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UK Day One : PS5 day one pre orders were 3 times that of Series X and S...

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danielJackson

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Believable. Sony has a better grasp on global sales compared to MS. I would like to know the North America sales comparison since it “should” be more equal fighting grounds.

I would also ask if both pre-orders sold out...did MS grossly underestimate the desire for people to buy their systems if Sony still had a 3x lead on them?

PS5 sold out here in minute or two on most stores/retailers

Meanwhile xsex is still available after almost 36 hours https://www.gigantti.fi/product/gaming/konsolit/xbox-konsolit/218667/xbox-series-x-1-tb-musta


Sure bud.

Anyone in all cases all units have sold out for both sony and MS. Also MS is doing a global launch this time for the first in Xbox history ( sony isn't doing a global launch ) and also selling xbox in regions/countries they never previously did. Sony always did better in most of Europe and Japan. However many of the countries sony sold consoles in, the only way to get an xbox was to import it.

Why are you assuming/lying? Xsex isnt cleay sold out in every country, so stop the nonsense
 
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Sure bud.

Anyone in all cases all units have sold out for both sony and MS. Also MS is doing a global launch this time for the first in Xbox history ( sony isn't doing a global launch ) and also selling xbox in regions/countries they never previously did. Sony always did better in most of Europe and Japan. However many of the countries sony sold consoles in, the only way to get an xbox was to import it.

I don't think so, especially for Xbox. The big retailers from what I have seen have not sold out. Maybe at actual launch day it might be different.
 

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The next-gen expectations tend to be based on the previous success sans the PS3. Nobody should be thinking that every generation gets their hype reset to 0 every time a new generation rolls out. Suffice to say the Xbox totally lost to the PS4 this gen is an understatement, and to suddenly catch up to that goodwill because of the Bethesda purchase/most powerful console of all time is just not that realistic.

We've got 2 months to find out. I'm still expecting the PS5 with a good solid lead.
 

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MS should have (if they didn't) stacked the US with consoles to have more inventory than Sony so they can tweet out (leak) that they outsold PS5 preorders in the US. Most news sites would grab that headline and run with it.

For all we know they may still do this either by backloading a ton of inventory to launch day and/or having more trickle out until then or perhaps picking a second big day to unload a lot of units.

Sony’s initial pre-order day was a clown show. I’d guess they want to rectify that. I’m hoping they blow it open with a ton of units at various retailers soon and do it properly.

it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out n compare their approaches in various markets. MS has an uphill battle outside the US, but that’s part of the fun of watching these two companies compete. Each is interchangeably David & Goliath in their own respective ways.
 
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PS5 sold out here in minute or two on most stores/retailers

Meanwhile xsex is still available after almost 36 hours https://www.gigantti.fi/product/gaming/konsolit/xbox-konsolit/218667/xbox-series-x-1-tb-musta




Why are you assuming/lying? Xsex isnt cleay sold out in every country, so stop the nonsense

lol we are Talking about countries that matter in the market. Do you really think selling out in Finland does mean anything at all?
the US is a much bigger market. Even much bigger than the whole EU
so people are Talking about the big markets, not small countries.
 
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Memorabilia

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PS5 sold out here in minute or two on most stores/retailers

Meanwhile xsex is still available after almost 36 hours https://www.gigantti.fi/product/gaming/konsolit/xbox-konsolit/218667/xbox-series-x-1-tb-musta




Why are you assuming/lying? Xsex isnt cleay sold out in every country, so stop the nonsense

Sony’s launch was a cluster fuck, which contributed a great deal to them being sold out so quickly in the states. The Xbox launch was handled much better from a timing and managerial standpoint. Those are the only facts we know as of yet.

We don’t know the number of units each company made available in each region. So at this time it’s really impossible to say what any of this means. What we do know is that in the states, Xbox had a more organized pre-order process and still sold out. It was extremely difficult to get one, but not impossible. Sony’s pre-order process was pure chaos as they allowed retailers to jump the gun and almost all units were gone the night before most people thought they’d be available.

The fact that Xboxes are still available where you live could mean that demand isn’t as high as it is for PS5...or it could mean MS allocated far more units to your region than Sony did. Or some combination of both. We simply don’t know yet.
 

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Lol you do know that guy will say anything to Make sure Sony is winning at anything right.

Yup. Dude acted like he was going to kill himself after the Zenimax acquisition. Sony was doomed, going out of business, etc... I mean, JFC. 🤣

Now, one fake source tweet later n he’s back to his usual fanboy bullshit. 🤦🏻‍♂️
 
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Maybe threads like this shouldn't be left open to give false information, it's one thing if it's some sort of rumor, another if it's stating exact sales figures with no source.
 

Memorabilia

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What are you talking about? Pretty typical of xbox fans always lying.

