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!"

The original story is below.

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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For those saying it is not selling.. On amazon Xbox One X was 2nd place on daily top selling video games yesterday. Today it is #3 and #26. I didn't look on the release day. It is also listed @ 52 for all of 2017, surpassing PS4 pro at 81. Not sure about the SKUs of either. As the Scorpio edition says it's available as of right now, perhaps some cancellations or Microsoft has provided more.

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@mortacan: Most people/especially kids are buying them because they feel PRESSURED to. Especially after being picked on for the last 4 years for having the weakest console. And the PC people who hate consoles. I sincerely feel for these people who aren't purchasing them for genuine reasons. It's like being bullied....BY MS, and PC gamers. ;o(

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@bubba_666: did any one else notice those two other consoles sitting in the dark corner that everyone forgot about. seems everyone got so excited over the X being more powerful than the ps4 pro they forgot all bout these 2 consoles that now look almost ps2 era compared to the X side by side. yes im talking about those 2 obsolete consoles the Xbox One and the Xbox One-S. Who would even buy one of those now that EVERY game LOOKS and PERFORMS BEST on Xbox One X. the jump from 720p and 900p to true 4k 2160p 60fps is mind blowing.

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@bubba_666: Never heard that argument for sure. But if you don't get one I will steal your lunch money.

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I was just AT Gamestop getting AC Origins for PS4 and the guy said hey would you be interested in the XB1 X I said nah. He asked do you have an Xbox One, I said yeah I'm good with it. He said cool, just let me know we have about 8 in stock. And their are 4 other stores in this area. Only one store doesn't have any. Also Target has them, and Wal Mart are getting a truck this evening. So NO people aren't shelling out 500$ for them. Nor are they selling like crazy. I "NEARLY" laughed when I read this article.

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@bubba_666: its very sad that you obviously presents us a made up story!

I mean...you have to lie?

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@sladakrobot: Every Gamestop around here is sold out but oddly Fry’s Electronics And Best Buy near my house both had stock left as of yesterday, Fry’s even had some Scorpio Editions in stock.

Fry’s Electronics is awesome for stuff like that, though, generally people don’t think about it when considering purchasing a console. I remember getting my PS2 there back in the day in the first year when they were constantly sold out everywhere.

For the record, I’m not saying it’s not selling, just that there are definitely stores in my area that have stock. But I live 10 minutes from LAX in a hugely populated area, so I’m sure stores around here got more than the average alottment.

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@bubba_666: Jesus Christ, why the elaborate bullsh!t?

This conversation did not happen, why would you even feel the need to say this? What are you trying to prove and why?

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@graffitiheart: The Proof is in the pudding, and people need to get their facts straight before they start writing BS articles. Do you like liars? And if I were Jesus Christ I wouldn't be gaming ;p) But thanks

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@bubba_666: what facts make you believe that it's not selling?

You also don't have facts so you're basically doing what they are doing except gamestop actually knows how many they sold....Jesus Christmas wouldn't have a dollar to his name.

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@bubba_666: I think Jesus Christ would be an avid gamer if he wasn't made up, but as he is we can make him into whatever we want.

Oh I'm not denying the article is absolute bobbins, but seriously you've made several comments like this and it's ridiculously obvious that it's all made up. Seek help.

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@graffitiheart: Nothing made up bud when you walk in Wal Mart and they have plenty, other stores included Best Buy, Target (had the most), and plenty online. Does that soundl like selling out to you? And is it illegal to go on different sties like you kids and venture and opinion? Hmm no not that last time I checked. :D

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@bubba_666: Oh my god I don't care. But it's so obvious you're lying.

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@graffitiheart: Ok a$$face if you wanna play this game go to Walmarts website, they have plenty in stock, go to BEST BUYS SITE they have PLENTY in STOCK, GAMESTOP HAS THEM, and also TARGET. God don't be such a douche son. I'm 42, I have plenty of better things to do than LIE about whether or not a console is in stock. Also go do AMAZON...what's with you? It's an amazing piece of hardware, but just not worth 500$..WHY is that so f#$king hard to understand? Are you autistic or what. Geez you're annoying. People have any opinion, don't like it, p#$$ off and don't read mine or anyone else's comments. We clear? ugggggggghhhhhhhh

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@bubba_666: Cool story bro.

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@graffitiheart: Jesus was real. But back the he was known as Neo aka The One. Story got jumbled up after thousands of years.

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"Retailers don't want to be stuck with excess stock,"

Well noting that X-mas and holidays and black Friday are right around the corner and this was literally never said when Switch was selling well or Pro or PS4......There is no excess stock right now to be concerned about so i dunno if that was a stab at damage control or what? The X is selling well cant you just admit it without adding in a bunch of imaginary caveats...

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Can't tell if you're a brutal journalist or just doing this on purpose these day

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All the consoles that came to stores in my area were mostly preorders. Only a few places had maybe 2 or 4 available.

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Did they reveal how many units that was?

Because I'm not going to trust any of Microsoft's boasting unless it's attached with sales figures. They're going to say they sold out, it's the fastest selling console they've ever made, that they can't keep it in stock, blah blah. But it means nothing if they only shipped a million units.

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@lostn: 1. This is gamestop and not Microsoft. 2. MS doesn't release sales numbers. 3. Why do you care so much? 4. You're a fanBOY 5. Grow up.

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@lostn: Shipped and sold are essentially the same thing from a retail standpoint. When a retail store receives video games and hardware they are payed for by the retailer. So whatever price they sell it for is either for profit or a loss to that store.

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@xcrimsonxsynx: But they didn’t say how many they shipped OR sold... just sayin.

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@mdign: PS4 Pro's sales are only a fraction of total PS4 sales. Their real sales come from the Slim model which shouldn't be impacted by the X's arrival.

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@mdign: Hopefully. When is the projected release date for the PS4 Pro?

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@wayneextremity: I predict that PS4 Pro will cost 400$ and it wont have 4K Bluray player built in.

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@nelsonlord: @wayneextremity

I seriously hope you two are joking....

The system has been out for a year (PS4 Pro) and costs $450. And no it didn't have a 4K Bluray player, but can stream 4k video.

Welcome to the future...today.

I truly hope you two were joking, if not get with the times, you two are only a year behind on news....O_o;

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@uncle5555: $450? Is that Canadian price? They’re only $400 in the US.

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@uncle5555: I got you. I was using sarcasm but with no intentions to insult anyone. : )

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Microsoft shutting Sony-Fanboys' mouths like a boss. Yeah!

(Now the Fanboys will cry "probably they only had 500 Units available... LOL)

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@roycruz: You're sounding like a fanboy as well. Pot, kettle, black....all that.

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@roycruz: If they don't release sales figures, nothing will be impressive about it.

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@lostn: toy don't xpect they reveal numbers the second day, do you?

But we will see soon...

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@roycruz: It used to be regular practice to announce how many units would be shipped at launch but that was a long time ago now.

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@roycruz: Yeah wake me up when there's some games to play on it, otherwise I'm good with my XB1 S...

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I'm still waiting for the SNES

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Almost? That doesnt sound confident.

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