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New Batman’s Pre-Orders PS4 vs Xbox One Are 4 to 1; Titanfall Helped Sell a Million Xbox One Units – Insider

by on March 9, 2014 8:46 PM 107

Looks like the Batman fans are leaning more towards the PS4 version of the new Batman: Arkham Knight than towards the Xbox One version, as mentioned today on NeoGAF by insider Pete “FamousMortimer” Dodd, that has a very good track record with the information provided by his sources:

I was told last night by a guy at MS that Batman is being preordered, in the US, to the tune of 4 to 1 in favor of the PS4 currently.

Dodd also gave some information on how many Xbox One units Titanfall is helping move:

Marketing guys project that Titanfall has already helped sell around 1 million Xbox Ones. This is based off of things like upticks in sales after every major Titanfall announcements. They don’t know if it will move 200k more at this point. The titanfall bundle is selling less than Microsoft projected (but they are still hopeful for a big swing come tuesday).

While Dodd’s information is normally spot-on, as usual we should take it with a grain of salt. That said, considering the current situation, the picture he paints is definitely believable, both for Batman: Arkham Knight and Titanfall. 

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  • Michael Clanton

    pre order numbers are not disclosed by retailers, sony and ms do not share reserve numbers…. sounds like a estimate, and the game was recently announced, i think this is a little premature.
    I hate stories that are based on guesses, and someone told me….especially since we cant verify, unless the publisher chooses to break it down by system.

  • kevin

    Can’t wait to get my Xbox one copy , this one looks much more fun than Prior ones. JMO

  • Bankai

    I doubt that 1Mil people bought an Xbox One just to play Titanfall, but if they did, then I really underestimated people’s stupidity.

    • TomShoe

      It’s probably people that were going to buy an Xbox One anyway, they’re just using Titanfall to justify that purchase.

      • Dan

        Aren’t games how you justify the purchase of a GAME console?

        • TomShoe

          That’s what I mean. The game is making them buy the console. They were already going to buy an Xbox One, and now that there’s games to play, it’s time to pick one up.

          • famousmortimer

            Exactly right. Titanfall alone didn’t sell the system, but sales spiked whenever Titanfall news broke. It was a major contributor to those sales.

            Even people who buy the titanfall bundle aren’t buying it *just* for Titanfall. It’s just the thing that pushed them over the fence.

        • kevin

          I bought mine for the features , apps and the games am looking forward too

      • Bankai

        Maybe a couple hundred thousand, but one million?

    • Dan

      You mean the people that buy a PS4 to play a 12 hour Infamous with no other game in sight are brilliant?

      • shinitaru
        • Dan

          Haha educated. Thank you haha

        • Steph
          • shinitaru

            By all means, feel free to step in, he needs all the help he can get.

          • Michael Norris

            I wish i was online when this news broke.I see Neotroll is at it again…

          • madbads

            lol witcher 3 on xbone , thats gonna be fun to see how it sells and also most importantly how it looks :P

          • DarthDiggler

            Yeah but that doesn’t really showcase the amount of development on each platform as well as the confirmed games and titles already released. Wikipedia does.

            198 PS4 Titles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_4_games

            129 XBONE Titles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_One_games

        • John Slate

          Dang the PS4 games are almost 2 full pages long! Xbox One games are barely past page 1, which holds I think 50 games per page in those lists. That is a huge amount of games coming out.

          • shinitaru

            and that is a launch year! just wait till they are in full “current gen” mode

        • Jordan Jones

          long list of multiplatform games and crappy pc ports

          • shinitaru

            yeah, you got the “long list” part right anyway, better than your short list of multiplatform games and crappy pc ports.

          • Yisa Yussuf

            that will not be coming to xbone lol.. you have one game created by microsoft… ryse. all the others are third partry paid for exclusives….

        • Brian

          Wow, indie crap and multiplats I can play on PC.
          What a list.

          • shinitaru

            And what are you getting? Titanfall which you can also play BETTER on the PC, some Multiplats and no indies.
            Hope you really really really enjoy Titanfall, not getting much else till Xmas

          • Hi54Geezus

            Is that so much different from be able to play current gen games on the previous gen? In case you get hot headed, that applies to both consoles.

