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PlayStation 4 preorders have already topped PlayStation 3 launch sales

PlayStation 4 Preorders

There is certainly pent-up demand among gamers who have been waiting for what seems like ages for Microsoft and Sony to unveil their next-generation video game consoles. How badly did gamers want a refresh? Sony recently announced that pre-sales of its upcoming PlayStation 4 console have surpassed 1 million units. To put that figure in perspective, Forbes notes that Stern Agee analyst Avind Bhatia said in a recent research note that Sony’s PlayStation 3 sales from the holiday quarter in which it launched back in 2006 didn’t even total 1 million units. In other words, the PS4’s launch-quarter sales have already topped the PS3, and the new console hasn’t even debuted yet. Sony’s new PlayStation 4 will be released on November 15th starting at $399.99.

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Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.