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E3 2013: PS4 Outpacing Xbox One Pre-Orders

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Initial post: Jun 13, 2013 8:49:35 PM PDT
Waldo says:
Early data suggests Sony's E3 conference made a stronger impact on consumers than Microsoft.

Early data for console pre-orders from major online retailers in the United States show consumers pre-ordered approximately three PS4 units for every two Xbox One consoles during the period between Monday June 10 to Wednesday June 12. While this is not an indication of future purchase intent, it does seem to suggest that Sony resonated louder with consumers during E3 2013 than Microsoft.

IGN users were unquestionably swayed by Sony's messaging during this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. We asked our readers who they thought was "winning E3" during the show. Over 280,000 of you responded, and Sony took the top spot with 81% of the votes. Microsoft garnered 12% and Nintendo grabbed the remaining 7%.

While Sony seems to have the advantage in the pre-order race at this point, Microsoft Games Studio VP Phil Spencer did respond to the recent consumer concerns over mandatory connectivity checks and the seemingly unfriendly approach towards used games and lending by saying, "this isn't a sprint. The platform launches this November; we've got more content to share."

Pre-orders for both consoles are available now at a number of retailers:

PlayStation 4
Amazon - $399 - $399
Best Buy - $399

Xbox One
Amazon - $499.99 - $499.99
Best Buy - $499.99

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2013 6:38:39 AM PDT
"consumers pre-ordered approximately three PS4 units for every two Xbox One consoles"

Now 2:1

"The PlayStation 4 has now doubled XBOX One sales. For every XBOX One unit that has been pre-ordered, two PS4's have been pre-oredered over the counterpart....

...Such a response was seemingly unexpected, and as such, Sony has increased it's sales forecast as a result...."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2013 6:45:34 AM PDT
Deadcell says:
Makes sense. A lot of people preordered the One since it was the first available. But after Sony knocked it out of the park, everyone started cancelling their One preorders.

Posted on Jun 15, 2013 2:11:30 PM PDT
$500 IS MORE THAN $400,makes sense to me.
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