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Amazon breaks record with next-gen console pre-orders

Posted by: James at 6/24/2013 11:04 AM
It would certainly come as no surprise that with the announcements and reveals of the next-generation consoles that there would be a huge number of pre-orders before they launch. Well the Amazon Video Games store has just reported that with the pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, it has made history with its largest pre-order week ever. At the peak of demand last week, more than 2,500 next-gen consoles were being reserved per minute by customers.
 
But that’s not all. It seems the pre-orders on the week of E3 brought a year-over-year increase in orders of more than 4,000%, compared to consoles ordered during E3 last year. Also, day-one pre-orders for the new consoles were nearly twice that of all video game sales on Black Friday of last year.  
 
It would be interesting to find out exactly how many customers reserve them a next-gen console before their launch date in the fall. It’d be even more interesting to discover how many of those pre-orders were for the PS4 and how many were for the Xbox One.