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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crunchychocobo1560d ago

After the rush on PS4 preorders during E3, I'm not really that surprised it's selling better.

mewhy321560d ago

Well after Don got finished with E3 I'm surprised that the xbone was even able to sell out period.

Blackdeath_6631560d ago (Edited 1560d 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

MWong1560d ago (Edited 1560d 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.

HammadTheBeast1560d ago

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.

fr0sty1560d 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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BABYLEG1560d ago

Ps4 needs to outsell One. That'll make it funnier when One really outsell ps4

S2Killinit1560d ago

I'll ask you if your laughing yet, when PS4 completely outsell xbox everywhere.

_FantasmA_1560d ago

Your comment. It make sense no.

greenlantern28141560d 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.

Karpetburnz1560d ago

PS4 is beating the Xbox one in its strongest market, North America.

Shhh no tears, only dreams now.

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gaffyh1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

I hear the Amazon UK stock is running low too, PS4 is the first console I have ever pre-ordered! - Amazon UK PS4

badboy7761560d ago

The Bigger Question is How many Models will be available at Launch?

_FantasmA_1560d 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$.

chrismichaels041560d 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_1560d ago

I checked the list earlier today and Xbox One wasn't even in the top 20!!! LOL.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1559d ago (Edited 1559d 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?

chrismichaels041558d 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.

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Patrick1560d 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.

showtimefolks1560d 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_SfF1559d 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.

showtimefolks1559d 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

harrisk9541560d ago

What's really crazy is that the Last of Us outsold the 360 version of CoD: Black Ops 2!

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1558d ago

2 disagrees? lol... show me a link where it says LOU outsold COD Black Ops 2 on the 360.

harrisk9541557d ago

Here ya go... TLoU is higher than CoD on the Amazon best sellers of 2013...

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Sev1560d ago

Dis gun be good. The console wars, that is. My favorite part of this industry.

BabyTownFrolics1560d 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.

knifefight1560d ago

My favorite part it reading comment exchanges like this one.

neogeo1560d ago (Edited 1560d 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.

Rusty5151560d ago

Lol at the disagrees. Anyone who says they're not entertained and ammused by idiots arguing over consoles on the Internet is lying.

Sev1560d 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.

wishingW3L1560d ago

what makes the industry better are the games.

Tultras1560d 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.

TheTwelve1560d ago

I agree. I've always loved console wars, also known as "competition".

Competition is the best thing for any industry.

a_squirrel1560d ago

In Canada, Ouya is outselling the Xbox One. (there are no PS4 preorders here from

DragonKnight1560d 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.

thebudgetgamer1560d ago


Contest for consumer affection.

Sayai jin1560d ago

@Sev - What? Games should be the best part of the gaming industry, right?

AceBlazer131560d 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?"

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Wedge191560d ago

Wouldn't this ultimately mean that Microsoft is providing less consoles at launch than Sony is?

TrendyGamers1560d ago

With both sold out, I think you're right.

Wedge191560d 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.

Dlacy13g1560d 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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HammadTheBeast1560d ago

In Canada EB Games they had 24 PS4 pre-orders to 14 Xbox One pre-orders available.

Hicken1560d 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.

JonnyBigBoss1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

I have four PS4s preordered, one for each of my limbs.

Wedge191560d ago (Edited 1560d 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...

TheEvilWithin1560d ago (Edited 1560d 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?

dbjj120881560d ago

Well I have five PS4s preordered. Guess what the extra one is for.

Wedge191560d ago

Your "significant other"?

Cryptcuzz1560d 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.

Sev1560d ago

AKA each one of your eBay accounts :)

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MasterCornholio1560d ago

Well if you were Octodad you could play all four at once. But you would probably end up smashing all four of them.


Ashby_JC1559d ago

I had to reply. that made me seriously lmao!!!!

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Wizziokid1560d 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?