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Submitted by eezo 824d ago | news

PS4 Has More Pre-orders Than Xbox One, "By Long Shot 150:30" says GameStop Manager

Neither Sony nor Microsoft have revealed pre-order figures for both consoles, however a GameStop Store manager via a recent AMA on Reddit provided details regarding which among PS4 and Xbox One has more pre-orders. (GameStop, PS4, Xbox One)

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sherimae2413  +   824d ago | Well said
thats Great! cant wait to get a PS4!
will it also be release in asia in November 15th?
or ill just import...
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Killjoy3000   824d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(35)
DeadRabbits  +   824d ago | Well said
The Xbone is fluttering on the ground like a sparrow having a heart attack!
obliteratorFTW  +   824d ago
I know for sure you are Gaelic laoch :) my fav n4ger.
Mrgolden79  +   824d ago
Awwww... I want to use an x potion on it and teach it quick attack
seanpitt23  +   824d ago | Intelligent
Obviously its the cheaper and more powerful console.

I have always supported Sony and never bought a Xbox and never will.
Omegasyde  +   824d ago
I have PETA on the phone, and they said to retract your statement.
UncleGermrod  +   824d ago
I see you trolling quite a bit, and when do sparrows have heart attacks?

These little rumours like this are funny. We all already know ps4 has more pre orders. but they were less conservative with their allotments than MS was for preordering. The demand for ps4 is deff higher, but ppl saying xbox is dead are just jumping on the bandwagon.
pixelsword  +   824d ago
To the victor goes the spoils.
QSPR  +   824d ago
no........he say's you media, GameStop, guys and everyone is wrong!! lol
Ritsujun  +   823d ago
Microsofie has been Xbone180'ing themselves since the Xbone180 reveal.
rainslacker  +   823d ago

Most estimates say 2:1 or 3:1. This is 5:1, so it's not out of the realm of possibility that one store could do that if it is located in a predominately PS-centric area. He also said it was just one store, and he didn't really have numbers for others.
Gaming101  +   823d ago
Yeah, because even fanboys are switching, except for a few militants who are so clingy to a product and a brand that they can't bare to choose a competitor's product regardless of price, quality etc.

It's like people who drive Mustangs and Camaros. Chevy Vs. Ford. Some people like both, but some owners just can't help but be childish and badmouth the other person's car/console/whatever, all in the name of competition. Notice this is a largely male trait, girls don't give a crap what console you own, and don't (usually) spend time badmouthing you for owning one or another.
mikeslemonade  +   823d ago
I'd say a more liberal and major city locations would get the 5:1 PS4 to X1 ratio. It seems like the people who follow the news and are in the loop are getting the PS4. While the xbox gamer who doesn't really follow the news just wants the next system to play COD and BF.

Outside of supply constraints I think we will quickly see the PS3 sell atleast a 3:1 ratio.
warczar  +   823d ago

That's because women aren't the most discerning consumers out there, the term "impulse buyer" was invented to describe the way women shop. Just paint the next gen consoles pink and women will think that there helping fight breast cancer.
come_bom  +   824d ago
"PS4 Has More Pre-orders Than Xbox One, "By Long Shot 150:30" says GameStop Manager"

I think everybody suspected this. X1 might do well in the USA... but in Europe and the rest of the world, i don't think it will sell that much.

I predict a price drop for the X1 in the near future... or a Kinectless X1.
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IcicleTrepan  +   824d ago
Yes but it doesn't forgive him for not using his math skills to reduce the ratio to 5/1 lol
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irepbtown  +   824d ago
Haha, I was thinking the exact same 5:1.
Much easier to say 'for every 5 PS4's pre-ordered, 1 Xbox One was pre-ordered'.

Basically there are 5 times more PS4 pre-orders compared to Xbox One (going by Gamestop manager).
weekev15  +   824d ago
@ Icicletrepan, that was the first thing I thought when I saw it. Way to make things seem like its way more by using bigger numbers.
N8  +   824d ago
They are gonna have to its just not worth the price for some. Myself included and I always buy both systems but at 500$ its a rip-off compared to ps4. In my opinion of course
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   824d ago
I'm pretty sure 150 and 30 was the total his particular store had pre-ordered (in PS4s and XB1s respectively), not necessarily a 5:1 across all Gamestop's (in fact, he even said in the article that this "ratio" was only on his store).

