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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I mean after reading the title, I really don't have anything.

That's the dumbest fucking thing I've read all day. Holy shit, like WOW.

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@Richardthe3rd: And yet your comment takes the crown. The day is young; I'm sure the bar can go lower.

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@ralphikari: if you think my comment in any way competes with this absolutely deplorable article then you've in fact just said the dumbest thing I've read all day.

The title wasn't even the worst part. This is literally the least informative piece of shit article I've seen on a site that already cultivates a very low standard.

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

Yup... comments section is gonna have a field day with this.

-POPCORN MEME NINJA APPROVED-

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@videogameninja: That wording, though ):

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@videogameninja: lol 150 minimum comments

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Edited By hardcoregamer1

They almost sold all their stock, what percentage of the stock was sold, how many did they have in stock, how many was sold to gamers, without these important facts this article is a waste of time.

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@hardcoregamer1: All Xbox sales reports are going to be a waste of time, because MS will not reveal figures.

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"almost sold a lot of Xbox One X consoles on the first day."

How long before you're instructed to edit that Eddie?

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Amazing how good games look on the X.....

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OFF TOPIC

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Its doing well. 2 others were picking theirs up along with me. My local stores are out.

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@gaminsincepong: So they had three or you’re saying they had three that you know of?

Cause selling all of three isn’t that impressive.

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@shadowpandora: Im sure they sold more than 3. I live in a low populated area too. Down here in po dunk Alabama lol.

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@gaminsincepong: I know that feeling. They make sure there are plenty to sell on TV/Internet streams meanwhile my GameStop might have 2-3 and the Walmart might have 6. Now there's no Sears or Kmart to get any either. I miss retail.

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@shadowpandora: i think he means he had 2 other people he know go with him to pick up there consoles.

At least thats what i think.

He probably should have mentioned crowd size, unless he just went in at some random hour to pick it up.

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Sold a lot. Nice.

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Nearly. LMAO

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