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Xbox One Is The Only Game Console Listed In Toys “R” Us 2013 Holiday Hot Toy List

Xbox One Is The Only Game Console Listed In Toys “R” Us 2013 Holiday Hot Toy List (Next-Gen, Xbox One)

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mewhy32  +   337d ago
And this is important why?
Axonometri  +   337d ago
Because it is not the only, let alone the hottest console this holiday season. It is significant that no other games platform is on the list. Just Xbox. Money has nothing to do with this?
FlameHawk  +   337d ago | Well said
Money definitely had something to do with this. We all know the PS4 is doing better and more people want it than the Xbox ( going by the get to know when the PS4/Xbox One is available on Gamestop and the US Amazon website for most wished for in the video game category, PS4 wins in both).

EDIT: Some people are saying we are insecure for saying that Microsoft paid them, are you saying things like this don't happen? Because they sure as hell do. Just like journalists get paid for giving a game a bad review coughPOLYGONcough.
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JokesOnYou  +   337d ago | Well said
Good for micro, its a positive sign but no big deal its just 1 retail chain and doesn't really indicate anything in regards to preorder numbers.
ABizzel1  +   337d ago
Guess that check cleared.

@mewhy32

Toys R Us is the biggest kids toy retail chain in the US. The Wii U and PS4 are also for sale, why have the XB1 only in their biggest holiday ad?
xRedline  +   337d ago | Well said
@FlameHawk

I rather do think a lot of Sony fanboys are insecure. Why else would they be in every Xbox article compared to the very few rabid Xbox fanboys who pop in on a small percentage of Sony articles?

The difference is as clear as night and day.

Also, no one is saying money isn't exchanged, but it seems anything positive that is reported about the Xbox One gets surrounded by Sony fans declaring people were bought or there's some kind of conspiracy.

It's actually fun to read. Keep it up, champ.
FlameHawk  +   337d ago
@redline, no this site has more PS fanboys than Xbox, that is why it seems like more, and the same thing goes for Xbox fanboys, they do the same in PS articles. And are you kidding me? It so obvious that they were paid. This list is for how popular or hot something is. We all know that the PS4 is wanted by many people than the Xbox and there is absolutely NO reason for it not to be here, I am giving facts and being insecure. And lets say for some reason it isn't as popular as the Xbox, it should atleast be in the same "hotness" level as the Xbox, funny how people are so blind to the truth.
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xRedline  +   337d ago | Well said
@FlameHawk

All I got from that comment was "The PS4 should be in there and since it isn't, Microsoft had to have paid them :(".

The world doesn't revolve around the PS4, Sony, and Mark Cerny, I'm sorry to say. :)
kneon  +   337d ago | Intelligent
@JokesOnYou

It's just as likely that this is a bad sign. Toys R Us may feel that they need to push the XB1 in order to not get stuck with unsold stock. There is no need to push products that are going to sell out regardless.
MysticStrummer  +   337d ago
@Jokes - How is an obvious business deal a "positive sign"?
xRedline  +   337d ago
@kneon

Let me get this straight. It's now a bad sign to be in the Holiday Hot Toy list?

Be right back, I'm going to go check to see if the sky now appears to be below me instead of above me.
MRMagoo123  +   337d ago
Odd is this a USA only deal cos just down the street in my main shopping center in Australia they have PS4 advertised all over the place at the toys r us.
rainslacker  +   337d ago
Can't speak for the others Flame, but of course exposure like this is paid for. That list is huge in the holiday season, and Toy's R' Us knows it can make an extra buck by selling their ad space. In fact, 90% of the ads you see from best buy, GameStop, Target, etc for electronics is paid for by the manufacturer subsidizing the cost of the ad through rebates on those products. Hell, half the stuff advertised for grocery stores is subsidized by the manufacturers. It's all a money game.

If this stuff was based on actual demand, no one on here can reasonably deny that the PS4 warrants a place on there if the X1 does.

Maybe Sony didn't feel the need to spend that much money on it, or Toy's R' Us knows that there will be short supply, so why not sell what they KNOW they will have available. They surely know by now what their allotment of each will be.
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UltimateMaster  +   337d ago
Not surprising.
Xbox One's audience is mainly based off 10 to 15 years old.
Or at least that what it seems like when you're on CoD on Xbox Live.
The Parents will buy stuff for their kids there first, the rest of the world will go to Walmart or Amazon and the Gamer will go to Gamestop or another gaming store.
UltimateMaster  +   337d ago
Just to make a funny joke:
It's on the hot list because it's bound to overheat!
lol, jk.
RyuCloudStrife  +   337d ago
I don't know how people support M$...
NukaCola  +   337d ago
For no other console to make the list shady as ever.

Jokes,

That was your least ass kissing MS worshipping comment of the week. Bravo
Sono421  +   337d ago
umm... wtf.... when did N4G pull a Microsoft? (180) ;D

Just last week all I saw were PS4 fans up the a**!

Now I see the whole xbox defense force in full steam and I gotta say I didn't miss them... they're still just as ignorant and mislead than ever..

Please go back into hiding? ;)

OT

Just picking apart bits and pieces of arguments ive seen on here..

