Amazon set up a versus page on Facebook to get an idea of what hardcore gamers think of the next-gen consoles. You can see the results in real-time here. As of writing this article there are 35,177 people who voted for the PlayStation 4, and 1,953 who voted for the Xbox One. That’s over 18 times as many people voted for the PS4 as the Xbox One. Amazon.ca has currently sold out of its pre-order allotment of PS4s, while their Xbox Ones are still available. Amazon.com has non-guaranteed launch day PS4s in the top spot of highest selling items on the site, Xbox One in number two, and launch day PS4s in number three, but five other PS4 items make the top twenty, whereas only two items make the list from the Xbox One. While one retailer hardly makes a difference, Amazon is not alone.
Here in Canada both Best Buy and Futureshop are completely pre-sold out of the PlayStation 4, but you can still place an order for the Xbox One. There have also been reports that Gamespot is nearing their pre-sell out, but their Xbox One pre-orders are still far from filled. We’ll have to wait for confirmation on other outlets, but all of this points to the obvious, as of right now the PlayStation 4 is outperforming the Xbox One.
While the generation hasn’t even begun yet, gamers the world over have felt tremendously burned by the restrictions placed on the Xbox One, and consumers are speaking with their wallets. So I pose a question to all you COE readers out there. Have any of you pre-ordered a next-gen system, and if so which one, and why. I’m curious to see what our own fanbase has to say about this.