There's no reason to say 5:1 is the same all around Gamestop or USA, that the difference will be even bigger nor smaller... This is isolated data, we can't really infer anything from that.

I mean we all expect PS4 to outsell Xbox One, sure, but I don't think it will get that far ahead on launch, maybe worldwide, but not by launch in USA considering how popular MS still is in it's home turf. Down the road however, I can see PS4 achieving that if MS carries XB1 as they did XB360 (great first two years, crap ever after).
B-radical  +   824d ago
Lol I gotta hope x1 does at least decent in Australia.. Imagine if they stopped manufacturing games for overseas! Is be screwed
kparks  +   824d ago
I cant take this story seriously what kinda dumbass says 150:30 to me that right there is so stupid its unbelievable.. Im so excited I feel like a little kid on Christmas eve waiting for this thing to come out! :)
Death  +   824d ago
"That is for my store. On avg there have been more PS4's than XB One pre orders. some stores may have more Xb's than PS4's but from what I saw not by much"

Cool. Let's call a couple of the stores that pre-sold more Xbox Ones, that way we can say the Xbox One is outselling the PS4. I don't see anyone deny the PS4 has had more pre-sales. What is this 150:30 though? Does anyone here really believe a 5:1 ratio is accurate? This isn't news and doesn't belong on N4G. How does this get approved?
MRMagoo123  +   824d ago
call 100 shops i can bet you 99 will have a lot more ps4 pre orders than the xbone , i have asked at plenty of EBgames and JB hifis and PS4 is in the lead at every one by a large margin.
Foxhound922  +   824d ago
Probably because it's true. I'm a manager at walmart and I believe we allocated 40 preorders for each system. The PS4 sold out in 3 days, I believe our x1 count is at 11.

I'm not saying that this is every store, but I highly doubt you will find any stores that have a higher Xbox to ps pre order ratio. If you do then I would be surprised, and it would be in an extreme minority.
SniperControl  +   824d ago
I know a couple of the lads at my local Game store, they currently have 176 PS4 & 54 X1 orders, thats around 3:1 i think.
Drekken  +   824d ago
The manager is just stating what his store has and has also stated what other stores around him have preordered. Maybe these numbers don't jive with your belief that the Xbox is the best, but I suggest you just shill out and wait for launch.
Death  +   824d ago
Sometimes I wonder if it is simply reading comprehension or ADHD that prevents people from understanding written words.

"I don't see anyone deny the PS4 had more pre-sales" was probably the best indication from what I wrote that should help people reach the conclusion that I don't see anyone deny the PS4 had more pre-sales. I highly doubt the 150:30 ratio is accurate all across the board though.

If having more pre-sales helps you justify your purchase then I am trully happy for you. I went with the system that has the games I want to play now. When the PS4 gets games that interest me, I'll most likely get one. I have always followed the games which is why I have all the systems in my house.
DEEBO  +   824d ago
Yeah he's right,i work at gamestop and we have a hundred ps4 and 50 x1 preorders.

All the other stores in my district is the same way.
This is how you can tell who is doing better in gamestop.
when you walk into a gamestop the system that's in front of the store is the one that's more popular and will make the company the most money.
This is how the marketing is setup for all gamestops.
sony has most the systems and games in gamestop.
ps4 in the front of the store next is the ps3 then the X1 and the 360 with the wii u at the back of the store.
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Hicken  +   824d ago
"What is this 150:30 though?"

"That is for my store. On avg there have been more PS4's than XB One pre orders. some stores may have more Xb's than PS4's but from what I saw not by much."

And you talk about others not comprehending.
Omegasyde  +   824d ago

I work at a Microsoft outlet in the downtown mall next to the burger joint where my friends work.

At our store, we have 4531 preorders for PS4 and only 672 1/2 pre-orders for Xbox 1.

We also have sold 5481684 Ipad 3d and only 2 Windows Surface RT 2013 tablets with half-off coupon + trade-in offer + 1 year free 4g internet.

(Sarcasm - but I do see your point)
DoubleM70  +   824d ago
Well that's what happen when PSFans or XbFan gets so heavily focused on one. They get tunnel vision like their system is the end all be all system. It's going to funny how all these core gamers going to realize that it's more casual gamers than core gamers.
FFXI101  +   824d ago
" Does anyone here really believe a 5:1 ratio is accurate?"

