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Submitted by Prcko 426d ago | news

XboxOne preorders are sold out at most major US retailers, also trending above 360 historical levels

Aaron Greenberg - Xbox One pre-orders are trending ahead of Xbox 360 pre-orders during the same time period. Most launch offerings for the console are also sold out through the majority of US retailers. (Xbox One)

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NYC_Gamer  +   426d ago
That's good news and proves gamers are ready for new consoles after 8 years
Abash  +   426d ago
I don't think this is anything significant, I mean the Xbox 360 was the successor to the original Xbox which struggled on the market. For that reason I dont think the 360 had impressive pre-order numbers, the console didnt become popular till sometime after it was out
Electric-flamingo  +   426d ago | Well said
What if this article came out and it said Sony wherever it says Microsoft instead?

Betting you would have a boner.
GameCents  +   426d ago
The fact that it has sold out in most retailers isn't impressive either?
The simple fact that it is selling at all should amaze you since most detracted thought it wouldn't sell at all for $500.
Just goes to show; the real world =/= interwebz/n4g
die_fiend  +   426d ago
Did become popular till sometime after it was out? It sold loads, which is why it didn't get panned by the PS3
tuglu_pati  +   426d ago
Why is it that usually people not favoring X1 or anything related to MS have so many bubble. Makes me wonder...
Cuzzo63  +   426d ago | Well said
Wish I had alot of bubbles
horndog  +   426d ago
Sure bro, whatever makes you feel better about yours
FanboyCrusher  +   426d ago
Not even taking into consideration that the PS3 sold like bottled farts at launch, especially compared to the PS2? Come on man, the 360 sold fine, and still is today. Selling out on pre-orders is always a good sign. Only an idiot could down play something selling out.
Cuzzo63  +   426d ago
Didnt the xbox360 out sell ps3 in the u.s. I doubt it will be any different for the xb1. Its gonna sell regardless in the U.s.
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shoddy  +   426d ago
Sales=/=quality
Heartnet  +   426d ago
I dont think u have any solid numbers to back that statement... all we know is MS did well with X360 and if the pre orders are going on the same if not better than that then things are looking good for MS...

I think the pricetag isnt a big deal for alot of people who bother to pre order a console as you can save money for a considerable amount of months before u need to pay for it
YNWA96  +   426d ago
Abash is on his knees praying PS4 wins.... So sad.... Its just games console...
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   425d ago
Look at how NYC_Gamer and Abash never mentioned Sony or PlayStation... Than you guys complain how Xbox related articles are full of Sony fanboys trolling.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   425d ago
@Abash A simple congrats to MS would suffice. That's right a fanboy doesn't have the skills to say congrats to another console.

Pathetic.
mikeslemonade  +   425d ago
How long did it take for it to sell out? Not impressive since PS4 sold out on the first day on Amazon and if you order if later than the first day then you won't get it until after launch. Don't let the WiiU sales trick you. Historically your system is suppose to sell out on launch day.

And it doesn't mean anything when the 1 is outselling 360 since the 360 did not pick up steam until Gears and Oblivion came out, and when the PS3 was announced to be $500 and $600.
DragonKnight  +   425d ago
There's no way for us to know what the 360 pre-order numbers were like 8 years later. But the fact that it was a new console coming out before the PS3 and the Wii had to have some impact on its pre-order numbers for the positive. The question to be asked though is if it was an amazing positive, or just good because there was no other competition around.

We know that the PS3 outsold the 360 every year since launch (with some debating about 2011, but even taking that into consideration, that's still 6 years straight of globally outselling the 360) so it would have been interesting to see how the 360's pre-order numbers would have faired against competition.

This statement about Xbox One pre-orders doesn't tell us anything because we don't know how many pre-orders were made for the 360 to gauge the difference between it and the Xbox One. We also don't know how many pre-order units Microsoft has committed to releasing. This "sold out" number could be small or it could be large and still mean "sold out."

TL;DR: This article doesn't present enough information so don't get worked up.
dmeador  +   425d ago
I remember it taking me a long time after the 360 launch to find the model with a hardrive. (I believe the "core" model didn't). Was it not the same for many others? My point being it sold well enough for me to have a hard time finding one.

I grabbed my X1 preorder yesterday from Best Buy, pretty excited for the next gen to get here.
Megaton  +   425d ago
It's been reported that they have roughly 1/3 the number of pre-orders available compared to the PS4 at Gamestop, further giving fuel to the truthfacts about bad yields in the hardware. Selling out isn't as significant as it sounds.
pixelsword  +   425d ago
Why would anyone think that XboX fans wouldn't be excited for this new console? What Microsoft should do is go on Jimmy Fallon again and tell the truth:

1. Admit their role in that PRLSM thing.

A. that's what lost a lot of people who actually knows what that is and what their role was or even suspect what their role was because inaccuracies could over-blow their role.

