Friday, September 5, 2014
Amazon Saw Its Biggest Post E3 Games Preorder Sales Ever

Amazon Saw Its Biggest Post E3 Games Preorder Sales Ever

Amazon has revealed that 2,500 people were preordering PS4 and Xbox One units per minute last week, a new record for the mega online retailer.

In a statement released to the press, Amazon said:

Last week, the Amazon Video Games store made history with its biggest pre-order week ever thanks to the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In fact, at the peak of demand last week, Amazon customers were pre-ordering more than 2,500 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles per minute.

In addition:

· The E3 week pre-orders of the two wildly-anticipated gaming consoles brought a year-over-year increase in orders of more than 4,000%, compared to consoles ordered during E3 week last year

· Day-one pre-orders for the two consoles was nearly two times that of all video games sales on Black Friday last year (2012)

Amazon didn’t give a breakdown of sales specific to consoles, however we’re hoping they will. If they do, we’ll inform you of it, of course.

Nonetheless, this shows a big interest in console gaming, the likes of which we haven’t seen before. So much for the naysayers who claimed that consoles would soon die.

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