Xbox One preorders "through the roof" at GameStop, says Microsoft

Aaron Greenberg says strong demand led retailer to halt preorders for next-generation machine.

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Demand for the Xbox One at GameStop was "through the roof," leading the retailer to halt preorders for the next-generation system, according to Xbox chief of staff Aaron Greenberg.

"Demand was through the roof, so preorders stopped for now," Greenberg said on Twitter. "Get on the GameStop first to know list for preorder updates."

GameStop began accepting preorders for the Xbox One on June 10, the day Microsoft announced the console's $500 price point and November release window.

The PlayStation 4 is also sold out through GameStop, with the retailer citing "high demand" as its reason for no longer accepting preorders for the system.

Neither Microsoft nor Sony has disclosed specific preorder figures for their respective next-generation systems. However, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said last week that some retailers are reporting double the number of preorders compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The Xbox One and PS4 launch this holiday season. Both next-generation systems will be playable for the public at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas next month.

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sneslover
sneslover

Seeing these comments makes me feel like that middle aged man who took another course and finds himself in the middle of the dumb college kids.

The scary thing most of them aren't probably joking either.

Hozzyboy
Hozzyboy

sold out at best buy now, wal mart is the only hope left for those who didn't get a chance to join the winners.

megakick
megakick

I'll wait a year or so. Sony is pretty weak overall.

Enforcer246
Enforcer246

The amount of idiots in America who preordered the xb1 is "through the roof".

Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

dont give any trust to MS - you know what they tried and what they did after they saw how it ends.

MS paid an anallyst to say the Xbone COULD sell 3x times more then the PS4.

Damn who in the hell should be just so stupid to belive that - the PS4 dont have crappy Kinect force on you - its the stronger system, its 100$ cheaper - with a better lineup.

I dont see a shit like this comin from sony - the PS4 seems to have the much better preorders - evrytime a look at any amazon site its nr. 1 while xbox one is far way from top10.

Its so easy why - PS = better system for a better price.

I will buy a wiiu first - playin all the great new exclusives - for the same price as an ps4 with a single game, or less then an xboxone without even something to play.

xbox and ps buyers can play their killzone or forza for 60-70bucks - play crappy shit like watchdogs or some of those other allconsole games.

I will enjoy hundreds of hours of gameplay with mario3dworld, mario kart, pikmin3, and DKCTP - maybe i get the nsmbu and its luigi add on game too, New great games will come in 2014 - and the wii exclusives will be far away from shit like ryse or something made for the stupid gamers.

People who buy the xboxone on its realease are a bit of crazy fanboys that are really a bit stupid.

I have an Xbox360 - i bought the halo 4 edition as my first one - as i knew at these price points, that the xboxone wont play the 360 games (read that they planned of a xbxoxone model with complete 360hardwre included which seem to be very stupid. MS still can sell the 360 after the launch of the xboxone as a single console and make more money - same with sony.

Anyone who wants a lot of gaming fun should buy a wiiu with all these great exclsuives comin till the end of this year. Console and all comin games are less expensive then a xbone without a single game and even a PS4 will offer you just one game for that price (and i guess the game is over after 5-10 hours), while i expect all comin nintendo eclsuives to give you about 30-60hours of great gameplay each, or way above that if you really like the games DKCR had a timer challange mode - i am sure DKCTF will have it too.

Who wants just some good games for a good price will go with the wiiu - everyone who thinks payin a lot more for some (compred to wii games) very short games can have fun with it till its over (guess aver a few das ...) have the otpion to buy the more crappy games that are out for a very highj price too - and then wait a long time till the real good games are comin - and btw it will take years till both consoles will have as much and as good exclusives like the wiiu will have in a few mouths (or right at the start of the MS and Sony launch)

Best game out for PS3 and Xbox360 is Dark Souls - but the best version is the PC Version - doesnt that say everything you need to knew about playstation and xbox... 

Buy a wiiu for console gaming fun - buy a new graphic card for your PC - its just like buyin a PS4 or Xbone. Maybe its good to wait at least one year ... (or a few mounths after the launch of the new consoles - I guess the new cards will be as strong or even stronger as a titan for a price same as a new console.


rasterror
rasterror

That's one thing can definitely agree on.

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

While I am buying a PS4 I will say this: You want as many people competing for your money as possible. Micorsoft, Sony, or Nintendo. It doesn't matter as long as there is NEVER a single company that has everyone in their pockets. 

Honenheim
Honenheim

Of course they're gonna say that,.....first of all i find it hard to believe that they're all these lame news of how xbox one sells have gone through the roof this and that and all the lame xbox one commercials here on GS and ive hardly seen any about the ps4.......this site needs to provide equal amount of publicity to all new next gen consoles........meaning, EQUAL amount of commercials for ps4 as much for the xbox one lastly i dont believe a single word about how xbox one sales are up.