This really can't be spun into a positive thing.. it's obviously payed off and they aren't really hiding it, we all know the PS4 is doing much better in Pre-orders than the XBone so how is it not on the list?.. clearly Microsoft's doing.. but back to about this being "positive" I mean if you think paying off retailers to try to attempt to get an upper hand is a good thing than sure.. that's positive.. but in my eyes that's just being a sleazy company.... then again this is Microsoft were talking about so i'm not surprised... :p
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ArronC07  +   337d ago
@Axonometri

Companies pay to get in those lists, just as record companies and movie studios pay to get in the 'chart' position in supermarkets.

SOURCE: Family work in retail.
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NewMonday  +   337d ago
"Xbox One Is The Only Game Console Listed In Toys “R” Us 2013 Holiday Hot Toy List"

err..umm..but that ..is not true, PS4 is also in the list

http://www.toysrus.com/shop...

just another case of false MS PR
AndrewLB  +   337d ago
All of you who are claiming that this is some sort of conspiracy where Microsoft "paid off" Toys R Us and many other similar accusations what is commonly referred to as "a special kind of stupid".

Why?

Because it is against the law to engage in such blatantly anti-competitive behavior and if there were even a shred of evidence showing Microsoft, or Sony for that matter, are engaging in these tactics, the legal ramifications are MASSIVE.

A few years ago, AMD took legal action against Intel with claims they made anti-competitive deals with Dell which prevented AMD from competing. AMD won and was awarded $1.2 Billion if i recall correctly.

And I'm not denying M$ has spent a ton of money in this fight. In fact, what they've done is completely legal. The almost billion dollars spent has been on marketing, game development incentives, and other forms of advertising which ALL have the purpose of helping Microsoft market and sell their new console. None of these actions are anti-competitive or illegal in the slightest, and more importantly are all being used by Sony as well. And again, anyone who says Sony is not doing the exact same has completely lost their mind.
ShinMaster  +   337d ago
Because the PS4 has been sold out there for a while and the Xbox hasn't.

I looked at the Toys R Us website and the only other system left to sell is the Xbox One. That's probably why it's advertised. Or maybe it's because Microsoft just called Toys R Us a "partner".
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nukeitall  +   337d ago
It is ironic that when the PS4 does well, it is jubilant truth! When the Xbox One does well, it is the work of the devil and it's money. It can't be true!

Fact is, Xbox One demographic is going to be far wider, and Toys R'us is the typical store for that demographic.

Kinect? Kids love them! So do adults! It's just the hardcore fanatic gamers that are against it, because they see it as a threat.

Good news, Kinect isn't a threat, but a nice addition!
AzureskyZ  +   337d ago
Hottest console you say, i think it might have to do with the facts that there is no ps4 to sell cause its all sold out, where as xbox still have stock to sale--- why advertise on a product thats already sold out. Xbox trailing way behind the ps4 constitute as "the hottest console"-- maybe im getting old and dont know these technical slang terms anymore.
DragonKnight  +   337d ago
It's a sign that the Xbox One is considered a toy and not a home console.

Who cares? How many people do you know that buy these things from Toys 'R Us? This won't have any impact whatsoever and is neither positive nor negative.

@nukeitall: "Fact is, Xbox One demographic is going to be far wider, and Toys R'us is the typical store for that demographic. Kinect? Kids love them! So do adults! It's just the hardcore fanatic gamers that are against it, because they see it as a threat."

LMFAO! Are you going to be opening with that bit at your local comedy club? I think you should because that joke is hilarious.
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Gamer1982  +   337d ago
Whats the point of advertising PS4 on the hot list when its not available anymore thanks to immense pre-orders. They are just listing whats in stock and they are not sold out of initial xbox stock by pre-order yet. Thats what it means.
Clarence  +   336d ago
What! Money had everything to do with it. The PS4 is way more popular. M$ is doing everything in their power to overcome their bad press.
knockknockannefrank  +   336d ago
no surprise here. every time the call of duty commercial comes on xbox is the only console shown as well
Death  +   336d ago
Either Microsoft used some of their advertising dollars which is what companies typically do or Toys R Us is sold out of PS4's and wants to use their advertising dollars to advertise something they can actually sell since it is still available. My guess is it is a combination of both.
Dee_Cazo  +   336d ago
Not saying money wasn't involved as it could just be a glorified ad placement. Similar to companies advertising during the super bowl.

But it could also be an American company helping an American company. The same way Sony and Nintendo have consumers that won't touch american products in Asia, it could be the same sort of thing here.

I didn't see more than 5 iPhones in SE Asia and I went to several countries. They were all using Galaxys.
Hitman0769  +   336d ago
"Money was definitely involved".

LOL Okay Detectives, settle down. I know , I'll let you make your point, but first....

http://www.myfacewhen.net/u...
Kryptix  +   336d ago
Not only is the title misleading, but the story was butchered to make it look like the Xbox One is the only console on the list.

"Microsoft’s upcoming entertainment console Xbox One has become the exclusive video game console on the toys “r” us 2013 holiday hot toy list..." -From article

http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-...

