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Xbox One overtakes GTA V in ShopTo pre-order charts


What a difference a day makes. If Microsoft knew that all it took was to turn around the fortunes of Xbox One was to include FIFA 14 then maybe it'd have done it a few months ago. But let's not worry about the past, lets talk about the present and the fact that Xbox One has overtaken this year's most highly anticipated game in the ShopTo pre-order charts.

This is quite a feat considering that GTA V has been topping the ShopTo pre-order charts for quite some time, but then FIFA 14 is a powerful weapon in Europe it seems and with the game now included with Xbox One, all of a sudden there is value to be had from Microsoft.

Pre-Order your Xbox One today while stocks last.

Edited On 22 Aug, 2013

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LLOYD 3 years ago
Free fifa 14 did this? its still cheaper to get a ps4 + buy fifa 14.. oh well.
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ASC 3 years ago
Its a factor, but not the whole story. Extra value with a console is an added selling point, especially when the cost is higher than their competitor. Though the preorder spike can also be associated with gamescom, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that some people were waiting for information from it before preordering, or only decided to preorder once they have seen new information coming out about the console.
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Apnomis 3 years ago
If FIFA did this then Shopto shoppers need some maths lessons - PS4 + FIFA 14 = £396 (and that's assuming the price of next gen games doesn't fall nearer launch which they probably will). Add another £20-30 for a PS Subscription and you also get DriveClub and another game for free too - along with a free game every month for 12 months and 12 months of online gaming which isn't included in the Xbox One bundle. Sorry but if people are preordering the Xbox One just because they think it's now better value with FIFA14 then put simply they are morons...
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Resistance 3 years ago
A company gives some more people on the fence a reason to pre-order and pre-orders increase? How's this news again
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RTLF 3 years ago
Agreed Lloyd, for the same price you can get the PS4+Fifa 14+any other game of your choice, not to mention that with PS+ you get Driveclub and other great games in comparison to XBLive which gives you nada... I guess with this new offer, a lot of the people who were mulling over whether to *pre-order* the xbone or wait felt this was an offer they couldn't refuse
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RTLF 3 years ago
ah you guys beat me to it :)
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
If you add up everything though then it can be argued that what comes with the xbox one is still of greater value sure if you add just fifa it comes to just under £400 but if you add on the PS4 camera thats another £50 and if you add on a better headset that is not just a bit of wire thats another £20 -£30. Also the driveclub that comes with the PS4 is not the full game. Is the price for PS plus not £40 as well? Oh and maybe they ordered the xbox one because it has games on it that they prefer over the PS4.
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Oliver 3 years ago
its because of the exclusives to fifa 14 that are only on xbox and if you deduct the price of fifa from £430 it = £390 + you get kinect included which would cost around £100 its quite a bargain really
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Most gamers already have a gaming headset & most Xbox1 exclusives will move over to PS4 sooner or later, most of Sony's won't
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Always wondered, what's your pic Zombie?
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
It is a small Pig that is sort of like a stress ball. It belonged to someone I used to work with and I took it from her desk when I went to Alton Towers and took loads of random pictures of it. That one is when we were wating to go on the log flume.
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ASC 3 years ago
The price difference between the two consoles is roughly the cost of the kinect, problem is most core gamers don't really want it, so they are paying a premium for something they didn't want. the free game offsets this for many people (including one of the highest selling games for free can do that). In all many people (including myself) consider the PS4 to be better both in value and capability, but if your xbox owner up to now or you just prefer its launch lineup the ONE is a Viable choice now, much better proposition then it was when announced around E3 at least
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RTLF 3 years ago
It is £40 for a year but apparently with special offers you can get it for £20-30, plus if you get it between now and the PS4 release you also get another three months for free on top of the year...
