It’s starting to sound like the Xbox One might be tough to find at launch if you didn’t pre-order the console. For those thinking that they’ll be able to waltz in and pick-up the new hardware due to low demand, one Microsoft developer is saying that all consoles are accounted for, and that Microsoft has just as many pre-orders for the Xbox One as Sony has for the PlayStation 4.
Every console we made and will make until launch are accounted for
Over on Reddit, the official Xbox One thread saw a confirmed Xbox One developer relay the revealing news about the console.
“When I saw reports of Sony having a million or 1.5 million pre-orders for PS4, I didn’t even think twice about it. We’re not disclosing pre-order numbers at the moment for accounting reasons but I know for a fact we have just as many. Don’t be bogged by published statistics. At the end of all this, what matters is the games you want to play. Which games will people go back to over and over. Go with that. Look at the list of exclusive launch titles for each console.
I’m quite curious how Microsoft will put consoles on shelves at launch day given that almost every console we made and will make until launch are accounted for.”
Microsoft has yet to reveal an official tally for pre-order totals, but if this holds true, their may be some price gouging going on if the console is hard to find this holiday season.