"The two new videogame platform introductions for fall made the prestigious list, with Xbox One on the Fabulous 15 and PlayStation4 on the expanded list of 36 products named to this year’s Toys'R'Us Hot Toy List." -The real story

To be honest, I don't think Microsoft payed them though it is possible like how they payed Polygon to give PS3 and Vita exclusives unfair scores. It has more to do with the lack of knowledge that the 360 was a success in the US that they think that the Xbox One will bring equal sales thoughout the year and after.
clearelite  +   336d ago
Some people might think that money had a lot to do with why it was the only console on that list though :]
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Gigaguy777  +   336d ago
@FlameHawk
You are absolutely right, because it's impossible for anyone to have an opinion different from yours without being paid!! I have never known you before but I know that we agree on every opinion you could ever have ever unless money is involved!!!
GribbleGrunger  +   337d ago
It's the only game advertised in my local ASDA too.
GribbleGrunger  +   337d ago
I meant to say 'console' of course
Consoldtobots  +   337d ago
lol @ ms fanboys acting like this is something to cheer about. This is just a sign that MS is getting really desperate and trying to create any sort of safe haven for their console to sell in.
ShinMaster  +   337d ago
I looked at the Toys R Us website and the PS4 has been sold out there for a while. So the only other system left to sell is the Xbox One.
That's probably why it's advertised. Or maybe it's because Microsoft just called Toys R Us a "partner".
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Zodiac  +   337d ago
It is important because the Xbox One is releasing this year, and this shows some demand for it when people say there isn't.

Why is this not important? We get an article every time Mark Cerny farts, so i don't see what is so bad with this.
kalkano  +   337d ago
Actually, to me, it says that Microsoft has offered them money to not advertise PS4.
Software_Lover  +   337d ago
LOL, that was funny
True_Samurai  +   337d ago
^^^@kalkano Why do you guys always resort to MS is paying them? Does it makes you that insecure? Geez
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ShwankyShpanky  +   337d ago
Oh yes, I'm ever so insecure.

"Oh noez! 12-year-olds might beg mommy for an Xbone!" (at which point she'll compare the price tag with a PS4, and walk out of the store having saved $100)

Hell... maybe it's a good thing... keep those pre-pubes where they belong... on XBL. [yuk!]

"Exciting news today from our partners at Toys “R” Us..."
http://news.xbox.com/2013/0...

Of course there was money involved. When they talk "partners" they're not talking sex and civil unions. Say what you will about the consoles themselves, but to say the Xbone is "hotter" than the PS4 is just delusional. The internet clearly proves otherwise. (sorry... I forgot... the internet is a fanboy http://n4g.com/news/1353972... )
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ABizzel1  +   337d ago | Well said
@True Ninja

Because M$ has been caught numerous times using these kind of tactics to sell their products.

M$ paid $50 million to get GTA4 timed exclusive content to try to help sell their console. It's also rumored they paid an extra $25 million for Rockstar to make the 360 version the lead platform and releases day and date with the PS3 version.

M$ paid $1 million (Euro) to silence a female employee who was unfairly overlooked for a managing director position.

M$ shuts down the comment section on the Xbox One YouTube reveal page, because they didn't like the negative backlash.

M$ allegedly hires bloggers to write positive comments and spin negative information on popular sites such as Neogaf, Reddit, and possibly here. After being reported by a Reddit user, said users comments were removed.

PS4 is winning most online polls for "next-gen console" by 60% - 90%. Suddenly a huge influx of automated responses sweep the web polls with Xbox One votes.....

M$ allegedly paying 3rd party developer to not show their games running on the PS4....

M$ allegedly paid Spike TV to not air the PlayStation 4 conference during E3, since they're business partners with Viacom. The only other conference that was shown was EA, who just so happened to have exclusive content for M$ and the XB1, Ubisoft had exclusive content for the PS4 (no show), Nintendo isn't M$ and weren't having a real conference (but still it was streamed....).

M$ is just like the government, if they want to keep you quite all they have to do is write somebody a check .
giovonni  +   337d ago
Zodiac I had to give you a bubble for that one. that was funny "Mark Cerny Farts" lol. I think it's not all that serious, it's the same as buying store space to promote your product. Even if MS did pay Toys R US, so what. Its a form of advertisement, which any company is free to do, god forbid they paid to have the xboxone in the front window. Their will be screams of desperation from MS.
Gozer  +   337d ago
@ABizzel
You need to take off your tin foil hat and get outside. You are clearly a delusional fanboy. Geez, its always some sort of conspiracy with you sony fanatics. Do yourself a favor and get some exercise and find a girlfriend. How you got so many bubbles is proof this site is sony biased.
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kalkano  +   337d ago
@Gozer:

I don't think it's still called a "conspiracy" when it's already been proven true...

And, why would PS4 fanboys need to be defensive right now? Are XBOX fanboys even trying to claim that XBOX One is more popular, at the moment? Even they know it's not even close, so far.
Bzone24  +   337d ago
@kalkano

No, when something is proven true a person like ABizzel1 wouldn't have to use the word 'allegedly' so many times in his post.
ABizzel1  +   337d ago | Well said
@Gozer

"You need to take off your tin foil hat and get outside. You are clearly a delusional fanboy. Geez, its always some sort of conspiracy with you sony fanatics. Do yourself a favor and get some exercise and find a girlfriend. How you got so many bubbles is proof this site is sony biased."

