GameStop stores reach Xbox One preorder cap - Report

Retailer no longer accepting preorders for Microsoft's next-gen console in-store, though online orders remain open.

GameStop stores across the United States have stopped taking preorders for the Xbox One, as launch-day allocation has reportedly reached its cap. Preorders through GameStop's website remain open and available.

Polygon reports that GameStop senior managers have sent word to store managers informing them to no longer accept preorders until Microsoft makes additional stock available.

The site spoke with GameStop stores across the country, with all outlets declining to accept preorders for the next-generation Xbox. These stores continue to take PlayStation 4 orders, as managers said stock for Sony's system is "considerably higher than Microsoft's."

GameStop began taking Xbox One preorders on June 10, the day Microsoft held its E3 2013 media briefing and announced a $500 price point for the system. Consumers can reserve a unit by providing a $100 deposit.

A GameStop spokesperson confirmed with Polygon that, "Due to high demand, GameStop is not taking additional store reservations for the Xbox One Day One Edition. However, reservations can still be made at www.gamestop.com."

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carlrhxphn
carlrhxphn

There is no real proof that the PS 4 is more Powerful it has better memory but all the other specs on the main Hardware has not really been fully explored.  All we really know is that they both have custom AMD 8 Core processors but how each is configured is not mentioned.  There could be something in the specs that makes up for the lower valued memory plus all the multiplatform games will more than likely have so little difference in this gen that it would not matter anyway.  After all the PS3 is more powerfull than the XBOX 360 and rarely has there been proof of that

I think that every XBOX ONE system will have a Connect there will be no SKU without one as games will be made to natively support it whether for the camera or the mic. as apposed to the PS4 where the EYE it is not included.  There has been a PS EYE since the PS2 but Playstation didn't support it, but Xbox did at least stick with the connect trying to keep it alive so they going to keep pushing it. 

Dont get me wrong I have the PS3 and XBOX since they both was released and even though the XBOX was my go to system, I really dont like the connect, but, if every system automatically comes with one they may find more meaningful uses for it.  Also the PS Network really sucked plus all the network and security problems that has happened makes me wonder how good the experience will be.

Last thing. 

This Hardware cycle lasted three almost 4 years longer than usual and there is alot of great games that are still slated for this gen.  There is a good chance that the upcoming one will last just as long maybe longer.  

I dont think that the prices can be compared to previous Generations because the current Gen machines do so much more than when they where first released.  I can't imagine what the PS4 or XBOX one will be like in 5 years, but, unlike our phones or tablets there is currently no subsidy to upgrade every 2 years with a contract so they have to pack as much into these things as possible at launch to make them viable longer. My TV and Samsung Galaxy S4 has motion and voice control built in.  I use neither but everything is leading that way so I dont think they had a choice and Sony may be making a mistake not having a built in motion control system.

You also will really have to think about what type of purchase these systems are as far as how soon you plan to replace it.  Is it an Ipad where you will probably buy a new one for $500 in two to three years (There are guys who do that for game systems) or is it a Receiver that you keep until it dies or becomes really outdated than by a new one for $500.

I welcome your opinion in what people think your system will be doing in 5 years and seeing the state of the electronics you buy does the prices seem more reasonible  

perkypossum
perkypossum

Does anyone actually know what Playstation4 and Xbox One specs will be like compared? will it hardly be noticeable or do you think Playstation4 will show superior graphics overall?

hordaak
hordaak

xb1...outselling ps4 on both amazon and gamestop. BAM!! SUCK ON THAT SONY FANBOYS

carlrhxphn
carlrhxphn

People are saying that Gamestop stores are smaller so they are stoping in store preorders because of space in the stores and shipping costs, but they have plenty of room for PS4 also they are not complaining about shipping PS4's to all those Gamestop stores.  I live in New York and there is a Gamestop on every block next to the Starbucks across from McDonalds so if the shipping thing was the problem for both systems I would understand.  When I preordered my XBox One on the third day of E3, the clerk at Gamestop told me that it was the last day of taking preorders.  I figured he was just BSing but with this news it might have been planned from the start.  This was before the whole DRM reversal so I dont think they where selling out of stock at the time.  

