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Xbox One preorders "through the roof" at GameStop, says Microsoft

Demand for the Xbox One at GameStop was "through the roof," leading the retailer to halt preorders for the next-generation system, according to Xbox chief of staff Aaron Greenberg. (Aaron Greenberg, Xbox One)

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Need4Game  +   932d ago | Well said
"says Microsoft", let's ask gamestop to confirm it's true.
jc48573  +   932d ago | Funny
a one floor building right? that's not much of a roof to go through.
abzdine  +   932d ago
good for them! i've heard the same when xbox original was about to hit the shelves.
Anthotis  +   932d ago
People will never learn...
dedicatedtogamers  +   932d ago
Something that I'm dreading more than the console wars:

The return of Aaron Greenberg's insane PR ramblings. This guy was quiet for a few years after console exclusives, Metacritic numbers, and game sales (all things Greenberg previously bragged about) stopped being "superior" on 360.
trafalger  +   932d ago
"Something that I'm dreading more than the console wars:
The return of Aaron Greenberg's insane PR ramblings"

he still seems to be A LOT LESS BIASED than you and he works for m$. who do you work for and how much do you get paid?
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SuperLupe  +   932d ago | Well said
Whats so unbelievable about the Xbox One pre orders being through the roof ?

If you guys get your heads out of Sony's arse JUST FOR A SECOND you'll realise that they are supposed to be through the roof.

The 360 is the best selling console in the USA for 30 months straight, The Xbox One is coming out with some very impressive games and Kinect has been a hit this gen, this time its packed with a new and improved Kinect.

This is the minimum that anybody should be expecting. Dont forget guys, you believe your own negative trolling. But thats only you. If you spend all day long telling creating negative hype, and spending all day long with people (i.e hardcore to the bone ride or die Sony fanb*ys) just like you and the end of the day you have a completely false vision of reality.

Its not because you keep on saying something that it becomes true.
UnHoly_One  +   932d ago | Well said
SuperLupe, that is probably the most sensible post I've ever seen on this website. Thank You!

It's definitely true, too. You spend enough time on a website like this where 90% of people are Sony fanboys and it's hard not to start believing it yourself.

The hive mind mentality on this website is amazing. Speak poorly about Sony? Disagrees and Downvotes. Speak poorly about MS or Xbox? Agrees, Upvotes, and praise from everyone else.

Ignorance breeds ignorance, the trolls feed the trolls, and N4G's bubble system encourages all of it. It's disappointing to say the least.

As for the article itself, I say good for them. I hope the XB1 does great, and I can't wait to get my hands on both new consoles later this year.
OrangePowerz  +   932d ago

You lost me at Kinect has been a hit this gen. It didn`t sell bad, but most of the sales where from the first year and after that the decline was steep with 18 million from end of 2010 till end of 2011 and they reached this year 24 million. That means between end of 2011 and now (the time when everybody knew it`s not what MS was promising before launch and that it sucks for games) they sold 6 million. The initial first year I would say was a success yes, but the time after that it wasn`t sales wise and we all know how poor 99.9% of Kinect games work.
ALLWRONG  +   932d ago
So many nervous people here
justastranger10  +   932d ago | Well said
I switched my preorder from ps4 to xbox one. All my friends did too. After the policy change.
JokesOnYou  +   931d ago
X1 is going to sell, (so will ps4) I don't know for sure which will have more at launch, ps4 will do a bit better worldwide this gen I think it will be close overall though. Now that said there is absolutely no doubt that X1 is going to lead sales in the US this gen by a decent brand has pulled a considerable amount of mindshare, its become synonymous with online gaming which is only increasing in popularity among all gamers especially casuals(online gaming statistics growing among users), folks here will want all the n4g-hated features, there is a large fanbase here that isn't vocal and only diehards fans preorder.
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Utalkin2me  +   931d ago | Well said

Says the guy that joined a month and half ago...
SilentNegotiator  +   931d ago | Well said
Seeing as "through the roof" is an idiom, it could mean anything without being false information to investors.

Windbag Greenberg knows his PR talk.
TacoBurrito  +   931d ago
Some Gamestops are in Malls with multiple floors on the first floor!
RIP_Weazel  +   931d ago | Well said
.hmmmmm. 79 comments in just over a month, ALL negatively portraying Sony prods, exclusives, etc, and practically shilling MS products as if your pay-check depended on it.
Not insinuating anything, but just try a bit of objectivity! It comes across as a lot less desperate.
NewMonday  +   931d ago
That is what Nintendo said about the WiiU

MS talked about W8 setting records while in real life PC and laptop sales see a decline

So far retailers track the PS4 ahead of the X1 by as much as 2-1 in North America and the UK
MazzingerZ  +   931d ago
You forget RROD(including extra Arcades as "backup" unit), 1 year head start and biased media that this time can't come out as idiots by putting down a console that this time seems to be doing everything perfect...after gamescom many of those old PS2 owners won't be able to resist the PS4 and will follow many others already switching platform...those that got the X360 because of Kinetec don't buy games, just consoles and some dancing and pet games

The other the smart ones are all about the games and today they feel just like the gaming journalists...MSFT just doesn't help them to keep defending it and after all it's their money hence they will go for the console that target games the whole generation not just a couple of years using them like trojan horse for other purposes

You'll be the way, PS3 has been doing well worlwide since many years back beating the X360's butt so not sure what you mean with that PS4 will do little better this time worlwide LOL
morganfell  +   931d ago
Looking atthe current preorders the PS4 is still on the main page at Amazon with the Watchdogs bundle climbing.

At Best Buy as of this post the PS4 is number 1 with the X1 no where to be seen in the first several pages. Even the Ouya is ahead of the X1.