Once again most of what I posted has been proven. FACT M$ paid $75 million for GTA4 in total. FACT M$ screwed a female employee over, and paid her to stay quiet. FACT M$ shut down their comment sections on YouTube videos. FACT Reddit users outed M$ employees on Reddit trying to use false accounts to sway gamers. FACT PS4 was slaying Xbox One in polls then magically "automated bots" start voting for Xbox Bone. FACT only M$ and developers who had exclusive Xbox One content were allowed to stream their conference on Spike TV during E3.

THESE ARE FACTS.

Since you're so concerned about my personal life, I'll give you some facts on that as well.

I'm very fit, I have a gym at my job that I use everyday, I'm 6'0, 175 lbs., and in perfect health. I'm single by choice, but I'm attractive, successful, and have plenty to offer to any women I so desire to date.

Ask @GamingCapacity they've seen what I look like.

I have so many bubbles, because I'm honest, I state FACTS, Occasionally I write prize winning reviews, I have insightful blogs, and I'm everything you're not, but everything you desire to be along with your six other accounts.

Instead of being a hating fanboy, get yourself together and ask a man with class how it's done. I'll be glad to teach you kid.
Gozer   337d ago | Immature | show
testerg35  +   337d ago
Abizzel1, so you don't think Sony pays for timed exclusives, exclusive DLCs, and special treatment from stores? Oh wait when Sony does it "its good business"...
torchic  +   337d ago | Funny
"I have had sex with over 60 women"

wooooooow slow down there Sir Coolington, save some women for the rest of us!

oh boy -.- ahahahaha
ABizzel1  +   337d ago
"BAHAHAHA!!!! I stand by the fact that you are a delusional fanboy. I was probably playing videogames while you were still on the teat, so where you get kid is a loss to me. Also, I have had sex with over sixty women, so if you want to get into a pissing contest Im game. I can tell you are green, because no sane chic would give the time of day to a weirdo like you."

That comment alone shows your age, or worse maturity level (nothing worse in life than an grown fool). You can post whatever you want, but again Everything I stated are FACTS, and I have people to vouch for everything I listed personally about myself.

You claim you slept with over 60 women, do you want a cookie. Better yet, get yourself checked out, you might have caught something.

@Testerg35

Congrats on pulling one piece of information from an entire list of FACTS, to try and use in your argument. That's what people do when they can't stand on their own. Of course Sony pays developers/publishers for their games on to be on PS+, and it's possible they pay for exclusive and timed exclusive DLC. However, more often then not when it comes to DLC, Sony generally aids the developers on making the game optimized for the PlayStation hardware, co-develop the game, or develop the game in full (I think Sony is actually funding the PS Vita port of Borderlands). So yes that's good business; however, y've never heard of Sony spending $75 to make a game multiplat and better for their console. They'd rather make their own exclusive for that money.

Unlike @Gozer would have you believe I actually enjoyed the Xbox brand. I liked the Xbox original, and enjoyed the 360. M$ lost me with the sheer greed and stunts they tried to pull, and I'll get a Xbox one at some point because I love games, but you can guarantee the console will be bought used and I'll spread that word to everyone I know. It's humbling and a good lesson for them to learn, just like Sony learned a hard lesson for pricing the PS3 at $600.
PoSTedUP  +   337d ago
so, ABizzel's good looking fit and sucessful, and Gozer prob has std's. is there anything else yall would like the audience sitting at home watching to know? thought i accidently clicked on thejerseyshore.com for a second. ha im too sober for this shit right now.
Blackdeath_663  +   337d ago
just FYI toys r us is a store for little kids enjoy playing against them on xbox live
nukeitall  +   337d ago
abizz1:

Sorry, but you sound like an @ss in your comments. If you write prize winning reviews, it might explain why the state of gaming journalism is soo bad!
ABizzel1  +   337d ago
@nukeitall

No you're just a fanboy afraid of the truth. I know the truth hurts, but you'll get over it in a day or two, and you'll be back to rolling in no time.

Everything I posted are FACTS and REPORTED problems that have all linked back to M$. Google it.

M$ are just as bad as the government with the way they do things, stop bending over and stand up straight for once. You might feel a little better.

@PoSTedUP

He asked for it, I served him. He wasn't ready for the meal obviously :D
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fsfsxii  +   337d ago
Cerny fart would be more constructive that your pointless babbling.
Kingthrash360  +   337d ago
toys r us are as irrelivent to gaming as the news this article is covering.
if toys r us is so out of the loop in gaming like the dec 15 launch date they posted last month, then let them suffer.
MysticStrummer  +   337d ago
Yeah Toys R Us is the last place I'd go to buy a game or console. I used to get their gift cards every once in awhile for Christmas or birthday, and I hated them because Toys R Us prices were just a little higher than everyone else. I'd end up having to pay a little extra. I finally got all my relatives to go with Best Buy or GameStop cards instead.

OT - Obviously this is a fishy deal. Even if Toys R Us is only in the US (I'm not sure), PS4 would still be at least on their list, and preorder numbers would argue that PS4 is the "hotter" of the two consoles.
rainslacker  +   337d ago
Toy's R' Us is the first place PARENTS go on Black Friday. They are far from irrelevant.