2. Say what the DRM would've done (good AND bad) and be honest about it.

3. Tell everyone how people reacted and what was changed because of that (give a good 'MURICA speech and all).

4. Assure everyone that those changes will NEVER come to that console.

If they don't do exactly that, they'll never fully capture the XboX crowd (well, at least me) and they'll constantly lose more people, even if it's a few at a time, from now until launch because that'll give naysayers ammunition to say that although the DRM is gone now, there's no guarantee that it won't come back.
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   425d ago
Electric-flamingo + 22h ago | Well said
What if this article came out and it said Sony wherever it says Microsoft instead?

Betting you would have a boner.

That article has already been out , ps4 models are sold out around the world not just the us.
fermcr  +   426d ago
That's impressive for a 500$ console. Let's see if they are going to keep selling after a few months of release at that price.
devwan  +   426d ago
but nobody knows how many there were available, so how can anyone say it's impressive until those figures are out?
Heartnet  +   426d ago
will probz sell even more after chirstmas when every1 has all their moneys and what not...

@Devwan you can say that about any game/console preorders.. Some publishers (Ea) purposely deny stock to create hype for a game others just simply cant produce that amount of stock.

all people are on the same playing field so we can only speculate that selling out means good things and high sales. Thinking to much into that just brings negative attitude
JeffGUNZ  +   425d ago
I really think people on this site over react about a $500 price tag. If the xbox one will last 8-10 years then $500 is miniscule in the scope of the entire generation. Also, the PS4 is only $100 less, so if people are really interested in the Xbox One, $100 isn't a big deal to get their preference. I am just happy I can get both at launch for under a thousand.
boing1  +   425d ago
We're waiting for Xbone devkit for over 3 months now. Sony gave us PS4 devkit almost instantly (2 weeks after signing the papers). I bet MS is way behind production schedule and number of units for launch day will be pretty limited.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   425d ago
People are funny in xbox articles pretending to be neutral and throwing around disagrees its pathetic.
s8anicslayer  +   426d ago
It's called smoke and mirrors to generate sales. .And as I can see it's working as some of you people are saying you shouldn't of had canceled your one preorder! If adam were to say numbers then if they were high then I l'd be impressed but since allocated units are low from retailer to retailer then this is no feat. And yes if Sony was clouting this miracle I'd say the same.
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FanboyCrusher  +   426d ago
Then Sony is doing the same thing, but I bet you could just use your psychic abilities to figure that out for us, right? Selling out is good, saying something selling out without the numbers is better than another is stupid. But that doesn't change the very obvious fact that selling out, regardless of numbers, is good.
s8anicslayer  +   426d ago
@fanboy What and a what who what what? what you just typed makes no sense, so I will not continue this debate with you but I will say "Show us the Numbers"!
Heartnet  +   426d ago
why do you need numbers?

selling out means high enough sales for them to actually use this tactic and not see a backlash from annoyed customers..

your trying to spin it in a bad light and that there just lying and cannot be trusted... if a company has sold out of units even if they truly havent then cancling ur preorder was a bad thing as you will have to wait regardless of whether or not ms has em in stock
RememberThe357  +   425d ago
You need numbers because selling out when you only have one console wouldn't be too impressive. This is cool for boasting and if true is good for the outlook of the Xbone but just as when Sony (or anyone else) says stuff like this take it with some salt and wait for facts not bold claims.

Cool news like this shouldn't spark bickering, you guys need to chill out on this fanboy crap. We need to Open Zone back, I'm getting tired of all these fools taking over conversations.

And @FanboyCrusher: Man, you gotta work on your sentence structure. I'm dyslexic and I could put that clusterf*** together.
aceitman  +   426d ago
selling out of how many systems 10 , 20 , 50, 5 no one knows .
Chevalier  +   425d ago
Exactly, without numbers this is all meaningless. Case in point my store is "sold out" of Xbox ones, but, we were given a whole whopping 30 units! In the mean time we've presold more than 200 PS4's.
RememberThe357  +   425d ago
You get 1/3 of the disagrees the guy above you got by saying virtually the same thing. lol

But a good point and one I'd like to see clarified. Just look at the source, Aaron Greenberg has a bad name for a reason; the guy is full of sh*t.
stevehyphen  +   425d ago
The number of units doesn't matter at this point. Interpret this as a business tactic; it's been used before, and it will be used again. Marketing is all about appearances. Everyone knows that tactics like this are used to show off consumer interest and to try to help get people off the fence when another round of preorders comes out. It shouldn't matter to the average gamer if it's ten thousand or ten million units. Unless, of course, the goal is to use non-cemented preorder sales to gloat about which console is "better" due to its selling power.
Be an informed consumer.
Hicken  +   425d ago
The number of units ALWAYS matters. Wii U and Vita get attacked/lose support for not having enough units on the market. Double, triple their numbers, and who'd be complaining? This entire gen, there's been nothing but talk about numbers(until they were even, then there was the "quality over quantity" argument, instead).

