Amazon has announced that this past week that their Video Games department has seen a record number of console orders throughout E3. In fact, there’s been a 4000% year-on-year increase in console orders. At one point during the past week, customers were ordering 2,500 next-gen consoles per minute.
“Last week, the Amazon Video Games store made history with its biggest pre-order week ever thanks to the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.”
The feat is minimized by the fact that the console market was suffering at this time last year. However, as MCV points out, “pre-orders for the two consoles stand at nearly twice the amount of all video games orders made on Black Friday 2012.”
That’s good news.