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Amazon: "Unprecedented Demand" For PS4 And Xbox One

Amazon is going to do well with these new console launches.

The mega online retailer has announced that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are already breaking records. Amazon says the company is working hard to prepare its fulfillment centers for "unprecedented demand" for the systems, and they've got good reason to anticipate that extremely high demand.

If Amazon were to combine pre-order sales of the PS4 and Xbox One, it would comprise "the largest product release in Amazon history" (excluding Kindles). They retailer says that's pretty darn impressive considering that the PS4 costs $400 and the Xbox One is priced at $500. Amazon also revealed that pre-orders for day-one version of the two consoles were nearly two times that of all total game sales of Black Friday 2012. Unfortunately, they didn't give us any exact numbers.

Got yours coming from Amazon? It'd be a good way to avoid the launch day insanity at your local brick-and-mortar retailer.

Tags: amazon ps4 sales, playstation 4, xbox one, amazon xbox one sales

11/12/2013 11:10:57 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Cuetes
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 11:59:34 AM
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I got mine paid off a Gamestop at my local mall just because they said they wouldn't have a midnight launch. They told me I could just come in Friday and they would have it ready for me, but it turns out they are having a midnight launch. Now I have to go Thursday and pick up a ticket in the morning just so I can get something I preordered way back in March. I didn't want to stand in any lines but I guess now I have to..a minor gripe but a gripe none the less.

I should of just went to Amazon (I guess I couldn't take my ps4 sitting on the doorstep several hours before I go home, and take a chance on getting stolen.

Regardless I'm happy just to be getting one..I'll see you boys on the other side.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 12:12:10 PM

You have to get a ticket for the midnight launch... hat sounds like quite a chore...

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Nix50
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 12:51:42 PM

Where I'm from, there's two lanes. Fast and normal. If you've paid your console off, you go through fast lane, give your ticket and take your stuff. If you haven't paid it, you wait in the normal line. Still wouldn't go out in the cold anyway :P

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Cuetes
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 1:02:55 PM

yeah I know its a small thing to complain about, but I they assured me it was so I could get it faster (sort of how Nix50 said it would be).

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 12:23:23 PM
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Nice looking box that the PS4 comes in.

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Nix50
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 12:51:59 PM

Reminds me of the Vita one.

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Nerull
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 12:39:16 PM
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I've had mine preordered, from amazon, for a few months now.
Free shipping and I also got an email from them today. It says I saved like $15 on the 3d extended Hobbit, not bad.

This will be the first time I get a console at launch, since I had to wait for dualshock to come back to the ps3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 1:01:07 PM
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Soooo maybe it was financially wise to let the current generation drag on a bit?

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DjEezzy
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 1:53:38 PM
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yeah, i had th bf4/ps+ bundle preordered from amazon since back in july! Just waiting for that email which i suspect will come tomorrow saying it's shipped!!!

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Alehcat
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 6:19:57 PM

Yeah I had mine preordered from target online since they started accepting preorders, which was like late september. Everything checked out smoothly for a month or so. Then I randomly check to see if I can get day one shipping, and they canceled my order! no email or anything! I was so pissed and called them. They gave me a date and time they'd be available again to preorder, but in the time that I waited, amazon emailed me letting me know they had battlefield 4 launch bundles available. I pounced on it. Now I'm just waiting for that email tomorrow too! The mailman stops by my place around noon, so it's perfect timing for me. Took the whole day off to sleep in and enjoy my ps4.

THEN, my girlfriend surprised me and bought me another game and we entered the code amazon sent for the buy one and get for us bundle people! Now, I'm getting BF4, AC4, Killzone AND I'm gonna trade in a couple of games to get NBA 2k14. I love her so much. hahaha

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Temjin001
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 2:16:00 PM
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would you look at that screenshot. them a lot of PS4's

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 11:03:15 PM
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Aside from some payment problems this morning, mine is "prepared for shipping" from amazon.

I did get Knack and AC4 in the mail today though! Ive just been staring at the back of the boxes.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 4:10:30 AM
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yeah this is no surprise to me i know everyone is duying for new consoles

happy gaming =)

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riptide8
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:53:49 PM
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Best wishes for all with the new toy...you all are going to be up all night.

I have so much to finish on ps3 I just could not justify pulling the trigger on one. Ill be watching closely though.

Im excited for all of you.

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