Xbox One may have shipped early for some through Target

UPDATE: And both the ebay listing and the unboxing video have been taken down.

[Update]: The YouTube unboxing video has been taken down following a "copyright claim by Microsoft Corporation." However, the twitter account for MoonLightSwami is still active.

The original story follows below.

A shipping error may have turned out to be very beneficial for a few lucky people who ordered their Xbox One through Target.

One person, who goes by the twitter handle MoonLightSwami posted the YouTube unboxing video below. He claims that he ordered the Xbox One through Target, and they shipped it today, a full two weeks before the system's official launch.

Although the system is purported to require a day one patch to function, Swami's twitter account says the patch is currently available and he is able to get online

Another enterprising recipient of an Xbox One is selling the unit on eBay for the less-than-reasonable buy-it-now price of $10,000, as reported by Kotaku. However, the listing is currently inactive, with the message: "This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing."

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justinhaywald

Justin Haywald

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256 comments
leimonides
leimonides

Damn, now that's quite an error. And what the hell with that listing price? That's just ridiculous.

cubachino
cubachino

I guess even Target be like "Hurry up get rid of those before the PS4 comes out and we get stuck with them."

ffragale1
ffragale1

divide 10000 for how may days are left its fucking scary :P

theKSMM
theKSMM

Rather than cracking down on the end user, Microsoft should have a few choice words with any retailers like Target that jumped the ship date for the console.  They're more careful with new shoes and clothing lines.  This was a high-profile, well-publicized launch.  How can a major retailer not have known that these units shouldn't arrive before the 22nd?

adrdeju
adrdeju

What a joke. $10,000.00??? I wouldn't buy this system for $499.99 let alone 10g's.

theKSMM
theKSMM

@adrdeju This is a simple case of a person with something potentially valuable looking for someone else with more money than they know what to do with.  There's somebody out there for whom $10 grand isn't a big deal, and they'd probably love to have the console two weeks early just for bragging rights.  I can't say I blame the owner for trying to leverage his good fortune into a payday.

night_drifter05
night_drifter05

@botreprogrammer Evidently from what people who have gotten them early have said, you can get online and get the patch already. Which lead's me to wonder if Microsoft intended this to happen to maybe get a leg up on PS4 and get some early Xbox One footage going on. Just weird to have your online service and patch going this soon.

Adavanter
Adavanter

Really!? I ordered mine through Target! Come on miracles!

ahpuck
ahpuck

Sounds like a scam to me, get some idiot to give you 10k and send him an empty box.

Unraed
Unraed

How is posting a video of a product a copyright violation???  Either copyright law is really getting out of hand or Google simply takes down any video that some company complains about.  Also Microsoft needs to work on its PR.  I feel like they could have turned this event into something positive for themselves but instead ended up making themselves look like heavy handed jerks.  Finally why all the secrecy around these consoles?  Why do they want me to buy a product and then hide so many details of it from me?

santinegrete
santinegrete

Who could be so dumb to pay $999? for this console? with the real price and the short time left... come on!

ne0182
ne0182

@santinegrete i think the real dumb move is putting it online ^^. braging in front of your friends turns out would be a better move than braging in public. derp di derp di didli derpti derpti dumb

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Why would anyone buy one early (especially for a crazy price)?  You can't even play it until the official day one patch is released can you?

torreth1
torreth1

@nl_skipper @elegantspock NO .........NO........No.............. They already had the patch ready,but it wasnt supposed to be used because nobody was supposed to be able to use it.

deathstream
deathstream

@nl_skipper @elegantspock There are people who have legitimate access to the system.  That is why it is up.  The ban is just to block his console until release day.

sammoth
sammoth

@jd7904 @blackace No he got the ban because he was using the console. It is a fair copyright claim. You need to do some research on it. Regardless of what you say it's still MS product just as if you created something and some showed it off to the world before you even had a chance to release it.

snaketus
snaketus

@sammoth @jd7904 @blackace So you are saying he can't use something he bought with his own money and was able to get his hands on.

jd7904
jd7904

@blackace The problem is that he should have never been banned in the first place. Everything he was saying was good. He was excited and now MS gives themselves more bad publicity by not only claiming copyright on his unboxing, which isn't even a fair copyright claim, but now banning his console. Regardless if it's only temporary they are just shooting themselves in the foot and making themselves look lie complete A-holes. They need all the good publicity they can get, even if it's some random guy that received his console early from Target.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Why the f@ck would you pay $10k for an xbone when they come out on the 22nd this month for $500 ... is he on drugs? MoonLightSwami 's xbone has been banned btw.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@elegantspock @HonorOfGod Gaming news websites like Gamespot ext already have their Xbones and cant show it off because M$ and SONY would tear them a new one.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@elegantspock Well they can unbox them but they cant go into full details about the OS and ext. but its a fact that they get them early for reviews and ext.