The numbers matter.

The fact of the matter is: you can go to most stores, and while they may be sold out of XBOne preorders, that number trends towards one half to one quarter of the PS4's numbers. With that in mind, it's GOOD that it's sold out in so many places, but not exactly impressive, under the circumstances.
RM-TatoTiburon  +   426d ago
impresive microsoft sold out and without full marketing, imagine in october when we see all xbox one ads
VforVideogames  +   425d ago
I went to the movies last week to see despicable me in 3D and there it was ... an X-1 ad in less than a minute they show you what the X-1 its all about. cool.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   425d ago
But N4G told me that the Xbox One was dead already and that nobody was going to buy one.

Wow..
Hicken  +   425d ago
N4G also said the DRM was awesome.

Depends on which people you listen to.

Besides, you were always gonna buy one, right, Endoran?
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   425d ago
I'm buying them both AND giving away a PS4 on my site to a member.

How's that?
DA_SHREDDER  +   426d ago
damn i shouldn't have canceled. :(
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shoddy  +   426d ago
Lol
just use your cable box for tv and your iPhone for Skype for now.
Heartnet  +   426d ago
and how do i play Ryse or Forza? or anything decent ?

and who the hell uses skype on iPhone when u have a pc -_- ( and android is better )
RememberThe357  +   425d ago
Cool it Heartnet, it was just a joke. Its this thing people do when they have a sense of humor.
Rhythmattic  +   425d ago
Heartnet, Shoddy's right though...

And so are you.
s8anicslayer  +   426d ago
Don't worry you'll still be able to buy one at launch trust me!
dazzrazz  +   426d ago
As a person who went thru 5 360 units in 7 years with Microsoft I would be kinda scared to pre order 1st retail revision from them :D
Timesplitter14  +   426d ago
sometimes I wonder if the RROD was all part of a brilliant masterplan to sell more units.

I'd love to see the actual stats on this. How many X360 purchases were replacements for broken consoles
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iamnsuperman  +   426d ago
It would be interesting to. You can make an educated guess with Live accounts to Xboxs though.

As of march 2013 46 million live accounts 77.2 million 360s sold. Not everyone is going to be online but considering to use most of the features the 360 has you need a live account. It is telling though. I mean it isn't like 31 million consoles haven't been online once. A reasonable number is probably around 10 million

I don't think it was a clever ploy though. All this doesn't matter though it cost them a lot of money and we (both us and Microsoft) all hope it doesn't happen again
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GameCents  +   426d ago
Indeed! A brilliant Master Plan that cost them 1 billion dollars. -____- I may not know much about conspiracy theories and how not to be tricked by "The Man" but you'd have to be a loon to believe that they used RROD to inflate their numbers! To what end if the financial statements don't match up with the number of shipped/bought consoles?

Look at me being a moron trying to have a rational conversation with a conspiracy theorist.
ape007  +   426d ago
saying RROD sold more consoles is half the truth, the reality is that the RROD could've literally killed the xbox 360, it's a miracle that it survived all the bad rep
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vinniects  +   426d ago
yeah and how many were replaced under warranty that didn't count as an extra sale. I replaced two of my Xboxes but under warranty I did not have to buy another one retail.
Funantic1  +   426d ago
Microsoft repaired many of those for free with free shipping and handling. I never had a problem but my brother did. They sent him a shipping carton, he shipped it off and got it back in 8 days. The problem apparently was something simple that some people figured out and fixed themselves. Plus Microsoft extended the warranty to like 2 years. PS3 had their issues too with the yellow light of death, tho not as severe it shouldn't have been because the PS3 came out a year later after the 360. The 360 rushed to launch before the PS3. But those were the problems of the first generation 360s. The new ones are excellent. Plus people amaze me when they say they bought X amount of 360s. Why would anybody keep buying the same console again?..oh because they enjoyed them. Toyota had recalls concerning brake defects but they fixed the problem. And those are some good cars. Anytime you quickly mass produce electronic or mechanical products there are bound to be defects. When the 360s first came out they were selling fast like hot cakes whereas the PS3 sales were slower at first. That the difference. The first Xbox sold slower (and less) than the PS2. The PS2 were rushed out the factories into homes and had many defects. I bought 3 of those. Mistakes are understood. It's up to the company to fix their mistakes.
thetruthx1  +   426d ago
Or ppl could've been smart and bought the warranty. I even went to Gamestop and swapped mine out free of charge without using my warranty tisk tisk
lsujester  +   425d ago
Not to mention how many extras were bought because of modding/pirating. I had a 2nd iteration that ended up getting banned because of fans. I then turned around and bought a slim a little later.
Transporter47  +   426d ago
I went through 9 no joke -.-

Edit: I bought my 360 Launch day, i went through warranty on the first year with 7 under warranty, they even gave me a Perfect Dark for free because the lady that spoke to me felt sorry for me.
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Utalkin2me  +   426d ago
Would you do that with any other product? I mean when is enough, seriously? I learned after my second 360.
True_Samurai  +   426d ago
Um sorry but I call bs. You were better off using the warranty to fix it. 9? I highly doubt it imo
Cryptcuzz  +   426d ago
Damn that is a lot, I feel for you. My brother personally went through 4.
Gamer666  +   426d ago
I lost two to RRoD but MS fixed them both for free through the white coffin program!

