Xbox One Preorders Ahead of Xbox 360 At Same Time Period

by William D'Angelo, posted on 18 July 2013 / 5,913 Views

Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, has Tweeted that Xbox One pre-orders are currently ahead of where the Xbox 360 was during the same time frame. He also said that pre-orders have sold out at the majority of US retailers.

"Just found out preorders are trending ahead of Xbox 360 preorders during the same time period + sold out at most U.S. retailers," Tweeted Major Nelson.


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12 Comments

MonstaMack (on 18 July 2013)

Wait... positive XB1 news? XB1 ahead of 360 pre-orders? Damn son.


binary solo (on 19 July 2013)

Positive news or positive PR? Generally, announcements made by company shills should not be described as "news".


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walsufnir (on 20 July 2013)

then we should have a measurement of what is pr and what is not which we don't have.


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mutantclown (on 18 July 2013)

Ahead of Xbox 360 in 2005? LMAO. I bet the first Xbox had higher preorders than the X360!


ganoncrotch (on 18 July 2013)

yeah kinda thinking the same, off the backs of the ps2/xbox the launch of the ps3 and xbox360 were looking like the ps3 was going to annihilate the 360


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S.T.A.G.E. (on 19 July 2013)

What?....The original Xbox had a very hard time because of the world was skeptical of an American videogame console. People were still skeptical but Microsoft made headway with Halo.


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FujiokaMidori (on 19 July 2013)

Wii U had great pre-order numbers heh


Locknuts (on 19 July 2013)

To be fair, the xbox360 was a great console compared to its predecessor so I'm not surprised that its successor would be more popular before launch.


existenz2 (on 23 July 2013)

And the PS4 is ahead of the XBONE, so did you comment on that too ?


Azzanation (on 19 July 2013)

Well deserved. XB1 is going to be a great system.


DJEVOLVE (on 18 July 2013)

Funny all the Sony fans that flock to any news. I really think there in the closet MS fans but don't want to admit on this site.


APAD (on 18 July 2013)

I'm interested to see how preorders are going here in Australia where I live. There's only a $50 difference in price between the Xbox One and PS4


S.T.A.G.E. (on 19 July 2013)

Of course it did. MS has a much more stable base now than they did during the time of the first Xbox. Lets see if they can hold onto it because a massive amount of the fanfare they had seems to be jumping ship to where they came from.


Somini (on 18 July 2013)

More PR from Microsoft, which sadly tells us nothing specific. The Xbox 360 was the successor to the original Xbox which struggled on the market. Thus the the 360 never had impressive pre-order numbers, the console itself didn't become popular till after the PS3 was out. Also launch consoles sell out all the time, even the Wii U managed that and look the state it is in today!


DJEVOLVE (on 18 July 2013)

Hey look it's Debbie downer.


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Hydrocrush (on 18 July 2013)

so they are ahead of the last place of last gen is that suppose to mean something?


DJEVOLVE (on 18 July 2013)

Yea, meaning that you should buy one, if not, all kids will laugh at you .


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kurasakiichimaru (on 19 July 2013)

Lower supply, lower demand equals= sold out, I guess.


errorpwns (on 23 July 2013)

Or it could have been Lower supply, high demand = sold out. I don't plan on purchasing a 360, but it unfortunately has a popular user base. The Wii was a situation of Low Supply, high demand = Sold out.


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