It is probably Gamestops way of screwing with Microsoft for trying to to destroy there used game market, which accounts for more than half there business.  Gamestop is the reason why digital download isn't cheaper than getting a physical copy, because the game companies still need them.

tionmedon
tionmedon

for those wanting spybot day one they r @ walmart.com..........fap it..

ixSasquatchxx
ixSasquatchxx

I'm not sure if I will preorder it.  I don't see a need in it.  It's not like it was years ago when the 360 and PS3 came out and you couldn't find them on shelves for a while.  I think there will be plenty to go around.  But I will switch all my 360 preorders to Xbox One.

midnitereaper
midnitereaper

I call BS on this report!  First the policies change and now all of the sudden the units are all sold out at stores....hmmm.  Its ok MS I can wait till the price drops. No big rush this year for a new console!

NetGod
NetGod

Wow, all Gamestop stores sold out of the XB1. 

Nice . . . .

SemoSpot
SemoSpot

They didn't change their consumer-rights violating policies for the good of gamers, they only changed it for the fact that Sony were RAPING them. bet you if Sony adopted the same policies they would've still stuck to them cause M$ don't give a shit about their loyal fans..

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

Was this just in one store? lol

It's not all great news now that the Xbox One's horrible DRM policies have found a quick grave. Since they basically provided the foundation for much of what the Xbox One allowed people to do, the positive aspects had to go as well...for some unknown reason. This means the Family Sharing program -which allowed you to set 10 other people as 'family members' who would then have access to your entire game library- is now gone - See more at: http://4playernetwork.com/blog/2013/06/xbone-drm-is-gone-but-family-sharing-goes-with-it/#sthash.mD3zxJy3.dpuf

the_big_doggg
the_big_doggg

Theyre out already? Guess Im going to have to wait in the parking lot to steal one...

di_styles
di_styles

People what matter now is to see which console is stronger.The cooling system ON XBONE OR PS4. We all know that our biggest  fear.They all have good games let wait and see.For me I preorder both.But the truth is MICROSOFT makes a nice move and to those who have not  realized, SONY have not gives us the price for PS4 Launch Day Edition. That what should be our worried now.PS4 Launch Day Edition may be more expensive trust me.the is a reason for Sony not give the price for day one edition.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

doesn't matter to me. MS thought this crap would fly and when they got killed in the PR war they had no choice but to back out. Don't think for a second that if MS thought they could kill Sony, Gamestop, and Apple TV in one swoop they wouldn't dive on it?

hp2110
hp2110

Xbox is the shit

SolidTy
SolidTy

I had mine preordered, but I wasn't sure if I was going to buy it if they didn't change their anti consumer policies.


Good news for gamers.

steelmouth
steelmouth

to keep the day one edition super special I would say MS avail more units for pre-order but not call it the day one addition

anyone else curious what this cap was? given the backlash MS had you would think the pre-orders would have been very low, and now with the change of Xbox One unpopular policies I imagine the pre-orders are goner get even higher as the lost sons and daughters will finally come back to the Xbox  

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

So it's fangirls now? I really hate what the gaming community has turned in to...

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

Like this comment if you are still getting a PS4 even though Microsoft deleted all of it's stupid policies from the Xbox One.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

for ms  its free shipping and you wont be billed til your x1 is shipped giving you time to save some money back 

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

and the website ishaving problems dont preorder from there, preorder from microsoft.com or amazon if you have to 

Navardo95
Navardo95

I'm happy for the XOne but its amazingly hilarious how some the XBimbos are now swarming out of their caves and screaming like prepubescent teenage girls and crying about how 'M$ nailed Sony!! :DD'...HAHA....no....MS was a little late in taking the right decision but the PS4 still stands strong as the console of choice...it has been with gamers since day one.

$100 cheaper,50% more powerful and a removable-HDD makes it a win for me but XOne is in a good shape now :)

tranceology3
tranceology3

People thinking this is a ploy,marketing or that it makes no sense why stores are sold out and online isn't need to rethink how pre orders work for gamestop. Stores only get so much stock, 10,20,50 units maybe, online they have  a few warehouses to ship from that will hold a HUGE amount of stock. It's easier to have customers buy from their online stock than in store because they can save money from shipping to each store on the day it's released, so they only give so much stock to each store. Plus I don't think there is a guarantee online, that you will get it the day it's released, there will be waves, and you might be delayed for the next week. If you pre order at the store you are guaranteed to have it on day one, as far as I'm aware.  

almanrawx
almanrawx

All of you unintelligent brain dead fanboys that are standing up for the xbox one/microsoft need to good back to school and get an education, everything that you say just makes you sound like a stupid consumer and people like you will be the cause of more shitty products and gimmicks.

