Are Playstation 3 owners just apprehensive to pre-order, or is Xbox 360 really the preferred platform for gamers?
i have never pre ordered a game in my life
Neither, its just faster to go to the store and pay for it. And you never know that it might be slightly cheaper somewhere else :D
How do you figure it's faster? You're being sarcastic, right?
Cause maybe there is a store like 5 mins away from my house, or I can go to the mall which is like 10 mins away. Why the need of pre-ordering? (if i have those options)
No shit 360 will lead the pre-orders for these games. PS3 gamers have got a LOT more happening than 360 gamers (no fanboyism here). Dark Souls, Uncharted 3 and what not! There are crap load of exclusives coming to PS3 than 360.
Dark Souls is also coming for the 360, which I'm very much looking forward to. How come these amazing PS3 exclusives aren't even on the list if they are as great as you say?
Also, historically PS3 owners simply don't preorder as much as 360 owners. Although there's certainly overlap, the demographics of console owners are different. That and pre-ordering is predominantly a US thing, and with the majority of 360's sold in the states it's not surprising that pre-orders for titles are higher. Still, gotta love nuggets like this attached to VGChartz guesses. "Xbox 360 continues to dominate the pre-order charts as the preferred console for gamers." That's what VGchartz's (who have proven time and time again as notoriously inaccurate) pre-order guesses prove? Yeah - ok buddy. Edit Below: What did I just say? There's overlap. Is their a problem with reading comprehension? No one's claiming shooters don't sell well on the PS3. 6 of the 25 best selling PS3 games are shooters(24%). You know what that is for the 360? 10 of the 25 top selling games(40%). No surprise.
@darkride66 Out of interest. What are the biggest selling games on the PS3 and what are the most played? I think you might get a surprise ;-)
So your argument is a game that's also on 360, Uncharted 3, and "what not." lol yea that's a crap load more to worry about alright.
darkride66 - "360 owners tend to favor shooters more than PS3 owners." Killzone 2, 3 Resistance 1, 2, 3 Uncharted 1, 2, 3 SOCOM Confrontation and SOCOM 4 COD Black OPS and Modern Warfare 2 are the best selling games on the PS3 console thus far.
Well the user base in North America for the Xbox 360 is huge. In my opinion, the Xbox 360 bran is heavily associated and identified with Shooters genres and this can be seen in its flagship titles such as Halo and Gears of War. This coupled with the fact that CoD is advertised as if it belongs on the 360 (because DLC goes there first) makes these preorder numbers understandable. Also given Activision's track record of how horrible Black Ops was on PC and PS3 vs the 360, smart people won't necessarily take the same risk again. But Call of Duty is Call of Duty, and every year there will be the same sheep who will be fooled into buying another copy yet again. It is hugely popular with kids, and that's one of the reasons it sells millions. Another reason for other people such as myself, is due to other highly anticipated games coming out in the same MONTH alone. There are much better games than Call of Duty MW3 coming out in the next 4 months such as Gears of War 3, PS3 exclusives like Resistance 3, Uncharted 3 etc. all good games guaranteed to best Call of Duty.
what i've preordered already for PS3 Deus Ex - paid off Resistance - paid off WKC R&C All 4 One Batman AC Dark Souls BF3 GoW Origins Ico/Shadow Collection Twisted Metal AC Revelations Uncharted 3 MGS HD Collection Skyrim Saint's Row the Third 360 Gears 3 Wii Zelda SWS - if it does release this year. im holding off on Rage until i see from previews edit hmm ive seem to upset someone hahaha
MW3 AND Battlefield 3 are both heavily centralized around multiplayer. A lot of PS3 owners bought it to play some of the amazing Single Player games for the PS3, and dont give a S#¤% about online gaming. I kinda figure that would be the case here also.
ur kidding right? what about gears of war 3? which is bigger than BOTH of the games you mentioned.
Would the disagreers care to explain why the disagree with what I've preorder? Please tell me what's wrong with it.
jellyjelly THere haven't been a real big release on the 360 this year yet and the year is almost 2/3 over. People are fiending to play anything, especially a shooter. Also preorders of shooters on a console know for shooters are higher than ps3 in a region where the 360 has sold more is hardly surprising. THis article is another stupid article in a long list of stupid articles that seem to always make it to N4g.
