The next few months will see a variety of sought after game titles becoming available, with many gamers being spoilt for choice with big name titles. Now the VGchartz pre-order top ten list is dominated by the Xbox 360. Because of this Uncharted 3 has been pushed out of the pre-order chart down to the lack of PS3 orders.
According to an article on MSXboxworld some people think that PS3 owners don’t like spending their cash compared to Xbox360 owners, especially when it comes to pre-orders. The top ten list of pre-order games backs this theory up as it is mainly made up with Xbox 360 versions of games. There is a similar amount of both the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles owned around the world.
Some may even say the Xbox 360 is the home of the first person shooter which could account for some of the titles in the list. With the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 the pre-orders for the Xbox 360 version are around double of the PS3. The Xbox 360 exclusives may explain some of the differences in numbers, but then you have the situation of Uncharted 3.
The game is one of the biggest titles on the PS3 platform, but even though it’s not long away, it currently only sits at number twelve in the pre-order chart. Of the top ten pre-orders the Xbox 360 accounts for seven of them, with the PS3 having two and the other one taken by the Wii. Uncharted 3 as of July 16th had 140,000 pre-orders compared to Battlefield 3 having around the same. Compare that to the pre-orders of the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 which has over 250,000.
If you compare these figures to those of the Amazon.com bestsellers which includes pre-order data, Uncharted 3 doesn’t even make the top 100. It does currently sit at number four in the most wished for chart though. The game will probably go on to sell well, but there shouldn’t be any need to worry about the game selling out come release day.
One reason why many PlayStation 3 owners have not pre-ordered games yet could be the fact they want to see who will have the best deals. Retailers often do special launch week deals on new titles with discounted prices for a few days. These are often kept secret until the game is about to release.
Why do you thing the pre-order chart is dominated by Xbox 360 versions of games?