@Death You better believe it. Guest whose fault is it? MS's fault.

Why? At the store I used to work, for some reason MS stop the pre-order before the PS4's. It only last for about two weeks or less as soon as the next gen were announced, then about three or four weeks later we got the email gave us the ok to continue take pre-order for XBONE.

My guest would be they either had issue with the production line or the console itself.

Then with their announcement how gamers won't be able to trade games and all the restrictions, people started to have doubts about purchase it, that cause them problem. So I can tell you from my experience, it is possible to have 5:1 ratio.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   824d ago
Yeah at my Gamestop in Dallas they have similar numbers. The question is can Xbox keep more units on the shelves when the PS4 's are all gone! But I think Sony is shipping a hell of a lot more units. seems like they were ready this gen and have been for a while
KrisButtar  +   824d ago

In the area I live in all the stores stopped there XB1 pre-orders at 20(at each store.) Microsoft put a limit on how many the stores could take. Meanwhile The flood gates are still open for the PS4 and places are still taking pre-orders. So I can totally see 5:1 ratio or even higher in my area. Microsoft may have put limits on other stores as well which is why we see these high ratios.
larrysdirtydrawss  +   824d ago
better chance at finding bigfoot than finding stores with more preorders in favor for xone
Shapeshifter75  +   824d ago
Ratios are just a reflection of opinion. I do completely believe that 5:1 is possible regarding the PS4 vs XB1 preorders. For instance, at this point, 6 people have agreed with you whereas 51 have disagreed. This is probably closely tied to consumer interest. The 6 people that "Agree" are most likely interested in purchasing an XB1 or support MS in general. The 51 that "Disagree" all probably have their minds made up to purchase, or at least have interest in purchasing, a PS4. "If" my theory is correct, that would be nearly a 9:1 ratio in favor of the PS4.
Tornado  +   824d ago
well, i live in South East Asia and guess what i'll be importing a PS4 from US when it launches :)

EDIT: and no, PS4 will not be released in Asia on November 15th:

USA 15 Nov
Europe 29 Nov
Taiwan 18 Dec
Korea 17 Dec
Hong Kong 17 Dec
Japan 22 Feb 2014
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black0o  +   824d ago
M.E countries 13 Dec
irepbtown  +   824d ago
Japan... 2014... Really?

I'm quite shocked!

Unlucky, 21 days to go for meeeeeeee!!!!!!
kingPoS  +   823d ago
Man... it's gonna be kinda odd knowing PS4 will be imported from here. Usually, it's the other way around. To make up for that, I'll probably import the Vita TV.

Gateway MT6706 2008
classic19  +   823d ago
o ok, i thought it was next year. thanks on the correction =)
Gamer1982  +   824d ago
Ratio is 5:1. Thats a damn good ratio for Sony in the US. Its gonna be more in Europe where Sony rule the roost.
Manic2014  +   824d ago
150:30 is just one store, it differs in others......
kreate  +   823d ago
it could be

200:30 in some stores...while
100:60 in other stores...

I don't know if there is much of a difference.
Rainstorm81  +   824d ago
I know 150:30 is great but they could've stopped the hyperbole and just said 5 to 1....easy math
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strickers  +   824d ago
The reason they didn't use 5-1 is because they were reporting the actual figure of the store, not just a ratio.
Chaostar  +   824d ago
Came here to post exactly this, where did this guy learn ratios?

Edit: @strickers - fair enough, I guess, but they could still have expressed the ratio in its simplest form and gave total preorder figures too.
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creeping judas  +   824d ago
But 150:30 sounds so much bigger and better then 5:1 Rain.
MysticStrummer  +   824d ago
Wow. 2:1 would be significant, but 5:1? Holy crap...
irepbtown  +   824d ago
1:1 would have been good in America let alone what is being achieved.