I pre-order sometimes, as I work full time and don't have chance to go shopping outside of the weekends - Also I like getting them posted to my work address as it makes all the other designers who are equally as nerdy jealous :D
Same here. It's not like these copies run out. I go to BestBuy, they always have copies available. Although some people might consider the incentive to pre-order a game to get stuff such as bonus DLC, good for them. It's not really my thing. If a game releases, I walk to the nearest shop and buy it.
I pre-order the big games and I usually get them for the 360. Just my system of choice. Not sure why PS3 is lacking the love but whatever. Who Cares. It's a great year for gaming! Can't wait for Drakes Fortune on the PS3. That is the big PS3 game for me this year.
Go bring some official numbers from the respective publishers then come back and post this stupid 'article', as you call it. Using some random numbers doesn't make it a fact. LOL at Vgcartz comment. Lets all start a 'prediction making' site and get quoted.
The numbers were taken from vgchartz, which is the top source for pre-order numbers.
So you produce this article with that very questionable headline,which is obviously "flame bait" and then you respond to someone who rightfully so asks for more concrete pre-order figures to back-up this claim,with "Playstation 3 fanboy is mad". I would say you are the fanboy AverageGamer. Avoid the website and don't click the link,someone poaching for hits obviously.
the reason why pre-orders are more on the 360 cause most of the 360 owners live in the US. most exclusive pre-order content are available in US retailers. but seriously what does the pre-order count have anything to do with which version of the game is superior? do fanboys have to argue about anything these days???
How is the headline questionable? The chart clearly shows the dominance.
@52pickup That's good advice. I think the filters broken or something. I expect plenty of "oh they're not gonna like that" and "360 ftw the win duh" comments to dominate this "article" when in reality, no one really gives 2 s***.
@Averagegamer Of course the 360 is dominating the PS3 in the pre-order charts...In the USA. If you checked Europe or Japan, it is a different story. Your headline is misleading and flame bait.
It's gonna get fuckin' nasty in here.
Battlefield 3 WILL sell more on the PS3. You can quote me on that
If it looks considerably better on PS3 I will buy it for that. If it looks the same, I'll buy the 360 one (I have more fwiends there)
Do you assume this because they did a huge presentation of the PS3 version plus they showed it off on the Jimmy Fallon Show? Most people assume that the version that they show off is always the best version. And if its a console version while it might not be as good as the PC one its always the best version out of the 2 consoles. So by going with that logic if they only shown off battlefield 3 on the PS3 that must mean that the PS3 is the best version. And since people want the best they will choose that version over the 360 unless they only own a 360. Is this correct?
Lol that would be the most retarded thing to quote. Whats next? The earth is flat, quote me on that?
What does it mean? Nothing. Statistics taken from bfbc2.eu as for today: Players Online / Total PC 7,755 | 2,439,052 360 9,792 | 2,121,185 PS3 9,519 | 2,150,501
wow, wth is everyone playing then?
Thanks for the statistics I've always wondered about the amount of people playing online. I actually expected the amount to be higher, considering i was on mw2 on PS3 the other day and around 100,000 were online :/
Doesn't that fact just destroy the argument that cod games are terrible if there are still 100000 people playing a game that is nearly two years old? People aren't so dumb that they will keep doing something they hate for a good 21 months or so, therefore they must actually enjoy the games. And that everyone is why people buy COD games every year, they enjoy them!
I had to cancel my PS3 pre-order yesterday and just order it on 360. Reason being although PS3 is my main console, all my mates who play it have gaming PC's so are getting it on PC instead -_- So my other circle of good friends all play on 360 so I thought I may as well just get it on that instead.
That's the same reason I get my "social" games on Xbox 360, no one I know plays shooters on PS3.
Yeah, one of my friends plays all that great single player stuff on the PS3, but games online on the 360
Apparently 8 people know something more about your motivations for playing on a certain console than even you do, at least judging by your disagrees...
i dont get why people keep saying anything is dominating when neither has more than the sorry excuse for a home console wii in the sales department =(
Pre-orders mean something now? Anyone with realistic expectations should realize that at the end of the day, the best selling game on that list will be MW3 for 360 and the second best selling game will be MW3 on PS3. They sit at #2 and #4 on that list but will be #1 and #2 in sales, and that means a hell of a lot more than how many dopes felt the need to reserve something that will be readily available everywhere on release day.
Ps3 gamers will get the remakes of these next gen with dragon dlc.
360 is still the shooterbox? Slow news week?
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