It’s the Day One Xbox that will go out to users beginning November 22nd. It includes a special Day One achievement and a controller with the “Day One” etched into its center. Just like with the consoles brief return to GameStop’s website, users looking to pre-order the Xbox One should act now.
Best Buy is all confirming that it has “limited quantities” of the console available. Once they’re gone, there’s no telling when they might return.
In addition to offering the Xbox One Day One addition, users can pre-order the Xbox One Day One Call of Duty Bundle as well. In addition to shipping with the Kinect sensor and Xbox One console itself, this bundle also includes an extra wireless controller, one year of Xbox LIVE and a copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Unfortunately, that bundle doesn’t come cheap. It costs $679.96, a lot more than the $499.99 cost of the Day One and Standard Edition consoles.
Every Xbox One includes a Kinect sensor, a power cable, one wireless controller, a chat headset and an HDMI cable. While pre-orders at other Xbox One retailers have come and gone, users might be able to get their hands on the console on release date without a pre-order. According to Microsoft, many retailers will have Xbox One units in-store.
In no way should users wait until launch day to try to pick up an Xbox One. Microsoft hasn’t detailed exactly how many Xbox Ones will be available for purchase on launch day without a pre-order. It’s also blatantly encouraging users to pre-order now, or shop early since it expects to sell every unit it delivers to retail stores during the holiday season.
As the Xbox One’s launch date is one week before the holiday season officially kicks off, it’s completely possible that the console will sell out this holiday season.
Users who pre-order from Best Buy will have their debit cards immediately charged for the full cost of their device. The company will then free up those funds within 5-7 until the console actually ships.
Best Buy hasn’t re-opened pre-orders for Sony’s PlayStation 4. It’s scheduled to launch on November 15th for $399.