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Guillemot: PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders “two times” previous generation

Thursday, 18th July 2013 21:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Speaking in an investor call today, Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot claimed next-gen hardware pre-orders are well up on those seen in the previous round.

The Frenchmen said pre-orders for PS4 and Xbox One hardware are “two times” the level seen for PS3 and Xbox 360 at this time before launch.

Both boxes will release in November this year.

The comment came in a call related to Ubisoft’s first quarter, which also included hardened release dates for next-gen titles The Division, The Crew.

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12 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    Thats interesting maybe the cross-generational ports weren’t really warranted. Maybe not but its a good starting point.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Aullah

    Wasnt there a post previously that the number of preorders are smaller than the current gen preorders?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. stealth

    Number of pre orders really doesnt matter. Its not an indication of actual sales.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. KoojoPanda

    Such a contrast to the analysts who are convinced this next generation with stagnate compared to current. I think the tablet and phone integration, as much as I’m not interested in it, will really provide a mass appeal to casual audiences.

    Yet, WiiU has not been able to capitalize on that concept with the pad. Will the knowledge that people can use their preexisting devices change the appeal? I think so.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @4 Thats analysts for you.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. actuallyisnotafox

    does anyone think this next gen will even succeed? by succeed i mean gain the same level of attention this gen did (atleast)..

    #6 1 year ago
  7. ShakaCarnage

    To clarify what this means: there are two times as many deposits acrltually paid for next gen than was for current gen.

    Both consoles are around the same numbers In the UK, so in one night, both ps4 and One are expected to exceed Wii U’s UK sales to date.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. DarkElfa

    Considering that was what, a decade ago? A lot more people are online now and there are a lot more places to preorder, like Amazon.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. ShakaCarnage

    Fair point – but the number of early adopters hasn’t increased that much. And amazon were around for the launch of the last generation – 8 years ago.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Llewelyn_MT

    I wouldn’t call it a success. Game preorders are like 10 times higher than 8 years ago.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. ShakaCarnage

    Actually, they’re not. They’re about 30% down globally, which makes something that’s 8-10 times the price of a game a pretty good success if it’s tracking higher than last time.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. The_Red

    Good news but Wii U was also having great pre-order numbers… Let’s hope months following PS4/X1 release aren’t as empty and lifeless as PS3 or Wii U.

    (Xbox 360 did have a bad few months but their droughts weren’t as bad as PS3 or Wii U).

    #12 1 year ago

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