X bones are readily available everywhere - does it mean?

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Poll: X bones are readily available everywhere - does it mean? (26 votes)

It means Microsoft is keeping up with demand 54%
It means Microsoft is having trouble selling its stock 46%

I was in Toys R Us yesterday. You couldnt walk 5 feet without running into someone. The cars were spilling over into the street. It was crowded. Yet they had plenty of Xbox ones.

Sams Club? Lots of X bones there too as well, and right before closing.

I took pics at Toys R us and Target and Sams Clubs and will gladly post them.

Anyways what does this mean?

If x bone is close to PS4 sales anywhere its simply because Sony cant keep up with the demand. Personally I have not seen a single PS4 in stores since I bought mine on launch. They're about as plentiful as hen's teeth.

#1 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -

It means nobody wants a Xbone. My Walmart and Target have had them in stock since launch.

#2 Edited by dogfather76 (588 posts) -

I think that having a better supply chain is always a good thing. Shortages are not. Spin it however you want.

#3 Posted by Chutebox (36210 posts) -

It means stop making threads about a freaking product in a sore

#4 Posted by Silverbond (16024 posts) -

New and original subject matter ITT

#5 Edited by xxyetixx (1209 posts) -

Where do you live cause I haven't seen any since the sunday after Black Friday, I was at my local gamestop and the manager said they have a few and I only noticed cause there was one sitting out on the shelf behind her... I am really hoping come march I can just walk into a walmart/best buy/gamestop and just get one but I haven't seen any lately

#6 Posted by Caseytappy (2112 posts) -

Another one ready for the lock .

SW is dying like the Wii-U right under our noses .

#7 Posted by sora16perfect (707 posts) -

@xxyetixx said:

Where do you live cause I haven't seen any since the sunday after Black Friday, I was at my local gamestop and the manager said they have a few and I only noticed cause there was one sitting out on the shelf behind her... I am really hoping come march I can just walk into a walmart/best buy/gamestop and just get one but I haven't seen any lately

You live anywhere near NYC? Because here you can pretty much walk into any store and find one.

#8 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (5893 posts) -

Could also mean that Sonys stock is in the 107 other countries it is trying to launch in.

#9 Posted by nintendoboy16 (25826 posts) -

Oh gee! Where have I seen this thread before...

#10 Posted by coasterguy65 (5737 posts) -

Microsoft is doomed.

#11 Posted by always_explicit (2630 posts) -

Well if everyone who wants one can get one its a good thing.

If you want a product and cant find it in stores then its a bad thing.

Easy principal.

#12 Posted by John_Matherson (2031 posts) -

Oh look anther thread about sales. Seriously, what would system wars be without you?

#13 Edited by RossRichard (2306 posts) -

It means if MS is having trouble selling XBones in the Christmas shopping rush, expect a Wii U-level implosion in sales in the next few months. At least until Titanfall, that may move some systems.

#14 Posted by RossRichard (2306 posts) -

@xxyetixx said:

Where do you live cause I haven't seen any since the sunday after Black Friday, I was at my local gamestop and the manager said they have a few and I only noticed cause there was one sitting out on the shelf behind her... I am really hoping come march I can just walk into a walmart/best buy/gamestop and just get one but I haven't seen any lately

If you are really having trouble finding an XBone, look at nowinstock.net. There are sites that have been having XBones in stock for over two weeks.

#15 Posted by lundy86_4 (42661 posts) -

These f*cking anecdotes have to stop.

#16 Posted by iambatman7986 (385 posts) -

Seems like ms sales numbers are shipped not sold. I wonder if Sony does the same thing? I know the ps4 is really hard to find while the Xbox One isn't at the moment. I don't work for either, so I don't know, just my observations and assumptions.

#17 Posted by RossRichard (2306 posts) -

Seems like ms sales numbers are shipped not sold. I wonder if Sony does the same thing? I know the ps4 is really hard to find while the Xbox One isn't at the moment. I don't work for either, so I don't know, just my observations and assumptions.

They did the same thing for the 360. They had set a goal to sell 10 million 360s before the PS3 launched. So they ended up shipping 10 million units to stores, until stores started complaining that they were getting too many for their warehouses to hold. After Christmas 2006, MS shut down production of 360s for several months until stock started clearing up.

#18 Edited by betamaxx83 (351 posts) -

The more interesting battle will be after the holidays. This is where the Xflop will show it's true colors, actually it's beginning to unfold right before us.

X Marks The Flop

#19 Edited by blackace (19745 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

It means nobody wants a Xbone. My Walmart and Target have had them in stock since launch.

You know this idiot is lying. They were completely sold out of XB1 at Best Buy and Fry's Electronics when I went there yesterday and they had an Ad in the paper for both systems for Friday too. So on that one day, they sold out of PS4's and XB1 in less then 24hrs. Best Buy had 1 PS4 and I have a picture on my phone of it. I'll post it when I get home, just so people don't think I'm talking out of my @$$. the only place I've seen XB1's at was at Gamestop and they had just got their batch in that morning. That was on Thursday. I don't know how many they have now though. Microsoft has done an incredible job keeping up with demand for the system. Sony... not so much. Eevn Andrew said they were going to be very short in supply for the rest of the year.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-ps4-will-be-supply-challenged-for-rest-of-2013/1100-6416820/

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Seems like ms sales numbers are shipped not sold. I wonder if Sony does the same thing? I know the ps4 is really hard to find while the Xbox One isn't at the moment. I don't work for either, so I don't know, just my observations and assumptions.

All the numbers Sony & Microsoft have posted to the media and public are "Sold Through sales", which means some to the consumers and not SHIPPED to retailers like you are saying. Go read it here.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-sells-over-1-million-consoles-in-24-hours/1100-6416349/

"In a press statement, Xbox stated that the over one million consoles have been "sold through," meaning that the number reflects sales to consumers, not shipments to retailers."

#20 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27216 posts) -

Enough of these threads.