Asda: Xbox One is our fastest selling pre-order console

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#1 Posted by ShoulderOfOrion (3435 posts) -

Supermarket chain Asda has become the latest retailer to offer the Xbox One up for pre-order, as they plan to support both physical and digital products.

For £20 you can now pre-order an Xbox One console at Asdas website here. Theyre not the first retailer to start listing Microsofts new console, but they do seem one of the most enthusiastic so we had a quick Q&A with their games buyer Greg Walton.

Of course hes unlikely to say anything to put you off pre-ordering, but his comments about the amount of interest in Xbox One tally exactly with other retailers, such as Blockbuster and GameStop.

Despite the huge amount of controversy amongst gamers, many ordinary customers seem unaware or simply dont care about the issues of always-online and second-hand games.

Since E3 is only likely to sweeten the deal further, by revealing a much larger number of new games, it doesnt seem likely at this stage that Microsoft will be too damaged by the bad press of the last month.

GC: What are your sales expectations of the Xbox One and can you give any indication of pre-order interest so far?

GW: We have already seen an unprecedented number of hits on our web site. So far the Xbox One is our fastest selling pre-order console online. We expect this will be hugely anticipated by customers and be a best-selling console for Christmas at Asda.

GC: How aware are you of the controversy with always-online requirements and the restriction on second-hand game sales? Do you think these will have a significant negative effect on the Xbox One or any other console that uses similar policies?

GW: We are aware of the press coverage on these topics and will wait for official confirmation from Microsoft on what will and what will not be part of the Xbox One service.

GC: How committed is Asda to the video games industry and how would your interest be affected if second-hand game sales were limited or simply if digital downloads became more prominent?

GW: We are committed to our customers and our publishing partners to deliver great gaming products no matter what the platform is. As a retailer with an in store pre-owned offer it would be a shame for the next generation of consoles not to allow the customers to trade in and buy pre-owned games in the same way as the current generation. We completely support both physical and digital products and will continue to offer all options for our customers.

GC: Will the focus of the unveiling of the multimedia features of the Xbox One alter how you are likely to position it in-store, or will it still be promoted purely as a games console?

GW: We will work closely with Microsoft to ensure we communicate all benefits of the Xbox One for the customers.

GC: Will you be following E3 closely next week and what do you hope will be announced there?

GW: We will be attending E3 and will look forward to finding out even more about Xbox One and PlayStation 4, along with the amazing expected games line-up ahead of Christmas.

http://metro.co.uk/2013/06/03/asda-xbox-one-is-our-fastest-selling-pre-order-console-3826800/

#2 Posted by princeofshapeir (13628 posts) -
Is this an actual retailer or the result of someone rolling their left hand across the keyboard
#3 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -
Next gen is going to be very interesting.
#4 Posted by Eddie-Vedder (7776 posts) -

who?

#5 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -
Is this an actual retailer or the result of someone rolling their left hand across the keyboard princeofshapeir
Asda is owned by Wal-mart. Wal-mart wanted to get into the UK market but they underestimated Tesco and the amount of money they threw at their stores for upgrading.
#6 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7288 posts) -
Add that to Blockbusters best selling preorder of a item ever also.
#7 Posted by Chris_Williams (14868 posts) -

who?

Eddie-Vedder
first blockbuster now a retail chain i'm sure almost no one has heard about, xbox fanboys please stop embarrasing yourselves.
#8 Posted by KarateeeChop (4590 posts) -

dayum, xbox one is absolutely unstoppable. 

#9 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -
[QUOTE="Eddie-Vedder"]

who?

Chris_Williams
first blockbuster now a retail chain i'm sure almost no one has heard about, xbox fanboys please stop embarrasing yourselves.

Wut? Asda is one of the UK's biggest supermarkets. Keep grasping.
#10 Posted by RR360DD (11499 posts) -
Yeah theres Xbox kiosk things at Tesco already. No mention of PS4 :( :lol:
#11 Posted by shawn30 (4361 posts) -

Just like the Blockbuster and Shop.net and UK Amazon ;) lists, this is a small thing. But those small things are starting to slowly add up to the image of the Xbox One outside of gaming online forums is pretty different than the internet crowd thinks it is. We will see how this progresses :)

#12 Posted by razu2444 (794 posts) -
Next gen is going to be very interesting. clyde46
#13 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26079 posts) -
[QUOTE="Eddie-Vedder"]

who?

Chris_Williams
first blockbuster now a retail chain i'm sure almost no one has heard about, xbox fanboys please stop embarrasing yourselves.