I like games in general pc,nintendo,sony,360 but when something comes out which is just a piece of consumer junk goes to show where the company is going.

VR ALL THE WAY!

vatorus
vatorus

You complain about Microsoft when they announcedd these features, then when they do the right thing, you complain it's too late.  Face it, you are just going to hate MS no matter what because you are a jealous loser.  Who practically created the online multiplayer console space?  MS with Xbox Live.  Who was the first to put a HDD in a console? MS.  They changed the landscape of gaming and their ideas and the X1's features will do it all again. 

PHOENIXZERO
PHOENIXZERO

@carlrhxphn Except the information on the XBO's GPU was shared the same day of the unveil on a tech discussion that occured afterwards. The PS4's GPU is on paper 50% more powerful, that's  not opinion, that's not conjecture, that is fact. It's also fact that we know MS is using the same CPU as the PS4. The only major difference between the two consoles is the RAM set up and how that affected each platform.

 http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-spec-analysis-xbox-one

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6972/xbox-one-hardware-compared-to-playstation-4

 

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@hordaak did you read the article properly it says  "These stores continue to take PlayStation 4 orders, as managers said stock for Sony's system is "considerably higher than Microsoft's" meaning that there are more PS4 supply and can meet the demands while X-1 has low supply but high demand

deathblow3
deathblow3

@SemoSpot neither of them do if you think that your a fool. all they care about is your money and the best way tot get it. sony didnt do what microsoft did for fear of that 3rd company and the fact they didnt do it. sony did what was best for their wallets which is keep us happy.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@DeanoFantasy If you look at your 360 you'll see that Family Center is a place where you control on your console accounts created on your console, not on someone else console. There is no reason to think MS thought otherwise. And there is no reason to think they thought you could have a list of 10 persons on it who in turn had a list of another 10 persons, and so on.

deathblow3
deathblow3

@DeanoFantasy that sucks maybe if they had focused on that more they wouldnt have gotten so much hate

deathblow3
deathblow3

@bunchanumbers of course they would every company in the world would love to bury their competitors and rake in all the money.

Nikolajj
Nikolajj

@bunchanumbersSony, Gamestop, and Apple TV would do the same given the chance... dont think otherwise for a second.

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

Over half the gaming community is girls.

deathblow3
deathblow3

@sonyfreak456 well the change in policy made me look at my decision to not buy xbone at all to get both at some point just like i have now.

deathblow3
deathblow3

@Navardo95 its not 50% more powerful it has the same tech with better memory and where did you here about the removable hdd i hadn't heard about that. your right about the 2 little 2 late though as i feel bad PR is hard to reverse and they had horrible PR and keep going with it instead of STFU and not being a-holes about it we will see if this turns around for them.

waggs
waggs

@vatorus 

Microsoft needs to drop the DRM from their digital-download games and enable trading of those.  Otherwise, it's clear they just want to sucker people in with "disc based games" available at launch then later say "Ohhhhh sorry... no more disc based"

onlinekill
onlinekill

@PHOENIXZERO @carlrhxphn No developer is going out of there way to make things look that much beter on ps4. When it comes to time and money to make a game that is what matters in how a game is going to look.And if they do go the extra mile games will go up in price over the years.

carlrhxphn
carlrhxphn

@PHOENIXZERO @carlrhxphn 

Thank you for the links.  I stand corrected.

I read your links and am very surprised that I missed that.  I am also shocked that someone was able to do a teardown of something that hasn't been released. 

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

I'm going to ignore the fact that that's some of the stupidest reasoning I've heard on this site and instead just insist you give me reputable proof.

deathblow3
deathblow3

@waggs @vatorus what the heck are you talking about sony did the same day release this gen and on the ps vita. and said the same thing about there games for the ps4. that is never going to happen with this system. when people say stuff like this i picture tin foil hats and some off notion about alien brain waves all while they run around in their mothers basement in their underwear.

Nikolajj
Nikolajj

@waggs @vatorus Sins when have you been able to trade digital games on ANY medium? And do you think that the PS4 will let you?

