I thought this would be more interesting to keep seperately from the 2 console topics since we might see how this goes come November.
Remember when the Wii-U was coming out and there were reports about how 'it was selling out everywhere' and then when the numbers came out it seemed that a lot of stores only had recieved a handful of units?
Well, all day today/yesterday a lot of stores have been doing pre-orders for the PS4 & Xbox One... and the numbers are certainly interesting, especially those of the Xbox. A number of people who work at Gamespot have been on twitter to tell everybody that theres quite a difference in the number of units allocated to each store.
Been told that one particular GameStop location has about 25 PS4's allocated. In comaprison, Xbox One has about 8-10 at that location. fyi
Then another guy posted this...
Joey H @patron_of_metal 44m
@Wario64 my gamestop had 12 Xbox one for preorder vs 36 ps4
I can confirm that GameStop near me has literally over three times the number of PS4 slots compared to the Xbox One. The One had 12 slots and the PS4 had 40.
My GameStop have 62 PS4 available for pre-order compare to 8 for the xbox one
My ebgames had 6 xbones allocates for pre-orders. Playstation 4 had 15
I don't know if anyone here works in a Game or other videogame shop, but it would be very interesting to find out the pre-order slots you've got. Theres no denying it if these numbers are right, Microsoft seem to be trying to make the Xbox very limited in number, I guess it's so they can turn around and say 'We sold out!' or some market spin on it.