Asda = UK Wal-Mart
#14 Posted by Sali217 (1274 posts) -
What kind of idiot pre-orders something without a price?
#15 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23411 posts) -

?

are they streaming carrots now?

#16 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -
[QUOTE="Chris_Williams"][QUOTE="Eddie-Vedder"]

who?

nintendoboy16
first blockbuster now a retail chain i'm sure almost no one has heard about, xbox fanboys please stop embarrasing yourselves.

Asda = UK Wal-Mart

Still can't beat Tesco though.
#17 Posted by Badosh (12727 posts) -
Who?
#18 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -
What kind of idiot pre-orders something without a price?Sali217
*Head desk*, Its a £20 deposit. You can get it back if you so desire.
#19 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -
Who? Badosh
Jesus H Christ. http://www.asda.com/
#20 Posted by ShoulderOfOrion (3435 posts) -

Who? Badosh

#21 Posted by bleehum (5320 posts) -
#22 Posted by Badosh (12727 posts) -
[QUOTE="Badosh"]Who? clyde46
Jesus H Christ. http://www.asda.com/

Grocery store. Gotcha.
#23 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -

[QUOTE="RR360DD"]Yeah theres Xbox kiosk things at Tesco already. No mention of PS4 :( :lol:bleehum

Uninformed post is uninformed.

https://twitter.com/Serum_Lake/status/338001347930632192

Spotted at my local Tesco...twitterdude

 

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Thats Tesco alright. I know that floor anywhere! :lol:
#24 Posted by handssss (1773 posts) -
[QUOTE="Badosh"]Who? clyde46
Jesus H Christ. http://www.asda.com/

sorry, but i doubt most people are going to know about some UK only chain. Especially for the xbox, a more american centered series of consoles. First time I ever heard of "asda" as well.
#25 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -
[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="Badosh"]Who? handssss
Jesus H Christ. http://www.asda.com/

sorry, but i doubt most people are going to know about some UK only chain. Especially for the xbox, a more american centered series of consoles. First time I ever heard of "asda" as well.

You best get learning boy.
#26 Posted by RR360DD (11499 posts) -

[QUOTE="RR360DD"]Yeah theres Xbox kiosk things at Tesco already. No mention of PS4 :( :lol:bleehum

Uninformed post is uninformed.

https://twitter.com/Serum_Lake/status/338001347930632192

Spotted at my local Tesco...twitterdude

 

BLDSb2VCMAAUDQB.jpg:large

Well not at my tesco ... yet :P

I guess not even marketing can save Sony :lol:

#27 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7288 posts) -
Typical Cow - "It's not fair at all since System Wars told me the XBO sucked and it would fail. There was even all these people posting pics of Kaz saying how much XBO was going to kill gaming. I hate this so much since System Wars reassured me Microsoft would fail and I hate Microsoft so much that is why I am a Sony fan"
#28 Posted by Obviously_Right (5091 posts) -

[QUOTE="bleehum"]

[QUOTE="RR360DD"]Yeah theres Xbox kiosk things at Tesco already. No mention of PS4 :( :lol:clyde46

Uninformed post is uninformed.

https://twitter.com/Serum_Lake/status/338001347930632192

Spotted at my local Tesco...twitterdude

 

BLDSb2VCMAAUDQB.jpg:large

Thats Tesco alright. I know that floor anywhere! :lol:

LOL

All of the floors look the same in every single Tesco.

#29 Posted by HaRmLeSS_RaGe (1270 posts) -

Cows are finished :?

#30 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="bleehum"] Uninformed post is uninformed.

https://twitter.com/Serum_Lake/status/338001347930632192

[quote="twitterdude"]Spotted at my local Tesco...Obviously_Right

 

BLDSb2VCMAAUDQB.jpg:large

Thats Tesco alright. I know that floor anywhere! :lol:

LOL

All of the floors look the same in every single Tesco.

My dad used to work as a section manager at Tesco in Buckingham. I think I spent more time in a Tesco store than any other :lol:
#31 Posted by Mr720fan (2775 posts) -

People in here dont think casuals matter, stupidity, x1 is going to sell to a broader market than Sony

#32 Posted by sweeten16 (2872 posts) -
Only problem of buying a PS4 I will have no friends on it because no doubt they will all buy the xbox one.
#33 Posted by princeofshapeir (13628 posts) -
[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="handssss"][QUOTE="clyde46"] Jesus H Christ. http://www.asda.com/

sorry, but i doubt most people are going to know about some UK only chain. Especially for the xbox, a more american centered series of consoles. First time I ever heard of "asda" as well.

You best get learning boy.

