Xbox One and PS4 Neck-and-Neck at Amazon
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) said it has sold out of the highly anticipated Sony (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One video game consoles that will be available for launch day, meaning if you wanted to have one of the consoles delivered to your door on launch day instead of waiting in line at a traditional store, you’ve lost your chance.
The fact that the Internet retail giant has sold out of both consoles is significant. It’s unclear if there were an equal number of each console available for pre-order, but consumers are apparently excited enough about both to want the devices by launch day. The devices are still available for pre-order on the site, but Amazon can no longer guarantee shipping of the consoles in time for their launches.
Forbes quoted a post on Amazon’s Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) page about the matter: “After a crazy and exciting month, we’ve sold through our initial allocations of PS4 and Xbox One. Thank you to all who have ordered and shared your opinions. We have the Standard Editions for both consoles still available, but we can’t guarantee these at release. Please check back here as we’ll update you first if we receive further release day allocations.”