At Gamestop the PS4 was on top longer and with more systems and bundles than the X1 as well.

I have seen some transparent lies from Greenburg in the past but this is just pathetic.
Syntax-Error  +   931d ago
What the hell is up with all the XBOX ONE hate? If this article said SONY PS4 sales are through the roof by an executive at SONY you idiots would be happy like a homo with a bag of dicks. Xbox righted their wrong and has continued to show that they are listening to the consumers. The console isn't even released yet, so it's not like you bought it and they flipped the script on you. They are making the console that consumers want by correcting it before launch. How the hell is that a bad thing? You people act as if Sony has never f*cked you in the ass. I wont mention releasing PS3 for $600 and dropping the price 2 times within that first year and not offering a discount to launch purchasers
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Syntax-Error  +   931d ago
What the hell is up with all the XBOX ONE hate? If this article said SONY PS4 sales are through the roof by an executive at SONY you idiots would be happy like a homo with a bag of dicks. Xbox righted their wrong and has continued to show that they are listening to the consumers. The console isn't even released yet, so it's like you bought it and they flipped the script on you. They are making the console that consumers want by correcting it before launch. How the hell is that a bad thing. You people act as if Sony is never f*cked you in the ass. I wont mention releasing PS3 for $600 and dropping the price 2 times within that first year and not offering a discount to launch purchasers
Syntax-Error  +   931d ago
@JustAStranger, I tried doing the same thing but GameStop wasnt taking anymore pre-orders. I'm just going to hope they have individual units for sale when I go to pick up my pre-ordered PS4. Gonna ask them to switch my deposit over to XBOX ONE.
truechainz  +   931d ago
this comment section is toxic. I can't believe so many people rush to downplay the success of anther console whether it is exaggerated or not. It sickens me to say I share a hobby with some of you. Jesus just play what YOU like and move on
andrewsqual  +   932d ago
Eh no we still even have lots of Day One Editions left right now. Current preorders on PS4 5200, Xbox One 1600 and total Wii U sales to date on all 3 skus, around 3000. So yes there are currently more PS4 preorders on Wii U sales to date.
malokevi  +   932d ago
That's not possible. One location... 5200? Even if you were in the commercial district of a major city you wouldn't have that many units allocated to your store.

I don't believe you.
Electric-flamingo  +   932d ago
The craziest thing , Andrew, is how lopsided and biased all your comments are in the past. So please, stop.
andrewsqual  +   932d ago
@malokevi That's a country mate, not a district :)
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Manic2014  +   932d ago
Sure..............The Gamestop i last worked in had a max for 1500 SKU for each launch system. My friend whom works there says PS4 pre-orders is Full and people still coming in to sign up for future pre-orders, though Xbox one is also full but the time scale is way way behind the PS4.

Still think PS4 will outsell Xbox one world wide but the xbox one will definitely sell better than Wii u and will sell good.
malokevi  +   932d ago

@malokevi That's a country mate, not a district :)

so your not in the states... or Canada... clearly not in Japan... and you have 5200 units allocated to your "country's" Gamestop?

It's very clear to me that you are lying.
Bolts  +   932d ago
This is the biggest bullshit post I've read in recent memory. As if a single store is going to move all of these units.
Thunderhawkxbox  +   932d ago
Next time when u trying to BS make a better one
Manic2014  +   931d ago
My bad for my last post it was 150 sku's not 1500 sku's
JessiePinkmanYo  +   931d ago
Andrewsqual-What country? Those numbers are pretty small for a country even if it was in Zimbabwe
MariaHelFutura  +   932d ago | Well said
Go to any retailers and ask for yourselves. The Ps4 is in much higher demand everywhere and exceeding Xbox One preorders easily. Microsoft is just trying to copy the hype of the Ps4. Like how the Xbox One magically jumped to #1 on Amazon 24hrs after the poll had be removed 2 weeks early because the Ps4 took 95% of the votes. They can't compete w/ PS, they needed a handicap to be competitive this gen.
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dark-hollow  +   932d ago
Did they even said that the xbone is outselling the ps4?
God you don't need to shove Sony in every goddamned article!
SuperLupe  +   932d ago
LOL MariaHelFutura typing with sweat on his/hers/its hands.I can feel the panic through the screen of my laptop.
Rockstar_5  +   932d ago
Ooohhhh are you assuming Ps4 is leading lmfao not any Sony related article on here is fake and I don't believe them either

Enjoy your troll bubble
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YNWA96  +   932d ago
Maria, I will agree with you on 1 thing, Handicap...
Gravity_DoGG  +   932d ago

Bubble for truth. PS over XB in all stores. And if u dont trust me, ask yourself :)
DoubleM70  +   932d ago
The Xbox is selling really good after the DRM removal. Hardcore gamers are just a little snippet of the demographic. It's selling just as good.
joshuatobi  +   931d ago
Yea man I went to my gamestop and the same thing he said both systems are sold out with xbox one at 15 consoles and ps4 64 consoles. Ps4 raping them
XboxFun  +   931d ago
I went to every retailer and I asked and the Xbox One is in much higher demand. The X1 has peaked the interests of everyone and it shows with the interest in it in higher demand.
YNWA96  +   931d ago
Thats funny joshua, i spoke to the guy at my EB games, and he told me its neck and neck with both machines. At best buy, the guy told me X1 is in the lead and at Futureshop PS is slightly ahead.
I made that up by the way, you think when I am out, thats what I am thinking about, thats all I can talk about? Jesus, get a life...
CrossingEden  +   932d ago
this comment would be completely different if the title said, ps4
MariaHelFutura  +   932d ago
Of course it would. That's what happens when you're honest and upfront with people like PS has been for a long time now.
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Booyah  +   931d ago
Lolll at ^^^
You weren't here when all N4G was pro-MS. Funny how thing have turned around though.
Rhaigun  +   932d ago
@Need4Game-They're not well known for the truth either. (Corporate level that is. The local guy won't know anything anyways.)
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   932d ago
The mentality of N4G don't believe what MS says. That must be a very hard pill to swallow. MS success is N4G's torment. Does it hurt that bad? Wow.