Going anywhere near a Toy's R' Us on Black Friday weekend is pure lunacy. Parents go into this insane, crazy state when it comes to getting their kids what they want for Christmas, and if they can get more at one place, they will....sometimes no matter the cost.
Kingthrash360  +   337d ago
they are irrelivent in gaming....period. im a parent and my kids want games they say gamestop..but what evs man maybe not in your area.
rainslacker  +   337d ago
It has nothing to do with area. I was of course speaking in broad generalities, but Toy's R' Us is packed here on Black Friday weekend, and all the weeks throughout the holiday. It may be irrelevant to us gamers, but they sell plenty of video games, and whether they sell a lot compared to others is besides the point of the fact that almost every parent out there will know of this list, and Toy's R' Us, if their kids are between the ages of 1-15. Whether they actually buy at Toy's R' Us is of no concern to MS, the fact that this is a huge boost to visibility is.

But yeah, I'm sure your buying habits are indicative of the mass majority, so in your relating to the kids vernacular there blowing off my argument, my bad.
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ShinMaster  +   337d ago
It's only irrelevant if you're a knowledgeable gamer/parent. A lot of parents aren't.

Besides, PS4 is already sold out at Toys R Us. So the only other system left for them to advertise is the Xbox One.
EasilyTheBest  +   337d ago
The crying in here is unbelievable.
ZBlacktt  +   337d ago
A PS4 will not be found in a kids toy store shop ad. It's for the more mature adult serious gamer.

All kidding aside, big deal people, lol. Let the consoles just come out and people buy which ever they like. It's all gotten so old I wish people could just laugh more, game more and worry less. Trust me, we've seen it every year. Both the PS3 and XBox are in Toys R Us ads. This year will be no different with the PS4 being added.
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aceitman  +   337d ago
I go to TRU often for collectibles and right up front they have a big sign saying to pre-order the Xbox1 with $20 down. No mention of the PS4. Out of curiosity I asked if they were accepting PS4 pre-orders, they weren't because they sold out.....so hahaha. and then stated that they have people calling them all the time about when they will get more preorders in. and they have plenty of xbox1's to preorder. so im guessing they will not put something in there ad they cant guaranty .
STICKzophrenic  +   337d ago
Maybe Toys R Us sold out of their allotted PS4 stock, but still have plenty Xbox Ones not pre-ordered, so they're advertising it to move what isn't already accounted for.
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onyoursistersback  +   337d ago
most gamers go to other places for games/systems.....no doute "A sale is a sale"

Only time i go in there is for kid stuff...
Blaze929  +   337d ago
I don't get it, the PS4 is right below the Xbox One in the "check out the rest" section....right next to My Little Pony.

So did Sony pay Toys R Us for that spot too? Or maybe Xbox One pre-orders and interest are stronger than you people seem to "believe."

The fact that the Xbox One made it, and not the PS4 - MS had to pay them lol. But let it had been the other way around, "PS4 gaining heat!"

It's the HOT TOY LIST, top 15 from Toys R Us (not just anybody when it comes to knowing holiday interests) - and Xbox One made it in rather than the PS4. Take that how you want.
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ShinMaster  +   337d ago
Xbox One pre-orders and interest aren't stronger.
The PS4 has been sold out at Toys R Us for a while now. http://www.toysrus.com/prod...
The only other system left for them to sell is the Xbox One.

Also Microsoft just called them "partners". Take that however you want.
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rainslacker  +   337d ago
Toy's R' Us' Hot list each holiday season is a pretty big thing here in the US. Supposedly they are the biggest representation of what will be hot that holiday season, so parent clamor to get things that make it onto their lists.

PS4 is on the list too, just not the top 15(used to be 10). Wii U was also in the fab 15 last year, and we all know how well that went. This list is just a marketing thing going to either the highest bidder, or whoever buys the space first(not sure which). While it's usually fairly accurate, look at some of the things on that list, and tell me kids would be dying to have half of them in such numbers to even be considered to the list.

As far as some of those other things on that list, keep in mind that these toys(or things) are for a large demographic of kids, which is why you see a broad range of items that cater to different age groups and genders.

Toy's R' Us claims it's based on metrics on demand they see leading up to the holiday season, but anyone with half a brain can see that the PS4 is wildly more popular, even among the "regular" gamers.

It is important for MS though, as it's easy exposure in something that any parent is likely to see between now and Christmas day. That kind of exposure is brought, and rarely earned.

@Blaze above

Yes, Sony paid for that spot too. That list is prime marketing real estate, is heavily features on their webpage, gets a flyer in store people grab while walking in(or gets put in the bag with every purchase), and goes out with every newspaper that services a region with a TRU.
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3-4-5  +   337d ago
That sounds like somebody at Microsoft has friends at Toys R US.
dontbhatin  +   337d ago
who the hell still goes to toys r us?
n4rc  +   337d ago
@abizzle

You said allegedly alot in there.... Try having some proof before taking to the internet to complain..

The new boss is a woman... So I put little faith in the sexist claims

Disabling comments is worthwhile when its just full of ps4 fanboys attacking Microsoft and anyone supporting them..

