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Next generation console pre-orders selling out at major retailers

By Shawn Knight
Jul 10, 2013
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  1. Next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony will be a hot commodity this holiday season if pre-order status is any indication. Launch day editions of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have long since been sold out at Amazon and...

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  2. Benjamininja

    Benjamininja TS Member

    "Launch day editions of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have long since been sold out at Amazon"

    I haven't been looking at Microsoft's offerings on Amazon, but the PS4 was still available in various launch edition bundles until quite recently. The vanilla, console-only launch edition sold out quickly, but there are a number of bundles which were still being sold last week. As noted in the article, those are all gone now, though.
  3. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    The only true gaming platform is the gaming PC. My GTX 780 has 3 times the power of both so called next gen consoles. The kiddies can have them!
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  4. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 526   +144

    That's nice and all, but it means nothing without numbers...
  5. Tgard

    Tgard TS Rookie Posts: 41   +9

    Yeah I love PC gaming also, but I gotta admit, my experience on multi-player online is a bit easier and better quality on the Xbox 360. If the PC could do the games I play as seamlessly, then I would never use anything but the PC. Graphics sure look better on my PC. Multi-player experience overall on Xbox is leaps and bounds ahead though.
    H3llion and m4a4 like this.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,468   +622

    Gaming =/= power.
    baN893 and m4a4 like this.
  7. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 311

    Oh no the end of the world must find those consoles at any price. I never will use them but everyone else is getting them so I must have one :/
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Guru Posts: 1,308   +479

    Pointing this out to a PC gamer is the equivalent of pointing out to an auto enthusiast the absence of a clutch pedal in a formula car: they're never going to believe you that less can actually be more.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,977   +1,486

    Less water in the container can equate to more air in the container. What were you comparing again?

    Less graphical power will only equate to more gaming power, if designed to be so. And this is where you come in and say it is designed to be so. And this is where I agree because PC games are said to be ported from console, not designed for PC gaming. If you want to compare, do so with a game that was designed to be played on both console and PC. Then tell me which has a better architect/gaming experience ratio.
    H3llion, Burty117 and davislane1 like this.
  10. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 901   +52

    I wonder how many of these will end up on ebay.
    ghasmanjr, avoidz and BlueDrake like this.
  11. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,946   +900

    Fanboys... PC all the way.
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  12. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    Xbox One allocations were significantly lower than the PS4 allocations.
  13. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,496   +304

    Better Quality on Xbox? Easier?! I have to ask, what games have you played on the PC whereby the Multiplayer doesn't have a server list and was of a lesser quality? Generally VOIP on PC is much higher quality and not to mention the higher framerates and the fact most (not all but most) PC gamers have a little more brain, I'll take an example of Battlefield 3, on PC, gamers will use cover, snipers are able to get the most difficult headshots and generally work mostly as a team, on PS3, most players didn't even turn around when shot at from behind! And most people seem to either stop and shoot or move and don't shoot at all, It was weird to say the least, made my score look good though xD. SO please, I would love to know what game it is you've played on Xbox that is also on PC and the Xbox was actually of a better quality experience.
    St1ckM4n and RenGood08 like this.
  14. Puiu

    Puiu TS Addict Posts: 1,052   +95

    I think you're the minority. forget graphics, the PC is all about multiplayer. from the games and gameplay, to the hardware and software.
    better quality, cheaper games, better software and free multiplayer.
  15. Whats the point of consoles anyways , just add ps/xbox controller support for the games that need it on the pc
  16. Nobina

    Nobina TS Booster Posts: 380   +79

    The point of the consoles is that they don't cost $1000 and you will be able to play all new games for years.
  17. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 810   +91

    Lol, isn't that called ignorance.
  18. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,032   +738

    I'll try placing a pre order for the XB2 & PS5 now seeing that I missed out on this once in a lifetime, never to be repeated special offer.
  19. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    Some people find the server browsers difficult to navigate. The types of people that play consoles have the attention span of a spider monkey so the Call of Duty style of matchmaking on the consoles is preferable to them. I will admit that maybe Halo 2 was better on the xbox though.
  20. This is not really news as it is just an inevitability. They never make enough consoles at the start. It is common practice.

    I wonder who here did pre-order, and I also wonder who here with all the M$ trashing about the non backwards compatible, the 24hr call home, and the kinect big brother hal 9000 in your living room, then decided after M$ back pedal, decided M$ could in fact actually have their money.
    A little warning, they will have in their fine print of the TOS that they will have full legal power to change the rules and can revert to the initial ideas at any given moment.
    Like Sony upgraded firmware, took away backwards compatibilty and the Other o/s feature that for some were a good reason to buy the console.
    Obviously with Sony wanting to sell ps1 and 2 classic titles on the PSN network, they had to do this. Although, I am confused with their classics section as there are quite a few games I never and will never play as they sound like the worlds biggest dirtiest nastiest pile of pants. Games that surely hardly made it off the shelves in the first place. The great games of ps2 at least, are still missing. Sadly these companies can do with as they please.

    And to MR I have a GTX780... im baffled. Amiga, NES, SNES, MS, Genesis/Megadrive. One thing I know is that graphics mean **** when it comes to an amazing game. Cannonfodder in its original graphics is still a laugh even today. I will admit that nostalgia is not always as you remember. But graphics actually dont mean much in terms of gameplay. Sure its nice when someone has the artistic flare and can put polished graphics into a game, but its the fun that keeps you playing. Sadly I find a lot of cheats in PC gaming.
  21. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,496   +304

    But the ability to browse servers is amazing, you can actually start a little community of friends if you keep going back to the same server as well. But I have to agree Halo 2 was better on Xbox than PC, It just fitted better, I think part of that though is down to the game being specifically designed for consoles. Had it been ported better, It would have been another story. As Cliffordcooley said, It depends on the game being developed properly for the relevant platform.
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  22. I've decided to give my gaming PC to my kiddies, then I can get on with next gen consoles when they arrive:) Oh dear the PC master race, oh dear.....
  23. 3 times? how about 10 times more powerful man!
  24. Funny how every next gen console article the so call "PC Gamers" post comments on how must more powerful there there 1500$ gaming PC is to a 400$ console. In the end the games will run on all 3 platforms and your gaming PC becomes a glorified console.
  25. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,977   +1,486

    I'd buy into this statement, if console functionality was all the PC would do.


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