Amazon has predicted that Xbox One will become the biggest and fastest selling console ever come launch day, Friday 22nd November.
However, the celebrations will be short lived as they also predict that just a week later, when the PlayStation 4 launches in Europe, Sony will steal the record back from their rivals.
“The operation to deliver a new Xbox or PlayStation to Amazon customers on release day is well underway,” Amazon Europe VP Xavier Garambois told MCV. “The pre-orders we have seen for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 show that gamers across the UK are eager to be amongst the first to try out the latest gaming experience, and the much-anticipated release of these next generation consoles is guaranteed to lead to hours of gaming pleasure.”
Considering the relatively high price of consoles the record breaking sales figures appear to be a firm rebuttal to those who constantly tell us “consoles are dead”.
Both consoles look likely to overtake the sales of the Wii U in a matter of weeks, Nintendo recently revealed that their next-gen console had only sold 500,000 units worldwide in the last six months.