You guys just come up with any kind of excuse to downplay MS huh.

Meanwhile in the real world. Those people who pre-ordered the X1 will be anticipating, and waiting on their shiny new console come launch.
Mr_Nuts  +   932d ago
" just come up with any kind of excuse to downplay MS huh. "

No offence but I could easily say the same for die hard Xbox/MS fanboys who despite all the horrible things MS has done since it's reveal have been spinning anything negative instead of accepting what they've done.

Why do fanboys call other
AngelicIceDiamond  +   932d ago
@Nuts. I dunno? why don't you ask a a MS fanboy why they didn't accept all negativity that was going on instead of spinning it. Not like it matters now since MS back tracked but your asking the wrong person.

All Arron said was X1's pre-orders are through the roof and many, many people are making a big deal out of it and have issues in here. But its a N4G Sony celebration if Sony announces it.

But its impossible if its X1 starts selling well. 360 has 78 million sales WW what do people expect its predecessor was gonna do? Falter?

You see I don't get people on the internet its like a circus. Then again, it is the internet

That's funny of you trying to call me a fanboy I needed the laugh, its clear you weren't serious. Thanks for the joke. Lol good one.
H0RSE  +   931d ago
It's all subjective. What one sees as positive or negative on either console, others might see differently. There seems to be this common fallacy on here that whatever one person thinks in terms of which console is "better" or which company is more trustworthy, then it is truth and not debatable...but only if chose ps4 and Sony. If chose xvox, then you obviously don't know what your talking about, and you're an idiot. The amount of bias in Sony's favor on this site is so thick, you can cut it with a knife - forget that, you need a chainsaw to cut through it.

Are you people really so close-minded to think that anybody who doesn't (or didn't) see the features of the x1 as anything but negative, must be fanboys is denial who are trying to spin things differently? Hate to rip you from the clutches of Sony fantasy land, but there are people who are not only anticipating the release of the x1,but they also didn't have a problem with MS's initial policies. There are even people who would like MS to go back to their initial stance. But I guess by your standards, such people are tools and sheep and deserve nothing but misery.

The bottom line is that regardless if it beats ps4 in pre-orders or overall sales, xbox is going to sell... well. Instead of coming to this realization and accepting it, which really only requires common sense, many of you continue to bash and downplay any and everything that could shed even a once of positive light on the xbox camp. Essentially many of you are nothing more than bullies, basking in the comfort of your like-minded peers.

It isn't a contest. We're all gamers. It shouldn't matter where and how we choose to play our games.
insomnium2  +   931d ago

"There are even people who would like MS to go back to their initial stance. But I guess by your standards, such people are tools and sheep and deserve nothing but misery."

"It isn't a contest. We're all gamers. It shouldn't matter where and how we choose to play our games"

So calling out people who want their consumer rights taken away for the sake of a company's bottom line is bullying or something to you? Please I'm at a loss here. Check angry joe and alphaomegasin on youtube. This topic is way too stupid to even have a discussion on.
H0RSE  +   931d ago

First off, unless you are a lawyer or some type of expert in the realm of consumer rights, or at least can source what exactly those rights are, from an actual legal standpoint, not paraphrased by some gaming forum user, I would suggest not going down the consumer rights path. And be careful - consumer rights with video games/software can differ from consumer rights with other products. I would also suggest you fully understand what MS's initial goal actually was, rather than misinterpret it into what you think it means.

It appears whenever "DRM" or "always online" is brought up in the gaming realm, everyone is suddenly an expert on rights, usually based on nothing more than how they think they should be. Is it unethical to enforce these practices? Perhaps. Is it unlawful? that's an entirely different argument.

Second, "calling out people," as you put it, is bullying, at least in the context I see repeated here on this site, and here is why. Whenever this topic comes up, and someone mentions they are okay with MS's polices, rarely or ever is it met with objective, unbiased resistance. Instead of breaking down and explaining what exactly their polices are and how it effects the player, in an informative, calm way, it is met with treating the person like a criminal rather than a victim, usually in the form of name calling, and sometimes it can get extreme, like the person just said they are okay with pedophilia and rape.

The other aspect that fuels this argument, is the communities response to such behavior. Go on a rant about how the xbox sucks, MS is the devil, and xbx fanboys are sheep, and you are in a good position to earn much more agrees than disagrees on your post. Go out and write an objective, informative post about the features and/or the initial vision of the MS's upcoming console (which tends to have positives along with eh negatives) and you will likely be booed with more disagrees than agrees, and the same thing goes for the majority of posts that show any sort of approval or excitement for the X1 - this is a mob rule bullying mentality. It shows negative reinforcement for sharing a particular viewpoint and positive reinforcement to essentially be a dick and harass those that don't share your vision.

So yes, it is bullying, since "calling people out," tends to be synonymous with "pointing fingers and laughing at the idiot who wants to buy an xbox." MS's initial policies shared a lot in common with Steam, and Steam overall is well liked on PC - are all those people morons? Are they all naive sheep for having their consumer rights taken away?

