking unlimited. You gotta figure ps brand has a large install base as of now, plus they are about to obtain a portion of microsofts install base aswell now, so there will be shortages of ps4s for awhile.
BIGBOSS08  +   871d ago
just wait till launch and you'll see where he got those facts. it wont even be close in north america never mind worldwide.
_FantasmA_  +   871d ago
You ain't the boss of me!
Wikkid666  +   871d ago
I love fictitious number games.
Belking  +   871d ago
Good news for N4G. Now run with
S2Killinit  +   871d ago
don't mind if I do
Hicken  +   871d ago
Bad news for Belking. Now troll with it... lol.

Really, though. What happened to you? Your comments used to have substance. Now there's less content than josephayal's comments.
Belking  +   870d ago
"Your comments used to have substance".

Can't say the same about this site

I love making u fanboys cry.
Hicken  +   870d ago
But you're making us cry with laughter, which I don't think was your intention.
Belking  +   870d ago
So is Boooya!
AlexanderNevermind  +   871d ago
This is just the North America right? Doesn't bode well for X1 if they lose NA. They're going to lose Europe and Asia for sure.
S2Killinit  +   871d ago
well, pre orders are only the beginning so MS has plenty of time to come back I guess.
S2Killinit  +   871d ago
Also the standard edition PS4 is in the top 10, while xbox one standard edition is not in the top 100 even.

Edit: that was old news, Now other PS4 bundles are in spots 71, 76,and 92. while other xbox one bundles are not making the top 100 list.
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StraightedgeSES  +   871d ago
Hopefully Microsoft announces a price drop so sales can pick up.
CaptainPunch  +   871d ago
Already got my PS4 pre-oredered, probably going to pick up a 2nd one for my brother so we can game online.
insertcoin  +   871d ago
I just hope Sony has enough PS4s at launch to satisfy our demand!
MultiConsoleGamer  +   871d ago
I'm usually a fan of PLSN but I have to point out two things here.

1. They're both sold out.

2. The amazon thing has always been fanboy spin because when it comes to hardware consumers still prefer brick and mortar.
Akuma2K  +   871d ago
I'm so glad i preordered my PS4 after E3, i'm good to go.
S2Killinit  +   871d ago
Good to know PS4 is kicking but and taking names. I think Best Buy still has some PS4s for those interested.
WickedLester  +   871d ago
Great news! It deserves to be selling so well!
strickers  +   871d ago
Rumour was that ps4 was shipping 60 to Xbone 16 per store. Ps4 stock is apparently much higher with XB struggling. Some say MS would rather have gone next year.
XisThatKid  +   871d ago
PS4 Killzone Bundle day it launched...paid for. This look if the pre orders are the are goin to be around the same as this vote its ganna be a close one....
mippledipple  +   871d ago
The XBOX ONE may win the next generation from the looks of things, but I think Sony has made a name for itself. It's an up-and-coming company and I know I am taking notice. The industry is lookin good!
JessiePinkmanYo  +   870d ago
"Up and coming"...??? Have you ever heard of a couple other products they made? Playstations 1-3, PSP, Vita, Go? The 1st Playstation came out nearly 20 years ago. I hope you were drunk when you posted this.
Agent_hitman  +   871d ago
That's a good news for PS4 fans waiting for the release date of the system itself.
Bolts  +   870d ago
I peordered both launch day editions from Amazon. When these consoles run out at retail around the Holidays, I'm going to be rich.
XisThatKid  +   870d ago
condemmedman  +   870d ago
I'm still waiting for a game that makes me want to buy a ps4. What is the AAA title exciting all these purchases?
jakmckratos  +   870d ago
In other news more people enjoy summer than winter
OhMyApollo  +   870d ago
My gamestop which is the smallest in the area got the go ahdead 50 PS4 pre-orders..But only 10 Xbones, that number got raised to 20 the other week
JessiePinkmanYo  +   870d ago
A fanboy would state Xbox sold out first, which doesn't say much considering the allocation of Xbox Ones were something like 16 per store, while PS4 had 60. It's far too early to tell which will be the "winner" of the next gen, besides, the only winners are Sony and Microsoft. Play what YOU like because flaming a fan of the competitors console never changed anyone's mind.
That said, I have 2 Xbox Ones on preorder and a Playstation 4. If you don't preorder SOON, you're gonna be S.O.L. This isn't like Madden where stores have dozens of copies the next day. If you were a gamer when 360 came out, stores didn't start getting them in stock till around EASTER of the next year. Wii was the same, if not worse, and PS3 was hard to come by too.
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