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Xbox One preorders sell out at some stores

Xbox One preorders sell out at some stores

Wed 10 Jul 2013 2:33pm GMT / 10:33am EDT / 7:33am PDT
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Best Buy no longer taking reservations for new system, Amazon cuts off preorders for "Day One" edition of Microsoft's latest

Yesterday word arrived that major US retailers like Toys R Us and GameStop had cut off their online PlayStation 4 preorders, indicating a healthy demand for the upcoming system. The Xbox One has seen similar indicators, with multiple online retailers shutting down reservations for the system.

Best Buy is no longer taking online preorders for the console, and Amazon has halted reservations for the Day One edition of the Xbox One. Amazon customers can still order the standard Xbox One, but there is no indication that it will arrive at launch.

While both consoles are seeing pre-sellouts at certain retailers, they remain readily available for reservation elsewhere online. As of this writing, those looking to secure an Xbox One Day One edition from a US retailer can still preorder the system from Toys R Us, GameStop, and more. PlayStation 4 preorders remain open at sites like Best Buy and Amazon. Wal-Mart and Target are currently taking launch reservations for both systems.

8 Comments

Popular Comment
I wouldnt be surprised at all if both Micro and Sony are limiting pre order supplies in order to CREATE the illusion of high demand. Age ol trick.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Max Kaftanati
President

10 4 0.4
That is true they have very low limit at Gamestop for sure.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Tristan King
Marketing

5 4 0.8
For Gamestop, the allocation varies with each store.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Roman Margold
Rendering Software Engineer

24 34 1.4
Xbox One Day One edition
And I thought Xbox One was a silly name...

Posted:A year ago

#4

Paul Jace
Merchandiser

868 1,273 1.5
No more silly than Wii U.

Posted:A year ago

#5

Andreia Quinta
Creative & People Photographer

200 476 2.4
There's a common saying in Portugal: The first corn is for the sparrows.

The meaning behind this saying refers to when the eager or inexperienced rush to reap the first advantages of something, even though those aren't the best ones.

Posted:A year ago

#6

Joćo Namorado
Project Manager

51 16 0.3
Huge sales on launch are hardly uncommon. There's always a large group of tech hungry early adopters. First corn is for the sparrows, as Andreia mentioned.

The big question is whether sales will continue strong after the launch period or if we will see a big decrease as with the 3DS.

Posted:A year ago

#7

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