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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.

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sherimae24131380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

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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DeadRabbits1380d ago

The Xbone is fluttering on the ground like a sparrow having a heart attack!

obliteratorFTW1380d ago

I know for sure you are Gaelic laoch :) my fav n4ger.

Mrgolden791380d ago

Awwww... I want to use an x potion on it and teach it quick attack

seanpitt231380d ago

Obviously its the cheaper and more powerful console.

I have always supported Sony and never bought a Xbox and never will.

Omegasyde1380d ago

I have PETA on the phone, and they said to retract your statement.

UncleGermrod1380d 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.

pixelsword1380d ago

To the victor goes the spoils.

QSPR1380d ago

no........he say's you media, GameStop, guys and everyone is wrong!! lol

http://n4g.com/news/1388955...

Ritsujun1380d ago

Microsofie has been Xbone180'ing themselves since the Xbone180 reveal.

rainslacker1380d ago

@uncle

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.

Gaming1011380d 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.

mikeslemonade1380d 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.

warczar1379d ago

@gaming101

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.

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come_bom1380d ago (Edited 1380d 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.

IcicleTrepan1380d 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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irepbtown1380d 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).

weekev151380d 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.

N81380d 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-BRASIL1380d 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-radical1380d ago

Lol I gotta hope x1 does at least decent in Australia.. Imagine if they stopped manufacturing games for overseas! Is be screwed

kparks1380d 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! :)

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Death1380d 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?

MRMagoo1231380d 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.

Foxhound9221380d 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.

SniperControl1380d 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.

Drekken1380d 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.

Death1380d 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.

DEEBO1380d ago (Edited 1380d 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.

Hicken1380d 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.

Omegasyde1380d ago

@death

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)

DoubleM701380d 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.

FFXI1011380d 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.

BoriboyShoGUN1380d 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