"Remember how Sony boasted about having excellent pre-order numbers for the PlayStation 4, boasting roughly 1 million pre-orders before launch? Till now, we haven't learnt too much about how the pre-order numbers for the Xbox One are looking like."
Not even surprised. Xbox One : Day One :)
I don't understand why people Disagree with you about anything and vote bubble down only because you say that you like the Xbox One. If those guys are watching this comment,Then I must tell you one thing:You are just immature.
You don't read his comments very often, do you?
it's because some of us don't stand for anti consumer greed tactics, no matter how many oops we got caught trying to rape you 180s they do.. this coming from 9 years loyal to Xbox.. how don't you get this?
You are legion.You are anonymous.You don't belong to here.
@SonyKong64 " anti consumer greed tactics" Seriously? I know you aren't defending Sony and their proprietary accessories? I can't even charge my damn PSPGO because I misplaced the charger. Then on top of that, UMD? Memory sticks? Memory stick duos? Man the list goes on....stop acting as if Sony is some religion that you worship and they don't practice consumer greed tactics. How else do you think they will get their company back into the positive. Meanwhile Microsofts financial numbers are in the GREEN. You fanboys are hilarious..
Always wasting you're single bubble with "Xbox One: day one."
What I want to know, is how he got a "Well Said".
Because this ifs a Sony website/s
The Xbox developer could be right. People have access to the available statistics, from several retailers. However, everyone seems to forget that Microsoft has its own retail stores. Combine the pre-order numbers from MS retail stores with other retailers and the numbers could truly match the PS4 pre-order numbers.
What has that got to do with anything? Last I checked Sony have their own stores also.
@stuna: What do you mean by "What has that got to do with anything?" No one knows how much pre-orders goes through Microsoft's retail stores. And if we don't know, how can we come up with an accurate number of the overall Xbox One pre-orders? Yes, Sony has its own online store, but what's your point? This website is lacking intelligence on the part of several users such as yourself.
Instead of trying to act like you told me something I as well as others don't know try re-reading my comment the way it's written! Everyone knows Microsoft have their own stores, just like everyone knows that Sony has their own stores/online stores! So my questions still remains how is this solely benefiting Microsoft!? Seems like you're the only one lacking intelligence!
@stuna: Is there something wrong with your thinking process? This is not about the benefits of the stores. Sony has its store, that's true. However, Sony announced its pre-order numbers, Microsoft did not. So at this point folks can only go by the numbers they have for retail outlets such as Amazon etc, but they will not have close to the full numbers unless they know how much pre-orders went through Microsoft's retail stores. The above is all I'm trying to say, why are you making it so difficult to understand?
To be fair to the developer's comment, he did just say that MS has at least "over 1 million" units. He never really said that they were neck and neck with Sony or that he was privy to Sony's pre-order sales. A lot of people don't realize that developers actually do have access to those numbers if they are high enough up in the food chain. Publishers certainly know how many consoles are expected to sell by now. It's how they make decisions on which systems to support. If this guy is a MS studio developer, it's unlikely he would know, but it isn't unheard of for developers to talk to one another, and sometimes information gets around. I've been in developer forums, and they talk about stuff sometimes.
"As per this reply, the dev stated, “When I saw reports of Sony having a million or 1.5 million pre-orders for the PS4, I didn’t even think twice about it. We’re not disclosing pre-order numbers at the moment for accounting reasons but I know for a fact we have just as many. Don’t be bogged by published statistics. At the end of all this, what matters is the games you want to play." This anonymous developer is absolutely right that games are what matters, not sales. Having said that, Microsoft spent the last generation making a big deal out of their sales numbers, so I'm pretty skeptical that they're keeping them confidential this time for "accounting reasons." Yeah, right.
It was on the tip of my lips, bro. MS, failing to take a shot at Sony, when it comes to SALES ?! Apocalypse incoming ! LoL
they had to last generation... they were fighting the incumbent and were trying to establish themselves.. now that sales are essentially even between them, They dont need to talk about it.. xbox has been firmly established as a brand my .02
@n4rc What the heck kind of logic is that? MS is being bashed left and right in the media and in game forms every day. They have been on nothing but the defensive since the XB1 announcement. Don't tell me that if XB1 had "just as many" pre-orders as PS4 that MS would be shouting it from the rooftops... They don't need to give exact numbers (Sony hasn't), but if they were even close, there would be some announcement from Major Nelson or some other MS PR team member.
...In English please.
You spend a lot of time awake at night don't you!?
32 Disagree for telling the truth. The brand has been established.
Yeah games matter.With xbox one is like they forgot about 360.Only multiplatform games from now on?
@ Philoctetes Well said bubble up! @n4rc, even well estabilished things may fall. Just in September, the PS3 outsold the 360 in the US in years! One could say, this means nothing, but haven't you noticed that MS' PR machine has been working overtime since? http://www.pcworld.com/arti...
So right you are, Notice how MS orignilly talked meta scores and sales to the end user, no more meta scores and the recent figured had them claiming shipped. The " I know for a fact" thing is making me cringe because I hate it when people say "fact" like it makes the argument true no matter how much opinion is used. It is not a fact, it is his opinion with the knowledge he has, which wouldn't include Sony's preorder numbers. The only thing that is known is that as of gamescom ps4 preorders were over 1 million, Microsoft did not give them out. Ms thumped its chest through the first4 years of the current gen, we know them better to believe they would hold back.
Great news for Microsoft if the pre order numbers are true, but the consensus is people saying other wise through word of mouth or online survey in favor of the PS4. So I can't see how they can be even steven unless the consumers are lying.
Right. Consumers and polls do not lie, but but Microshaft has and still does.
polls are meaningless... every 12 year old with no job can click that button all he wants, it doesnt mean mommy is buying it for him. amazon had ps4 listed as higher and everyone flocked to that.. but what about walmart, bestbuy and all the physical retail stores etc? we never had the full story
What I have seen though are people on various sites cancelling their PS4 preorders and going to Xbox One as to them Xbox One has the launch games. I'm getting both so I don't really care but it is an interesting thing going on. There are people out there that are waiting on the PS4 to get more games before they buy. That will come, but to them, it's a preorder cancel for launch day.
Your reasoning is stupid, you're assuming that PS4 has won every survey thus far because of twelve year olds? What evidence do you have that backs your theory?
Polls are meaningless... So too were the famous last of Governor Romney's failed election campaign.
How convenient for you. Polls, retailers, reports all mean nothing. Did you say something about 12 year olds? Pot, kettle , black. You are coming across as ludicrous.
All I know is that I was lucky to get a pre-order in for the XBOX One. I had the money saved for awhile and never pre-ordered. There isnt any PS4 or XB1 available for pre-order...at least every where I looked it was SOLD OUT!!!! Now being sold out doesnt mean that one has more then the other but it does mean that there is DEMAND for both systems. And that in my book is great!!! This whole back and forth is pathetic. We are all gamers but this brand loyalty is extreme!!