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Just thought I'd share this nugget of anecdotal evidence with fellow Chartzers.

I went to GAME today to pay off my PS4 ahead of this evening. I asked how Xbox One orders were going and how they compared to PS4. The manager there said that orders were 'pretty even' at the moment, and he also said that there had been a LOT of people switching from Xbox One to PS4 and back again (often multiple times) from summer until now in the run-up to launch, but that it's evened up pretty well at the moment.

He said they've sold out of their initial launch allocation of Xbox One and PS4 but that interest in future pre-orders is again evenly divided.

Interesting stuff, thought I'd throw it out there, even if it is anecdotal.



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I've heard different things from different people about different stores around the country, rumours mind you. The main one is from last Friday some Game stores weren't bothering doing a midnight launch as they didn't have enough Xbone preorders to justify it, same goes for some PS4 launches for tomorrow. The UK it seems will be divided at first.

But then at the same time, my local Game. One side is all green and in it are 2 Xbox One displays but you can't play on either, it's for show (unless Kinect is rigged up but people don't know). Yet the other side, the blue side, has a playable PS4, a playable PS3 and a playable Vita, the PS4 had a queue to play. No one was on the green side of the store at the time.



Hmm, pie.

Mean while in Australia, things aren't looking so good for XBO against the PS4
https://ebgames.com.au/ps4-154706-PlayStation-4-Console-Early-2014-Shipment-PlayStation-4
https://ebgames.com.au/xbox-one-164576-Xbox-One-Console-Xbox-One



I'm looking forward to it; Microsoft has NA wrapped up, Sony and Nintendo; Japan. Everyone's going to be fighting over Europe, and when manufacturers fight, gamers win.

And because Europe for most people outside of the continent means the UK, British gamers are in for a good few years!

(I wonder if this is another reason Scotland shouldn't leave the Union...?)



I live in Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom.
My local game shop Game has split into two separate shops. A toy/xbox shop. Nintendo/Playstation shop. I asked why they did this. They said because Nintendo products are not really selling. Playstation and Xbox are doing really well so to alleviate pressure they split them up.

Onto PS4 and xbone. In the xbox shop their are quite a few xbones lying around on the side. I heard this fellow saying to the shop geeza that he is choosing xbox because M$ is a billion dollar company. Sony will go bankrupt i. He wants to back the winning side. He only plays 3rd party games. M$ is that rich that Sony is never going to win.

The shop person turned round and said to this lad, have you seen the preorders for the PS4 in comparison to the xbone for Game in the local areas? He said no. The shop fellow said well I can assure you that the PS4 has many more preorders in this game and the other few games in the local area. The other geeza was like well yh but thats just because of the hype. Half the people are gonna end up selling their consoles back to game.


After hearing this i went into the playstation/nintendo Game. I walked to the counter and asked the fellow if i could walk in on launch day and get a PS4. He laughed and said no chance. If you dont have a PS4 already pre ordered then you most likely aint going to get one until after xmas.


Different parts of the same country. Would be interesting to see what its like in other areas as well. People in the West Midlands are very price conscious. Cheap. The PS4 being cheaper is a huge advantage in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas.



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ToxicJosh said:
I'm looking forward to it; Microsoft has NA wrapped up, Sony and Nintendo; Japan. Everyone's going to be fighting over Europe, and when manufacturers fight, gamers win.

And because Europe for most people outside of the continent means the UK, British gamers are in for a good few years!

(I wonder if this is another reason Scotland shouldn't leave the Union...?)

How does Microsoft have NA wrapped up?

It seems Sony has basically won continental Europe, but the real fights are in the UK and US, the 2 main large territories that the 360 dominated



ToxicJosh said:
I'm looking forward to it; Microsoft has NA wrapped up, Sony and Nintendo; Japan. Everyone's going to be fighting over Europe, and when manufacturers fight, gamers win.

And because Europe for most people outside of the continent means the UK, British gamers are in for a good few years!

(I wonder if this is another reason Scotland shouldn't leave the Union...?)


The way I see it right now nothing is "wrapped up".  Fair enough Japan with the PS4 is a given but the wii u?

Scotland should leave everything and drink more whiskey.



ToxicJosh said:
I'm looking forward to it; Microsoft has NA wrapped up, Sony and Nintendo; Japan. Everyone's going to be fighting over Europe, and when manufacturers fight, gamers win.

And because Europe for most people outside of the continent means the UK, British gamers are in for a good few years!

(I wonder if this is another reason Scotland shouldn't leave the Union...?)

Scotland are funny in this sense. They are going to be voting to leave the union. The thing that gets me is they aspect to go indipendant and still get the benefits of being in the union. It aint going to work like that and the sooner their local government tells them the truth the better. They are making promises they can not keep. 



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Killzone 2. its not a fps. it a FIRST PERSON WAR SIMULATOR!!!! ..The true PLAYSTATION 3 launch date and market dominations is SEP 1st

Sony already stole US from MS... now it is UK time.

PS4 WW domination.



ToxicJosh said:
I'm looking forward to it; Microsoft has NA wrapped up, Sony and Nintendo; Japan. Everyone's going to be fighting over Europe, and when manufacturers fight, gamers win.

And because Europe for most people outside of the continent means the UK, British gamers are in for a good few years!

(I wonder if this is another reason Scotland shouldn't leave the Union...?)


I stopped reading here.

I mean seriously.. LOL! what would make you even think such a silly thing.

Ohhh boy