And thr rest all boils done to "xbox got something so its all a conspiricy"

You dont think sony pays for exclusive content? Or its given to them free because they are so awesome?

And all this bs talk of ps4 crushing xbox and how could it be on this list... Amazon preorders are the only source you have for ps4 leading the way.. Ever stop to think other retailers might be in the opposite position with higher demand for xbox? Of course not!

Annnd im done here... Can only debunk thr same crap so many times
ovnipc  +   337d ago
Anything posotive about xbox drones have to jump. Stick to your ps crap articles and leave the ms article for us buying the best console an american engineer console x1.
tordavis  +   336d ago
Of course MS paid Toys R Us. That's how you get an advertisement in a catalog such as this one. You have to pay. Sony didn't pay, that's why they aren't listed.
dboyc310  +   336d ago
Not important having something on the list that is already sold out. PS4 systems are sold out where Xbone's bundles aren't.
Godmars290  +   337d ago
Nice to know MS can handle a level play field...
Fireseed  +   337d ago
Nice to know you can jump to such rational and sane conclusions...
LOGICWINS  +   337d ago
LOL, why are people reporting this?
Gamer666  +   337d ago
Same reason they report everything else on this site... Sensationalism, stupidity, and plain bordem...
THC CELL  +   337d ago
I work in game and very close with shopto and others you will see ps4 leave charts or drop places cause u can't really pre order one. Nobody wants to wait, my store in Leeds are getting 50 consoles to sell on the day first come first served
NeloAnjelo  +   337d ago
50 Consoles? No way. Leeds is a big City as well. I just hope mine comes on day one.
yellowgerbil  +   337d ago
Looks like Bill Gates bought some stock in Toys R Us
tuglu_pati  +   337d ago
lol I was about to say the same thing.

In all seriousness, good for MS.
Software_Lover  +   337d ago
And
LogicStomper  +   337d ago
that is how the cookie crumbles.
XboxFun  +   337d ago
Why is this news?

Well because it's about an upcoming video game console being exclusively advertised at a large retail store for kids and hobbyists.
ShwankyShpanky  +   337d ago
"exclusively advertised"

http://www.toysrus.com/shop...

PS4 is still on the list of 36.

I wouldn't be surprised if everyone paid to get on that list, though (just maybe a bit more for top 15). I mean... a Mega Bloks set is on there, but not one Lego set? I don't care if it's got a CoD tie-in... I call BS.
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arbitor365  +   337d ago
probably because the PS4s are totally sold out at this point and have been for months
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SuperLupe  +   337d ago
Yeah must be that ...
jmc8888  +   337d ago
Launch editions.

Also the list is geared towards the hollidays, which is about 6 weeks AFTER launch, and probably about a dozen restocks.

Oh and if they are sold out everywhere, why is it that every store will have stock of consoles on launch day?

Pre-order is not 100 percent of their stock that will be distributed to gamers on launch day. Nor represents any of the subsequent restocks.

Because of the low allotment of consoles, even though PS4 is crushing Xbox One pre-orders, aren't they basically in the same position? So why would that mean the Xbox One (which WILL have the SMALLEST number of units btw) is in a position to be on this list and PS4 isn't?

..and more.
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robotgargoyle  +   337d ago
At first, I thought it had to do with availability, but I saw an ad (I think 2 weeks ago) advertising both (xbox one and ps4) for purchase come November in a Walmart flyer. And I remember reading an article awhile back about PS4s being held back so they can be "instock" for holiday purchase off the shelf beyond just preorders which I found shocking. I thought it would be difficult to get a system this year unless you preordered.

Anyways, maybe it has to do with xbox one packing in the kiddie-friendly Kinect although there doesn't seem to be too many relatively kiddie friendly(Knack?,Drive Club?, OctoDad? on PS4 or Forza 5? on xbox one) choices on either console. And the lack of a pure kinect game (kinect sports rivals got delayed til 2014) hurts the casual crowd.

At least ps4 owners get that playroom game free- they just have to buy the ps4 camera.
jmc8888  +   337d ago
Shows you why Toys R Us is doing so poorly, that they think the hottest game console and only one worth putting on a list is the Xbox One.

Except the list is with little doubt a sham. How much money did Toys R Us get?

Now that they've shown everyone not to take their hottest list seriously, I'm sure that will be good for sales.
theWB27  +   337d ago
So should we not take the devs who aren't showing games on X1 seriously? Is that good for sales?

Just more of the..."Sony doesn't have the upper hand so it's stupid mentality running around."

Sony has never out advertised Micro and it won't stop now.
WeAreLegion  +   337d ago
Never?

Sony's marketing has been crushing MS's since last year. The new marketing firm they're working with is a lot better than any team they've worked with before.

Look at how many hits Sony's viral videos have. It's crazy!
theWB27  +   337d ago
@WeAreLegion
I can pretty much guarantee more people saw the first TV advertisement during NFL kickoff than did those Youtube videos.

Sony's might be better....but how much does that mean if it doesn't reach as many people? That's what I mean by out advertising.

Whether it's on the side of a Pop can, Doritos Bag, the movies or during the most important games during one of the most popular sporting events...the Xbox brand is slapped on it.
rainslacker  +   337d ago
I don't know if Sony is out-marketing MS. I can say Sony is putting up a damn good fight though. I think Sony is focusing their marketing on a different group...at least for now.

