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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.

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What's the benefit of preordering that game anyway? Are copies gonna be scarce? Is it worth a whooping $60?
No on both.

I can see it not selling much, perhaps ps3 fans are seing sense, why settle for a second thought about half assed game, it should run smooth online, and not have so many dam problems that need x amount of patches to fix years after release, ps3 owners should have to wait untill after the 360 version has had the DLC


This is what ps3 owners need, not the same rehash rubish

Please. MW3 will easily trash resistance 3 or Uncharted 3 on the platform, that's not the reason people are avoiding preordering on the PS3

Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.

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pre-ordering has no point!
I have never pre-ordered a game, I just casually walk into the store the day of release and buy my copy normally!
Other than maybe some pre-order bonuses I dont see the point to it!

Preordering is pointless. Thats why they don't do it.

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Time for hype

To people saying pre-ordering is pointless your wrong it has two major incentives.

1. You get the pre-order bonuses which often times are pretty freaking sweet. Like how both Assassins Creed and Battlefield 3 get autoupgraded to the Collectors edition just for pre-ordering.
2. You can use it like layaway that way you don't have to drop $60 at once and can just put like $10 a week down on it till it releases

but either way OT trust me MW3 will crush any exclusive PS3 game this holiday so that is certainly not the reason why numbers seem low for MW3 on PS3.

Hopefully MW3 will sell less than BO on PS3,and the sales will go to UC3 instead,as it should be.

I just hope Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3 get more preorders