PS4 And Xbox One Pre-Order Update: Xbox One Gains Ground
The updated numbers show that as of late, the Xbox One is the hotter next-gen console.
VGChartz has tallied up the latest pre-order statistics for the US and while the PS4 still has a significant lead, Microsoft's console has gained ground.
For the week ending October 19, the PS4 sits at about 725,000 pre-orders, while the Xbox One has earned 525,000.
However, this means that since August 24 - the time of the last count - there have been an additional 175,000 Xbox One pre-orders, as opposed to only 125,000 for the PS4. Week one sales for both new systems are expected to be quite similar, in fact. As for the top 10 pre-ordered next-gen games, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 are 1 and 2 respectfully for both the PS4 and Xbox One. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs are both in the top 5, although the latter anticipated title has now been delayed until 2014.
Do you think the rise in Xbox One pre-orders is a sign that the US market is already swinging back to favor Microsoft? Well, maybe it's inevitable.
10/21/2013 9:35:12 PM Ben Dutka