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Will the old headsets still work on the PS4? Also about the xbox going to sony sure it probably will happen with the likes of Dead Rising but that is still just speculation just now, the likes of Forza and Ryse will stay on the xbox just like Killzone and Infamous will stay on the Ps4
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I understand that not a lot of people want the Kinect but I still think it is better for having it than not. Mainly because I am interested to see what developers can do with it as it does have some potential. Also at least it isnt always connected so you are not forced to use it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Dead Rising WILL be on the PS4, it's Capcpom
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I think it is mainly that not a single game on launch will use it interestingly & we don't know if any game will in the future. Also if it at least worked on the PC that would be another tick in the box but it doesn't
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Oh and the old headsets will work
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RTLF 3 years ago
I agree ASC, I think most neutrals who know their facts would go with the PS4 and PS+..... most(not all) who are already 360 users and who's friends also are, will most likely stick to what they know as if indoctrinated. Personally after seeing the E3 debacle (the horrific original policies etc.), I don't think I could bring myself to buy into their product and trust them during its lifespan...
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ASC 3 years ago
Kinect games have a really really bad rep for anything other than gimics. Its not that people have problems with having it (now that the always on camera/mic requirements are gone), the problem is that people didn't like having to pay the extra £80 for something which up till now has never had a significant positive effect on major titles.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Thats good about the headsets then. The original Dead Rising never came out for the PS3 did it? At least if it is bundled with it then they know that everyone will have a Kinect and are more likely to do something with it.
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RTLF 3 years ago
And yes the PS3 headsets will work on PS4... just an observation but how funny is it that the PS4 comes with that PS4 camera game already installed even though the camera is optional, yet the xbone forces you to have the Kinect even though there are no games for it yet...
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Sure they really buggered up with there E3 stuff but saying you couldn't trust them during its lifespan I mean its not as though they have ever had loads of there users personal information and credit card details stolen and had there entire online service go down for a month or so.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Don't know about the PS3 but Dead Rising 1 did come out on the Wii. I'll buy into the Kinect when a came comes out and does to it like what Skyward Sword & Red Steel 2 did to the Wii Motion Plus
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Beard Knight 3 years ago
There's a number of reasons why X1 is topping the charts for pre-orders right now. First, GTA V has been at the top for a while and anyone paying attention has likely already pre-ordered the game by now, second, the same situation applies to the PS4 (the strongest console to date for Sony in terms of pre-orders) and third, it is likely those people who were looking for a reason to get an X1 and hadn't really made up their mind yet. Free games do help, after all. PS4 is still more bang for your buck though, £40 a year with Instant Game Collection giving you around 24 titles? A lot more worth than £40 a year for basic Internet access. Also, X1 exclusives are fickle things, Dead Rising will definitely come to the PS4 in a GoTY edition or something similar, other titles will likely follow after the exclusivity period wears off. I give it a year or two before MS start offering Kinectless X1's. Kinect wasn't really done well this gen, it'll likely be more of the same next-gen.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Yeah that does seem strange RTLF, I think that shows that they were originally going to have it bundle but they changed after seeing the backlash from the Xbox. I reckon that the PS4 has made a fare few changed like the xbox one but not in public as they have been pretty much reacting to xbox announcements.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I love how people keep on bringing up the PSN Hack. Any system in the world can be broken into if the person is good and determined enough, it just so happened that Sony was the target
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ASC 3 years ago
Never really been keen on xbox since we found that the 360 original build quality aimed at an expected average lifespan of 18 months. Also, the PS4 was going to come with the camera, then they reallised before they went and announced anything that people didn't really want it and dropping it from the console purchase let them majorly undercut the xbox price for both sales and PR advantage
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Also Sony entering into partnership with ISP's is awesome and can only be a good thing
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Not denying that Nox all i was saying is that they have both made mistakes if you look to the whole run up to that was because they removed the ability for people to use other OS. The ISP thing not for me just now they are doing it with Virgin who claim I can only get something like 3 mbps and have a download cap, it would be good for the people that live in the lucky areas they support though.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
The Virgin deal could involve TV as well which could be good. Interestingly not heard anything about the TV Stuff for Xbox over year.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Is it not sky that xbox are doing a deal with?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
There was talk of doing a deal with sky but as far as I know I have not heard any deal being done with them yet.
