Xbox 360 owners might be looking at less killer exclusive games for the Xbox 360 (beyond Kinect and sequels), but in terms of pre-ordering Activision's forthcoming action packed first person shooter Modern Warfare 3, are putting down the cash in their droves.
Like moths to a flame you could argue, but then again, when the experience on offer is this high, why not.
Sadly, Playstation 3 owners are simply not buying into the Modern Warfare 3 hype so it seems, and are either likely to purchase the game when it releases - as there will be no shortages. It also appears that they are not interested in any pre-order incentives. Last week according to the pre-order charts week ending 13th August 2011, the PS3 only secured 17,099 pre-orders. That's very low numbers compared to the 66,000 for the Xbox 360 version over the same weekly period.
Taking the blinkers off though and it's perhaps clear where PS3 owners are putting their money into. With several exclusives on the horizon such as Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3, there's no real reason to invest in a multi-format game at present. However, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception only secured 8,424 pre-orders last week which isn't very good either. The masses of PS3 owners are placing their money into Madden NFL 12 which has a whopping 69,077 pre-orders last week.
We already reported on the differences between Xbox and PS3 consumers pre-ordering habits, and firmly believe that Xbox 360 owners tend to be more forthcoming. Either way, once Modern Warfare 3 hits the shelves, there will be no doubt that the PS3 servers will be very busy indeed regardless of what the pre-order numbers are suggesting.