The itch for new consoles has reached a fever pitch, with Amazon announcing via Facebook it’s sold out of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Meanwhile, over at GameStop, pre-orders for the PS4 have been halted due to massive sales. GameStop released this statement:
“Due to high demand for the system, GameStop is not currently taking additional store reservations for the PlayStation 4.”
No word on whether this goes for the Xbox One as well, but it seems like Sony may have an edge already when it comes to sales. Not surprising considering Microsoft basically tripped on its own feet right out the gate with the Xbox One.
The real battle, however, will be fought this holiday season when both console are released. Except for in Japan, where Microsoft has pretty much all but given up in.
And what of the Wii U? Is everyone already counting it out? Despite reports of the Wii U’s slow progress, it’s actually sold very well, more than both the Xbox 360 and PS3 did when they first came out.
Are these pre-order bursts just a premature flow of interest, and will it die down once both consoles are released? Microsoft and Sony still have a lot of work to do to convince many of us why we need new and more expensive consoles right now.