The first Xbox One has been sold

Microsoft sells first official next-generation console in New Zealand.

The first official Xbox One, at one time guarded by 20 sand tiger sharks in an aquarium, has been sold in New Zealand.

"Congrats to Dan Livingstone, the proud owner of the first #XboxOne in the world!," Microsoft wrote on Instagram with the photo at left.

New Zealand is the first of the Xbox One's 13 launch territories. Day One versions of the Xbox One sold in New Zealand include a free copy of FIFA 14.

The Xbox One goes on sale across the rest of the world later this evening, rolling out in regions like the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

As a result of a Target slip-up, as many as 150 Xbox One consoles were released weeks ago to those who had preordered.

For more on the Xbox One, check out GameSpot's review roundup, featuring games like Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Crimson Dragon, LocoCycle, Forza 5, and Killer Instinct.

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458 comments
Kyle Greet
Kyle Greet

I feel so sorry for him :P. Xbox Fans don't take anything seriously, I am a PS4 dude and I think that that console is better although you can think what you want, I just like to have a laugh as well.

Lex Centeno
Lex Centeno

I'm playing true 1080P for $400, enjoy your 720P for $500 and let me know how that kinect works for you bro.

Nick Salazar
Nick Salazar

PC can break very easy with just 1 virus so PC really not all that great.

Uchpal Singh Benipal
Uchpal Singh Benipal

And im sitting here with my upgraded pc , which will even work max after these stupid consoles retire 3 years later .

Michael Rogers
Michael Rogers

Nothing more true needs to be said! ALL HAIL XBOX ONE!!

Gio Caubalejo
Gio Caubalejo

i'm a PC player and a 12 year old but i don't even mention the Xbox or the PS4 though

John Agda
John Agda

hope he gets a 1 year subscription

Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin

... PC > XBOX ONE + PS4 combined. Seriously guys. Just get a PC :|

Alhussein Naseer Alrawi
Alhussein Naseer Alrawi

ps4 and xbox one can become friends and live happily ever after, except for the ridiculous WII U

Joakim Lindell
Joakim Lindell

No, you're sitting on Facebook, looking at a person who bought a xbox one..

Nick Skov
Nick Skov

Microsoft, stick to pc, and Sony stick to consoles. That way, everyone is happy.

Ranjeewa Rathnayake
Ranjeewa Rathnayake

Congratulationsman... Enjoy with your xbox one..... #HARDCORE GAMING

Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson

xbox ones already having disc reading issues...

Joseph Sutton
Joseph Sutton

And I'm sitting here enjoying my PC so haha Jeremy James

Kyle Kristopher McIlwraith
Kyle Kristopher McIlwraith

2 of the biggest titles: BF4 and COD are actually. Yep I am happy but my PS3 is 7 years old, surely the point in a new generation is to better the last, you know progress?

vanti
vanti

Go #TeamSandwichGrill !!

Swapnil Gautam
Swapnil Gautam

Well i guess that's the only xbox that is sold....lol..

Chris Pines
Chris Pines

Congrats man! I just got mine and I'm coming home can't wait to crack this s*** open! The very first game I'm going to play is Ryse of Rome! See u online!

Christopher Casillas
Christopher Casillas

and ive been here enjoying the worlds best console called the ps4 ;) lol

Stephen Brantley
Stephen Brantley

Congrats to M$ on the Xbone launch. I would get one but I got a PS4 and love it. Besides, I already have a M$ machine called a pc.

bigsmoke1705
bigsmoke1705

my xbox one does not read discs and the case of the xbox is in bad way big gaps O and the kinect has a big mark in it soo all i can say is they must of been playing football with my xbox before they sold it to me. not happy at all 3 hrs waitin in line now im on the phone to xbox waiting to get talking to sumone its been like 2 hrs and still no answer all i want to do is go to bed. what away to spend £500 on a new console 

Jacob Hamm
Jacob Hamm

Lol we'll see if it has any Res rings like the ps4.

soulless4now
soulless4now

They should've released a pic of the sand tiger sharks. >_>

Juan Carlos Scatman Superbob
Juan Carlos Scatman Superbob

just enjoy the console you've paid for. Both are great and can run the same games so if'ts at 5 y o joke the discussion about whose is better

Ben Colvin
Ben Colvin

This picture was taken exactly 4.6 seconds before the customer was trampled to death.

Andrew Vanderslice
Andrew Vanderslice

Hope he likes being spied on by Kinect, which will then sell his data to third parties.

Joshua Kempster
Joshua Kempster

I have been in line since 10:00 p:m until 8:00 a:m and I'm getting the first ticket here at my local Wal mart. Woot. So excited

Ry Gamble
Ry Gamble

If you're both a X-box fanboy and a Playstation fanboy, does it cancel each other out??

Tony Hill
Tony Hill

They were so scared they wouldn't sell any that they felt the need to celebrate?

Adrián Kidd
Adrián Kidd

Congrats! Just in case, try to play no more than 3 hours... you never know when RROD can take your dreams away.

Keisha Keliihananui
Keisha Keliihananui

Nevermind New Zealand is a day ahead of US. Congrats man enjoy!! I will have the same feeling in the morning