PHOENIXZERO
PHOENIXZERO

@onlinekill@PHOENIXZERO@carlrhxphn They're already going that "extra mile" with PC versions, it's not going to increase costs or require more time to do given all three platforms are running on the same basic architecture. It's not so far different from PC games having a variety of graphical settings. The PC is going to be lead for quite a few developers this time around thanks to the architecture, Ubisoft has already gone that route and other publishers/developers are sure to follow if they make PC versions of their games. Even if it isn't the lead, if there's a PC version some of the improvements can be applied to the PS4 version.

Modern game engines are very flexible with their ability to scale. Developers will be able to have the PS4 versions of games look a bit better and perform better overall with less work than they'll have to put in (at least early on) to manage how the XBO's 32MB of eSRAM is used.


PS4 versions looking and performing better by having better shadowing, lighting, particle effects, crisper textures, AA, frame rates, less or faster loading and so on are not out of the realm of multi-platform development and it won't come at a higher cost or longer period of development. As I already said, it'll be similar to PC games with one running the game at "medium" settings and another at medium-high settings. The architecture between platforms is THAT close.


It isn't going to be like this generation where only first party (or exclusive) developers were able to get the most out of the PS3's nightmare of an architecture. The gap between first and third party games this time is going to be much smaller. Hell, third parties are already showing off games that look better than some first party offerings.


And I love how much of this is just me repeating what I already said. But the point remains the same, this is a generation that's going to be unlike any before it.

PHOENIXZERO
PHOENIXZERO

@colt_a @chucknorris86 @carlrhxphn @PHOENIXZERO The PS3 was also more expensive by 100-200 dollars and came out a year later and yet the PS3 and XB360 are neck and neck in world wide sales. This time around the PS4 costs LESS than the XBox One while being much more powerful and easier to work on.


This is not like last generation, the PS3 was slightly more powerful at around 13% greater performance which was a difference of only about 51GFLOPS. That small difference generally translated into nothing due to the PS3 was also a pain in the ass to work on first because of the exotic architecture and most importantly because of the split RAM set up. The RAM issue is primarily why most multi-platform games still perform better on the XB360 and rendered any performance advantage largely moot.
 

Now, the processing power difference is about 50% on paper and about 600GFLOPS which even if it doesn't translate to that big a gap in a "real world" setting is significant. Unlike this generation where the PS3 did edge out the XB360 in some milti-platform games (like 1 in 10) there's absolutely zero reason the XBO will ever beat out the PS4 version of any multi-platform game when it comes to looks/performance. Now yeah, GFLOPS isn't everything as GPUs have becomes much more efficient and gained other improvements since the PS3/XB360 were designed which is why the PS4/XBO are more powerful than the raw number suggest  but, given that the architecture in both is nearly identical (even with the GPU differences they're still based on the same GCN architecture) you can look at the numbers on paper and get a much easier understanding of where they're at than you could in basically any previous generation, there's literally no trade offs between the two, the PS4 is categorically the more capable machine. The fact that they're closed platforms means the performance difference between the two is going to be MORE pronounced than if they were two PC video cards.

It's basically a totally different situation this time around. The gap between the PS4 and XBO is MUCH wider while at the same time the PS4 is easier to work on because developers don't have to manage what goes through eSRAM which even despite the headaches that brings still doesn't allow the XBox One to reach the PS4's max bandwidth.

Developers are not going to need to put in much work to take advantage of the PS4's greater resources given the ease of development and the flexibility of today's game/graphics engines, if anything this generation is going to be similar to PC settings. The XBO will be to a PC's medium as the PS4 is to medium-high settings. First party and exclusive developers are not going to be the only ones able to "hardness" those greater resources this time around. The gap between most third parties and Sony's 1st party studios (especially Naughty Dog) is going to be much smaller again, due to the ease of working on the platform.


It's also not going to take four or more years for developers to get a good handle on either platform. Everyone needs to understand this isn't at all like the difference with the PS3 and XB360.

chucknorris86
chucknorris86

@carlrhxphn @PHOENIXZERO Well to me it doesn't make any sense to compare these two consoles based on "raw power"....because devs work on fixed architectures.... so they deliver the best experience possible on both consoles.

Games will look great on both consoles since their release until their cycle ends, and differences are just so tiny ... in fact.. the ps3 had better specs..but some games runned better on the 360.

Comparing raw power and specs only makes sense on PCs.

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

Umm dude, you didn't burst my bubble you proved my point.