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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.

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Need4Game1101d ago

"says Microsoft", let's ask gamestop to confirm it's true.

jc485731101d ago

a one floor building right? that's not much of a roof to go through.

abzdine1101d ago

good for them! i've heard the same when xbox original was about to hit the shelves.

Anthotis1101d ago

People will never learn...

dedicatedtogamers1101d 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.

trafalger1101d ago (Edited 1101d 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?

SuperLupe1101d ago

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_One1100d ago

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.

OrangePowerz1100d ago

@SuperLupe

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.

ALLWRONG1100d ago

So many nervous people here

justastranger101100d ago

I switched my preorder from ps4 to xbox one. All my friends did too. After the policy change.

JokesOnYou1100d ago (Edited 1100d 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 margin...xbox 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.

Utalkin2me1100d ago

@justastranger10

Says the guy that joined a month and half ago...

SilentNegotiator1100d ago

Seeing as "through the roof" is an idiom, it could mean anything without being false information to investors.

Windbag Greenberg knows his PR talk.

TacoBurrito1100d ago

Some Gamestops are in Malls with multiple floors on the first floor!

RIP_Weazel1100d ago

@justastranger10
.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.

NewMonday1100d 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

MazzingerZ1100d ago

@Jokesonyou
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 disappointed...by 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

morganfell1100d ago

Looking atthe current preorders the PS4 is still on the main page at Amazon with the Watchdogs bundle climbing.

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

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.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site...

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.

http://www.gamestop.com/bro...

Syntax-Error1100d ago (Edited 1100d 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

Syntax-Error1100d 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-Error1100d 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.

truechainz1100d 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

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andrewsqual1101d 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.

malokevi1101d 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-flamingo1101d ago

The craziest thing , Andrew, is how lopsided and biased all your comments are in the past. So please, stop.

andrewsqual1101d ago

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

Foxhound9221101d ago TrollingShow
Manic20141101d 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.

malokevi1100d ago

@andrewsqual

@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.

Bolts1100d 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.

Thunderhawkxbox1100d ago

Next time when u trying to BS make a better one

Manic20141100d ago

My bad for my last post it was 150 sku's not 1500 sku's

JessiePinkmanYo1100d ago

Andrewsqual-What country? Those numbers are pretty small for a country even if it was in Zimbabwe

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MariaHelFutura1101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

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.

dark-hollow1101d ago

Did they even said that the xbone is outselling the ps4?
God you don't need to shove Sony in every goddamned article!

SuperLupe1101d ago

LOL MariaHelFutura typing with sweat on his/hers/its hands.I can feel the panic through the screen of my laptop.

Rockstar_51101d ago (Edited 1101d 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

YNWA961100d ago

Maria, I will agree with you on 1 thing, Handicap...

Gravity_DoGG1100d ago

Maria

Bubble for truth. PS over XB in all stores. And if u dont trust me, ask yourself :)

DoubleM701100d 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.

joshuatobi1100d 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

XboxFun1100d 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.

YNWA961100d 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...

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CrossingEden1101d ago

this comment would be completely different if the title said, ps4

MariaHelFutura1101d ago (Edited 1101d 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.

Booyah1100d ago

Lolll at ^^^
You weren't here when all N4G was pro-MS. Funny how thing have turned around though.

Rhaigun1101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

@Need4Game-They're not well known for the truth either. (Corporate level that is. The local guy won't know anything anyways.)

AngelicIceDiamond1101d 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_Nuts1100d 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 fanboys....hypocritical...no?

AngelicIceDiamond1100d 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.

H0RSE1100d 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.

insomnium21100d ago

@horse

"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.

H0RSE1100d ago (Edited 1100d ago )

@insomnium2

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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3-4-51100d ago

If 16 XB1's is through the roof, than what does 120 PS4's = ?

Cryptcuzz1100d ago

That would be through the galaxy and on its way to the next!

AutoCad1100d ago

and when gamestops confirms should we ask god after?

SegaSaturn6691100d ago

My gamestop has under 10 xbone preorders meanwhile the ps4 is at capacity. I'm from Southern Canada, though.

avengers19781100d 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.

Consoldtobots1100d 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.

Tyre1100d ago (Edited 1100d ago )

@ConsolidatedIncorporatedBots Well said! Bubble for you!

H0RSE1100d ago (Edited 1100d 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.

greenlantern28141100d 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

chaldo1100d 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?

FFXI1011100d 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.

finbars751100d ago (Edited 1100d 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

NeoTribe1100d 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.

JustPlay41100d 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

TheXgamerLive1100d 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.