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#1 BajiRav

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 23:59

http://www.vgchartz....gust-24th-2013/

VGChartz has gathered the pre-order numbers for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The latest data is up to the week ending August 24, 2013. This includes the week of Gamescom, which set a record for biggest gaming trade show in Europe with more than 340,000 visitors. The pre-order numbers are for the US only and give an estimate how each console is doing about three months before release.

Up until the week ending August 24 the PlayStation 4 currently leads in the total number of pre-orders in the US with about 600,000. This is up significantly since E3 where there were only 75,000 pre-orders. The Xbox One is still lagging behind with 350,000 pre-orders. This is also way up since E3 where there were only 45,000 pre-orders.

PlayStation 4 - Top 10 Pre-orders

1. Battlefield 4 - 246,965
2. Call of Duty: Ghosts - 240,090
3. Killzone: Shadow Fall - 221,710
4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 160,637
5. Watch Dogs - 118,315
6. Madden NFL 25 - 65,123
7. Destiny - 44,018
8. NBA 2K14 - 43,430
9. Knack - 40,982
10. FIFA Soccer 14 - 35,095

Xbox One - Top 10 Pre-orders

1. Call of Duty: Ghosts - 229,628
2. Battlefield 4 - 125,368
3. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 104,980
4. Watch Dogs - 69,152
5. Dead Rising 3 - 61,254
6. Ryse: Son of Rome - 57,962
7. Forza Motorsport 5 - 56,201
8. Madden NFL 25 - 43,167
9. Destiny - 35,627
10. Titanfall - 27,956

Stay tuned as VGChartz provides up to date pre-order figures for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the US. Also make sure to check out the PlayStation 4 wiki and Xbox One wiki for more info and a full list of announced games.


I guess not the best source but at least they have something...


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 00:10

Only 950k between them both? Not exactly huge numbers, tbh.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 00:25

I find the BF4 vs CoD numbers very interesting. I only pre-ordered A PS4 and BF4 so far. 

 

I wonder if BF3 being free to PSN + members helped a bit for BF4 pre-orderes on the PS4. 



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 00:25

I really don't like these number threads.  They never end well and don't mean much.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:48

One thing it doesn't take into account are people like me who are waiting to download all their games for the extra features that come with them.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:10

One thing it doesn't take into account are people like me who are waiting to download all their games for the extra features that come with them.

I am waiting for downloads too.. only because I don't have the money right now to pre-order anything else.  Not for extra features.. I much prefer physical disks.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:19

I really don't like these number threads.  They never end well and don't mean much.

 

Yeah this is just fanboy flamewar bait.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:21

One thing it doesn't take into account are people like me who are waiting to download all their games for the extra features that come with them.

 

 

There will be people who want to do digital downloads in both sections.

 

 

Up until the week ending August 24 the PlayStation 4 currently leads in the total number of pre-orders in the US with about 600,000. This is up significantly since E3 where there were only 75,000 pre-orders. The Xbox One is still lagging behind with 350,000 pre-orders. This is also way up since E3 where there were only 45,000 pre-orders.

 

 

The PS4 has over 600,000 pre-orders in the US, which is almost double that of the Xbox One (350,000) so the game sales do reflect this. The PS4 is more popular in pre-orders and is very likely to be so when released also.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:26

 

The PS4 has over 600,000 pre-orders in the US, which is almost double that of the Xbox One (350,000) so the game sales do reflect this. The PS4 is more popular in pre-orders and is very likely to be so when released also.

 

And I hope that's not surprising to anyone.  Even without the whole PR debacle it more than likely would've been true, though possibly not as pronounced.  And if you go by the way the internet makes things seem, the X1 isn't doing so badly right now.

 

I personally am probably going to be waiting about six months.  I don't really expect it to be easy to come across a console in that timeframe anways :laugh:

 

 

One thing it doesn't take into account are people like me who are waiting to download all their games for the extra features that come with them.

 

Why would it?  That's not a thing they could possibly take into account without just guessing (granted that's largely what they're doing anyways when you come down to it).



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:31

Interestingly enough (and I think this was generally true in the past but I could be wrong) it looks like Xbox players continue to buy more games than PS players.  Rough estimates based on the numbers given are 2/console for PS4 and 2.3/console for X1.

 

Not drawing any conclusions out of it (yet), but just an interesting tidbit.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:33

Why would it?  That's not a thing they could possibly take into account without just guessing (granted that's largely what they're doing anyways when you come down to it).

That's what I'm saying, so it's not exactly accurate, considering a lot of people are doing the same.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 14:08

There will be people who want to do digital downloads in both sections.
 
 

 
The PS4 has over 600,000 pre-orders in the US, which is almost double that of the Xbox One (350,000) so the game sales do reflect this. The PS4 is more popular in pre-orders and is very likely to be so when released also.


Not that I don't trust vg harts and their fudged guesstimates, but I hope you have those numbers from somewhere more reliable.

I any case if that's true, then it seems XBOX is continuing the trend from before of having much higher attach rate.

And there's definitely more interest from consumers in digital downloads on the Xbox one, since its pretty much been confirmed digital downloads will eventually get the sharing functions that where dropped when going back to disk.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 15:03

And there's definitely more interest from consumers in digital downloads on the Xbox one, since its pretty much been confirmed digital downloads will eventually get the sharing functions that where dropped when going back to disk.

I know I haven't ordered a single game, but there're tons I plan to download.

 

I look at the Xbox 360s digital library and its just weird how many omissions there are of older games...I don't know the PS3s game library well enough to comment on it but I'd be surprised if it was any different in that respect.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 15:08

Honest question here, is there any point in pre-ordering games? I figure games will outsupply the number of consoles at launch, no?  I've pre-ordered the consoles but figure I'll just pick up games that day (can always go digital so not overly concerned if I can't get physical copies I suppose).



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 15:10

Can't find it on that site, but what is there source of the numbers? I like to know before i start listening.