I currently have 11 in my home and since 2007 have not lost one to RRoD.
ylwzx3  +   426d ago
I can see that.. I went through 3 myself. 2 reg units and the halo edition one died on me.
Tyre  +   426d ago
@Transporter47 I feel ya dude, i bought a 360 at launch and it had to be replaced 6 times, no BS. Anyways we will see what will be true of all these pre-order statements at the consoles launch. A disagree? It the honest truth. Almost 8 years of playing on the 360 and 6 replacements till i bought the slim. Whatever you guys aren't even real Xbox gamers to begin with if you're so skeptical about the replacements. It was faulty and rushed hardware but at least Microsoft replaced the consoles.
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Transporter47  +   426d ago
@Everybody that's skeptical,

You can believe me or not, that's your decision I am not here to convince you or lie to you.
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elhebbo16  +   426d ago
I think the problem is not the 360 itself, maybe you should stop treating your consoles like shit. I have both a Launch day PS3 and 360, non of them have failed me yet.
tuglu_pati  +   426d ago
@Transporter47

I bought a launch X360 and i'll say between me and my brother we put like 6-8 hour a day play time. As of today I've been trough 3 X360 . All of them replaced by MS.

I'm guessing you probably did not have your consoles in a ventilated area. 9 consoles is a lot man, maybe you were the problem not the console.
Transporter47  +   426d ago
It was my fault that it RRoD, yup my fault, btw my setup that i have is perfect for ventilation, i never treat my gaming stuff like crap, every single game that i have they are all mint condition no scratches, minus the used games that i bought, I have my PS3 since launch same place same condition 0 failures.

I'm done no need to be defending something that happen to me personally. Is not like i can call MS to give me proof on how many Xbox 360 they replaced for me.
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ma1asiah  +   426d ago
I am with Gamer666 I had the original 20GB X360 since launch never encountered an RROD ever. Once I almost spat the dummy thinking it had, just to find it was a faulty power brick, The retailer I purchased it from replaced it free and I never had any problems at all. Two years ago I upgraded to a 250GB X360s and passed the other onto my nephew with which he still uses to this day (granted we upgraded the HDD to a 250GB one othewrwise it is still the same Xbox)

I have brought 4 other X360's in that time one for my brother in laws as an Xmas present it was the 120GB elite same deal no RROD's. Both my boys got an X360 as well as birthday presents and besides a faulty disk tray no RROD's. My daughters got a Kinect bundle X360 same deal no RROD.

Now all of these get some heavy usage not just for games but for music and movies as well. The only time they ever get a rest is when we are all asleep, out for the day or in my case when I am at work.

I have always insisted that they be kept in a well ventilated spot and with the early models I always ensured it was dust free (including the side vents on the power brick.)

I feel for everybody who has had a bad run with RROD's but my point is that it is not something that has happened to every X360 owner. The worst batch that was very prone to RROD's were the first few shipments if memory serves me right.

As someone said earlier it cost MS a small fortune and a lot of bad press, so I am pretty certain they wont be making that mistake again.

I mean have you seen the friggen huge fan on the X1 plus it is probably far more ventilated then the X360 ever was.

Now given they have had more than their fair share of bad press since the X1's reveal. Their hardware is something they have reported on quite a few occassions they are stress testing more than ever this time around.
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mafiahajeri  +   426d ago
I got perfect dark for free when I asked the clerk how much it was and he told me that you could have it for free (jokingly) and I asked him for free? He said yes.

