Xbox One is the home to most of this year’s exciting games

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Both PlayStation and Xbox had some cracking announcements at E3 this year and as usual neither side was willing to give the other the benefit of the victory. Being a Gears of War fan myself I was obviously very pleased with the showing of Gears of War Ultimate Edition and Gears of War 4 but which platform actually had the best showing?

It’s the sort of question that will never be answered as each platform showcased things that appealed to a section of the industry but the one constant measure we can always use will be sales figures.

So far the PlayStation 4 is winning in this generation when it comes to sales figures so you would expect it to have the advantage when it comes to pre-orders. But when looking at Amazon, granted only a single retailer, the pre-orders are heavily weighted in the Xbox One’s favour.

Here are the top 10 most pre-ordered items announced at E3 2015 according to Amazon, as reported via MVCUK

  1. Rare Replay, Microsoft – Xbox One exclusive
  2. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Microsoft – Xbox One exclusive
  3. Doom, Bethesda – Multiplatform
  4. Dishonored 2, Bethesda – Multiplatform
  5. Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix –  PS4 timed exclusive
  6. Gears of War 4, Microsoft – Xbox One exclusive
  7. South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft – Multiplatform
  8. Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony-  PS4 exclusive
  9. Dishonored Definitive Edition, Bethesda – Multiplatform
  10. Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, Microsoft – Xbox One exclusive

So if you are an X1 owner you will be able to play/use 8 out of the top 10 most pre-ordered items while the PS4 fans will only be getting 6 of them. But it’s not really a fair comparison as both platforms only have a single new title in that top 10 and it’s for the PlayStation which is the only one with a brand new IP.

Last Updated: June 24, 2015

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