Kudos to Sony.
christrules0041  +   824d ago
It's only North America getting it on the 15th.
Peppino7  +   824d ago
5:1 is easier and the proper way to put it. Great news for Sony. That's a pretty high ratio. Imagine how much greater the gap would have been if MS didn't change their DRM policy back.
iiwii  +   822d ago
Now you know WHY they changed it back. The days following E3 I can imagine their pre-orders were flatline.
Chevalier  +   824d ago
My EB store has about 372 PS4 preorders and 62 xbox one preorders. 9 stores in the city averaging about 200+ PS4 per store and 50 xbox one per store. Canada is 3 or 4 to 1 easily in favour of PS4 and accounts for over 1/10 th of the million ps4 presales.
lokirevamped  +   824d ago
What's great about it? Is it the fact that both are selling well or you being a troll? I am glad both are selling, looking forward to picking up both consoles, my Wii U is feeling lonely.

True gamers support the Software being made, Trolls/Fake gamers support consoles.
ShowGun901  +   824d ago
eh, to an extent,yes. but as a "true gamer" i dont think ms supports the vision i have of "the future of gaming." its the same reason i won't use micro-transactions on games on my ipad, most are money-pits that just are about pulling money from your wallet, not gameplay.

MS focuses too much on casuals and not their core, and all the stuff they 180'ed on i thought were not only terrible, but bad for the industry. thats why i wont give them my money, i think they don't agree with me about whats better for us. (gamers)

i dont think that makes me a fanboy.
lokirevamped  +   824d ago
ShowGun901, my comment was for sherimae2413 however, I still think the software developers need supporting, plus, Microsoft might pull something off....only time will tell. I am getting them both so I just want to game.
UltimateMaster  +   824d ago
Ouch! That's gotta hurt.
They're going to feel that in the morning./s
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classic19  +   824d ago
i think asia gets it next year i believe. :(
Tornado  +   823d ago
mid december
hollabox  +   824d ago
This stuff is laughable fanboy crap. How did this article get approved? The title should be changed to reflect this GameStop one store instead generalized for the whole nation.

I went into multiple GameStops and Best Buys to pre order XB1 and they were all sold out in regards to pre orders. Best Buy informed they have 20 PS4 in stock now for mid night release, no XB1 in as of yet with pre orders being sold out for both. Manager informed he could get me a PS4 now for $700 just don't connect it to the internet yet, informed I already have an pre order through Amazon for next Friday.
PrimeGrime  +   824d ago
Seems your best bet is getting a Korean one. Releases December 17th. Japanese one doesn't release until early 2014.

Id imagine it might be cheaper if you are in asia to get a Korean one instead of importing all the way from the U.S. Unless the wait just kills you but it might not even get shipped to you before then anyway.
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2v1  +   824d ago
where is allwrong!
TAURUS-555  +   824d ago
at last MS will fall apart ¡¡¡
Sly-Lupin  +   824d ago
It's terrible. Are we really going to trust the statistical data of a person incapable of simplifying 150:30 to the proper 5:1?
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   824d ago
Yes, but them PAL restrictions THO.
BBBirdistheWord  +   824d ago

can we really trust the word of a 'gamestop manager' who refers to his retail product derogatively as 'xbone'.

If I were the chain manager, I would sack this guy, just as I would if he referred to the PS4 as PSBore or PS3.5

It's amazing what passes for news on n4g.
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rainslacker  +   823d ago
I still say this doesn't account for the people that pre-ordered the system digitally. They obviously don't show up in these numbers and they far outweigh the physical unit sales. :)
showtimefolks  +   823d ago
this isn't surprising, MS can't expect parents to spend an extra $100 that they can spend elsewhere or games and extra controllers

PS4 is more powerful
sony has a better track record
psn-plus is a very under rated service, once more people sign up for Plus it will put a lot of pressure on MS to atleast match sony's offerings

and sony has ND while Bungie is now 3rd party and doing exclusive content for ps4

one thing though, i believe both will sell out for first 4-6 months, its whoever can produce more

ps4 IMO will outsell xbox one 3-1 if not 4-1, just because its launching in more countries and by sony delaying Japan's launch they will have a lot more to sell in the USA and other parts of the world
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TheSaint  +   823d ago
PS4 is the daddy. It just beat the One over the head with a metal bar.
boneso82  +   823d ago
"By long shot 1080:720"

Wizziokid  +   824d ago
"It's a lot more than I expected but I keep seeing people reporting ~3x as many PS4 preorders as Xbox One"

Well good for Sony, both MS and Sony are going to do well though and let's be honest, why do gamers care about which console sells more? as long as they sell enough to continue support in the future it shouldn't matter.
Nicaragua  +   824d ago | Well said
I care because its a way of letting companies know what they did right and what they did wrong, then they can either come back with a better product or go out of business for not being able to provide a competitive product.