I casually walked out with the game, he didnt try to stop me, my only regret was that I could not see his face afterwards... that and the fact I should have picked another game xD
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whoyouwit04  +   426d ago
Dude just stop lying, If you really went threw that many then they were all your own doing. You sony fan boys just make up the dumbest BS stories no joke.
No_Limit  +   426d ago
@Transporter
"I went through 9 no joke -.- "

Wait, three months ago, you told us that you went through 8 RRODs, where did that extra RROD came from? :)

http://n4g.com/news/1236563...
"Well lucky you, i went through 8 360s all RROD, no joke or troll, im serious, when i called for the 7th they gave me Perfect Dark for free because the lady on the phone felt sorry for me and told me you have really bad luck so i'm going to give you a free game. "

The one thing that I like about N4G is the history comments, it can spot out the trolls from the real gamers in a heart beat. And Transporter is definitely in the former.
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Transporter47  +   426d ago
@No_Limit Yeah 3 months ago, the 8th RRoD i did a reflow then after a month i got my 9th RRoD, which i actually managed to fix again. I do X-clamp and Reflow fix now. But hey my story is the same for the addition of another RRoD which i did get but i fixed myself.
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No_Limit  +   426d ago
You could be right. Well, take care of your equipment next time.
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Heartnet  +   426d ago
i dunno how peop=le go through so many... ive owned 3 xbox 360 ( differnt generations and hardrives etc ) and not 1 has every RRoD on me...

guess im just lucky xD
Killzoner99  +   425d ago
I went through honestly 17 of them Micro$oft refused to honor the warranty so I said I would never buy another Micro$oft product again.
PraxxtorCruel  +   426d ago
Did you replace each broken xbox 360 unit with the older revisions? I didn't hit the xbox 360 party straight away, but I bought myself a slim when it came out and it still running strong. I've played ocassionally 7 hours straight with no problems whatsoever. Why didn't you just get the slim if you were aware and so were the majority of gamers that the 'fat' xbox 360 is prone to RROD?
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Minato-Namikaze  +   426d ago
I would have thrown it away after the 2nd one and bought a competitors console. I'm not in the business of giving my hard earned money to a company that purposely made a shoddy product.
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dazzrazz  +   426d ago
Slim version was introduced @ E3 2010
Nocando  +   426d ago
Because you can't jtag the slim, that's why. This guy probably hasnt paid for a game in ages.
dark-hollow  +   426d ago
If the Xbox 360 slim is any indicator for the reliability of the xbone then am pretty confident.
devwan  +   426d ago
Why would it be?
dark-hollow  +   426d ago
Because the RROD issues are getting squashed with every new Xbox 360 sku since 2007.
MizTv  +   426d ago
Sane here
I have no Confidence in there hardware
Nodoze  +   426d ago
Absolutely agree. People seem to have short memories. The same is true for the ps3 ylod. Either way I am waiting on both. Let folks beta test them.
FanboyCrusher  +   426d ago
You'd be a moron to think a company as large as Microsoft would even gamble at a risk like that again. Giving everyone free replacements was simply too big of a loss, they'll never make that mistake again. They might have deep pockets but they're not going to burn cash for no reason.
ovnipc  +   426d ago
4 ps3 YLOD. 1 Xbox RROD. M$ for me.
Underworld  +   426d ago
Really bugs me that some try to play down RROD. It was a huge problem that many people experienced, and cost Microsoft a lot. I had to get mine sent in twice, and then ended up having to buy a second 360. And i take good care of my consoles. Know of others who had the same problem. My sister had problems with her slim.
The YLOD was no where near as bad or prevalent as RROD.
irepbtown  +   425d ago
My cousin had the 60GB PS3, 4 times it broke.
He had a 360, I'm not sure how many RROD's but they were a good amount.

I got 80GB PS3, still runs strong today.
And from what I'm reading, the newer 360s aren't suffering from RROD. Both next gen consoles will be reliable in my opinion. Though I do slightly worry for X1 because MS seemed to have been caught off guard by Sony's reveal in Feb.

@Underworld
If I remember correctly, mainly 60GB ps3 models suffered from YLOD as they had backward compatibility. This was quickly fixed with the 40GB and soon after 80GB models which didn't have BC.
Themba76  +   425d ago
went thru 4 myself
RussellGorall  +   425d ago
I like how Xbots, paid Microsoft forum goers, are literally disagreeing with this statement.

I only went through 3 360's.
DiRtY  +   426d ago
Nice. Let's wait till the mainstream marketing campaign kicks in...
LackaJaKane  +   426d ago
i just think once a ryse commercial finally hit mainstream, people are going to be like "OH SH@#% I GOTTA GET ME A ONE!"
Electric-flamingo  +   426d ago
Yeah dude absolutely
inStereo  +   426d ago
Yeah, 'cause we wouldn't be able to have a game consisting of nothing but QTE's without this incredible next-gen technology.
Lovable  +   426d ago
LOL no.

