Xbox One consoles available at some Tesco Extra stores for midnight launch

Wednesday, 20th November 2013 12:35 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One will be available midnight tomorrow, November 21 (that’s first thing Friday morning by the way) at selected Tesco Extra stores in the UK. They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

A report by MCV states that over 100 Tesco Extra stores will open in the wee hours to sell Xbox One consoles to what I imagine will be very cold, tired people.

Tesco told the site that the offer is good “while stocks last”, so you best get queuing early if you want one people. Stock will be replenished before Christmas however.

The company’s Home Entertainment manager Stephen Owusu said in a statement, “The launch of the Xbox One is a massive event for millions of gamers around the world and the console is sure to top many Christmas present lists this year.

“The last Xbox console – the Xbox 360 – was launched eight years ago so there has been a lot of expectation and talk from gamers about this latest version. If the US launch is anything to go by these will fly off the shelves. We have worked closely with Microsoft to ensure we have a good quantity of initial stock but we will be getting more as we get nearer to Christmas.”

There’s no list of stores as yet, but there’s no harm in asking your local shop.

Will you be going for one of these at midnight Thursday? Let us know below.

Via OXM.



  1. rafterman83

    Just been called by Tesco to say my pre-order is there, and they confirmed they only got 18. And that’s for a giant superstore. Happy hunting for those who are still looking to get one on day one.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Kieran

    Il bet yas someone will buy the new console and then get jumped by someone always happens

    #2 1 year ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    @2, aye get someone to be your getaway driver and park outside the store before you get mugged!

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Kieran

    Theres always a story on the sun or daily mail in these events like gta5 ha

    #4 1 year ago
  5. aseddon130

    “A report by MCV states that over 100 Tesco Extra stores will open in the wee hours to sell Xbox One consoles to what I imagine will be very cold, tired people.”

    thats a bit harsh, if the store actually cares about the launch of the console then they’d probably put their best staff on. thats what our store is doing, and isn’t leaving it to the useless nights team.

    Our store is only a super store (which is smaller than an extra) and will have near to 50 units on launch.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @5 I was referring to the people queuing up for their Xbox Ones, not the staff.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. deathm00n

    @5 And calling your coworkers “useless nights team” isn’t harsh huh?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Beta

    I have to walk home with my PS4.

    Might ask them to pop it in a Wii U box. Just to deter muggers…

    #8 1 year ago
  9. naffgeek


    Rather mug you for a WiiU at least it has some top games this xmas ;)

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Beta

    Haha :)

    #10 1 year ago
  11. aseddon130

    @6 oh right ha i must have just read it wrong.

    @7 you ain’t seen them mate.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. KineticCalvaria

    @8, that should work haha, then again it’s no PS4 so you might be okay :).

    #12 1 year ago

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