I care because i want better products.
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MightyNoX  +   824d ago

When we spoke against Microsoft trying to destroy gaming, we were ridiculed as a vocal minority and are insignificant. The sheer amount of people picking up a device without draconian policies warm my hearts. It's a message to all corporations not to trample on our rights.
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Omegasyde  +   824d ago
I also care because after Black Friday in the USA, I will be selling half my Sony stock.

TAURUS-555  +   824d ago
coulndt agree more nicaragua
SL1M DADDY  +   824d ago
I didn't preorder the Xbox because I was there for release of the 360 and after 5 deaths.... I figured it best to let everybody else test the new system before I plunk down my cash. People learned from their lessons last gen.
DoubleM70  +   824d ago
Yep WizzioKid

It's going to be sad day if we loosing our gaming. Wish both system success peace.
lokirevamped  +   824d ago
Well said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
quarkist  +   824d ago
In Denmark the situation is even worse. PS4 is all sold out until next year February. But xbox one is still available to be picked up by day one.
MRMagoo123  +   824d ago
exactly lol at my local EBgames they have a poster up saying pre order ps4 to receive it in 2014, the xbone one says day one preorders still available.
GamerXD  +   824d ago
HOLY SH*T. First I thought it was 2:1, but now it's 5-1! It's like PS5 vs. X1. Greatness truly awaits, PS4 will dominate X1 just as PS2 murdered Xbox.
tigertom53  +   824d ago
am sure at some stores it that way, but most have a 2:1 ratio. it because of what has been allocated by them..
MRMagoo123  +   824d ago
thats not all true tho because a lot of stores still have xbone day one preorders available so its not just because sony have more consoles to sell its because ppl are choosing ps4.
Gamer1982  +   824d ago
Allocation doesnt affect pre-orders... That just affects day 1 stock. You need to learn what pre-order means.
Zichu  +   824d ago
That's great for shareholders, but it doesn't affect my decision on getting both consoles O.o
Drekken  +   824d ago
This news plus the news of the possible new CEO wanting to sell the division should affect your decision. Look at Atari Jaguar... available only one year after release. Sega Dreamcast - 1999-2001.

Not every console lives a long life. Microsoft is known to have a short attention span in console support. They really hit it out of the park with the 360 sales (Which I still think is heavily inflated from the RROD) but the support for games died over two years ago.

It's your money... waste it as you please.
mixelon  +   824d ago
I dont regret my Dreamcast one bit. If the X1 only gets a couple of years support (unlikely) there'd still be some worthwhile titles there.

Its not a waste, depending on your criteria.

It is overpriced though, unless Kinect ends up getting some great content.

(Im not getting an x1 but i can see why someone would)
obliteratorFTW  +   824d ago
Woah. That's a huge lead. Great for Sony :)


^_____^ yup.
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Mister_G  +   824d ago
That will help with their share price :D
SL1M DADDY  +   824d ago
When you run an entire generation as Microsoft did last time with excuse after excuse for the red ring of death, you can only imagine why people are hesitant to preorder their latest hardware, especially when it cost more than the hardware most typically found to be reliable.
schubacca  +   824d ago
I believe that they spent 1 billion to make that problem right for its issues.
SL1M DADDY  +   824d ago
Do you believe in Sasquatch? How about the buggy man? Santa? Easter Bunny? Sorry bud, but the proof will be in the eating of the pudding. Once the system is proofed out then I might buy but after last gen and the crap that MS pulled with their red ring of death, it is a wonder that anybody is preordering the Xbone.
Foxhound922  +   824d ago
Doesn't negate the fact that they knew about these problems prior to release, and ignored them anyway. They only spent billions because they were being smashed with lawsuits left and right.
cactusjack  +   824d ago
they spend a billion dollars handing out refurbs,
chaosdemon09  +   824d ago
Figured as much :) xbone fail lol
TomahawkX  +   824d ago
So is this because there are less XB1 pre-orders to go around or is it Sony domination? I can believe a 2:1 ratio but 5:1? that is crazy!
ruefrak  +   824d ago
But is this because of demand, or is it because Sony can supply more units so each store can accept more PS4 pre-orders than XB1s?
Foxhound922  +   824d ago
Probably a combination of both
claudionmc  +   824d ago
It is because of demand... also, if there is an issue with XB1s supplies, that would be really bad and troubling news for microsoft and for xb1 consumers, in terms of their machines reliability (RROD anyone?)
darren_poolies  +   824d ago
Looking forward to seeing what day one sales for the PS4 are next week.
jimbobbeers  +   824d ago
Good for Sony if true.
ape007  +   824d ago
damn, congrats for sony and playstation