Things are going to get hot this holiday season I'm sure. Sony hasn't really had to do much to get the word out, as all the positive press has pretty much done it for them.
Ko_Uraki  +   337d ago
Still too expensive. But this is a smart marketing move
Riderz1337  +   337d ago
Xbox is a toy...PlayStation 4 is a console. Lol jokes,

PS4 is also in the list by the way. There's 36 items listed, PS4 and Xbox One included.
jmc8888  +   337d ago
Maybe overall on the page.

But it specifically highlights 15 as being the hottest.

http://www.toysrus.com/shop...

The PS4 is two sections lower on the 'coming soon'.

Which is funny because the PS4 is coming sooner than the Xbox One, and in bigger numbers, and apparently greater desire to match with those numbers.
ShwankyShpanky  +   337d ago
I believe it's just that "Toxic Terror Trap Playset" that's "coming soon." It's the only item you can't click through.

Of course, both the Xbone and PS4 should be marked as "coming soon."
BLAKHOODe  +   337d ago
Keep in mind, these ads were put together months ago, long before any release date was announced. We knew Xbox One was releasing in November, but Sony only said 'Holiday 2014'. So, it could have been released Christmas day, as far as retailers knew.
gamer2013  +   337d ago
Most idiotic comment that I've read this week so far.
Riderz1337  +   337d ago
Actually yours takes the cake for me. Guessing you didn't see the "Lol jokes" right after it.

Congratulations on the award.
Kayant  +   337d ago
That's rather interesting I was thinking more the Wii U due the Nintendo games appealing more to kids and touch controls.

Are there any games coming out in 2013 on XB1 that will appeal to kids and is rated for them because the only thing I see kids liking about the XB1 is playing around with the kinect.

Good for MS though it's sure to get some extra sales.

I really don't get how it got selected over the Wii U.
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Bigpappy  +   337d ago
Very good question. That should be the first thing that is asked when 'ToysRus' is doing the survey. The answer is yes.

M$ is quite about Kinect games for the most part, and is leaving it up to developers to promote their own games. But Just Dance; Zoo Tycoon; a Disney game; The Fighter within; and I am sure there are more that I missed.

Kinect is very, very important to sell X1 to kids and Moms.
JuniorCE  +   337d ago
Massive desperation from Micro$oft LoL
LogicStomper  +   337d ago
Care to explain why this is desperation?
Ksar  +   337d ago
Seems legit. There's no competition after all.
FlameHawk  +   337d ago
That is why the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One LITERALLY everywhere, loser.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   337d ago
Ksar should change his name to Denial. Nice to meet you, Denial.

http://www.infidelityhelpgr...
Pancit_Canton  +   337d ago
PS4 - Toys R Us
Xbone - Babies R Us
LogicStomper  +   337d ago
Uhh, did you even read the title? It clearly relates Toys R us to Xbox One...
Belking  +   337d ago
yes sir...xbox-one is a console and ps4 is just a playstation...lol get it?
DOOMZ  +   337d ago
Who cares, lol! They will both be for sale there anyway...
MultiConsoleGamer  +   337d ago
Here's why...

Despite what you've heard from various PR campaigns ("Amazon!" "Millions of pre-orders!") the PS4 is still the under dog in the US, especially among retailers.

Now the rest of the world is a different story.

So yeah, the massive hate campaign and witch hunt ("Xbone!" "Marketer!") that came after E3 had little or no effect on the outside world. I would even say that it backfired on those behind the whole effort.

Note: There are almost 900 TRU stores in the US, not including hundreds of "seasonal stores" that open in malls just for the holidays.
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WeAreLegion  +   337d ago
I want to agree with you because it seems logical, but the witch hunt was a lot more successful than you think. Go to your local GameStop and ask for pre-order numbers on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Seriously though, even people who don't game were talking to me about E3. It was HUGE news in North America.
Hicken  +   337d ago
Uh, no.

If the preorders are higher for the PS4 than the XB1 in the US, then it is NOT the underdog.

Those numbers also debunk your "had little or no effect."
MultiConsoleGamer  +   337d ago
Soldier on little fanboy warrior. You're living in a dream world. You're numbers have no verifiable source and you only believe them because it's exactly what you want to hear.

And you're delusional if you think the witch hunt had any effect on the general public, and you're even more delusional if you think the things said on message boards, image chans or on the N4G comment section has any effect whatsoever on the outside world.
Hicken  +   337d ago
Oh, so we can't verify preorder numbers? You can't go to your local GameStop, WalMart, or anywhere else, and get that 2:1 or greater ratio of PS4 to XB1 preorders?

Here's a little bit of a tip: instead of needing explicit proof, smart people are able to draw rather accurate inferences based on the information given to them.

If the internet and preorder numbers didn't matter, Microsoft wouldn't have changed anything. If one of that mattered, less "hardcore" people than us wouldn't have known about MS's policies until they went to buy the system. The witch hunt, as you call it, was effective enough that there's no longer a need to have you XB1 online every 24 hours. It's the reason they fixed that horrible trade-in policy they were gonna have.

