Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week said that pre-order sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One broke records at the retailer amid pre-purchase availability of the new console hardware.
The company said at the peak of demand Amazon customers pre-order more than 2,500 PS4 and Xbox One consoles per minute.
In addition, E3 week PS4 and Xbox One pre-order sales held a 4,000 percent increase in year-over-year figures, and represented nearly two times that of all video game sales during Black Friday 2012.
The PS4 will be sold at $399.99 this holiday.
Amazon this week began pre-order sales for PS4 Launch Day Bundles.
The retailer disclaims the bundles are guaranteed to be available on launch day. Bundles that include Playstation Plus membership save an additional $10.
The Xbox One will be sold at $499.99 this Nov.
The Xbox One Day One Edition includes the Xbox One hardware, Kinect camera, Day One Controller, Xbox Live 14-Day Trial, Day One Achievement, Premium Packaging and Decal.