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Bravedwarf 3 years ago
ps4 and fifa might be still cheaper but why does everybody forget about the controller? me personal yeah abit :( that ps4 is more powerful but so was the ps3. i rather have the xbox joypad in my hand then a dualshock. This to me is added value. i was going to have fifa 14 pre-ordered now it has saved me £47 towards another game or extra controller. done
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RTLF 3 years ago
Zombie, that'd be my luck, I have sky but going with PS4 :) About Sony dropping the camera bundle, they realised people didn't want it so they dropped it, same cant be said for MS, people mostly don't want the Kinect but they have no choice... sure it might be fun for party games but its gimmicky and the novelty wears off so quickly... besides, who plays games consoles at parties!? I'm too busy socialising, drinking and busting the odd move :p Totally agree with Nox's Hack comment, I've heard Live has been hacked into many times only the hackers in question didn't take it to the next level and steal info etc. so its been kept under wraps...
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Dead 3 years ago
How is this news, GTAV hasn't even been top of the preorder charts for long either.
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ASC 3 years ago
If it gets you what you want from your console, then all the best to you Bravedwarf. On a side note i find the controllers pretty much the same, If someone is used to only a certain controller it can feel weird to use a different one, but most people won't really notice the difference after a few hours of usage.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
The controller is just a preference though will have to try the PS4 one first but I did feel that the PS3 one was far too light.
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RTLF 3 years ago
took the words outta my mouth once again, both controllers are fine, its just if you're used to using one particular one all the time the other one will feel a bit alien to begin with...
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RTLF 3 years ago
You must've been using the non vibrating one if it was too light...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I find the Xbox controller is better with Shooters and the Dualshock is better with everything else
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Just checked and they feel about the same weight to me
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RTLF 3 years ago
Played the cod games a lot on 360 and always found the non symmetrical placement of the analogue sticks a little strange, got used to it though tbh so was fine... just never understood why they made it that way?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I think it's just years of playing shooters on the Xbox and the fact that I never really played Shooters on any Dualshock (Keyboard and Mouse FTW)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
First Shooter was Turok (N64), then Half-Life (PC), Unreal Tournament(PC) & then Halo (Xbox Original)
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ASC 3 years ago
maybe... they thought it easier to drop the left thumb down to hit the d-pad for single input buttons then reach past the stick which would be more similar to ps? Just guessing really, i've used both and it doesn't matter to me. At this point its more a case of there being no reason to change from what their users are used to more then any real reason.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I am not getting the scales out i just said it feels lighter :) It is the vibrating one. I dont find that much difference over playing games on either really.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
http://www.oxm.co.uk/60879/dead-rising-3-definitely-isnt-a-timed-exclusive-for-xbox-one-says-capcom/ I will just leave this here :)
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Dead 3 years ago
Says nothing about DR3 Off the Record.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Of course they are not going to say "If you wait a year it will be a PS4" Same way Rockstar haven't confimed that GTA V will be on PC or "Next-Gen" when we all know it will at least be on PC
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Dead 3 years ago
Have Capcom ever made an exclusive game and not rereleased it on other platforms with a few minor tweaks and a slight change to the title?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm not 100% sure. Even Power Stones has a PSP version (I would love a new Power Stones)
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Whitey 3 years ago
Why on earth do people keep saying "you can buy a PS4 and FIFA 14 for cheaper" seriously people are not really that bothered about money when buying a new console that will last more than 6 years before the next-gen. Is the PS4 the same as Xbox? no, so obviously people will buy what they want and prefer.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Best thing you have said in ages
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Pre-order only free game will do that. Would be interesting to see if it would still do so well if another SKU without a free game went up for preorder now. Also, aren't you guys at Shopto a bit pissed off that Microsoft have basically killed any chance you had of selling copies of FIFA 14 on Xbone at launch?
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
"seriously people are not really that bothered about money when buying a new console" - Hahahaha!
