GameStop Almost Sells Through Its Xbox One X Supply In First 24 Hours

The US retailer almost sold a lot of Xbox One X consoles on the first day.

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[UPDATE] GameStop released a statement regarding its first-day Xbox One X sales, confirming that they are getting more units from Microsoft soon.

"Sales of the new Xbox One X have been incredible! We have sold through most of our initial allotment in just one day," GameStop SVP of merchandising Bob Puzon said. "We are already working with Microsoft to get our hands on more of the world's most powerful video game console!"

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Retailer GameStop sold nearly all of its Xbox One X stock on launch day, November 7, the store has announced, according to The Wall Street Journal. As WSJ mentions, GameStop did not say how many units its sold, which is a critical detail.

Retailers don't want to be stuck with excess stock, so it's possible GameStop requested a conservative number of units, though we don't know for sure. Not having units to sell puts GameStop in an unfortunate situation in the short-term, but the company will surely receive more shipments. And in the meantime, it creates the feeling of scarcity, which could in turn create more interest in the new console.

As mentioned, GameStop's Xbox One X stock is not completely sold through. You can still order the $500 console through GameStop's website, though in-store availability may vary.

GameStop will report earnings next on Tuesday, November 21, at which time the retailer may discuss Xbox One X sales and more. We will report back with more details as they are announced.

GameSpot's Xbox One X review called it a "future-proof Xbox for 4K and HDR." Reviewer Jimmy Thang said, "While the Xbox One X is an expensive box, from a hardware standpoint, you're getting a very powerful and capable machine. You'll be hard pressed to build a comparably powerful PC for $500. On top of that, you get a 4K HDR Blu-ray player, which can cost several hundred dollars on its own."

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Here in Europe main (NOT UK & I) we haven't got any yet on the shelvs, only people preordered received theirs and through source of stores not many preordered. Switch and PS4 are still selling strong. But then again, MS were never interested in Europe and I don't think Europe is that much interested in their products.

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here in the UK stock did sell out on the day but deliveries brought more stock the day after and the day after that. its selling out but its selling out based on the small number of units being allocated. on the other hand the nintendo switch has not been in stock in any country in the Uk since the release of mario oddysee. games on the X look fantastic ( just a pity that much hyped 4K blu ray drive is garbage .... best just sub amazon prime which is now available in 4k via an exclusive app obtained from the microsoft app store ) the switch is just proof that gamers dont always need pc like true 4k they just need a plumber who can possess frogs and run around in his boxers chasing t-rex;s.

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It was pretty much a given that this was going to sell extremely well. The massive amount of pre orders that sold was all the proof one really needed to know this was going to sell extremely well. Personally, I was so impressed with the console that I wound up ordering a 2nd one. I was initially planning on taking my XBox One S up to my cottage and just having an Xbox One X at home, but after seeing just how amazing the Xbox One X really was, I decided to just sell my Xbox One S on eBay and purchased a 2nd Xbox One X for my cottage. Were up at our cottage a lot during the winter and the idea of going from an Xbox One X to an Xbox One S just didn't sound appealing to me at all.

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Not surprised, great system loving it. The Scorpio box is pretty big, bigger than the X1S's I would say, that's why they cannot carry too much stock.....just kidding...kind of.

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The walmart down the street from my house has at least 8 systems and about 20 switches. I think more people are holding off until Christmas.

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I really love those vague marketing statements. "Almost Sells Through Its Xbox One X Supply In First 24 Hours" That means nothing if we don't know how much units they have in the lauch day. But to be honest this kind of vague statement really convince people if they are unsure.

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What's scary to me is how Nintendo has Stockholm-syndromed gamers to want there to be no reasonable way to get their gaming hardware XD. It's not a good thing when no one can buy your console! That is bad! "Nearly" sold out is about the best place you can be. People who hear about the scarcity and are interested can go out and buy one, but you're not sitting on a ton of expensive stock either. Being sold out is great marketing, but it's bad business.

People who are suggesting this means that PS4 Pro or One X didn't do well.. this is the dumbest metric. It tells you NOTHING about demand - only that the company in question has no idea how to tailor production to demand (*cough* Nintendo solve your damn problems)

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"...GameStop did not say how many units its sold, which is a critical detail."

I would say that is the only detail. It's the one that ties all the other details together. There is really no way to measure how successful the launch is without it.

