The launch of PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders have resulted in a record week for's Video Games store, the retailer has announced.

"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," reads a statement from Amazon. "In fact, at the peak of demand last week, Amazon customers were pre-ordering more than 2,500 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles per minute."

Amazon reports that it saw a 4000 per cent increase in console orders during E3 week 2013 compared to the same period last year. Furthermore, day-one pre-orders for the two consoles are nearly two times that of all video games sales on Black Friday 2012. has asked Amazon for a breakdown of PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders, but has yet to receive a response.

Source: Press release