Ryse commercial Lmao..oh my side hurts from laughing...I see the failure miles away
Minute Man 721  +   426d ago
Just the hardcore fanboys that's all
Kanzes  +   426d ago
Or people who really interested in it
ape007  +   426d ago
please think rationally for a moment, xbox one will be very wanted and here's why...

ps4 will be a fantastic game machine at killer price of 399$

xbox will be a fantastic game machine plus all in one at great value price of 499$

both consoles are very very wanted( although ps4 look to be a little bit more wanted), i don't see why u think everyone hate xbox one and only extreme fanboys want it, it's just a fanboy fantasy world to think that, xbox one will kick Major ass
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   426d ago
A "little bit more" is an understatement.
ape007  +   426d ago
^^^^

maybe im wrong
ovnipc  +   426d ago
this its the same bus than COD. Everyone trashes CoD and takes BF side. Then when the day comes CoD sales 1Million copy's in the first 24 hours BF sales 1 Million in a month. But everyone trashes it. People fallow masses. But at the end they end up buying it. Id care what others think, personally I like MS yea they have their things but they inovate, X1 its a complete package ps4 its just a game console for that I stick to PC.
RussellGorall  +   425d ago
All in one what?

Most people who own a Kinect now don't use it, including myself. The whole Internet has been fighting for a Kinect 2 less SKU for a while.
Minute Man 721  +   426d ago
It's $500 that's the biggest problem. Don't believe me just check NPD in the future.
CrimsonStar  +   425d ago
Yea let me hop in your time machine , and we will check out the NPD LMAO you are really butthurt arnt you?
smokeyf  +   426d ago
My launch day 360 lasted 5 years! I laughed at all of my friends who went through several over the years.
Tyre  +   426d ago
@Smokeyf You probably didn't play as much as we did or you were VERY lucky...All my friends had at the least 2 replacements. I finally bought a slim when my 6th console brokedown beyond the 3 years RROD warranty period and it is still running for now, but that never happened until i bought the slim.
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gamertk421  +   426d ago
I had my launch console red ring, but that's it. Of course anytime a new chipset came out, I upgraded. My Jasper ran the best of them all, even better than my slim I have now.
RussellGorall  +   425d ago
I can just imagine what your friends think of you.
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Gamer666  +   426d ago
It is good that AG said that X1 pre-orders are above X360. But from a realistic stand point this means nothing other than MS has a limited supply of the Day One consoles.

Nobody knows if that's 100000, 10000000 or somewhere in between.

From rumors of initial yield problems on X1 chips, I would assume MS will have a tougher time meeting demand this holiday season than Sony.

But, I expect both to sell out in North America and probably Europe because they will both be in low supply compared to demand...
LackaJaKane  +   426d ago
@Gamer666
I don't know if this means much to you.......

http://n4g.com/news/1285381...
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Electric-flamingo  +   426d ago
Cerny didn't say it , so it must not be true
Gamer666  +   426d ago
Yes, I saw that, but I think MS had problems early on with getting the yield where they wanted to.
Minato-Namikaze  +   426d ago
Would he say yes we are having problems with yields before a major launch?
ape007  +   426d ago
hell yeah xbox one will be awesome
Thomper  +   426d ago
But surely these people must be stupid??

Do they not realise that when you crack XB1 open, that Mark Cerny isn't inside, soldering his very own gdgdgrgdgrgdgr 5 ram??

It's like Charley and the Chocolate factory.... If you find one of Mark's eyebrows in your xbox, you get to spend 30 seconds in his majesties company...
He and Stephen Hawkin will let you in to secrets that nobody else knows about technology, and it's not just PR....errr... Honest...

I think I'm pregnant... And it's deffo Mark Cerny's baby.. I had a scan, and I definitely saw a likeness....

Hey, at least it's not Eddy Murphay's kid.. He's a bad baby daddy...mark isn't.. He knows sh1t about ggrrddggrdrr 5 ram and supercharged chips... I love chips... With cheese and a nice BBQ dip... Yayyyy.. And he's deffo str8... I can tell....
LackaJaKane  +   426d ago
@thomper
i really hate to use my last bubble on this comment but.......

What?
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Thomper  +   426d ago
Just go with the flow....

Mark Cerny is like the pope.... Except he fiddles with knobs in his (top secret) lab...that one dude came up with stuff that the biggest software corporation in the world didn't even consider...

He's like, amaze balls... And such an orator too.... He is truly like the second coming and stuff.... I hear he is gonna patch up the hole in the ozone layer with supercharged chips and gdgdgrgdgrgdgr 5 ram!!!

Thankngod for Da MC.... The next gen of gaming is on his big butch broad shoulders... He is married to a female and everything, so everything he says must be true... Right?
CrimsonStar  +   425d ago
WTF?
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   426d ago
Well there's more of an audience of gamers as more and more gamers flood the market so its not really surprising.

To know the final numbers we will have to wait until its released and the official numbers come in.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   426d ago
Whatelse there is to ssy consumers and gamers see a superior console with better looking games so they prefer the xbox one.
Neoninja  +   426d ago
Frigid, you just poked a hornets nest with a stick with that comment man. Can't wait to see the responses you get.