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

@HonorOfGod @super_tramp_tri still seems rather heavy-handed on Microsoft's part.. the Major Nelson part is kind of comforting, though if i know Larry, he is doing this for the good rep/publicity and not out of the kindness of his heart.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@elegantspock In this day and age they can simply brick it to prevent further leaks ...kinda like OnStar will soon turn off your car when you are running from the cops :P

blackace
blackace

@HonorOfGod Probably because they are SOLD OUT everywhere until 2014. So is the PS4. People are buying them on EBay for $1000 or more.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@blackace @HonorOfGod Maybe thats true for the PS4 but! not the Xbone :D I bet we will see those in stores all the time but yeah I would never pay freaking 10k haha I dont even want to get a next gen system now because there is nothing to play on it anyways AND!! with 1K you could build a Ultra gaming PC so... yeah on drugs!

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@nl_skipper @blackace @HonorOfGod How about we make a bet? $50 PSN points to the winner? If I can prove with a picture which has the date on it and what ever it is you want the picture to have so you can tell they are still in stock, I win and if I cant I will give you a $50 PSN code.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@HonorOfGod @nl_skipper @blackace Wow first place i looked, I copied from a Target add read it and weep, must suck to be a fanBOY.

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VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@HonorOfGod @nl_skipper @blackace HERE'S WALMART: MAN THAT WAS HARD TO FIND.From today's add you got your kleenex out?

OnlineFrom$517.96Preorder NowPreorder this item today and it should ship on 11/15/2013This PS4 Console Solution Bundle w/ Dualshock 4 Controller and Game includes your choice of:
  • 1  Accessory
  • 1  Game
And then you can add recommended accessories! oops no link let me get your blind ass one.http://www.walmart.com/ip/PS4-Console-Solution-Bundle-w-Dualshock-4-Controller-and-Game/24911000?wmlspartner=FKSJxY2VJAk&sourceid=20519750523193015664&affillinktype=10&veh=aff

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@blackace @HonorOfGod   That's highly inaccurate,  there are tons (thousands, probably tens of thousands) of them to be sold on release day even to people who did not pre-order.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@botreprogrammer @VegasDawg @sammoth @HonorOfGod @nl_skipper @blackace Just to make you look dumber than you already do,here is xbox live for 40$ which is what most smart people do unlike a dumbass like you.eBay still has Xbox Live Gold 1 year cards for $40 http://ow.ly/qs4BP

Oh here is another one, Dummy,if you so chose, but your to stupid , XBL Gold 12 months with Killer Instinct Shadow Jago character and $20 Xbox money, for $60 at Best Buy http://ow.ly/qu3us

Got anything else stupid to say? This is fun for me.


blackace
blackace

He's probably the fool who got banned recently. lmao!! Target is so stupid. All these gamers who are getting the system early will get banned from XBL if they go online with the system. Only the devkits are allowed to do that before the release dates.

Techtroll
Techtroll

Or maybe this guy lied and snuck one out the back at his job

Zloth2
Zloth2

@blackace It's EXTREMELY unlikely that Target did this on purpose.  Maybe somebody just screwed up.  Maybe somebody got mad at their boss and decided to ship a few out before quitting.  Maybe this guy tweeting actually WAS the guy who got mad at his boss.  Honestly, all we have is this guy's word that it even came from Target in the first place.

H4num4n
H4num4n

After reading the thread on Neogaf with all the info Moonlightswami posted im really excited for X1. Box is silent, boots up in 17 seconds, almost no heat, dashboard very smooth and fast, everything working just fine - at least everything he tested. Most played game online atm: Killer Instinct :)

SuperDutchy
SuperDutchy

@sladakrobot  I guess that would make sense if he had signed an NDA or something, but seeing as he didn't it's just Microsoft being jerks.

Techtroll
Techtroll

The thing is if he bought the thing legit and it was targets fault than either target or M$ owe him but he might have lied and got it early somehow on his own if thats the case and targets not at fault they won't be lifting the ban

sammoth
sammoth

@Techtroll Owe him what ? They don't owe him crap. He got his console he just can't use it or publish pic/videos (violates NDA). It gets un banned on the 22nd. He got banned because he was using the service and publishing.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@blackace @sladakrobot @Techtroll I expect they just banned every box out there except the ones used for development.  That way they won't have any other surprises showing up on YouTube.