Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week said that pre-order sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One represented the largest product release in the history of the company.
The figure excluded sales of Kindle tablet devices.
In addition, Day-One pre-order sales for two times that of all video game sales during Black Friday 2012.
The company in June said at the peak of demand Amazon customers pre-ordered 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.
The PS4 will be sold at $399.99 Nov. 15.
The Xbox One will be sold at $499.99 Nov. 22.
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.