Best Buy holding Xbox One, PS4 launch events

Retailer opening its stores across the country in November for midnight release events for next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony.

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Gamers who just can't wait to get their hands on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 can attend midnight launch events at Best Buy this November, the company has announced.

Best Buy said (via CNET) that it will begin selling PlayStation 4 consoles and Xbox One systems at 12:01 a.m. on November 15 and November 22, respectively, in North America.

A list of participating Best Buy locations is available on the company's website for the PS4 and Xbox One.

In addition to the special midnight events, Best Buy announced a new promotion for select Xbox One titles for those who have bought the game's Xbox 360 counterpart and elect to trade it in at the retailer.

Best Buy will give up to $40 of in-store credit for these games, which will also include a $10 trade-in coupon when purchased. This effectively equates to upgrading from the Xbox 360 version of a game to the Xbox One version for $10.

More information about the trade-up program is available on Best Buy's website.

Retailers Amazon and GameStop, as well as publishers like Sony and Activision, are holding similar promotions.

Discussion

454 comments
Black_Knight_99
Black_Knight_99

no but i dont have to pay more for pc service like the xbox one or ps 4

Thedarknight147
Thedarknight147

I honestly am not getting any of the consoles at launch, mostly to the fact that people go bat shit crazy to get a console. So im just gonna wait a few months and buy my ps4 when more games come out or a new bundle pack releases.

NaNoSQDX
NaNoSQDX

I feel like Best buy ALWAYS has some fights or stabbing break out when there is a midnight release. I'll just go to my local GameStop with my getaway car ready if anybody tries something lol

starjay009
starjay009

Can someone kindly explain to me what is the difference between a 'DAY ONE' edition and 'Standard' edition ? Pretty please ?!

jcv1811
jcv1811

I've got a question: If you do not have a preorder on these consoles you can't buy one at these launch events?? I mean, will these launch events have more consoles available to the public?

Campbell12
Campbell12

I preordered mines at best buy so pick it up at midnight

devild0ogwhite
devild0ogwhite

Midnight launch?  No thank you.  I'll wait till the next morning when there's minimal odds of me getting shanked walking back to my car with my PS4.

straightcur
straightcur

everyone in line will be guaranteed to get................. their name on a waiting list for the next shipment, as all day one consoles will be spoken for..... LOL

I predict lots of angry suckers.

dmastor
dmastor

I can't wait for Killer instinct. Hope it's as good as it looks. 

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Black Friday and selling consoles at midnight on these launch dates with how crazy the console wars are this time around is a bad idea.  I wish this kind of stuff was banned.

denhoffi
denhoffi

Awww, in Europe they never do stuff like that...

soulless4now
soulless4now

I predict a fight at each event because console launches are serious business. 

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Wonder if those guys that buy consoles to smash them infront of the people waiting in line will be there for these launches this gen...

pkosior
pkosior

Date:Nov14 Time:11:59pm Location:GameStop System:PS4 Games: killzone bf4 ac4 cod Free games: resogun drive club blacklight retribution war thunder warframe :)) hot weekend

chris12878
chris12878

What the hell is wrong with everyone.  It's real smart to bash the X1 or the PS4 cause you support just one system.  Give me a break true gamers should support all video games in general for the industry.  I have been a gamer since I was 8, now 35, and back in the day no one cared about which console was better. I am sick of people with the fan boy BS!  F*** that a game is a game and people just need to enjoy whatever they have X1 or PS4 and stop being a fan boy for their system.  I have a 360 and PS3 next to each other now, and pre-ordered both X1 and PS4!   Last, can't wait for GTA5, gonna be awesome!!! 


Diegoctba
Diegoctba

I hope that does not happen any kind of violence, between the fans of each platform, like the football matches.

DoUbLeZzMk2
DoUbLeZzMk2

Sweetness!!! Wishing i pre-ordered mine at bestbuy, i pre-ordered mine at a gamestop in a mall, and im not sure if they can do a midnight launch!!! =/

Zloth2
Zloth2

Can PC gamers sneak in and buy new PC games that finally start taking advantage of their hardware?

ludvig69
ludvig69

i will be so jealous watching those ps4s getting sold...until grown ass men hand over knack as the "go to" game that makes it so better hahaha

kingotnw
kingotnw

This list makes no sense when you go to BB's website. I have mine preordered, and my store is on that list, but so is every Best Buy in the state. How do you know if the store is going to be open at midnight or not?