I’m not lying. You apparently live in an alternate universe or you’re just too lazy to fact check bc your boy sounded like he was off his meds after the Zenimax deal. Doom n gloom. Don’t take my word for it, search his post history.

Edit: and cut the “Xbox fan” bullshit. Don’t project your fanboy stink onto me. I own and love “all of the above”.
 
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I’m not lying. You apparently live in an alternate universe or you’re just too lazy to fact check bc your boy sounded like he was off his meds after the Zenimax deal. Doom n gloom. Don’t take my word for it, search his post history.

That's my bad, thought you guys were talking about me since I never commented on zenimax. Scrolled thru too quickly.


Demon's Souls alone is worth it since I've never played the PS3 version. SSD alone is worth it.

Edit : lol right, we know you are an xbox fanboy, stop pretending.
 
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Memorabilia

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That's my bad, thought you guys were talking about me since I never commented on zenimax. Scrolled thru too quickly.

Demon's Souls alone is worth it since I've never played the PS3 version.

We cool. I’m just tired of fanboy nonsense. A certain amount of gamesmanship between rivals is to be expected. In the right spirit it’s even fun. But some of the fanboy BS in here has me wondering if some people are seriously off their meds at times.

Edit: I’m super excited to play the Demons Souls remake too. 😁 I still need to play the OG! Have had it for like 7 years n barely played it. Maybe I can knock it out before the PS5 launch.
 
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The account is probably fake but it's probably a sure bet.

Anyone thinks that ps5 won't stomp all over xbox in the sales department is delusional.

If if there was unlimited stock, it would be a slam dunk, Microsoft's engine wont be revving up probably for another 2-3 years.


Pre-orders are all filled in from both sides, it comes down to who was able to produce more consoles. If MS has sold 3 times more than Sony, the response would be that MS was just able to produce more for launch, but Sony will catch up and pass. There's no point in arguing about pre-orders lol.
 
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Pre-orders are all filled in from both sides, it comes down to who was able to produce more consoles. If MS has sold 3 times more than Sony, the response would be that MS was just able to produce more for launch, but Sony will catch up and pass. There's no point in arguing about pre-orders lol.

Hence why i said unlimited stock, its a sure bet to think there would be more interested in a console that this generation that out sold the other by 2-1 or 3-1. it just logical.
 

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2 reasons why this isn't surprising.

First, Sony already outsold MS Last Gen so it makes sense that this trend would continue somewhat.

- PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 106,989,259
- Xbox One Total Sales: 46,357,702

Source; https://www.vgchartz.com/article/44...ayStation 4 outsold the,and Xbox One are down.

And Secondly, telling people to get ready at a specific time was the dumbest thing MS tried to do to get a 1 up on Sony. All that meant was that EVERYONE who wanted a Series X|S was waiting to refresh websites at the same time, causing crashes and frustration.
 

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Hence why i said unlimited stock, its a sure bet to think there would be more interested in a console that this generation that out sold the other by 2-1 or 3-1. it just logical.


What's the point of discussing unlimited stock when the fallacy is the notion that more pre-orders were placed for PS5? I mean 3x times more?? do you really believe Sony was able to produce 3x times more units than MS? nobody's arguing what will happen by the end of the generation, but one thing is pretty certain, especially considering recent events, this won't be PS4 vs XBO, but closer to X360 vs PS3 minus the first year numbers.
 
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Memorabilia

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That's my bad, thought you guys were talking about me since I never commented on zenimax. Scrolled thru too quickly.


Demon's Souls alone is worth it since I've never played the PS3 version. SSD alone is worth it.

Edit : lol right, we know you are an xbox fanboy, stop pretending.

🤦🏻‍♂️😅 So you fuck up Re: Bryant, apologize, then right back to the same BS eh? Well ok then!

Listen man, Irrational members of SonyGAF breed opposition... or havent you figured that out yet? As I said, don’t project your fanboy nonsense my direction. I’m an “all of the above” guy who just gets a little tired of warriorz spreading their stupid.

Anywho, as I said I’m looking forward to the Demons Souls remake. I feel pretty fortunate I was able to secure a PS5 given how badly that process went. Was considering not keeping it due to the lackluster launch titles (same for Xbox), my preference for a black console, preferring to wait for a slim refresh, etc... but I think Demons Souls is the one thing that’ll tip me towards keeping it.
 

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In defences of xbox, it has a superior attach rate vs playstation. Despite xbox one losing market share in US.
According to Ubisoft, for every $1 that the average PlayStation 4 owner spent on Ubisoft games in the French publisher’s fiscal third quarter, the average Xbox One gamer spent $1.25 on the same products.
And also, NA accounts for half of console market share. So NA performance should give glimpse of xbox trajectory.
 
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