Is the Xbox One running away with the ball?
Today Aaron Greenberg and Major Nelson have both tweeted that pre-orders for the Xbox One are trending ahead of Xbox 360 pre-orders for the same time period.
Just found out #XboxOne preorders are trending ahead of Xbox 360 preorders during the same time period + sold out at most U.S. retailers.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July 18, 2013
This will be welcome news for the Xbox team which has had a very tough time introducing the new Xbox One to the world (let’s be honest, they’ve made hash of it).
It’s also important to note a couple of other things:
- The Xbox 360 launched a full year before the PS3, and had no competition as such for that time. If pre-order numbers for the Xbox One are higher now when it was in direct competition with the PS4, that’s gotta be a good thing.
- Prior to the launch of the Xbox 360, Microsoft were coming from a second place position (with the original Xbox). This time though they are coming in as leaders from the prior generation.
- With the expansion of social media and our ability to get news and other information from the internet these days, it’s not surprising that more people know about the new console and are prepared to pre-order one.
Anyway, it’s great news and has us pumped for the Xbox One launch in November! Have you pre-ordered?