the feel of ps4 coming is like the PS2
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ShinnokDrako  +   824d ago
Good news for Sony. And if it's true that they release the PS4 on 22nd of November, good news for me too ;P
gamedebater  +   824d ago
too bad xbone has better exclusives
Foxhound922  +   824d ago
You mean like Ryse? The once 360 rail kinect game that is getting mixed reviews, and some calling it extremely boring and repetitive?

You mean Forza? The game with 200 (gt 6 has over 1400) cars and 14 tracks? The game with last generation physics, lighting, and scenery?

You mean killer instinct? A fighting game with a handful of characters?

You mean Dead rising? A last gen zombie arcade game struggling to reach 30 fps and is only 720p?

I guess you can say Titanfall, because that looks really good. Too bad that doesn't come out for a while. Sony doesn't have a necessarily awesome line up either, but killzone is by far the best looking next gen game and is getting almost unanimous positive praise. Not to mention naughty dog, media molecule, guerrilla games, Santa Monica, Insomniac, eat sleep play, team ico, and many more are working on next gen titles.
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shivvy24  +   824d ago
Don't have to bash the games, both systems have great exclusives,, I'm a killzone and an infamous fan so you probably know what system I'm getting
farhad2k8  +   823d ago
Well put Foxhound.
I can already tell people will get fed up with the XB1 exclusives.
gamedebater  +   822d ago
Without a killzone review its hard to say it can even compete with titanfall....

all those devs havn't announced their projects which means we wont see anything untill late 2014 /15.

there are plenty of young gmaers excited for dead rising and killer instinct.

the only game i really pumped for is Deep Down, but since it's F2P they will prolly just fuck it up.
SpinalRemains138  +   824d ago
In glorious 720p.

PS4 has the best exclusives in actual next Gen visuals.
AndrewLB  +   824d ago
If PS4 does "next gen" visuals, why are many games sub-1080p/60 which has been the standard for many years in home entertainment? And why do the games look worse than many 2 year old PC games?

Both Sony and M$ screwed up and gaming will now have to suffer being held back for almost a decade by consoles that were outdated even before they were released.
UNKLE  +   823d ago
actual next Gen visuals.

yeah what next gen? today pc better lol...
cactusjack  +   824d ago
the xbone has best exclusives they can offer with the limited technology that they have to deal with.
GoodnessGreatness  +   823d ago
yeah like Xbox has a history of "great" exclusives. Get your facts straight. Playstation will have better and more games than Xbox One just like what happened with 360 and PS3
Dandrydog  +   824d ago
Could have simply said 5 to 1 in the title...
thehitman  +   824d ago
Ya but 150:30 is HUGE. Just saying 5:1 doesnt capture the entire essence that couldve meant 10:2 or 30:6 as well.
The Meerkat  +   824d ago
15 million : 3 million says it best.
monkey nuts  +   824d ago
150,000,000 to 30,000,000 says it even better. XP
first1NFANTRY  +   824d ago
Grabs the 100th batch of popcorn. At this rate I'll run out before the console actually launch
5eriously  +   824d ago
Ps3 tops since 2013, Ps4 tops day one and beyond!

Go Sony.

eXBD0ne eXBN0Ne or eXB720p? We need a re-branding exercise M$!
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monkey nuts  +   824d ago
Hexedbox. RUN! (Bitch!run!)
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tdogchristy90  +   824d ago
Can someone answer this for me, I'm curious.

I'd think that both sony and ms would have a set number of consoles for preorder. This would account for the fact that both are sold out. Not to mention why would there be such a large gap and yet have both systems sold out and unavailable? Or if the discrepancy is because consoles are produced based on pre-order numbers, then why wouldn't ms just make more consoles and not sell out?
claudionmc  +   824d ago
For Sony, it is because they are producing as much as they can, and they are all sold out (big demand).