But I don't hail from Europoor
#34 Posted by clyde46 (43957 posts) -
[QUOTE="princeofshapeir"][QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="handssss"] sorry, but i doubt most people are going to know about some UK only chain. Especially for the xbox, a more american centered series of consoles. First time I ever heard of "asda" as well.

You best get learning boy.

But I don't hail from Europoor

You do hail from Amerifatland though.
#35 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6735 posts) -

who?

Eddie-Vedder
#36 Posted by sweeten16 (2872 posts) -
[QUOTE="princeofshapeir"][QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="handssss"] sorry, but i doubt most people are going to know about some UK only chain. Especially for the xbox, a more american centered series of consoles. First time I ever heard of "asda" as well.

You best get learning boy.

But I don't hail from Europoor

The countries where people can affording to pay way more than the Americans to game ;)
#37 Posted by shawn30 (4361 posts) -

People in here dont think casuals matter, stupidity, x1 is going to sell to a broader market than Sony

Mr720fan
This is their goal, business model, and will likely work. Its just like I want it because it is more than a gaming console.
#38 Posted by legalize82 (2027 posts) -
bill gates pre-ordered some.. even he will cancel those after e3 2nd xboxfans are just starved for a new console... ps3 fans still have plenty of games nimbeed to think about a new console..
#39 Posted by Mr720fan (2775 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mr720fan"]

People in here dont think casuals matter, stupidity, x1 is going to sell to a broader market than Sony

shawn30

This is their goal, business model, and will likely work. Its just like I want it because it is more than a gaming console.

Works for me, I think im going to have to preorder1 for sure

#40 Posted by Sali217 (1274 posts) -

People in here dont think casuals matter, stupidity, x1 is going to sell to a broader market than Sony

Mr720fan
Until Soccer mom #1 goes to Gamestop and buys a used copy of CoD for little Jimmy. She brings it home, Jimmy is all excited, you can see the bliss on his face as he snatches the game from the bag. He gets to play his favorite game. He runs down the stairs opens up that familiar green case and pops the game into his Xbone. When suddenly a prompt comes up saying he needs to pay a fee to unlock his precious game. Jimmy runs up the stairs crying "Mommy, mommy, my game isn't working." Soccer mom #1 runs down the stairs and sees the ominous prompt up on the screen prompting for payment of the game she just bought. Soccer mom #1 is livid. "I JUST BOUGHT THIS GAME" her mind screams at her. "How dare they try and nickle and dime me. I spent my hard earned waitress tips to buy my little boy his favorite game. and now they want more!? Oh no." She drives back to the Walmart where she bought the console and screams at the manager for 30 minutes that she wants a refund. But the manager can only offer her in store credit. She takes the credit picks up a ps4 and drives back home to give jimmy his new DRM free console.
#41 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12191 posts) -
[QUOTE="princeofshapeir"][QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="handssss"] sorry, but i doubt most people are going to know about some UK only chain. Especially for the xbox, a more american centered series of consoles. First time I ever heard of "asda" as well.

You best get learning boy.

But I don't hail from Europoor

America, put it back in it's crate. It's embarrassing you.
#42 Posted by sweeten16 (2872 posts) -
[QUOTE="Mr720fan"]

People in here dont think casuals matter, stupidity, x1 is going to sell to a broader market than Sony

Sali217
Until Soccer mom #1 goes to Gamestop and buys a used copy of CoD for little Jimmy. She brings it home, Jimmy is all excited, you can see the bliss on his face as he snatches the game from the bag. He gets to play his favorite game. He runs down the stairs opens up that familiar green case and pops the game into his Xbone. When suddenly a prompt comes up saying he needs to pay a fee to unlock his precious game. Jimmy runs up the stairs crying "Mommy, mommy, my game isn't working." Soccer mom #1 runs down the stairs and sees the ominous prompt up on the screen prompting for payment of the game she just bought. Soccer mom #1 is livid. "I JUST BOUGHT THIS GAME" her mind screams at her. "How dare they try and nickle and dime me. I spent my hard earned waitress tips to buy my little boy his favorite game. and now they want more!? Oh no." She drives back to the Walmart where she bought the console and screams at the manager for 30 minutes that she wants a refund. But the manager can only offer her in store credit. She takes the credit picks up a ps4 and drives back home to give jimmy his new DRM free console.

