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PS4 preorders are double those of the Xbox One, says retailer

Sony's games console is proving more popular than Microsoft's
Fri Aug 23 2013, 12:02
Xbox One vs PS4

UNITED STATES GAMES RETAILER Gamestop has revealed that the Playstation 4 (PS4) is outselling the Xbox One two to one, suggesting that Sony's next generation games console is proving much more popular than Microsoft's.

Speaking to Gameindustry, Gamestop president Tony Bartel said that the "first to know" list for the PS4, which allows customers to receive updates on preorders and game announcements, is twice as long as the one for the Xbox One. According to Bartel, the PS4 "first to know" list has 1.5 million members, whereas there are 700,000 on the list for the Xbox One.

While this sees the PS4 proving significantly more popular in the US than its Microsoft rival, the Xbox One is unlikely to flop, with Bartel adding that this holiday season will see "the largest console launch in history", with both systems likely to fly off store shelves this Christmas.

We have yet to hear much about how PS4 and Xbox One preorders are stacking up in the UK, but with Sony announcing that preorders of its console have sold out in Blighty, with buyers now unlikely to be able to grab one on launch day, it seems like the PS4 is also proving to be the most popular in the UK.

Despite this, UK retailer Currys and PC World has said that it expects Microsoft's Xbox One console to be the best seller in the country this Christmas, outselling its seemingly more popular competitor. According to the firm, the PS4 will be this year's second best seller, followed by the iPad Mini, Google's new Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

Check out which console stacks up the best in our PS4 vs Xbox One comparison. µ


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