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PS4 and Xbox One Sales: GameStop Says '2.3 Million Customers' are Still Waiting for Their Consoles

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
November 22, 2013|10:39 am

With the PS4 and Xbox One both out now, gamers have been clamoring to find the consoles anywhere they can, and plenty more are still waiting for their pre-orders.

According to a statement from GameStop, over 2.3 million people are still waiting to receive their ordered consoles.

"We still have over 2.3 million customers on the First to Know List, which indicates continued demand for months to come," GameStop President Tony Bartel said to Bloomberg.

Sony sold 1 million PS4's in the 24 hours following the release on November 15. The numbers for the Xbox One are unknown yet as the console was just released today.

Recently the two consoles were in a way pitted against each other with their individual appearances on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon.

PlayStation 4 was on first, just a day before they launched last week, where Richard Marks from Sony joined Fallon and rapper Ice-T to try out the PS4, and the game, Playroom, which comes with the console.

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Playroom is an interactive game where the gamer can play with what is on screen as if it were in the room with you. The game has these little robots that the gamer can play, pet, kick, pick up, and even suck up into the controller.

Then Fallon had Blain Howard from Microsoft, and special guest actor Will Forte. Howard showed off the Xbox One's Kinect feature, which captures motion of the whole body through cameras.

Howard showed how the Kinect scans viewers' faces and bodies to place them into the game. Forte and Fallon played a wave runner racing game where their bodies are actually the controllers for the game. Holding no remotes, the two raced against each other on the open water.

Comments on the video for PS4 were very positive and the thumbs up bar was high. Xbox One's video was almost split down the middle for thumbs up and thumbs down, and comments generally had to do with the "forced fun" Fallon and Forte were having.

Only time will tell which console will win the console wars.

Follow Justin on Twitter - @JSarachik_BRMag
 

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