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Xbox One: a “couple” of pre-orders left at GAME store

Tuesday, 16th July 2013 05:59 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Although launch-day units are still available from GAME’s website, the chain seems to be the first UK retailer to flag limited supplies of the Xbox One.

The Box Park store tweeted that there are just a “couple of days left to guarantee an Xbox One for launch”.

Box Park has “a couple of preorders left”, apparently; although it’s just one store, it’s an indication that the chain may be experiencing higher demand than supply in some areas.

The store said that Amazon had run out, although Amazon.co.uk still has day one editions available; GAME may have been referring to a widely-circulated story regarding Amazon’s US flagship, which indeed sold through it’s pre-order allocation of both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In the US, Best Buy has secured more launch day units, Gamestop seems to have run out again.

Thanks, Units.

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8 Comments

  1. Bam007

    “HAHAHAHA THE XBONE IS GOING TO FAIL”… oh wait, now I’ve opened the door for a “hurr durr only 3 consoles to pre-order” comments. No, just no.

    Good to see both consoles doing so well with pre-orders.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Aullah

    Im sick of these payed advertisements… console is sold out, you can pre order again, only a few lefts…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Joe Musashi

    Looks to me like these retailers have learned that if they claim they’re sold out on Monday and then have more stock on Tuesday they get their name in the headlines and trending without actually having to show anything for it. Just like they did with vacuous statements of “unprecedented” and “record breaking” figures – without, of course, giving any figures at all.

    Given that the products haven’t even shipped and that the time between “sold out” and “back in stock” is so slight I call shenanigans that either claim has any substance to it.

    JM

    #3 1 year ago
  4. ChunkyLover112

    #1

    It is true that some companies do this sort of advertising. Sony is one of them and they are quite known for it. However, this isn’t payed for because MS doesn’t need it. It is common knowledge in the industry that The One is doing extremely well and that Sony’s worried about the lack of interest in thier New console. More and more pre orders get cancelled each day. Ask your local game store, they will confirm this.

    If we’re a little lucky Sony might just go down with the pshit.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. gomersoul

    I don’t think even you believe that chunkylover, Sony worried about interest in ps4?! maybe you missed the ear to ear smiles for the Sony guys at e3 and the cheering and the overall 10-1 ps4 vs xbox internet community. ps4 has given a far larger allocation of units to stores then xbox, its just a fact. they learned from ps3 mistakes. hope Microsoft does for xboxtwo

    #5 1 year ago
  6. mistermogul

    I agree. I’m fed up with this obvious manipulation of the media. This time by GAME.

    “We’ve sold out”, “We’ve got more stock”, “blah, blah, blah”.

    As @1 & @2 said, putting these pointless stories out there gains companies free publicity and in this case feeds off the fear of losing out (“only a couple left” so be quick or miss out! Pft).

    I think VG247 should ignore these stories unless they have actual figures and/or substance behind them.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. backup

    100% piracy on PC == fact

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Cort

    @4

    Did you keep a straight face when you typed that? You do know that lying without some form of physiological reaction, however tiny, is a sign of psychosis? I’m sure the XBOne is doing well, better than many would expect, but don’t just invent baseless nonsense like that. Although thanks for the laugh – I needed that after the weekend I just had.

    @VG247

    You’re running about two of these “stories” a day at the moment. Just sayin’.

    #8 1 year ago

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