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.
thats Great! cant wait to get a PS4! will it also be release in asia in November 15th? or ill just import...
The Xbone is fluttering on the ground like a sparrow having a heart attack!
I know for sure you are Gaelic laoch :) my fav n4ger.
Awwww... I want to use an x potion on it and teach it quick attack
Obviously its the cheaper and more powerful console. I have always supported Sony and never bought a Xbox and never will.
I have PETA on the phone, and they said to retract your statement.
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.
To the victor goes the spoils.
no........he say's you media, GameStop, guys and everyone is wrong!! lol http://n4g.com/news/1388955...
Microsofie has been Xbone180'ing themselves since the Xbone180 reveal.
@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.
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.
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.
@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.
"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.
Yes but it doesn't forgive him for not using his math skills to reduce the ratio to 5/1 lol
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).
@ 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.
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
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).
Lol I gotta hope x1 does at least decent in Australia.. Imagine if they stopped manufacturing games for overseas! Is be screwed
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! :)
"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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
@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)
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.
" 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.
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
@Death 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.
better chance at finding bigfoot than finding stores with more preorders in favor for xone
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.
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
M.E countries 13 Dec
Japan... 2014... Really? I'm quite shocked! Unlucky, 21 days to go for meeeeeeee!!!!!!
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
o ok, i thought it was next year. thanks on the correction =)
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.
150:30 is just one store, it differs in others......
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.
I know 150:30 is great but they could've stopped the hyperbole and just said 5 to 1....easy math
The reason they didn't use 5-1 is because they were reporting the actual figure of the store, not just a ratio.
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.
But 150:30 sounds so much bigger and better then 5:1 Rain.
Wow. 2:1 would be significant, but 5:1? Holy crap...
1:1 would have been good in America let alone what is being achieved. Kudos to Sony.
It's only North America getting it on the 15th.
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.
Now you know WHY they changed it back. The days following E3 I can imagine their pre-orders were flatline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ouch! That's gotta hurt. They're going to feel that in the morning./s
i think asia gets it next year i believe. :(
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.
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.
where is allwrong!
at last MS will fall apart ¡¡¡
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?
Yes, but them PAL restrictions THO.
lol 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.
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. :)
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