ATV 4s selling like crazy

The-Pro

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Dec 2, 2010
1,449
35
Germany
I was in an apple store in the Netherlands earlier today for a genius bar appointment and in the 30minutes I was there I watched, yes I counted, 28 Apple TV 4s being sold.
Thats nearly 1 every minute!!

Didn't know there was that much hype about them, I presume its because you can play games on them now.
Everyone who was at the store looking at the display models was playing games.
Shows people priorities doesnt it, no one noticed the cool new remote or anything, it was just the games that were interesting.

Like all the people I see trying out the iphone 6s and 6s plus. They are all playing games (or checking facebook), no one trying out the 3D touch, which is really cool actually and the first "new" thing to be brought to the iPhones.
I never play games on my i devices, I think they are boring, if I play a game then its on my computers. Might just be me but I think its a shame that all people seem to care about is playing games on these wonderful devices that can do so much more.
 

ck2875

macrumors 6502a
Mar 25, 2009
975
2,461
Brighton
Yeah. I was just in a Boston Apple Store and there were a lot of people buying these. Granted a lot of people were buying everything.
 
  • Like
Reactions: moetownslick

Plx32

macrumors member
Nov 21, 2009
95
39
Paris, France
Same thing in Paris, they were literally flying off the shelves...

I was really surprised even if I expected some first day hardcore fans to be there.

But maybe that's a launch day thing...
 

570934

Suspended
May 3, 2011
710
101
I think one of the reason is all the previous ATV users will be going out and upgrading. First true upgrade for quite a few years.
 

phrehdd

macrumors 68040
Oct 25, 2008
3,266
725
I think it is a combo of things - people invested in the rather limited ATV3 and now got their "fix" in with the ATV4 that resolved some very long standing complaints about the ATV3 and of course those who are new to drinking the Apple too cool aid. I say this with a bit of humour as I would be the first to say that the ATV has its place and serves many well but equally many are left frustrated and feel cheated by the very slow move to bring forth more services with this device.
 

Surf Monkey

macrumors 68030
Oct 3, 2010
2,670
435
Portland, OR
Back from one of the Portland Oregon stores. It isn't a mad-house or anything, but most of the people there were buying AppleTV 4s. Sounded like the 32gig was the best seller. I bought a 32 to use in a second room while waiting for a new AV reliever to arrive. That'll hook up to a 64gig ATV 4 in my livingroom.

I'm pleased with it so far. Having to re-log into all the channels is a drag and so is having to search the App Store to find all the ones that were default on the ATV3, but once it's all set up it's great! Now Apple needs to get their content agreements in place so that they can make a version of Netflix/Hulu and or turn the iTunes movie/TV stores into a streaming service like Apple Music. Once something like that happens this thing will be unbeatable.
 

acrafton

macrumors 6502
Jan 18, 2006
260
1
Not here. . Southlake texas store had loads (hundreds on multiple shelves) of them and no one was even looking (except me). I asked the clerk on checkout about sales. . she said "a few" and this was after lunch. FWIW.

I quite like it so far. . .
 

protobiont

macrumors 6502a
Jul 6, 2010
625
118
I was in an apple store in the Netherlands earlier today for a genius bar appointment and in the 30minutes I was there I watched, yes I counted, 28 Apple TV 4s being sold.
Thats nearly 1 every minute!!

Didn't know there was that much hype about them, I presume its because you can play games on them now.
Everyone who was at the store looking at the display models was playing games.
Shows people priorities doesnt it, no one noticed the cool new remote or anything, it was just the games that were interesting.

Like all the people I see trying out the iphone 6s and 6s plus. They are all playing games (or checking facebook), no one trying out the 3D touch, which is really cool actually and the first "new" thing to be brought to the iPhones.
I never play games on my i devices, I think they are boring, if I play a game then its on my computers. Might just be me but I think its a shame that all people seem to care about is playing games on these wonderful devices that can do so much more.
What is the "so much more" that should be so captivating?
 

mic j

macrumors 68030
Mar 15, 2012
2,650
146
Not here (Chicago area). I just went to Best Buy and at first they told me they didn't have the new one. Then after I told the rep another rep told me they had it, he went and checked and pulled one out of the back. He didn't even know they got delivered this morning. So I was the only one to even ask for one. lol (and typical BB experience).
 

Swampthing

Suspended
Mar 5, 2004
657
565
But but but I thought so many people here said the demand would be very low on Day One?????? Don't tell me.... they were... dare I say it.... W R O N G ????
 

StevenWalker

macrumors regular
Oct 19, 2014
192
36
But but but I thought so many people here said the demand would be very low on Day One?????? Don't tell me.... they were... dare I say it.... W R O N G ????
They have sold 25 million of ATVs previously... and MANY of those users have been awaiting a model update.

Only idiots would suggest that there would be no demand for new ones...
 
  • Like
Reactions: Surf Monkey

jrcsh6

macrumors 6502
Jul 1, 2008
428
33
Indianapolis was the same story. I played with it for about 5 min and they moved 8. None of them even played with the other demo set up.
 

LumbermanSVO

macrumors 65816
Mar 15, 2007
1,039
130
Denton, TX
Not here. . Southlake texas store had loads (hundreds on multiple shelves) of them and no one was even looking (except me). I asked the clerk on checkout about sales. . she said "a few" and this was after lunch. FWIW.

I quite like it so far. . .
I was at that store this morning for some repairs, in the hour or so that I was there, there was a steady stream of people buying them. The employees also did a good job of restocking the shelves, so it never looked like that stock was diminishing. I bought one after my repair, I'm liking it so far.