          • Yisa Yussuf

            such a loser comment… sounds like you lost something and are salty about it

      • Steph

        Exactly

      • Bankai

        No other games in sight? You’re either blind or stupid, my friend.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Meanwhile the Xbone has…?

        • Wargreymon559 .

          Nothing but xbox360 ported games

      • Anders

        There are 200 games on the Wikipedia list (includes released games)

      • DarthDiggler

        There is plenty to play on the PS4. I haven’t had much problems finding enjoyable games.

    • Steph

      Nobody underestimates your stupidity :)

      • Bankai

        I’m sorry, but I don’t speak moronic troll.

        • Michael Norris

          Don’t waste your time with that bitch.

      • static5125

        Considering all your comments are snarky one-liners and you refuse to make well thought-out arguments, you’re not in the position to make such claims.

      • DemonFenton

        It’s funny when Misterxmedia Followers trying to defend his craziness. That’s nuts…

        • Hi54Geezus

          I honestly can’t believe this guy is still around. His “insider” has YET to be right about anything. I honestly feel like he is a HUGE Sony troll playing to feeble minded fanboys who seem to be insecure about there X1 purchase (which I don’t know why, it is a great system). I mean c’mon, FF7 remake being X1 exclusive? I can see it being on both consoles IF it were ever to be remade, but MS would have to be really desperate if it paid for a REMASTERED game that will probably only sell well in Japan.

          • Wargreymon559 .

            Mr.X and his followers are nothing more than dumbasses.

          • You are flat out wrong

            They’re all on Gaming Bolt, pretending DX12 will make a difference. Sad f*ckers.

          • Hi54Geezus

            Well you don’t need an “insider” to know that DX12 will be on X1 as the MS makes BOTH. With that being said, DX12, whether full capable or little bits, will make a difference, just not to the extent these fanboys make

          • shinitaru

            “Well you don’t need an “insider” to know that DX12 will be on X1 as the MS makes BOTH”

            Yeah, but they didn’t make the GPU in the XB1, AMD did. It supports DX11.2 and unless they are hiding something, it won’t support any of the new DX12 API’s. Sure, the XB1 will probably benefit from the new, more more efficient API’s but the new effects (whatever they may be) will be forever incompatible.

          • DarthDiggler

            I assumed his website was like the Onion of gaming.

          • shinitaru

            LMAO, never thought of it that way, but yeah it kind of is. Only the Onion is TRYING to be funny

          • DemonFenton

            He has an “Cult” following and bringing morons into the mix. He’s more of an MS Shill and if anything that’s all he’s been spouting is secret chip this and that. If that was real those gaming journalist on the VGX Council would of made waves. The problem is this moron doesn’t know video cards even ones that’s soldered onto the board thus no magic update would make Xbox One games 1080p unless your willing to lose alot thanks to ESRAM.

            Speaking of FF 7, memory serves me I believe it’s an PlayStation console exclusive while the PC version well was owned by Edios now owned by SE thus the re-release for today’s OS. Stil if remake happens depends on how much of the remake take away from magic it sells well or not.

    • UnspokenThought

      How can someone underestimate other’s stupidity but not their own?

      Of course Titanfall will push sales.

      • madbads

        Everyone is a bit stupid in a way , we can say right? Maybe not , nevermind who cares… Point is that someone is SO damn stupid and bought xbox and titanfall altogether. Every xbox owner is a stupid as hell filthy peasant nonetheless..

        • Hi54Geezus

          To say that buying an X1 SOLELY for Titanfall is pretty stupid IMO when it is on cheaper platform or on PC that doesn’t require expensive hardware. But when you say that every Xbox owner is stupid as hell, please elaborate? Why are they so stupid for enjoying games that can only be played on the Xbox system?

    • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

      Another idiotic statistic made by Microsoft employees. Like they really know what was in the mind of customers when they bought the X1.

      And 4:1 on PS4 is great but it just shows the gamers are on PS4. They are ones that stay on top of gaming news. Xbox guys are in the loop slower. And it the sales should be closer upon release unless installbase keeps growing like this and X1 keeps faltering.

    • Jessika S.

