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Ubisoft: PS4 Pre-Orders Double Those of PS3 Prior to Launch

Posted by Sammy Barker

Money, money, money

While analysts obsess over the health of the dedicated video game market in a post-smartphone climate, it seems unlikely that Sony or Microsoft will be losing any sleep. According to Ubisoft overlord Yves Guillemot, pre-orders for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are roughly “two times” the level of their predecessors at this stage prior to release. GameStop recently shut down deposits for Sony’s system, despite being told to open the floodgates earlier in the year.

Guillemot was speaking during a financial call, in which the French publisher reported sales of €76 million ($99.5 million) for the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. During the presentation, the executive reiterated that ambitious racer The Crew will deploy on Sony’s impending system at the start of next year, while online shooter Tom Clancy's The Division will arrive at the tail end of 2014.

[via vg247.com, ubisoftgroup.com]

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User Comments (11)

moomoo

#1

moomoo said:

Well, for what it's worth, the PS3 was kind of insanely expensive back then and BluRay hadn't picked up, so even buying it as a movie player wasn't necessary.

Plus, the "it has no games" thing was happening to the system for the first year. It was basically Resistance and Ratchet for that first year, and that was about it.

Epic

#5

Epic said:

Its pretty sad if you consider that PS3 launch was horrible thanks to its competitive price.

Cowboysfan-22

#7

Cowboysfan-22 said:

@moomoo one thing though is that I remember a Ps3 was still the same price or maybe even cheaper than a blu ray player at that time.

Well I panicked when GameStop stopped their preorders because I didn't get one, but Best Buy saved me. Thank God they're still doing it.

Gamer83

#8

Gamer83 said:

Not surprising. Sony has handled the lead up to the PS4 launch 1 million times better than it did the lead up to PS3.

naruball

#9

naruball said:

Didn't the ps3 break first week numbers when it launched? I think it only started doing bad later on, when there weren't any good games being released (first two years).

hydeks

#10

hydeks said:

question: how the hell would Ubisoft know this?!? Ok so maybe the pre-orders are way more than before, but what happens after the launch period? How much will they sell in that time period? Seems like the people really looking forward to both systems are just getting it from the get-go :P

Gamer83

#11

Gamer83 said:

@hydeks

Pretty sure one of the biggest third party publishers has access to these kind of numbers. Aside from that, why do you even bother visiting this website and PureXbox? It's obvious you want Sony and MS to fail but why even take the time to post about stuff you don't like?

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