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Xbox One X=♥️

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I had doubts that it would do well at gamestop, but I guess people ate their pride and went to gamestop.

Gamestop is trash.

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@neoistheone: those dumpster dive people on you tube might find an X in a gamestop dumpster. gamestop throw all sorts of good stuff away.

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@s7eventhheaven: that stuff is fake my friend. It's a money grab. All YouTube is. But you're right tho. I like the kiosks that turn up. I have quite a few of the old school ones. Nes, snes,n64 ect. The Nintendo ones always make me smile.

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Almost sold a lot?

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HAHAHAHAAHAHA

Yeah this upgrade is so so wanted lol.

Couldn't even sell out in home territory. I've only seen one Xbox box in UK stores,guess this is why m$ only released limited stock here.

And now m$ are "suggesting" you spend more of your money on hard drive as the one they've given you is too small.

That extra £100 means building a PC equivalent is even easier.

And after playing on one, the one thing everyone whoes played it has said "where are the games" and not year old games with added gloss. New games which max out the x.

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@xrizz1066: do we have sales stats from Japan yet lol

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@xrizz1066: it's selling well, and people are enjoying it, where's the problem? I got mine, and I think it's ok, I'm not blown away by it, but it's certainly excellent by console standards. As expected really.

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@mickpunx: Good for you, but not everyone is. More and more issues coming to light, epecial with the way M$ have messed about with UHD drive, so issue with picture quality of movies.

M$ have long issues with not doing proper Q&A before releasing products. Also history of anti consumerism.


I'm also commenting in a comment section, what wrong with that??Glad yours is working well, not everyone has been so lucky. Have you gone out and spent and 100 on a harddrive yet? As it seems as if the one they gave you with the X is too small...hows that for customer 1st!!!

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@xrizz1066: I didn't say there was anything wrong with your comment, it just differs from mine is all, it doesn't mean either of us are wrong. As I understand it, they're working on a patch for the UHD drive issues, and 1tb seems reasonable enough for now, but I do agree that it could be a bit small for long term use.

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@mickpunx Hi sorry, I've got so used to nasty attacks and name-calling on comments. I missed that we're just having slight disagreement :-).

Yes a patch to undo the settings they messed about with...just seem so many teething problems, from what I believe is rushing it out and not doing proper Q&A before stock goes out.

If 4K etc is the reason for the X, that 1 TB will be filled in up very very soon.

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@xrizz1066: no worries man. I totally get that the gamespot comments section abuse is ridiculous. I think I once said that I was underwhelmed by the PS4 pro and got about 20 abusive responses. It seems that even if you like a console (as I do with all 3 of the major ones) any slight criticism has the fanboy army out in full force.

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@mickpunx Glad I've met like mined individual lol. Personally I just don't like M$ and all the dirty media spin the bull over the years. But this does go back from before even Xbox.:

I've still not got the Pro as waiting for the bundles to come along same time as X and seems that the packages are now there, so gona get one. As for the difference, after playing on the X. While graphics are good. Really not huge difference between that and the Pro on most games. Thats gota be biggest gripe, it just don't have any games at the mo that push all the extra grunt it supposed to have.

It does also feel that Xbox OS is becoming less needed, as you can play most Xbox games on PC now.

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@xrizz1066: HAHA!!...Look at you on every comment talking shite!!.. still awaiting a reply from the other thread..?oh wait you failed to mention you're imaginary friend has played on it and didn't like it, make sure you mention this... must really hurt you having a piss poor console now right..?

Pathetic little Pony!..

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@xrizz1066: Something negative... whats negative in them selling out day one!!... did the Pro sell out day one..? nope did it feck!!..

Hows them exclusives..? Gran Turismo checkerboard sport..?

Xbox X Forza 7 4K 60FPS, true 4K gaming Fool!!.. thats why the many are flocking to buy this great machine....

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@l33th4lsh0t: in other news same thing happened at nintendos end were 75,000 copies of mario sold in 10minutes

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@xrizz1066: funny because gamestop sales alone in the US, for xbx, beat the ps4 pro world wide sales at launch.

Oh and the games will be coming out for the next 3 years.

No one buys a console on day one and expect hundreds of games ready.lol no if you get 5 decent aaa games to hehe that's a win.

More people want this than the ps4 pro.