Now, for Microsoft, it is a marketing strategy. They know that they will sell a lot less of xbox 1s compared to PS4s, so they ship less units than sony, bringing the retailers to get the xb1s sold out too. Then, they say in some interviews "all our xb1 are sold out, we are expecting the best demand since blablabla"

But if they both ship the same amount of units, Microsoft would have a marketing and reputation issue due to the available stock that they would have
shivvy24  +   824d ago
Xbox day 1 isn't even sold out in Australia, ps4 on the other hand is full until next year
claudionmc  +   824d ago
@shivvy24, yes, in other countries the situation is terrible for microsoft. Here in Chile, and in Argentina, PS4 is at pre order in a lot of big retailers, while xbox won't arrive until 2014. I was talking about marketing in the US, that is the only country in which xbox 360 sold more units than ps3
Mrgolden79  +   824d ago
Because then MS wouldnt be able to say that their system is sold out and that would look really bad compared to the PS4. Its a marketing trick to simulate artificial unprecedented demand.
Keep-It-100  +   824d ago
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pyramidshead  +   824d ago
Coming out strong this gen, with only a week difference between consoles, along with no shackles that the PS3 had.

Going to be interesting to watch MS this gen to see how they cope with this.
Ocsta  +   824d ago
I'm seriously starting to feel sorry for the Xbox brand I am not even kidding :/
shivvy24  +   824d ago
I feel bad for insomniac for jumping onto the wrong ship
NewAgeisHere  +   824d ago
Well this should be a lesson for all companies that try to screw their consumers....
Angerfist  +   824d ago
Well, PS4 is sold out. If you haven't pre ordered you get it as early as January again.
NewAgeisHere  +   824d ago
Well it's not like this is a surprise...MS did everything to hide the numbers, but they always come out eventually.....
C0LLAT  +   824d ago
Microsoft will have to lower the price of the XBO to compete realistically. It should of been priced at 399 anyway, they chose to add the Kinect, therefore they should of took the loss. In the long run they would've made a profit through Xbox live.

You can see the priorities of Microsoft are just $$$.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   824d ago
"Says one GameStop manager"

Word on the street is that pre-orders for both system are softer than expected.
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KNWS  +   824d ago
Its rubbish, I live in Europe and only the pre-orders up till end of August and start of September are going to be filled at launch. The XB1 sold out till then in gamestop. So xb1 is selling well.
KNWS  +   824d ago
Who cares the new videos from Microsoft, are showing off what a next gen UI should look like.
rainslacker  +   823d ago
Fun fact. The majority of customers buying a console over it's lifetime, are probably buying it for games, and have done absolutely no research on what the UI looks like, or what extra features it has. I would wager a great majority of them couldn't care less about what the UI looks like. Hell I've seen it and I still don't care so long as it can play games.

At this point, MS has a decent launch line up, but for the most part, most of what those people have probably heard is about the DRM and always online requirement.

This is why MS is trying so hard to make people realize that those requirements aren't there anymore.
SpinalRemains138  +   824d ago

That's an old school ass whoopin already!
kingdip90  +   824d ago
If xbox does poorly in the us Microsoft will cut them off so fast... the folks over at xbox Don't seem to know how to manage their money or image very well and I say image in regard to the investors at microsoft.

Investors are already upset xbox isn't turning much of a profit, who makes an xbox hotel when the people paying your bills are upset you already cost to much?

If they sell less than ps4 in the us you can bank on investors voting to protect their profit margins.
Belking  +   824d ago
"the folks over at xbox Don't seem to know how to manage their money"

That's funny. MS isn't the one almost bankrupt though. Don't believe all that smiling pr. If ms investors are upset, just imagine how sony's are feeling by still losing money on ps4. It's not gonna be pretty.
cactusjack  +   824d ago
sony is bankrupt with over 70 billion dollars in the bank. keep dreaming belk.
kingdip90  +   824d ago
Its funny, I don't seem to remember mentioning sony...

Keep prrtending to yourself that hiding behind perry taunts like that invalidate what I said.

If the investers at microsoft are not happy with xbox its gonna be spun off... accept that xbox one has a shakey future and move on.

If you want to invest your money in an uncertain future then be my very misguided guest
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