And finally, since we're on the topic of consumer rights, there's a term I keep seeing when mention the X1, and that term is "anti-consumer." This is a nonsensical term. Products are not anti-consumer. There ar good and bad products. Products that are more favorable or better built than others, but that does not denote anything being "anti-consumer."

A product that is anti-consumer, would be a product with the intentional and deliberate purpose of harassing, harming or frustrating the consumer. In terms of the X1, it would mean that everything everyone was against - the used game policy, the always online the DRM, etc. was done for the deliberate purpose or making the consumer's experience more troublesome and less enjoyable. It a 2 part system - it would have tho have negative features, and those negative features would have to implemented for a specific reason.
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3-4-5  +   932d ago
If 16 XB1's is through the roof, than what does 120 PS4's = ?
Cryptcuzz  +   932d ago
That would be through the galaxy and on its way to the next!
AutoCad  +   932d ago
and when gamestops confirms should we ask god after?
SegaSaturn669  +   931d ago
My gamestop has under 10 xbone preorders meanwhile the ps4 is at capacity. I'm from Southern Canada, though.
avengers1978  +   931d ago
I'm tired of these pre-order articles.
First both PS4 and XB1 are doing very well in preorders, and many people are getting both. Just because XB1 is doing well does not mean PS4 isn't, and vice versa.
And let's not forget the people who have preorders already for sale on eBay for 1000+ dollars.
Consoldtobots  +   931d ago
Microsoft is a study in the art of being unable to stay out of your own way. There will ALWAYS be room for another console that is not named playstation due to the sheer fact that people by nature do not like to conform to just one thing. There are literally those out there that see the popularity of the playstation brand and consider it a turn-off. Does it make them wrong? right? who knows but at the end of the day we are all entitled to make the choices we make for whatever reason we make them. This is a dynamic that MS fails to see because they are looking in the wrong place for success in this industry. YOU ARE CATERING TO A PASTTIME which most people consider a hobby at best and child's-play at worst. It really doesn't get anymore complicated than that. The 360 has been a huge success for MS given their track record of product support. Sure it turned off a good part of the gaming community with it's business model but then again you can't please everybody. You actually had people that were willing to give up some freedom for the service they provide. Instead of being content in catering to this demographic the way they did with the 360, in true MS fashion they feel they have the marketshare and sway to radically change the industry for the worst(in the eyes of the consumer) just to please their corporate buddies who want control over every nickel in our pockets.

screw you and the console you rode in on.
Tyre  +   931d ago
@ConsolidatedIncorporatedBots Well said! Bubble for you!
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H0RSE  +   931d ago
But where you see this as a detriment, others can see it differently, like perhaps commending then from trying to stray from the ordinary and try different things. I am saying this is my opinion, I am only using it as an example.

There is something I have noticed though - that if you take each company - MS and Sony, and compare their consoles to video games, Xbox would be more of a new IP in each iteration, whereas PS is more of a sequel. Xbox always seems to try new things, whether they failed or not. They try to innovate or change the things, from XBL, to their "blades" dashboard, to kinect, to an included HDD, and more. Also, each version of the console had substantial changes, both in features and design, although the X1 does kinda resemble the original xbox.

The PS however, just seemed to give more of the same, will a little extra every time, like sequels tend to do. There was never any drastic change or risk taking - they always seemed to play it safe. Not to say this is a bad thing, it obviously worked for them, but it does seem to be their formula nonetheless. Aside from the original PS, even their design is similar - PS2, PS3, and PS4, all resemble each other. Even the names of MS's and Sony's console suggest the comparison - Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One - each a unique name. PS, PS2 PS3, PS4 - simply the same thing with a number added, like a sequel.

Now I'm not gonna sit here and pretend MS is godlike and Sony is shit - they are both huge entities in the gaming world, and each have a huge following, but as far as innovation goes, or at least taking chances/risks, MS is the clear winner.

Now I understand that many gamers don't want innovation - they want a game console. They don't want bells and whistles, they just want to play games and do game related things and that's fine. My purpose in writing this post isn't to convince you that xbox is better than PS, but rather to show you that a company that chooses to "radically" change isn't necessarily bad, and saying those changes are "for the worst" is purely subjective.
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greenlantern2814  +   931d ago
why would they lie what could they possible have to gain. i am also willing to bet that sony says the ps4 is doing great. i bet both companies also say their systems are worth every penny. duh!
like ms or sony is going to come out and say " we really are getting are butts handed to us, or the system is way behind schedule
chaldo  +   931d ago
Funny.. The guys at gamestop told me PS4 pre-orders were killing it and that the xbox one is basically screwed. Lies from microsoft?
FFXI101  +   931d ago
That's not true. Sure both PS4 and Xbox1 pre-order are fill now. But xbox1's pre-order was stopped way before PS4s and the number was like 3(PS4) to 1(xbox1) ratio.

It felt like they either didn't have enough supply and they know it or they try to crate the demand for it.
finbars75  +   931d ago
I know right.Tomorrows headline will be PS4 through the moon in preorders.Well they probally are.I can tell you that every EBgames or gamestop to the US that they cant take preoders for the PS4 but still can for the Xboxone where they werent really sent as many preoders but still the PS4 had 150 more preoders in every store down here
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   931d ago
Those smoke and mirrors yo
NeoTribe  +   931d ago
They prolly searched the globe for one gamestop that was beating sony. Its not happening. Gamestop is sony leading 4-1 in most cases, no trolling.
JustPlay4  +   931d ago
I just don't get some people, I have been a ps fan ever sense the first playstation came out I would never buy an xbox that just me yes I'm a fanboy so what that what true fans are might just be me.

