Microsoft: Xbox One pre-orders are ahead of Xbox 360 in same time period

It appears that Microsoft has, at least for now, won over at least some of the fans who were not happy with the company's previous DRM plans for the Xbox One game console. Microsoft famously did a 180 on those plans in June, and now the company is claiming that pre-order sales for the Xbox One are in fact outpacing those for the Xbox 360.

In a post today on his Twitter feed, Microsoft's Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb stated:

Hyrb's claims seem to be backed up by another source. VG247.com reports that, in an conference call today, Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot claimed that pre-orders for both the Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 are coming in at "two times" the amounts for the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.

Microsoft has yet to give any specific information on the number of pre-orders it has received for the Xbox One. Back in November 2005, the launch month for the Xbox 360, the NPD Group announced that in the US, Microsoft sold 326,000 units of the console.

Source: Major Nelson on Twitter

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Now allocate more to Amazon and watch it continue There are reasons Wal-Mart & some other stores still have some yet BB (was) and Amazon is currently out of launch day consoles.

Alladaskill17 said,
Now allocate more to Amazon and watch it continue There are reasons Wal-Mart & some other stores still have some yet BB (was) and Amazon is currently out of launch day consoles.
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YEAH, who buys from walmart? like cmon

I see your sarcasm & understand it, but clearly not people who are wanting to pre-order consoles or "serious" about gaming on them, seeing as Amazon is sold out, and BB was until they became MS's new buddy and got extra allocated pre-order stock. My point is, obviously the masses do not think "oh, a new console, let me just head over to walmart.com" I'm going to be classist and state most WalMart shoppers don't have a great deal of disposable income and shop online for "extras" they buy their clothes and groceries from there for the most part.

/college student who buys groceries at WalMart.

Alladaskill17 said,
I see your sarcasm & understand it, but clearly not people who are wanting to pre-order consoles or "serious" about gaming on them, seeing as Amazon is sold out, and BB was until they became MS's new buddy and got extra allocated pre-order stock. My point is, obviously the masses do not think "oh, a new console, let me just head over to walmart.com" I'm going to be classist and state most WalMart shoppers don't have a great deal of disposable income and shop online for "extras" they buy their clothes and groceries from there for the most part.

/college student who buys groceries at WalMart.

honestly, I know I made it sound sarcastic, but I really think no one goes to walmart for their pathetic electronics section. At least where im from, I have way better options right next door.... Futureshop, bestbuy just to name a few.

auziez said,
honestly, I know I made it sound sarcastic, but I really think no one goes to walmart for their pathetic electronics section. At least where im from, I have way better options right next door.... Futureshop, bestbuy just to name a few.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy electronics at Walmart. They have the same prices as everybody else, and where I live, the closest Future Shop/Best Buy are ~30 minutes away, whereas there's a Walmart about 5 minutes from where I am.

I'm not gonna be asking staff for technical assistance, whether I'm at FS, BB or Walmart either, and the Walmart employees aren't as likely to refuse to take back or exchange a defective product.

So yeah, while their selection is pathetic, if I know they carry something I'm looking for, Walmart is there for the convenience if nothing else.

I am excited to check out both new consoles. Really looking forward to see if the kinect will read your heart rate. The fitness games are much more interesting than the P90X guy.

This isn't really surprising. The original Xbox wasn't nearly as popular over its competition the PS2, compared to this generation where they are neck and neck. Without a success people were a first trepid about the 360.

The day Neowin posted that BestBuy and Amazon were sold out, I went straight to the Microsoft Store and pre-ordered mine. Sad part is, I haven't paid attention to anything about the new xbox.

Microsoft stated that the 360 is going to be supported for awhile, my question is if COD: Ghosts comes out for both systems, will they be able to play each other online? How will the friends list work, if I'm playing on my xbox one, and my buddy is on his 360, I can't play any games with him?

This wouldn't work. The 360 and One versions are built on two different architectures, and there would be imbalances competition wise that would be too difficult to optimize. This would apply to the PS3 and PS4 versions as well, even though the PS4 is backwards compatible with Gakai, but again, different architectures.

DClark said,
This wouldn't work. The 360 and One versions are built on two different architectures, and there would be imbalances competition wise that would be too difficult to optimize. This would apply to the PS3 and PS4 versions as well, even though the PS4 is backwards compatible with Gakai, but again, different architectures.

I'm not too sure, yes the architecture is different but this should mainly effect graphics, physics and other eye candy stuff. Yes the developer could use certain featured that would make it imbalanced but i would think its possible to avoid these issues and make playing cross platform. They both use the same online network, so as lo g as the net code is compatible with both things like hit detection and model positioning (things that effect online gaming) should work fine.

whether this is seen as a good thing to do from MS or sony's perspective is out of my hands, also i might be way off with my opinion as well.

This would be more interesting news if the population of the world hadn't increased in that many years.

Why would you pre-order something when you don't want it? I know that the case might be each individual's budget.
In my case, after I made my decision (XB1 or PS4), I pre-ordered the XB1 knowing that I will have to find the budget, in order to afford it, until November 2013. Fortunately, I did find it after a couple of days

kostas_pav said,
Why would you pre-order something when you don't want it?

Crazy isn't it?
People get this mad panic on, like if they don't pre-order they'll never be able to get one if they decide they do want it.

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