Whether you wanna say Microsoft listened to their consumers, or they saw the preorder numbers weren't looking good, the complaints that got things changed started at places like NeoGAF and, yes, N4G. The general public- the "outside world"- knew about it because we got the message to them.

If you've got some other, better explanation for why Sony has such an overwhelming lead, and why Microsoft is working so hard to improve their standing with gamers, I'd love to hear it. Like most people, though, you'll likely do as you just did and say it's all fanboys. Ironically, that would disprove your comments about the internet not affecting the outside world, but I don't expect you to let something like contradictions stop you.
MRMagoo123  +   337d ago
Kinda odd he says that , because i have asked at a few shops now and they confirm the ps4 is ahead by at least 2 to 1 average, some shops 4 to 1
MultiConsoleGamer  +   337d ago
Yaaaaaaaaawwwnnn.

I'm sorry Hick, did you say something?
pkb79  +   337d ago
At least I know where to go to pick one up in the spring for $50 like I did with a Dreamcast 14 or was it 15 years ago. They could not give those things away.

Just a little joke btw before I get nonsense rants from 12 year old fanboys. I do not care about console sales I care about great games.
Dasteru  +   337d ago
Yeah that was unfortunate about the Dreamcast, great system but a dumb as nails company behind it.

Bad rap after the 32x/SegaCD & then the Saturn, mixed with first minute release (Came on stage at E3, first announcement of Dreamcast, then say suprise, it is on store shelfs now) even 90% of 3rd party devs didn't know about it til it was out, so hardly any games for it. Nobody had a chance to save up for it and everyone who did have money was already planning the money for the PS2s release. Then to top it all off, there was a near complete lack of post release advertising so unless you were at E3 when it was announced, it was 50/50 at best you even knew the thing existed until after it had already failed.
BLAKHOODe  +   337d ago
First, this ad was probably put together months ago. But more so, between PS4 and Xbox One, I'd say Xbox One would appeal more to kids. My 5 year old can play several games on Kinect, but there isn't anything she can play on PS3 other than a port of the old Spyro game. So, being a toy store, I can understand them advertising the Xbox One over the PS4. Ultimately, I'm sure they'll support both.
AceBlazer13  +   337d ago
Cause Xbox is for kids,PlayStation now that's a man's console.You Xbox guys sip your Apple juice while the big boys drink lemonade and play killzone.
ArmrdChaos  +   337d ago
Does it make you feel like a big boy having said that? I swear 90 percent of you on this site need professional therapy. lol
AceBlazer13  +   337d ago
And apparently 90% of you can't take a God damn joke, I made sure and threw in lemonade just for the slower minds such as your self to see it was a joke,guess I should of said big boys drink Orange juice instead.
Dasteru  +   337d ago
Lol even with the lemonade gag he still couldn't figure it out, kinda sad.

Worse yet all the agree's with him and disagree's with you lol, i swear sometimes it seems like everyone on N4G has a brain tumor or something.

"The wheel is spinning but the hamster is dead"
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Dee_Cazo  +   336d ago
No they need to turn 15.
i3eyond the Circle  +   337d ago
Some guys just need to shut the fuck up man lol...its sad.
hazardman  +   337d ago
I got some cold Haterade right here, who want some?
quenomamen  +   337d ago
Well you'de pretty much have to have the brain capacity of a 7 year old to buy an underpowered console for $100 more not to mention the DRM fiasco. That or some PT Cruiser driving grandma who's shopping for her grandchildren and hears that fancy new X Bone is all the rage this year !
Saladin416  +   337d ago
i wouldnt be suprised if this was microsofts doing, and its a smart tactic IMO, most of the people who are getting XBOX1's this year dont know a damn thing about it besides thats its new and has a familiar name, and that is enough for parents to spend money to buy it for their kids. and i dont know about you, but when i was a kid i use to drool over toys r us catalogs...
SEAN1617  +   337d ago
Microsoft makes it easy for people to hate them. If there was ever a more plain statement of inferiority, it is the sheer fact that Microsoft refuses to let their products stand on their own two feet.

From the Scroogle smear campaign against Google, to the iphone "having no buttons" complaints from Steve Ballmer, all the way to paying off companies to show case their products over other platforms which they obviously fear, Microsoft is becoming a laughing stock in my view.

Dear Microsoft, why are you trying to fool the average consumer when you could be making better products? We know you are a Giant Tech firm that has all the money in the world, why not be a little more humble instead of following your stereotypical "Monopoly Man Image" to the T ?

I have to tell you, the means by which you act do not give me any confidence in your products, and services. That's my two cents Disagree with me all the way to the poor house if you like. I don't care if you are Xbox fan or not but companies that act like "father knows best" all the time will always whip you.
SEAN1617  +   337d ago
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
( STEVE Ballmer)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
( Scroogle )

Nokia says hi Steve.
AceofStaves  +   337d ago
This is a good marketing move from MS. They need to push the XB1's unique features to counteract the higher price point and avoid the 'sticker shock' reaction.
trywizardo  +   337d ago
MS is beating sony at its game ... selling the console for kids (cause PS4 appeal only for kids considering all of its games is indies)
sourav93  +   337d ago
Well, to be honest, the PS4 was never a..."toy".
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