Anyway I hear all these fans say how great ms is and how xbox is the best thing ever, but they pre order ps4 just because of the drm which has been around for ever just ask any PC gamer it not that big a deal, so why would a fan leave just because of that to me those people are not fans at all so don't call it better when don't even want it.

Of topic yes but not out of place, just my opinion
TheXgamerLive  +   931d ago
Its sad that so many fony sony fans are on here. Ya know juat reading down the list of comments here. Your not true gamers otherwlse you'd not be anti everything Xbox.
Sony fans aleast the ones commenting negative on here have become the SHAME of gaming.
Tatsuya  +   931d ago
Speak for yourself, Microsoft hasn't done anything good until SONY pre-orders sky rocketed to the moon. Then, they panicked and did a 180. Who's to say that they won't do a 360? It's happening, you just wait for it :)

My allegiance lies with SONY, it has always been, will always be.

PS4: Greatness Awaits
KarrBOMB  +   931d ago
Gamestop said they aren't taking any more preorders as of a month ago. So I highly doubt this story is true in any way.
faysal  +   932d ago
if so then PS4 preoder is out of this planet.
corvusmd  +   932d ago
Says Sony. (see it works both ways)
paradigmfellow  +   932d ago
faysal said that, not Sony.
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HammadTheBeast  +   932d ago
Actually, Gamestop closed pre-orders for PS4 even after having an "unlimited" amount.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   931d ago
corvusmd + 7h ago
Says Sony. (see it works both ways)

except they are muppet.
corvusmd  +   930d ago
@paradigmfellow...I'm well aware what was said....I'm making fun of the very first comment on this article....maybe now it makes more sense
dark-hollow  +   932d ago
I won't be surprised at all. $100 dollars is a really big gap especially considering how that the ps3 which is outselling the Xbox 360 even though it was more expensive.
avengers1978  +   931d ago
It was more expensive, but currently they are the same price
corvusmd  +   930d ago
Currently 360 is outselling PS3 again worldwide
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xReDeMpTiOnx  +   932d ago
From my understanding when I talked to multiple GameStop employees from multiple stores they all told me the same thing.

They weren't allowed to give away exact numbers but they said the Xbox didnt have near the amount of units avaliable for pre order compared to the ps4
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wishingW3L  +   932d ago
I know many people that work at GS and they all have told me the same thing. They get like 10-15 Xbox compared to 25-30 PS4's.

And then we have Amazon with the PS4's Standard Edition at Top 4 vs the Xbox One's Standard Edition at Top 54.
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ewstokes  +   932d ago
I got an exact number from my store . Ps4 had 46 xbox had 32
SuperLupe  +   932d ago
Yeah yeah all of a sudden everybody on N4G took their car and went to Gamestop to check the news. And of course it was in Sony's favor. We all know already now how it works.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   932d ago
@Lupe I was literally thinking the same thing. Do they drive down to GS weekly and check up on Pre-order numbers?

Lol ok, get out of here with that.
HammadTheBeast  +   932d ago
Or maybe... just maybe, when you pre-order you ask them?
avengers1978  +   931d ago
I'm actually friends with 2 people that work at different game stops, and surprisingly being huge gaming fans the subject does come up from time to time, when were hanging out. I know it sounds ridiculous, but its true
devwan  +   931d ago
Maybe it's the fact that people who post here are gamers... they often find themselves in game shops... talking to the staff about... gaming?!
rainslacker  +   931d ago
We live and die by our anecdotes. Stop trying to bleed us of our sickness.
Manic2014  +   932d ago
My friend is a manager at the Greenwich village store kinda of different story; Both consoles are sold out but the time frame for the xbox one is way way longer than the PS4. btw each store has a maximum of 1500 sku for each launch day console. Still i think the early day's of the next gen consoles PS4 will sell more but after we see some price drops and great exclusives which "Stay" on the console i'm sure the console will gain more momentum and sell more but, as for now PS4 i killing with pre-orders.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   932d ago
I'm sorry bro but I'm calling insta bs on the story as soon as you said both consoles have 1500 sku (max)

1500sku for one store not gonna happen. Not even target+bestbuy comes close to 1500 sku and I'm talking about both.
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DoubleM70  +   932d ago
You can say the same thing about the Xbox.

" PS4 will sell more but after we see some price drops and great exclusives which "Stay" on the console i'm sure the console will gain more momentum and sell more but, as for now PS4 i killing with pre-orders."
Manic2014  +   931d ago
My bad it was 150 not 1500 sku's.

I Meant the xbox one not the PS4.
rainslacker  +   931d ago
I asked the day after E3, and they gave me exact numbers on allocation. I didn't really ask for them, just wondered how people responded to E3. Since they were sold out of both, it was easy to figure out how many they had of both. I'm a pretty regular customer, and they know me by name and we talk about a lot of stuff.

That's when I learned of the disparity in allocation. After that I didn't care, as it's not really that big a deal either way. I'll enjoy my PS4 when it comes out along with at least 15 others that filled up that particular stores day one pre-order allotment. The same way those 8 people that managed to secure their X1 day one pre-order will enjoy their new Xbox. And all the others who are getting their console from other outlets.
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   932d ago
says "greenberg" -funny how they stopped when the Ps4 sold out the 2nd time.
trafalger  +   932d ago
what would the reaction be here on n4g if jack tretton said the same thing about the ps4, do you think the community here would be just as pessimistic?
AceofStaves  +   932d ago
Parts of the community would be, yes.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   932d ago
Says, MS the most trusted corporation in the universe~