      A lot of people think that Titanfall is an Xbox One exclusive and don’t know that it’s coming out on Xbox 360 so they think they need to pick up an Xbox One to play it. I had this argument with my cousin last night he kept telling me that it was only coming out on Xbox One, I told him “NO! it’s Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC” even the ads on TV just say (Titanfall only on Xbox and PC) you know they mean both but they wont say Xbox 360.

    • http://www.daniellehallett.com Danielle Hallett

      What? Are you saying you’re suprised that people justify buying a games console to play games on it?

      Why did you buy yours then, as a doorstop?

  • You are flat out wrong

    1 million as part of the three million already sold? Sounds about right. It was never going to be a sudden system seller the way Halo 3 and MGS4 were.

  • famousmortimer

    I heard he also has an indiegogo campaign going on….

    • Lee Wilson

      I donated to @dodsci and hope it makes the goal!

  • Dennis Crosby

    Here we go again with these “insiders” lol why do anyone listen to these guys

    • Sticky Notes

      We judge them by their track record. This guy seem solid.

  • Galen Nycroft

    Lol! Everyone on Dualshockers hates Microsoft/XBO. Must be a New York thing.

    • Jessie Bristol

      I’m from New York and I only have an Xbox One so far. So does everyone else I know in my hometown. I will definitely pick up a PS4 probably by the end of the year. It all comes down to personal tastes in games and I really love Remedy’s games and Quantum Break looks fantastic.

    • Wargreymon559 .

      I’m from Cali and hate M$ and xbox

    • superkarma

      Well, it is a pro-Sony site, hence the name, Dualshockers. Would you expect a pro-Microsoft site to be all loving towards the Xbox?

    • kevin

      Am from New York and I don’t hate

  • Imperial General Zimmerman

    xbone sucks

  • 321

    After delaying it for x360, advertising for xbone version practically exclusively and price cuts by retailers, I would hope so…

    • famousmortimer

      Since e3. Every time they showed the game off publicly preorders shot up. After the system launched, when they had big announcements sales went up.

      Again, this doesn’t mean they bought the system *just* for Titanfall. It does point to titanfall being the thing to push them over the fence.

  • alchemistx24x7

    Wow Sony owners dishing $$ out for games it is also reported somewhere around 50% of ps4 owners purchased 1 game or none at all..

    • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

      You have a source for that report?

      • Hi54Geezus

        Probably not. But according to not official but somewhat reliable VGchartz, multiplats always sell better on PS4 than X1, even the Xbox favored COD Ghosts. So where will that percentage be for X1 console owners?

      • Gobl1n

        Somewhere on NeoGAF. Given how much you rely on a gaming forum for your articles, I’m sure you will find it.

    • shinitaru

      Why would we buy games? We just bought it cause we like how it look in our entertainment centers.
      And the moral of the story is…Link it or it didn’t f*cking happen

    • superkarma

      I see we have found our resident troll, who likes to dish out idiotic and false statistics that he pulled out of his ass.

      • datdude

        Yeah, that guy is a complete loser. Ignore him, he’s got no valid points to make, just mindless bs.

  • Jewy McJew

    I may be a PS4 fanboy but damn the XBone has some decent exclusives!

    • madbads

      LOL how peasant you are? :P

    • Hi54Geezus

      Liking the PS4 more than it’s competition (or Vice versa) and still OPEN MINDED to the X1(or PS4) doesn’t make you a “fanboy”. I love the consoles put out by both companies (MS/Sony, Nintendo is just about reached its end), but since I started gaming on the PSX, I always favored the PS console more. Fanboys on both sides are just agitated cause BOTH systems have no long sustaining games to interest them. Titanfall and Infamous/MGS V will fix that temporarily until maybe Watch Dogs.

    • datdude

      Get a life bozo.

  • Redinferno124

    sigh….really? This is news? Of course Titanfall helped moved that many X1s, just like how Sony bundled Infamous with the PS4 system which is one of the only ways to get a PS4 at the moment.

    I will be honestly shocked if neither of these games sell close to two million copies the way thing have been building.

    As for Batman well………..my hand are still void of the game box. Very sad day.

  • superkarma

    Only 1 million total? Didn’t some goober over at Microsoft predict 4 million in March alone?