XbotSlayer221
XbotSlayer221

Best Buy will have a follow up party the next day for the mass returns on defective xbone's

NaNoSQDX
NaNoSQDX

At my GameStop in my town they are opening the doors to pre orders so people can chill inside and grab their system and bounce. lol. there are gonna be news vans i bet because our newsstation has nothing to do. try to interview a gamer and all they gonna hear is "i gotta go!" *shoves interviewer* lol 

broly1800
broly1800

I'M GET PS4 GOOD STUFF GAMES CAN'T WAIT......

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

@starjay009 

The Day One edition has "Day One Edtion" on the controller for starters. Plus you get a special achievement. That's it. Games that are Day One copies have extra achievements & exclusive content to download.

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

@jcv1811 

Microsoft just stated that there will be enough Xbox One consoles besides the pre-orders available at launch. I don't know about the PS4 since I have zero interest in owning one.

untouchables111
untouchables111

You could possibly just buy 1 bestbuy will surly have a few on hand and I mean a few. Just find out from ur local place if they expect extras and when u can line up and just be the first one there and ur good.

t3ero2zero
t3ero2zero

@jcv1811 i think it's only the day ones are sold out you can still get the standard unit well that is the case for microsoft

untouchables111
untouchables111

Ya know that really a thing of the past. It only take 1 bad person to teach everyone that ample lighting and security will deter those people.

soda128
soda128

@devild0ogwhite my thoughts exactly, except with my Xbox One.  I know there is gonna be a lot of people there many of them are probably there to steal and ebay-ify my console

MALEVOLENT312
MALEVOLENT312

@soulless4now I agree. These types of things bring out the worst in people. I hope I'm wrong,but I have a feeling someone is going to make national headlines for being robbed or killed over their next gen console. I'd rather pay the extra money and have it shipped to my door then deal with a mob full of morons.

soda128
soda128

@chris12878 I'm a long time gamer too.  When you get older and have a good job console wars seem even more meaningless, especially when you can buy both consoles and not have to wait for parents or whatever to get it.  I've never owned a Sony console and it's not because I hate it or anything.

gamestoreguy
gamestoreguy

@chris12878 Right....there was never a nintendo is better than sega (or vice versa) battle back in the day.

xhawk27
xhawk27

@XbotSlayer221 

I like how idiots like you think because MS had a problem with the last gen console that everything from now on is going to have the same problems. 

More likely mass returns on defective PSfails on November 16.

Money71
Money71

I'm getting both consoles on day one to does not mean your rich just means you might have extra money that you worked hard for to buy what you want that's all

metgear2000
metgear2000

@King-of-Leon @chris12878 My biggest complaint is about people who don't like a system because of the company that makes it. I think even if you don't like M$ or Sony, you should judge their products on individual basis. I for one do not like Apple, but I love an iPhone for example. 

Henninger
Henninger

@gamestoreguy @chris12878 There was a nintendo vs. sega battle back in the day. Just wasn't as heated as today's console wars. SNES vs. Genesis was the best console war ever imo.

metgear2000
metgear2000

@Zloth2 I've been waiting for the new gen. of consoles, since crytek downgraded the graphics of Crysis 2 to make it run on the shitty 360 or ps3 with its 512 mb of ram...

XbotSlayer221
XbotSlayer221

@xhawk27 @XbotSlayer221 Panties in a bunch? You seem like an angry xbot. Let me guess, The RROD disaster never happened according to idiots like you. Face it bot the xbone is half baked and rushed. Changing the cpu speed at the last minute should be your first clue dummy..

jackzor123
jackzor123

@MrPS4luvaluva @Gear64x @XbotSlayer221 @xhawk27 had a ps3 since day one and it's still going strong. Had 4 Xbox's... yeah. And all of my friends have had at least 2 360's... not saying the Xbox One will be the same but these guys are right, the RROD was a big issue. Also agree with Xbotslayer221, all these last minute changes don't exactly scream "we're on top of things"