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D-riders  +   932d ago
ok and this means what.... if the xbox one doesnt sell out then maybe its curtains. I dont think there has ever been a successful system that didnt sell out day 1
defiance187  +   931d ago
only one of the most successful ever-The NES
D-riders  +   932d ago
MS at this point fire your PR team and shut up. you guys have pulled yourselve from teh volcano but are still covered in ashes. Your problem is that you are talking to the public like we are idiots your tarted audience is much older than last gen and much smarter. you need to start devulging information that matters to gamers. like specs and plans, you keep talking shit and it makes you look bad. this isnt last gen and your not in the lead, well your ot in the lead last gen either. But the arrogance of this company is sickening.. just stop talking for 3 months. show your game but keep your lips sealed unless its important
dark-hollow  +   932d ago
What so bad about saying the your console preorders are doing pretty well? Sony and Nintendo won't shy away from saying that when they are selling good also. In fact EVERY company in the world will "brag" about their product that it is selling well.
theWB27  +   932d ago
Maybe they haven't released specs because they haven't been finalized. I mean, the story of them tweaking parts and asking developers if they want more ram and such is all over the internet.

Looks like you're blindly raging at things that only take a little bit of research. Google usually pulls up info in less than a second. Try's strange they aren't supposed to talk about a system that releases in a few months.
AceofStaves  +   932d ago
This close to launch, I'm not sure how much room they have to finalize specs.
theWB27  +   932d ago
They did the same thing closer to the launch of the 360..increasing the ram. So, seeing as they have more time now before launch than they did with the 360 increase, I'm sure.

The RROD was cause by soldering problems, not by the late changes. Just in case...
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BattleTorn  +   932d ago
Can't wait for Day1 of X1!
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FrigidDARKNESS  +   932d ago
Awesome news.
TechnicianTed  +   932d ago
'PS4 preorders "through the roof" at GameStop, says Sony'

Would get a very different reaction from many of the people who have posted here.

We could get the banners out then, we could throw a party.
Foxhound922  +   932d ago
Why do people keep on saying this? It's so annoying. Obviously you weren't on n4g at the start of this generation because Sony was the epitome of bad press and negativity. It's Microsoft's fault that they are going downhill in the eyes of gamers. Don't like the site, then shut up and go somewhere else.
MysticStrummer  +   932d ago
It was fun for MS fans while they were sowing, but the reaping isn't as much of a party for them.

PS fans would do well to remember that though. They should take the high road while things are going their way.
LoveOfTheGame  +   932d ago
If you don't like people being annoying, go somewhere else.

Edit: I don't know what you mean by few trolls that run their mouths, last time I checked there were at least 20 Sony ones and 5 Xbox ones. Little more than a few.
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TechnicianTed  +   932d ago
'Obviously you weren't on n4g at the start of this generation'

I was actually, I was here. I was around when the n64 and ps1 launched, I was around when the snes and megadrive launched, I was around when the nes launched. I've been around for a long time in the gaming world. And you know what? I see through a lot of the bs that gets thrown around, so I look at it and laugh.

Maybe you should too, then you wouldn't be so uptight and could actually see what goes on without having a chip on your shoulder and a lack of a sense of humour.

This is the kind of attitude that makes me laugh -

'It was fun for MS fans while they were sowing, but the reaping isn't as much of a party for them.

PS fans would do well to remember that though. They should take the high road while things are going their way. '

You seriously take part in this 'war' don't you?

I think it's pretty sad myself, how someone can get so attached to a piece of plastic and metal that they actively seek to fight against others who own another piece of plastic and metal and recall times when their plastic and metal was being verbally assaulted on a website.

Grow up.
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Foxhound922  +   932d ago

I happen to love this site except for the few troll girls that happen to run their mouths. But nonetheless, cool story bro.
Foxhound922  +   932d ago

Sense of humor? This phrase gets thrown around on the daily by xbox fanboys. I'm not saying you are one but it's like come on people. If you say you liked Sony on this site 7 years ago, you were a laughing stock. Now that Sony has won the hearts of gamers again, they are on the rise. Let's make fun of people that are happy for them.
Campy da Camper  +   932d ago
Man I say that all the time to the whiners. I was a Sony fan in 2008 on this site and went through 3 accounts due to literal death threats and down to one bubble in minutes for saying I liked Resistance Fall of Man.

Tables have turned xbots so suck it up.
andibandit  +   931d ago

that eye for an eye principle is so middle ages........its ok ok to troll pro sony because the tables were turned at the start of the generation.....cmon man how old are you, grow up.
rainslacker  +   931d ago

Thing is, back in those days, the complaining was never as rampant. It wasn't until right before this gen that the internet really exploded and every troll in existence found a place to aggravate others on a daily basis.

Things have just been exacerbated since the internet. The fan boy wars tended to be a lot more civil 10+ years ago, and the relative few who were as bad as they are on the net today were easy enough to ignore because they didn't have the power to hijack a conversation like they do now.

Otherwise, I do agree with Mystic. Payback can be sweet, but some level of decorum would be quite welcome. 7+ years from now it's quite possible MS will have the upper hand, the roles will reverse, and we'll restart the chicken and egg reasoning.
lawgone  +   931d ago
@Foxhound922...I'm going to have to agree with Ted, you need to grow up. Telling people to shut up, dismissing them with "cool story bro." No one reads that and thinks "Boy, he's cool. He really told that guy." They scroll by and roll their eyes.
Foxhound922  +   931d ago
Truth hurts I guess
andibandit  +   931d ago
Yeah the truth of your nature
Excalibur  +   932d ago
Is it just me or is Microsoft trying awful hard to convince us the Xbox One is doing well in pre-orders?
Fireseed  +   932d ago
Do they need to convince anyone? I mean is anyone so stupid that they would actually buy a console based on how popular it is? I mean even the X1 sold 5,000 at launch I'd still get one because the vast majority of Sony's games bore me. Never understood why console sales number matter to anyone.
scott182  +   931d ago
Agreed, that's exactly why I am going to buy the PS4, because Microsoft games usually bore me. I don't care at all about sales numbers.
Fireseed  +   931d ago
Good, that's the only reason anyone should buy a console. Because the games look fun. Once Naughty Dog release their PS4 game I'll see you on PSN haha
rainslacker  +   931d ago
Trendy popular things tend to sell more when more people know about them. So yeah, it is in a companies best interest to make it seem like their product is popular among the masses.