    • Tedakin

      They predicted they’d break 4 million by the end of March I think, total. Not sell 4 million March alone.

      • Mikeherp Derp

        Source?

  • Gobl1n

    Oh wow, another “gaming site” which uses random posts from NeoGAF as a source for news.

    This is the same ass-clown who claimed that Amazon were going to buy Xbox. LMFAO!

    • superkarma

      Which is why it’s listed under “Rumors” and not “News”.

      • shinitaru

        I remember reading about that, at the end there was this long paragraph about how it should be taken with a grain of salt…but of course it would have require one to actually read the article instead of just reading the headline then jumping to a conclusion, which seems so popular these days

    • You are flat out wrong

      Your bi*ch tears tell me you’re scared.

    • 3rdworldgamer

      then why come here at all? just as you are free to read the articles at this site, you are also free to not come here at all.

    • famousmortimer

      I am the same ass-clown that claimed that Amazon is interested in buying Xbox, yes. So are other companies. Will Microsoft sell? No one knows that but Microsoft.

  • Solid Snake

    Well if they did congrats on making great sale but no real reason to argue over sales numbers anyways it’s not like anyone of you is benefiting from it in anyway.

  • James

    Jesus, and to think Microsoft has 5+ years of this too.

    Oh well, guess they’ve only got themselves to blame for the predicament they’ve got themselves into…

  • Gamez Rule

    “The titanfall bundle is selling less than Microsoft projected”… Shock horror, PC will sell more than Xbone ( or should I say used more ) but the game is not doing great by all means on any platform ( not meaning sales ) but more of reputation as even the devs fell back-stabbed over this exclusive.

    Batman 4-1 in favor of PS4 could have also been the case for Titinfall on PS4?

    • Jecht_Sin

      Not really. FPS are more an American/Xbox thing.

      • Hi54Geezus

        The PS4/ X1 FPS games sales tell a very different story. Almost identical to each other in NA

      • Gamez Rule

        We would never know. But would have been good to see☺

  • Jecht_Sin

    Let me understand.. Titanfall should have helped selling about 1 million Xbones but the current world wide pre-sales of Titanfall for the new console are just a bit more than half a million? I would expect that nearly anyone who bought a console in advance for a game would pre-order it as well..

    • Averix

      You would expect that if marketing math made any sense. Be interesting to see the numbers in a few weeks.

    • dsswoosh

      Why would anyone preorder a game that they get for free with the bundle?

      Roflmao right there.

  • Mikeherp Derp

    PS4 was at 6 mil by end of Feb 2014, Xbox around 3.5 mil. That’s almost twice the install base to sell multiplats to.

    By end of March 2014 PS4 will be around 6.6-6.8 mil and Xbox will be 3.8-3.9 mil if they’re lucky.

    • UnspokenThought

      Xbox: 3.9 ~ 3rd week of January. PS4 6 million ~ 1st week of March

      Not even close to half including the time frame.

      • Mikeherp Derp

        MS Shipped 3.9 million to retailers, NOT sold to consumers. They’ve sold about 3.4-3.5 million to consumers by the end of Feb 2014. That makes it 6 million to 3.4-3.5 million. Xboner sales cratered since Jan 2014.

        They MIGHT be 3.9 mil by the end of this month, not back in Jan 2014.

  • Yisa Yussuf

    XBOTS OF THE WORLD… YOU LOST, YOU LOSE, YOUR LOSING…. CHOOSE YOUR POISON!!!

  • JKhan

    The Batman games on PS have always had “exclusive content,” and I believe people do not want to be left out if that trend continues. I also believe that the precedent has been set that games are running smoother on the PS4. That, of course, can change, but it is currently the general consensus.

  • thebanditking

    I think titanfall will hit 1 mill, in software easy. I highly doubt it moved a million X1′s though, I just dont see that as feasible.

  • Shatter

    Going to laugh when Titanfall comes out on the PS4 once the hype dies. Another over rated shooter like COD hooray…

  • Villalon

    It’s going to take more then Call of Duty with Mechs to keep up with the PS4 !

  • Michael Norris

    1 million folks bought a Xone for Titanfall?….LOLOLOL

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