If you buy a used game from a game store there will be no fee.
#43 Posted by RR360DD (11499 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mr720fan"]

People in here dont think casuals matter, stupidity, x1 is going to sell to a broader market than Sony

Sali217

Until Soccer mom #1 goes to Gamestop and buys a used copy of CoD for little Jimmy. She brings it home, Jimmy is all excited, you can see the bliss on his face as he snatches the game from the bag. He gets to play his favorite game. He runs down the stairs opens up that familiar green case and pops the game into his Xbone. When suddenly a prompt comes up saying he needs to pay a fee to unlock his precious game. Jimmy runs up the stairs crying "Mommy, mommy, my game isn't working." Soccer mom #1 runs down the stairs and sees the ominous prompt up on the screen prompting for payment of the game she just bought. Soccer mom #1 is livid. "I JUST BOUGHT THIS GAME" her mind screams at her. "How dare they try and nickle and dime me. I spent my hard earned waitress tips to buy my little boy his favorite game. and now they want more!? Oh no." She drives back to the Walmart where she bought the console and screams at the manager for 30 minutes that she wants a refund. But the manager can only offer her in store credit. She takes the credit picks up a ps4 and drives back home to give jimmy his new DRM free console.

Except thats not what happens :lol:

My god, people need to do a little f*cking research around here :P

#44 Posted by Zaibach (13430 posts) -

MS sure has this country by the ballsack

#45 Posted by Mr720fan (2775 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mr720fan"]

People in here dont think casuals matter, stupidity, x1 is going to sell to a broader market than Sony

Sali217

Until Soccer mom #1 goes to Gamestop and buys a used copy of CoD for little Jimmy. She brings it home, Jimmy is all excited, you can see the bliss on his face as he snatches the game from the bag. He gets to play his favorite game. He runs down the stairs opens up that familiar green case and pops the game into his Xbone. When suddenly a prompt comes up saying he needs to pay a fee to unlock his precious game. Jimmy runs up the stairs crying "Mommy, mommy, my game isn't working." Soccer mom #1 runs down the stairs and sees the ominous prompt up on the screen prompting for payment of the game she just bought. Soccer mom #1 is livid. "I JUST BOUGHT THIS GAME" her mind screams at her. "How dare they try and nickle and dime me. I spent my hard earned waitress tips to buy my little boy his favorite game. and now they want more!? Oh no." She drives back to the Walmart where she bought the console and screams at the manager for 30 minutes that she wants a refund. But the manager can only offer her in store credit. She takes the credit picks up a ps4 and drives back home to give jimmy his new DRM free console.

Lol ok,  I think the kid will just sell it online on xb1 and buys another game with the credit and the soccer moms learnz she is saved the trip to gamestop lol, oh yeah the soccermom also uses the xb1 to record her shows just by saying reocord lol x1 does everything

#46 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7288 posts) -

Why whenever Xbox does well in a area it has to become a nation bashing thread. Look you may think people in these places suck but do not bash the entire country. If you do then you come off as ignorant and worse then the people you are trying to hate.

#47 Posted by Mr720fan (2775 posts) -

MS sure has this country by the ballsack

Zaibach

Best place in the world, thank you msft 

#48 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27316 posts) -

MS sure has this country by the ballsack

Zaibach
Cos of FIFA, the 360 was what everyone seemed to play it on.
#49 Posted by Mr720fan (2775 posts) -

Why whenever Xbox does well in a area it has to become a nation bashing thread. Look you may think people in these places suck but do not bash the entire country. If you do then you come off as ignorant and worse then the people you are trying to hate.

CanYouDiglt

Jealousy,  looks like PNF is right again, owning systemwars is old hat nowadays lol

#50 Posted by GOGOGOGURT (4470 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mr720fan"]

People in here dont think casuals matter, stupidity, x1 is going to sell to a broader market than Sony

Sali217

Until Soccer mom #1 goes to Gamestop and buys a used copy of CoD for little Jimmy. She brings it home, Jimmy is all excited, you can see the bliss on his face as he snatches the game from the bag. He gets to play his favorite game. He runs down the stairs opens up that familiar green case and pops the game into his Xbone. When suddenly a prompt comes up saying he needs to pay a fee to unlock his precious game. Jimmy runs up the stairs crying "Mommy, mommy, my game isn't working." Soccer mom #1 runs down the stairs and sees the ominous prompt up on the screen prompting for payment of the game she just bought. Soccer mom #1 is livid. "I JUST BOUGHT THIS GAME" her mind screams at her. "How dare they try and nickle and dime me. I spent my hard earned waitress tips to buy my little boy his favorite game. and now they want more!? Oh no." She drives back to the Walmart where she bought the console and screams at the manager for 30 minutes that she wants a refund. But the manager can only offer her in store credit. She takes the credit picks up a ps4 and drives back home to give jimmy his new DRM free console.

 

There is only a fee if you borrow a game from a friend, no fee if you buy used.  The misinformation you give is appalling.

 

EDIT:  Oh, sorry.  You already got owned.