I'm happy for the positive news regarding the X1 and I'm happy I preodered!
ado908  +   426d ago
Im sorry but I just simply cannot ignore this comment. Consumer see a superior console? Am I missing something since when was the xbox one's hardware better than the ps4? You might as well throw logic out the window. As for superior games, half the games microsoft announced are due to release next year or later. Since when does forza, dead rising and ryse, and a killer instinct mean the console has a better launch? Btw dead rising has never been a killer franchise and I highly doubt the third one will be either. After all the bs microsoft was gonna put their fans through, you forgive them that easily? And to sell the console at 500 dollars? What the hell is this world coming to? Im positive 80% people who are buying xbox one are doing it for call of duty and halo. And how the disagrees on this site outweigh the agrees for anything sony related on this page, it has turned more into a xbox site now.
Death  +   426d ago
Xbox exclusives typically go over better with Xbox fans so it shouldn't be a surprise. The hardware isn't definitive. We really do need to wait and see what the games look and feel like to determine if one is better than the other. In all honesty, the two are so close it isn't funny. The inclusion of Kinect gives Microsoft a hardware advantage in the fact you have the ability to do more with the system out of the box. There is much more to life than the amount of teraflops a system can do on paper.
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gamer2013  +   425d ago
Functionality >>> small increase in power. I mean, come on! Think about it. We're talking about the same difference between highest setting and ultra setting at most. This is trivial.

Which games are better between the two consoles is subjective.

Here's an honest question you can ask yourself, if it was Sony instead of MS that announced the same, so called, "anti consumer" policies would you feel the same way about them as you do now with MS? Also, if Sony, like MS, reversed their decision to push such policies would you forgive and continue to support them?

Personally, I didn't have an issue with the XB1 always needing to be connected or it's more restrictive game sharing policies. I really don't trade games anyway and most devices I own are always connected.
thekhurg  +   426d ago
Launch consoles basically always sell out. I don't understand how this is praise worthy at all.
theWB27  +   426d ago
So where have you been? All the poles that say 80 percent of gamers prefer the PS4. So many people wishing Microsoft folded from the console business. The X1 is a tv tuner, not a console so it's gonna fail. Ps4 is so much more powerful with better games and this and that.

You haven't been here this whole time listening to the supposed demise of Xbox? That's why it's newsworthy. It's to prove the idiots that thought there would be only once successful console this gen wrong.
Lovable  +   426d ago
It's still true LOL. Just because people are buying this doesn't consider it as the "prefer" console.
theWB27  +   426d ago
@Lovable
"It's still true LOL."

It wasn't true to begin with so there's no way it can "still be true." lol -_-
Xboxonefan27  +   426d ago
It is also console,so its not gonna fail.It has games,remember that.
coopman300  +   425d ago
Best thing for everyone is for xb1 to succeed, competition always benefits the consumer most.
thekhurg  +   425d ago
It will fail in the sense that it won't outsell the PS4 but selling out launch consoles MONTHS before release is not news worthy.
Dee_Cazo  +   425d ago
vocal minority makes it seem like everyone hates Xbox. These people hate realizing that they are not the average consumer.

In North America where console sales make up 45% of the world market, Microsoft has sold 17,300,000 more Xbox 360s than PS3s.

That is a huge fanbase that isnt immature enough to troll gaming "news" sites all day to get people to switch sides like a bunch of 12 year old kids.
whitesoxfalife1976  +   426d ago
Exactly console launches doesn't mean anything
Every console launch start with a limited supply typically bout 500,000 to 750,000 start.....then the next wave of systems come.....

Thy the wiiu is the first console that didn't sell out its initial launch supply I think they had like 1.2mill ready to go "NOWHERE"
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Seraphemz  +   426d ago
I remember the stories that the WiiU was selling out as well...
ape007  +   426d ago
i love seeing people do damage control
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Seraphemz  +   426d ago
Am i lying? were there or werent there reports of the WiiU preorders selling out?
Seraphemz  +   426d ago
I remember the stories that the WiiU was selling out as well...

Edit : And i dont really rely on pre-orders for anything. I think that its stupid to throw those numbers out there like its a big deal. lets see what happenens with actual sales.
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insomnium2  +   425d ago
Why is it that your comments get so many disagrees? This site is becoming pro MS again.