Snaptrap
Snaptrap

"Through the roof" in Microsoft terms = 10 units. This company isn't unknown for creating false demand by exaggerating figures.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Anyone who has half a brain can see that xbone 180 has inferior hardware specs compare to PS4 Far superior hardware 50% more powerful graphicly higher bandwidth PS4 Almost has doubled the bandwidth of xbone 180 that means higher frame rates and high resolution than xbone. Also PS4 is a $100 LESS than xbone cable box one 80 . WAKE UP XBOTS

KittyHeart
KittyHeart

xbox one will be incredible...  the people who hate the console are those who cant afford its 500$ price point....


well duhh....  in school, have you guys noticed that boys are mean to girls that they like?  and girls are mean to the boys that they like?  same case here

GrandChahee
GrandChahee

Its kinda funny but fun at the same time reading these storys unless real figures are used I'm sorry but I just dont see their "through the roof " being over what sony is atm. Just read that sony is leading maybe as much as 50%. http://www.gamezone.com/news/2013/07/24/ps4-sales-could-be-50-higher-than-xbox-one-survey-indicates

And amazon has ps4 as outselling again. Sony must be really ramping up production.

Hourly best seller: http://www.amazon.com/best-sellers-video-games/zgbs/videogames/ref=sv_vg_11

Best of 2013: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/2013/videogames/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsar

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Pre-order panic marketing strategy, ain't fooling anyone Microsoft, well except maybe Xbox drones. 

GameFreak398
GameFreak398

You should probably add that MS is only opening each Gamestop to around 16-20 preorders per store versus Sony having unlimited preorders at the start. That's not exactly "THROUGH THE ROOF". That's more of MS trying to spin the real story. Also isn't it strange how they were sold out and now they can be preordered again? Also anyone still getting this system ON LAUNCH is an idiot.

ChoadS
ChoadS

Playstation is nothing but a has-been.

They keep regurgitating the same thing over and over again forcing it down there minion’s mouths.

Open wide fanboy’s!

JamDev
JamDev

Somehow I doubt MS are as happy with their pre-orders as this article suggests. With all their policy reversals it seems more like they are in full panic mode and scrambling to get on terms with the PS4.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

  • Xbox One available preorders were extremely limited from the very beginning.
  • Stores had preorder limitations as low as 16, and as high as 25.
  • Xbox One preorders are significantly less than the PS4 preorders
  • Within a single district, they only had around 100 preorders (take this anyway you want, I do not know how many Gamestops are within his district)
  • Many acknowledged that this was merely a marketing ploy by Microsoft (which I agree with) to cause “Preorder PR” & “Preorder Panic”

dummpymonkey123
dummpymonkey123

Wtf Gamespot all I see is news about Microscam where's the PC & Ps4 or Wii U???

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

5 xbox one articles, and one Playstation 4 article.

Gamespot I swear you guys must get a big fat check from Microsoft for featuring their stuff... its garbage like this that makes you guys lose integrity.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Roof roof give the XBOT a xbone lol lol lol :-)

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

And undercutting production.

babamaal
babamaal

@KittyHeart It's NOT a matter of afford or not. But haters-generation. Both console offering same quality of games...but PS3 fanboys are immtaure and  Moron.  

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

@KittyHeart or people hate the console, because it have a down clocked CPU/GPU due to over heating issues with the ESRAM. or how Microsoft pulled a 180, and nobody really can trust them. or how I can keep my $500 bucks for something else.

jdt532
jdt532

@KittyHeart  Or maybe they're just not interested in being spied on. Or they refuse to support a company (M$) that initially planned to treat it's customers like criminals with restrictive DRM that forced you to check in with the overlord every 24 hours in order to play the games you paid for... 

yoshbud
yoshbud

@RubMyDucky   Go duck yourself, duckweed.

ciphfer
ciphfer

@Hellhound30x Are you freakin kidding. Makuch is the biggest PS Fanboy of them all. Every single MS article quotes a price or a link to a PS story. He is so biased they should fire the guy and bring in some real journalism

yoshbud
yoshbud

@Hellhound30x   Relax bro, be a gamer not a consoler.  MSFT just had more announcements this week.  BOOM, Logic.

Glitterpig
Glitterpig

Crying why? What a strange thing to say

megakick
megakick

@armyown @megakick I guess you don't know much about Sony's history? Name calling? Oh look another raging troll. Glad your buying a PS4 I won't be seeing you online...

Cpt_Amurrica
Cpt_Amurrica

Right.. PSN better than XBL.  Dude I own both systems...you are crazy.  PSN goes down FAR more often and for longer periods of time.  Also how is that cross game chat working for you on PS3? Oh wait..

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@armyown @megakick How is he a fanboy? He said Sony is pretty weak. He didn't say "Sony is pretty weak but I will gladly have sex with the Xbox One". The fact he is waiting a year or so probably means he doesn't care about either of them. And I totally agree, Xbox 360 mk2 and PS3.5 are really not as "next gen" as I was hoping for.

howiex89
howiex89

@armyown @megakick he's allowed an opinion, it doesn;t make him a fanboy. Its not like the initial Sony launch wowed the world. 

ShankYouKindly
ShankYouKindly

@jdt532 @KittyHeart full of shit... do your research idiot

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Anyone who has half a brain can see that xbone 180 has inferior hardware specs compare to PS4 Far superior hardware 50% more powerful graphicly higher bandwidth PS4 Almost has doubled the bandwidth of xbone 180 that means higher frame rates and high resolution than xbone. Also PS4 is a $100 LESS than xbone cable box one 80

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

@yoshbud Don't tell me to be a "gamer." I have a game collection that would "rival" most. I've owned several original xbox's, and xbox 360's. That being said, the xbox one is garbage. 

Also the PS4 is twice as powerful, a $100 dollars less, and who is the console Gamespot is promoting? Oh thats right, the crappy Microsoft spy box.