There are many people who base their buying decisions on "what's in".

Otherwise, I feel mostly the same about MS games as you feel about Sony games. I do agree that console sales numbers shouldn't matter. I have no doubt the system will sell well initially. After that it may be worth discussing, but probably not if this current gen's sales discussions are any indication.
Fireseed  +   931d ago
Yeah I mean I understand why MS and Sony would be interested in their numbers, but were not on their payroll so it really has no impact on us lol

HOWEVER I do understand the worry if one console sells so poorly that no developers bother making games for it *cough* Wii-U *cough* but I'm sure we all know both the PS4 and X1 are going to sell well enough to merit support. But as long as you're enjoying the system and getting your moneys worth that's all that's important.
andibandit  +   931d ago
I guess, they cant really play the "here are the specs"" card, with ps4 surpassing it on almost every point. From a business standpoint almost anycompany would do the same so be prepared for a whole lot of the same type of articles.
Tyre  +   931d ago
@Excaliber Well said dude they keep talking/spindoctering/promisin g/bluffing straight up lying and on & on....They did it with windows, their PR even sold windows to people without a computer back in the days of Windows 95 (True story) Well, at least Sony kept the message simple. Too much talking...they can't shut up. pfff
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DEEBO  +   932d ago
i'm am a gamestop employee as a matter of fact,i have to work to day.but the x1's reserves are great! you can't evern reserve one at the moment but sony's ps4's like faysal said are out of this world.i'm going to give you the numbers because i don't store and the other stores in my district numbers for the next generation systems are
X1=30 to 40 reserved
ps4=100 to 140 reserved
i'm not making this up,i can even print it out to prove it.
solidworm  +   932d ago
Do it and shut up the nay sayers.
tuglu_pati  +   931d ago
please do.
DEEBO  +   931d ago
i will
devwan  +   931d ago
@DEEBO A few xbox ultrafans would likely say you faked it but I think most of us in either camp would like to see it out of curiosity.
DEEBO  +   931d ago
ok i will print it out tomorrow
Tyre  +   931d ago
@DEEBO Plausible dude. I believe you are for real. thx for posting!
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DEEBO  +   931d ago
thanks,it's no need to lie about this.if people been keeping up with gaming news they will know this by now.
christocolus  +   932d ago
I am quite happy for ms and the xbox one. The trend of negative articles towards the console seems to be dying down as ms releases more info and hands on..Just last week many of my colleagues pre-ordered the xbxone and i realised something, those who will buy the console eventually really dont give a damn about fan wars..thats the truth... Good job ms.
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bub16  +   932d ago
so anyone who buys a ps4 is a fanboy?

Microsoft messed up dude just admit it, im no fan boy but im 95% sure i wont be owning an xbone until its been out a fair few years

All xbone are offering is a higher price tag and a larger looking console
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christocolus  +   932d ago

Ms messed up with the reveal and release of information and stuff but they have been doing a good job turning things around.I never called ps4 fans "fan boys" bcos same can be said about the ps4 too,the majority of those who will buy iteventually dont give a damn about all the hate on the internet. i was making a clear unbiased statement dude. i on the other hand will get both the xbx and ps4 next year. xbxone first though....
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gamer2013  +   931d ago
They messed up and fixed it so grow up and get over it!
theWB27  +   932d ago
It would take a numbskull to buy a system based off the internet fan wars instead of the actual system they prefer. But I can tell there are alot of feeble, hive minded people out there and that's what they're doing. Feeding into this mess. Congrats to your colleague for not buying into this mess.

Where did chris say anything about being a fanboy?
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Funnymonkey013  +   932d ago
Ms sucks yo and all of ur friends r missing out the best game experience only on
PS4 and I hope they r going to have fun paying more money 4 a weaker system paying more 4 games dlcs avatars movies and many more y I say this cause of PS plus it saves u lots of money on ur favorite games and dlcs plus PS only games kills the shit of shifty X1 games o and last hope they like halo gears of war and forza a lot cause its what u only be getting from MS that likes to milk those game to no end where Sony keeps making new exciting ips every few Years. I lost all respect 4 Ms with their always online 24 check in and used game they r the worst 4 us gamers now I know it's back to what ps4 and last gen with used and check in but who knows they might bring it back later in future.
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Thunderhawkxbox  +   932d ago
No one has got any respect for u . Stop trash talking how old r u ? 13
andibandit  +   931d ago
Ive got my ps4, preordered, could you give me your intended gamertag so can add you to IGNORE, immediately.
scott182  +   931d ago
LOL, I could give a crap about an idiotic "console war" People can like the PS4 too, it will be ok.
solidworm  +   932d ago
MS propaganda in full swing. I only know 1 dude whos getting the BONE over the ps4.
dark-hollow  +   932d ago
For a console that "nobody cares about" you people really love to show how much you don't care about it in every single article about the xbone.
Dlacy13g  +   932d ago
Well Solidworm... I have an xbox one pre-ordered and am waiting on getting my PS4 til next year (did the same thing this generation). So now you know of one person. ;)
BattleTorn  +   931d ago
My mom told me never to "know" strangers who replies to my online comments.