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Joey B 3 years ago
Wonder if this has anything to do with the fact ShopTo have raised the price of GTA V another £2 to £42.85 when Amazon are doing it for £39.99 ....... I ordered it at £40.85 so I'll keep my pre-order on here, but I thought ShopTo were cheaper than Amazon on new games
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I think Whitey means that people don't really care about £10-£20 in to overall scheme of things
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Dead 3 years ago
I used to think that too, but Amazons pricing has gotten quite competitive lately, they are doing SR4 for nearly £8 less than here.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Yeh I have been enjoying Amazon's Pricing on Anime and Manga lately
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Bindiana 3 years ago
It pays to shop around usually amazon or here are the cheapest but some other places have the odd game cheaper at launch must admit dont buy many from amazon. Its mainly here and another website.
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Joey B 3 years ago
I buy close to 100% of my games on here, and I've got my next gen console and 8 games ordered on here too. I do often check Amazon though just to compare, and normally amazon are more expensive ... Amazon I think have got dearer lately, on things like blu rays, ever since they got caught not paying the right amount of tax, the prices have seemed to rise.
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Whitey 3 years ago
So, GTA V has took top spot again? Xbox One isn't even in top 10 now...
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Joey B 3 years ago
Yeah they did something, they've added like 8 Bundle Packs for Xbox One, and removed just the console itself
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ASC 3 years ago
Xbox One bundles went live instead: http://www.shopto.net/product/search/genre/HARDWARE/platform/xbox%20one
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Dead 3 years ago
Then what was the point of this 'news'?
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Whitey 3 years ago
What the hell, so you can't even just get the console on itself now? why are the bundles so much, over 500 for just console and extra controller? the controllers are over £70 are they?
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Dead 3 years ago
That's with a years Live too Whitey.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Oh yeah, it doesn't say so in the title, but just read the description.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Must admit those bundles arent the greatest not expecting much better from the PS4 ones think it maybe better to shop around and get everything separately.
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Whitey 3 years ago
GAME have the cheapest bundle so far, Xbox one with CoD for £460 however it isn't the day one edition. The day one with CoD is £485
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Joey B 3 years ago
I cancelled my pre-orders of DR3 and Ryse and got the bundle with DR3, Ryse and £10 xbox currency, and I think I saved about £6, I hope they have new bundles coming soon, because saving £6 on a over £500 bundle, isn't anything to write home about
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Joey B 3 years ago
@Whitley, so you're paying an extra £25 for an achievement and a little logo on the controller, that's poop
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Whitey 3 years ago
Don't see why ShopTo don't just have a bundle with the console and a game or 2, why does every bundle have extra crap like 12 month LIVE, extra controller or Xbox currency, just making them more expensive with stuff I don't want.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Though saying that, My Xbox LIVE sub runs out at the end of this year, so might be worth getting one with 12 month LIVE.
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Joey B 3 years ago
Yeah I'd rather have a bundle with just DR3 and Ryse, and forget about the £10 xbox currency, because Microsoft points are getting scrapped and it's going to be local currency anyway
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Whitey 3 years ago
So to be clear, everyone that has the normal £430 console pre-ordered has to cancel and pre-order a new bundle, or are they still selling the original version?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The thing was the "Day One" editions are that they are kinda limited quantity so I guess that makes them collectors items
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Dead 3 years ago
I suppose, if you are that serious a collector you'll be wanting the regular too.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The regular is a common item so no one cares
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Joey B 3 years ago
@Whitley No I don't think you have to cancel your pre-order if you just have the console, I didn't have to, I just swapped it for a bundle, without losing my place in the pre-order queue.
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Dead 3 years ago
Common now Nox, not in 20 years, that's how collectors look at things, isn't it?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
If you wait till the end of the console life-cycle (or before a new version comes out) you will be able to pick up an original cheap
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Dead 3 years ago
I never said they would buy one now, did I?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You implied it
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Dead 3 years ago
Not consciously.
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Resistance 3 years ago
I see the Xbox One isn't even in the top 10 now. Wheres the story for that Joe?
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JoeToots 3 years ago
resistance it's not going to be is it? think about it since the bundle's have been released the pre orders would of been seperated into each bundle but i bet as a whole they would still be up there.

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