It will outsell a years worth of ps4 pros by the end of the year. That's why Sony didn't want to tell us how many ps4 pros were sold because they had more ps4 pros consoles sitting on selves last Christmas than xbox x sold on day one.

Just let it go. We all know you're mad. It's fine we're all human and we get jelous and mad from time to time.

Also to build an equivalent pc you'll need an extra grand after the initial 500. Just saying. There's a reason why we haven't seen one pc build that can beat the xbx at a budget of 499.

Some guys was trying to tell me that you can do it for 600 with used parts.lol wtf He was getting to desperate.

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@neoistheone: “funny because gamestop sales alone in the US, for xbx, beat the ps4 pro world wide sales at launch.”

I am legitimately curious how you can you even know this without knowing how many Xbox One X were shipped at launch, let alone how many were sold?

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@shadowpandora: it's just an educated guess. I know I live in a big city in Xbox nation but stores in my area had at least 15 scorpios and 35 regulars. Most those sold and now a getting more. Just a guess based on stock in my area and amount of stores worldwide plus their online sales and stock. Just a dumb guess.

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@neoistheone: Just so you know @xrizz1066 is trolling all MS articles atm, he a bitter little Pony... all them exclusives to play, yet he's on here talking out his fat a$$!... beware!!...

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@neoistheone: WOW do M$ job for 'em

Game sale figures still not units sold of xbox...it's meaningless and only being used as it'll give a larger figure than units sold.

M$ have had plenty of time and there's nothing yet and the whole reaso for new console is for new games. Not old games a bit shinier.

"5 decent aaa games" Year old games and arcade racers

The rest you just dont make any sense.

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@xrizz1066: so other ppl buying the XbX is still bothering you?

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@sladakrobot: that's because he thought only 15 people were going to buy it.lol

M patcher is working on a new resume

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Arent newly released consoles supposed to sell out on launch day?

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@Vatusus: No? Not if you're a company that actually knows how to estimate stock and do production. Samsung makes some great phones. They sell a lot of them. They tend not to sell out of them. They still make a ton of money.

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@Vatusus: its been a year and the Pro still hasnt sold out, ANYWHERE! ???

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@plus_1: its because 70 million people are happy with the ps4 and dont need a pro

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@plus_1: PS4 Pro stock shortages were a huge issue in Europe and Asia.

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2017/01/video_sony_needs_to_solve_ps4_pro_playstation_vr_stock_shortages

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I hear this a lot.

Was in a store today and asked the cashier what the biggest seller has been recently, and she said the X1X.

I then asked how big was the allotment, which she replied 12.

I then laughed.

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@Random_Matt: That's not surprising is it? How many boxes of a $500 dollar console do you expect retailers to stock in any given store? They sure as hell didn't have 30 switches on the shelves, did they?

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@Random_Matt: she probably didn't know what she was talking about. Most gamestops got 15 scorpios and 20 to 50 regular xb1x.

You must live in a small town were no one buys hardware. 6grand in a day is a big day for gamestop. That's way better than the zero dollars they made on ps4 or Nintendo that day.lol

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@neoistheone: i do not believe nintendo is currently doing poor at gamestop. nintendo sold 1.2 million copies of mario in the first few days in the united states and right now the mini snes has outsold everything else worldwide. obviously if gamestop are making zero dollars on nintendo products they need to call it a day in business.

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@s7eventhheaven: I agree 100 percent but I can bet that very little people bought a switch on Xbox x launch day.

Every other day the switch trumps Xbox in sales. I hope they keep it up.

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There goes the many opinion pieces I read daily that say "who will buy the XBX?" or "The XBX is a tough sell".......guess lots of people are buying it and it isn't a tough sell at all.

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Of 500 pre-orders maybe 10-12% cancel their order over time.

And because those consoles already are ordered + there are ordering limits, there will always be some excess hardware in most stores.

Sadly for many in my country, stores does a horrible job announcing when they are sold out or if there is any stock left.

One of the two biggest electronic chains didnt even advertise them on release week.

Calling them to reserve one doesnt work in many stores, because they are put in a "collect from store"-shelf and people dont give a shit if they are reserved or not and pick them from there... Because they dont ask for any I.d.

You simply have to go there and ask, hoping there are some left.

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Welcome to all the PS4 owners who now are switching to Xbox one X!

I saw some friends very happy selling their old machine to get the shinny new X.

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