:P lmao
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Dlacy13g  +   931d ago
@BattleTorn +bub for the chuckle
solidworm  +   931d ago
Sorry bro I dont know you lol.
BattleTorn  +   931d ago
Heh, that guy is me. I'm one of the few of my friends who have the luxury (sorry, are big enough geeks) to buy both.

Xbox is my primary, atm. But with all my friends switching to PS4, I'll follow, and it stands to be my primary next gen.
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solidworm  +   931d ago
My bro is the only fella I know sticking with MS this coming gen. Everyone I work with is switching back to SONY, some of them serious 360 fanboys.
LogicStomper  +   931d ago
So when they speak of Microsoft in a postive light it's all propaganda but when it's Sony, it's all truth?

andibandit  +   931d ago
Dosnt really say a whole lot, without knowing how many friends you have. Maybe you have 10 or maybe you just have 1 imaginary friend.
bub16  +   932d ago
Run away from Mircosoft. its pretty clear what the future of Microsoft want for gamers, show your support by abandoning pre orders and dont buy their crap!
supraking951  +   932d ago
lol poor MS, still cant catch up to Sony after the 180.
Nexus38  +   932d ago
lul sony fanboys so salty.. console wars will never stop will they, who cares! it's a console! not your busty ex girlfriend
Saleem101  +   932d ago
I bet the preorders was threw the roof most gamestops had 10 xbox one and 25 ps4 for preorders..
JeffGUNZ  +   932d ago
"threw" the roof. Really? Come on man.
elmaton98  +   932d ago
Hahaha man I can't stop laughing.
xYLeinen  +   932d ago
I bet it's a case of:

"But did you hear PS4's preorders? No? They're ******.. Microsofts boss; "oh shit"".
from the beach  +   932d ago
And still months to go..
Godz Kastro  +   932d ago
Nice, picking up where the 360 left off.
Minato-Namikaze  +   932d ago
The 360 is ending on a horrible note. I dont think they wanna start there, lol.
JeffGUNZ  +   932d ago
That doesn't even make sense? MS has been the highest selling system 30 months IN A ROW in the single biggest gaming market in the world, the ol' U.S. of A. Yeah, that's terrible, how are they ever going to survive?
devwan  +   931d ago
@JeffGUNZ I think he's referring to software support and what happened post-kinect.
Minato-Namikaze  +   932d ago
Not talking about sales, i dont play those. I'm talking about games.
kenmid  +   932d ago
then why are you here? The article pretty clearly is talking about sales.
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Rockxy  +   931d ago
give it up kid, you got your tightty whites naild to the wall. You ant coming back lol
strigoi814  +   932d ago
Microsoft hyping their own xb1 with their kwn theories..thats news right there
Manic2014  +   932d ago
It could be true or not, but i doubt that they would tweet a lie which they know which will turn into a article. As of know its more true that the PS4 is ahead but probably both consoles are getting good Pre-order numbers.
Rockxy  +   931d ago
you are wrong , xbox is Awesome xbox fans are Awesome unlike pathetic sony and their girlfriend less fan boys at n4g
Dlacy13g  +   932d ago
Oh N4G...just because MS says their pre-orders are through the roof doesn't equal its more than the PS4. Just calm down... PS4 pre-orders are also through the roof... maybe two roofs if that will make you sleep better. I don't blame MS as all for being excited about their system and that its outpacing the xbox 360 launch and promoting it. Its good news for them...doesn't mean anything more than they have a lot of Xbox Ones pre-ordered. It doesn't mean they are saying they are better than Sony, nor is it saying they have more than Sony...just that they are really happy with their pre-orders so far.

Everyone just relax and breath.
AceofStaves  +   932d ago
Good for MS if they're seeing stronger pre-orders for the XB1 after the policy reversal. If nothing else, perhaps it's taught them that ignoring the concerns of the base is not the best way to launch a console.

Here's to their continued success. There's no reason why all 3 companies (Sony, Nintendo, and MS) can't thrive in the marketplace. By providing different experiences, they give gamers choices, and that's not a bad thing.
scott182  +   931d ago
One of those companies gives gamers choices. One company gives small children and elderly choices and 1 doesn't know who to try and sell to.
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ASBO-5  +   932d ago
To bad Gamestop says otherwise. I work at GS and honestly the xbone preorders are abysmal.
True_Samurai  +   932d ago
Oh and we're suppose to take your word?
latincooker214   931d ago | Immature | show
ASBO-5  +   931d ago
yeah coz me being a broke ass chump getting ready to work my 3rd day at gamestop is sooooooo far fetched.
pop-voxuli  +   931d ago
Well points for honesty asbo-5!! BTW, nice Misfits reference!!!
True_Samurai   931d ago | Personal attack | show
kenmid  +   932d ago
And i'm dating Kate Upton.
Sarobi  +   932d ago
I wonder how Sony would describe their preorder numbers
pop-voxuli  +   931d ago
The words "Out of this world" come to mind!
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Bolts  +   932d ago
Why would anyone preorder from GameStop when Amazon is 100% better? An Amazon preorder cost nothing.
Dlacy13g  +   931d ago
So true and even better...its delivered to you instead of you having to stand in line to pick up. If I pre-order its on Amazon simple as that.
TKCMuzzer  +   931d ago
I've always wondered this. Many were talking about deposits for pre orders to confirm their order yet Amazon allow you to pre order and cancel at any time at no cost. I've done this, free pre order with two online retailers, when I get my confirmation email confirming im on the first wave on consoles I will just cancel one of my orders.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   932d ago
"Says Microsoft" Enough said!!
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