E3 2013: PS4 Outpacing Xbox One In Pre-Orders
As E3 closes it’s for this year, the gaming industry starts settling down and analysing some of the effects this massive event has had on current affairs (I just realised that sounded a lot more serious than it actually is). The main talking point, and highlight, of this year’s conference is definitely the feud between Sony and Microsoft concerning their next-gen consoles, with both companies taking to the stage and attempting to convince consumers to buy their hardware. And after E3, who has taken the lead?
Well, unsurprisingly, Sony’s PS4 is currently leading the race in terms of pre-orders. Taking statistics from the United States alone, the PS4 has received three pre-orders for every two Xbox One orders. That’s not the massive landslide that some may have expected, but these are just initial orders and in no way reflect the sales figures when the consoles actually hit shelves. However it must be a worrying sign for Microsoft, with the United States being their biggest market for the Xbox 360.
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The “launched guaranteed” version of the PS4 has also sold out on Amazon, with the non-guaranteed version racing up to number 3 in sales. The Xbox One is still sitting at number 2, showing that there isn’t no demand for the console, despite the internet seemingly saying otherwise. Either company has yet to respond to these pre-order sales figures, but you can expect Sony will be pretty happy to see that the PS4 has already taken a foothold in Microsoft’s strongest market.
And if this isn’t enough to convince Microsoft, that their ideas aren’t resonating well with their consumers, I don’t know what will.