PS4 vs Xbox One - Pre-Order Totals to August 24th 2013

by William D'Angelo, posted on 28 August 2013 / 172,870 Views

VGChartz has gathered the pre-order numbers for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The latest data is up to the week ending August 24, 2013. This includes the week of Gamescom, which set a record for biggest gaming trade show in Europe with more than 340,000 visitors. The pre-order numbers are for the US only and give an estimate how each console is doing about three months before release.

Up until the week ending August 24 the PlayStation 4 currently leads in the total number of pre-orders in the US with about 600,000. This is up significantly since E3 where there were only 75,000 pre-orders. The Xbox One is still  lagging behind with 350,000 pre-orders. This is also way up since E3 where there were only 45,000 pre-orders.

PlayStation 4 - Top 10 Pre-orders

1. Battlefield 4 - 246,965
2. Call of Duty: Ghosts - 240,090
3. Killzone: Shadow Fall - 221,710
4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 160,637
5. Watch Dogs - 118,315
6. Madden NFL 25 - 65,123
7. Destiny - 44,018
8. NBA 2K14 - 43,430
9. Knack - 40,982
10. FIFA Soccer 14 - 35,095

Xbox One - Top 10 Pre-orders

1. Call of Duty: Ghosts - 229,628
2. Battlefield 4 - 125,368
3. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 104,980
4. Watch Dogs - 69,152
5. Dead Rising 3 - 61,254
6. Ryse: Son of Rome - 57,962
7. Forza Motorsport 5 - 56,201
8. Madden NFL 25 - 43,167
9. Destiny - 35,627
10. Titanfall - 27,956

Stay tuned as VGChartz provides up to date pre-order figures for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the US. Also make sure to check out the PlayStation 4 wiki and Xbox One wiki for more info and a full list of announced games.


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23 Comments

Captain_Tom (on 28 August 2013)

Killzone might finally get the sales it has always deserved...


Carl2291 (on 28 August 2013)

This Holiday season is gonna be so much fun on VGChartz


9087 (on 28 August 2013)

PS4 is winning! These numbers are US only... Imagine what PS4 will do to Xbox in Japan and Europe!


loy310 (on 28 August 2013)

Total PS4 software pre orders = 1,216,365 Total XBO software pre orders = 811,295. PS4 above XBO by 405,070 or 50%. Total top 5 PS4 software pre orders = 987,717. Total top 5 XBO software pre orders = 590,382. PS4 above XBO top 5 software pre orders by 397,335, or 67%. PS4 hardware preorders increased 700% since E3. XBO hardware preorders increased 677% since E3. Since the XBO 180, the gap between PS4 and XBO hardware preorder increased 4% in PS4 favor. This is USA only, Sony cant ask for more than that.


Underworld (on 28 August 2013)

Wait, where has the previous pre-order article gone? That had PS4 games like BF4, Ghosts, Watch Dogs at around 150k.


trunkswd (on 28 August 2013)

There was a glitch in the pre-order system that was fixed earlier today. Regular sales figures were fine.


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Michael-5 (on 28 August 2013)

So....next weeks pre-order chart wil be very very different from this weeks?....Oh wait, I see the fix. Thanks


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WebMasterFlex (on 29 August 2013)

Dat PS4 numbers only in USA..... Time to shine Helghan


9087 (on 29 August 2013)

PS4 is owning Xbone


lt_dan_27 (on 28 August 2013)

If these numbers are accurate, miscrosoft should be scared.


Bristow9091 (on 28 August 2013)

These numbers are VERY impressive... and this is just in the US


gtcarro (on 02 September 2013)

I Want Watch Dogs and Killzone: Shadow Fall!!!


Michael-5 (on 28 August 2013)

Well made. It's interesting to see that exclusivewise, Killzone has more hype then the top 3 One exclusives combined. However outside of Killzone, PS4 isn't offering much that's hyped. Going to be a crazy November, I think PS4 and One will start off with a bang, last gen was too long, and PS4/One prices are fairly reasonable.


chrisjsp2013 (on 09 September 2013)

Rombie.com is still taking preorders for the PS4 and Xbox One, seems to be sold out everywere else. Preordered mine through them. They are shipping on release to!


n3xus (on 03 September 2013)

and the gap will be higher on the next following months ;)


jlmurph2 (on 19 October 2013)

It's closing


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nightsurge (on 28 August 2013)

I wish I could trust any VCG pre-order numbers... they are even more of a blind guess than the weekly numbers.


loy310 (on 28 August 2013)

Total PS4 software pre orders = 1,216,365 Total XBO software pre orders = 811,295. PS4 above XBO by 405,070 or 50%. Total top 5 PS4 software pre orders = 987,717. Total top 5 XBO software pre orders = 590,382. PS4 above XBO top 5 software pre orders by 397,335, or 67%. PS4 hardware preorders increased 700% since E3. XBO hardware preorders increased 677% since E3. Since the XBO 180, the gap between PS4 and XBO hardware preorder increased 4% in PS4 favor. This is USA only, Sony cant ask for more than that.


steviej (on 28 August 2013)

Do these figure include digital purchases?


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kurasakiichimaru (on 29 August 2013)

Good night, my sweet little jester, Xbone.


WebmasterX (on 28 August 2013)

dont understand this is it


Simulacrum (on 28 August 2013)

Interesting.I wonder is Titanfall much more ordered on 360/pc?


tres (on 28 August 2013)

titanfall comes out way next year. the rest are launch titles so its not that big of a deadl right now


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steviej (on 28 August 2013)

Are Digital purchases included?


Skrunch-a-tron (on 28 August 2013)

...Oh my. The poor Xbone.


Barozi (on 28 August 2013)

Somehow I doubt Titanfall is that low.


Somini (on 28 August 2013)

Why not? It's not a launch game you know.


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small44 (on 28 August 2013)

The game not look bad but it don't look like a hit.


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Michael-5 (on 28 August 2013)

Destiny and Titanfall pre-orders will likely boom after the holidays. I think most people are just focused on the launch games right now. People aren;t buying a new console now, to wait for a game for 6-12 months.


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landguy1 (on 28 August 2013)

The xbox fans will start coming out in droves for COD and battlefield soon.


sniper989 (on 28 August 2013)

yes it is


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realgamer (on 28 August 2013)

Most of Xbox one pre orders are under tracked


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Bristow9091 (on 28 August 2013)

Any evidence to back your claim?


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steviej (on 28 August 2013)

the fact that the snap feature only functions with digital games.

Any one wanting snap functionality will want digital games


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riecsou (on 28 August 2013)

So you are saying that the pre orders are only wrong or under tracked for games. But the 350,000 Xbox one pre orders should be fine????


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steviej (on 28 August 2013)

I ordered mine off XBL, is that counted?


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riecsou (on 28 August 2013)

So you were able to order yours in a place or in a way that is not counted in the 350,000 ??


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