What is there to disagree with "wait for actual sales"? How old are you people? We have seen and discussed this so many times before haven't we?
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Seraphemz  +   425d ago
I didnt get it either..but hey...its N4G. So i cant expect much.
Paytaa  +   425d ago
But it's fine if it's pro-Sony?
insomnium2  +   424d ago
@paytaa

Says who? Are you dense? Any critisizing comment with actual SUBSTANCE behind it is ok in my books now that you mentioned.
Paytaa  +   423d ago
I'm not in favor of "pro-" anything. This site is "pro-Sony" at the moment and you are complaining that it might go pro-MS again. It'd be a much better environment if everyone supported each console respectively.
wishingW3L  +   426d ago
then what about the PS4? Highest pre-orders in the history of video games or what? XD
D-riders  +   426d ago
it would be a shame if a console didin tsell out at launch. at that point any company shoudl hang it up
Tyre  +   426d ago
WTF with the disagrees? I treated the 360 with care as if it was my baby...cleaned F'ing everyday! AND IT STILL RRODed. It was a pain not being able to game when the console was send out, but still liked the console and i was glad MS replaced it everytime. Still the failurerate was unlike any console i had before and my PS3 lasted years before it YLOD on me...only had to replace it once. F you for disagreeing....makes no sense.
dark-hollow  +   426d ago
Complaining that you won't trust ms with hardware in 2013 just like saying I won't trust Sony with the psn due to the old hack fiasco.

Both issues has been resolved for a while now. The Xbox 360 slim was built pretty well and way much reliable than the old SKUs. Stop beating a dead horse.
Tyre  +   426d ago
@Dark-hollowed out????? I just shared some history with my fellow Xbox gamer Transporter47...i'm not beating anything. No need to get all butthurt...the Xbox 360 Slim has indeed solved the overheating issues. The Xbox 360 is a great console, Chill dude, the only thing you should worry about the new Xbox is the mandatory Mossad Chief Inspector Gadget Kinect. I'm curious how it all pans out, at least Microsoft will give others the right example to win the BigBrother Award. George Orwell would turn in his grave. You will get what you deserve, don't say i didn't warn blind fanboy.
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Killabites  +   426d ago
I would get a Xbox one as well if it wasn't for Kinect forced upon me. Now that woman is in charge, they say women listen, Listen to this girl most of us don't want Kinect so make SKU with out it please.
InTheLab  +   426d ago
They're gonna have to do it once these initial hype sales die down. I know a lot of x360 gamers not happy with a higher price for forced Kinect. I'm one of them.
Themba76  +   426d ago
thats when ill get one i hate kinect.
coopman300  +   425d ago
Face it they wont drop kinect, theyve put too much into it to just drop it and guarantee nothing meaningful will ever be developed for it.
InTheLab  +   426d ago
Both are said to be sold out and both are lies to generate interest. I pre-ordered a PS4 when they were sold out and was just at Best Buy where they were taking XOne preoreders...
horndog  +   426d ago
Well then, they must be lying through their teeth. Only ps4 can sell out. There you go buddy. Does that make you feel better about your preorder??
InTheLab  +   426d ago
Actually, the ps4 was available also. I guess I should have made that clear.

I guess saying both are lies isn't enough on this site :/
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horndog  +   426d ago
Got me two of those x1's fully paid. Bring it on!
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Rockstar_5  +   426d ago
Xbox one owner well done Microsoft and ps4 of course
imt558  +   426d ago
Buahahaaha! But Microsoft had less preorder XO units than Sony with PS4( remember the flood gates ). And you guys fall on this great news.
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Nocando  +   426d ago
Yes, my 360 is less enjoyable since the PS3 passed it world wide. It really keeps me up at night.
BOLO  +   425d ago
Bitter Xbot is bitter...It's not like M$FT didn't have a year head start, lower price point, and RROD to boost their market share...Don't blame the PS3 for the epic comeback.
horndog  +   425d ago
Fool! MS had one year head start and playstation had a whole generation head start. Lets also not forget that they came into the current gen with about 65% or more of the market thanks to the ps2. MS did well. This gen is almost over and sony has cought up but the damage has already been done. Bring the x1 now. Only a stupid fanboy would consider that a big victory despite sony lossing billions in the process.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   425d ago
Nice analogy from @Nocando but PS3 and Xbox share the same sales.

That's why nobody can distinguish the sales between them this whole time because they're too close to count.

Neck and neck, even. They are both winners.
Clarence  +   426d ago
Says Arron Greenberg tweet. I don't believe this for a second. This is just to generate hype. This is the same guy that said the 360 would outsell the PS3 worldwide this gen.
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imt558  +   425d ago
Microsoft had only day one XO bundle unlike Sony who has varius bundles and bunch of them sold out. But surely great to hear, Aaron.
christocolus  +   426d ago
Congrats MS. Def good news.
thetruthx1  +   426d ago
Sony fans are making up stories like "I had 20 xbox 360's and they all got RROD" LOL and we have to remember not all ppl that purchase these systems visit these sites. We're the minority to gamers and casuals
Drainage  +   426d ago
well thats a shame. looks like gamers arent tired of being treated like used condoms yet
Nocando  +   425d ago
With a comment like that,you should have ended up in a used condom.
Locknuts  +   425d ago
Good news for the industry. Now after launch Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo just need to prove what is so great about next gen with some innovative games. Otherwise the home console market will shrink instead of growing. I can't believe Nintendo still haven't released a game that shows what the Wii U and its gamepad can do.
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