I went to Best Buy today, they had PS4 & X1 available for preorder $25 down, GS had 2 X1's left & 21 PS4 left, $100 down. I was shocked Bestbuy had both systems available for preorder and GS still had over 20 PS4's available, and when I was at each store someone was preordering a PS4 ahead of me. It seems that Sony may have a huge number of systems ready for launch.
I don't know how it is at every store, but at my Gamestop we got 10 Xbox One preorder slots to fill and 52 PS4 spots, so it was literally 5:1 in PS4 reserves favor. Our Xbox spots were gone day one, and I'm pretty sure we have a few PS4's left. The problem is Dudebro McFrathouse Xbox gamer doesn't watch E3 and hasn't heard of all the anti-consumer restrictions in the new system, so when I mention we've got the PS4 still available for preorder he scoffs at the idea that he would ever buy such a console.
It's cool though. It's his money and I'm not going to tell him how to spend it.
Lol. I found it funny, that, when I called GS about game trade values, the employee mentioned a 30% trade in bonus toward a PS4. No other system. Even though it's available for that other one.
That's also probably the reason they didn't mention the Xbox. Probably out of preorder spots, so no point in mentioning it if you can't put money towards it.
I wonder how most of these guys are going to feel about the Xbox One once they get it?
Just so I can put this in perspective and do some mental math, how many Wii U's did you have for pre-order last year?
Some people I talked to were totally fine with all of the restrictions on the console. They just want their Halo and other Microsoft exclusives. I mean, me personally I don't buy many used games, but I tend to sell off the ones I have finished on Amazon or ebay to finance future purchases, so that's where they lose my console purchase.
Honestly, I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to the Wii U while we were preordering it because I had no interest in picking up the system whatsoever. Plus, there were different models and we were preordering people to be on different shipment waves, so it was really messy. But, I think for the sake of what you're trying to figure out it might have been somewhere in the range of 25-30 systems in our store on launch day proper.
I was actually really surprised at just how many systems we actually had available for preorder for the PS4. 52 sounds like a ton for my tiny store.