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PS4 vs Xbox One Preorders: Xbox One Slowly Gaining Ground on PlayStation 4 in U.S.

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
October 22, 2013|3:57 pm

Reports indicate that the Xbox One is gaining ground on the PS4 for pre-order sales in the U.S. as Microsoft's console sold more over the last month.

The Sony has sold over 125,000 pre-orders since August 24, giving it a total of 725,000 in total for the U.S reports Forbes.

In that time frame, Microsoft has sold 175,000 pre-orders, but still lags behind with 525,000.

"Week one sales for both consoles in the US are expected to be pretty similar," VGChartz reports in a blog post. "At the current pace the PlayStation 4 should sell just over one million units, while the Xbox One should sell just under one million units."

They also report that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the top pre-ordered game for both consoles with 298,000 for the PS4 and 330,000 on the Xbox One.

Battlefield 4 is the second most pre-ordered game 153,000 for the Xbox One and 274,000 on the PS4.

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Rounding out the list for the Playstation 4 is:

3. Killzone: Shadow Fall - 250,155
4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 213,354
5. Watch Dogs - 153,569
6. Destiny - 89,970
7. Madden NFL 25 - 81,119
8. NBA 2K14 - 59,592
9. inFAMOUS: Second Son - 57,562
10. Knack - 40,982

Xbox One's round out pre-orders are as follows:

3. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 137,928
4. Watch Dogs - 95,314
5.  Forza Motorsport 5 - 90,573
6.  Dead Rising 3 - 86,648
7. Ryse: Son of Rome - 82,888
8. Destiny - 66,448
9. Madden NFL 25 - 58,870
10. Titanfall - 50,347

The PS4 beat out Xbox One and Wii U in an online poll for which console holiday shoppers plan on buying.

According to Reuters conducted poll that ran from September 23 through the 27th, 1,297 people were polled, and 26 percent said they would purchase a PS4 once available with 15 percent choosing Xbox One.

For people aged 40 and below the number was larger with PS4 beating out the Xbox One 41 to 27.

As far as gamers's current habits, only three percent said they play the Wii U. 20 percent play the Xbox 360, 20 percent on the computer, and 18 percent on the Playstation 3.

64 percent said they would not be purchasing a new console this season.

PS4 launches on November 15 while the Xbox One comes on November 22.

Follow Justin on Twitter - @JSarachik_BRMag
 

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