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Xbox One Release Date Will Arrive with Extra Units in Stores



If you weren’t able to get in on the latest round of Xbox One Day One pre-orders there is still hope for finding one on the actual Xbox One release date in November.

Microsoft expects the Xbox One will sell out this holiday, but it is hopeful that shoppers will be able to walk into a retailer to buy the Xbox One on November 22nd. Despite retailer listings which may show delivery dates later than November 22nd, Microsoft plans to deliver all Xbox One Day One pre-orders on time.

For users who missed out on the Xbox One pre-orders and are just starting to look for a place to buy an Xbox One for the holidays, there is still hope, even though it’s a good idea to pre-order one anyway just in case you cannot find one at a retail store.

Microsoft plans to have consoles available for users who did not pre-order on the Xbox One release date, but expects a fast sellout this holiday season.

Microsoft plans to have consoles available for users who did not pre-order on the Xbox One release date, but expects a fast sellout this holiday season.

Microsoft shared the following statement about Xbox One release date availability for users who did not pre-order.

“While we do not share specific numbers of pre-orders, we will be able to fulfill all official pre-orders and will have units available at retail in our 13 launch markets on¬†November 22. Based on early demand projections we are already anticipating that Xbox One will be sold out this holiday. We are encouraging consumers interested in Xbox One to preorder now or shop early as we anticipate selling every unit we deliver to retail this holiday.” – Microsoft Spokesperson

Xbox One Day One pre-orders sold out in a few hours at GameStop, when the retailer received an additional allotment of Xbox One Day One consoles which it bundled with popular Xbox One games. Currently there are no retailers taking Xbox One Day One pre-orders, but Amazon and other retailers are taking pre-orders for the standard edition which may not arrive until after the holidays.

It’s not clear yet where consumers will have the best luck finding an Xbox One on release day without a pre-order, but if Microsoft is able to pull off its plans we should see some units arrive at major retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop. Users who are close to a Microsoft Store may also find these locations with an Xbox One release day surplus. Companies often favor their retail stores for major launches as a way to get consumers in to see what else they sell, in this case the Surface 2 and other Windows 8.1 devices.

As the Xbox One release date approaches we will share further tips on finding an Xbox One before the holidays. Given the proximity of the launch to Black Friday some retailers may offer Black Friday Xbox One bundles to convince shoppers to wait in line for hours, or days, to buy an Xbox One before Christmas.



  1. surge

    10/11/2013 at 9:47 pm

    Those extra units will be there to replace the ones that red ring outta the box LOL

    • Devin Wolfe

      10/12/2013 at 12:42 am

      There are no red rings in the Xbox One.

      • llorT

        10/14/2013 at 1:56 pm

        You got the Xbox One already?

        • Devin Wolfe

          10/14/2013 at 4:48 pm

          No but there are no damn red LEDS in it plus any heat producing product is in the power brick.

  2. Dave

    10/18/2013 at 1:02 pm

    Lulz wow they keep the cpu and gpu in the power brick now lol .
    RROD was due to weak led based solder in cheap ass manufacturing plant and to adhere to US regulations about led content in childrens toys. power brick internal or external had nothing to do with RROD. I’ve fixed plenty of them .

    The now machine how ever is nothing but vents so well see how it handles heat from the cpu and gpu this time plus no use of X clamps so no negative tension on the ballpoints where cpu and gpu’s get bonded – hard wired.

    • Dave

      10/18/2013 at 1:03 pm

      New machine *

    • Devin Wolfe

      10/18/2013 at 2:32 pm

      Excess heat producing parts.

  3. wnew2k

    10/18/2013 at 5:00 pm

    Nice save

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