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GameStop halts Xbox One in-store pre-orders

GameStop is no longer taking in-store reservations for Xbox One. The specialty retailer confirmed to Polygon that demand has already outstripped supply for the consoles's special Day One Edition, planned for launch in November.

"Due to high demand, GameStop is not taking additional store reservations for the Xbox One Day One Edition," the company said in a statement. "In the meantime, the Xbox One wireless controller and top Xbox One games like: Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, and Kinect Sports Rivals are available for pre-order at all GameStop stores or online."

GameStop is still accepting pre-orders with a $100 minimum deposit for Microsoft's next-gen console through its website. Store managers who spoke with Polygon said they are still taking local pre-orders for PlayStation 4, and Sony has allocated significantly more units than Microsoft.

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18 comments

  • robert-mcdaniel - June 23, 2013 6:38 a.m.

    far as pre-orders goes Gamestop always pulls this, look at Best-buy they still taking them, Gamestop $100.00 down vs Best buy at $25.00 down...Gamestop is a greedy company 1st off,. and to hope or think gamestop Not sell xbox1 (LOL)...Gamestop has to do what MS wants...Ms is giving us more for our dollar then Sony is...don't flame me, cause i to was one that was changing to ps4 cause i have to buy 3 systems, in my house..but MS done me as a gamers right so I'm back getting X1's....will have a ps4 also..if you are a true die hard gamer...you got to own both to play the best games out there.... For as spreading the word??? for what?? let gamers pick there own system..i hope both sells tons...cause if not they will be a time console will be gone..and i hate tablets of my consoles.....so please just support both systems...
  • FoxdenRacing - June 19, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    The Polygon article sheds a lot of light on the subject, guys. Individual stores are selling out, causing a ripple effect through GS. A quote therein [also pasted below] also indicates that the system is going to have a tiny initial production run. Quoting: "One store manager in California said, "We were only given an allocation of 16 Xbox Ones but we have 60 PlayStation 4s and we're still taking orders." Another in Texas said, "There's no point trying any GameStops. We've stopped that SKU until we get notice." " What caused the initial size of the run, I don't know. It could be a marketing stunt ["If it's sold out, people will want it more"], they could have spun up the lines late, production might have been held back while policy was changed [for a new OS image], who knows. Speaking of, there's now a rumor circulating that they've done a complete 180 in the face of backlash.
  • CUFCfan616 - June 19, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    It'd be interesting to know how it's faring outside of America. I have no doubt that it'll sell well, but will most likely be nowhere near the amount of units Sony will be shifting
  • g1rldraco7 - June 19, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    I'm really scared now.
  • Z-man427 - June 19, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    I got so excited when I read the title. Then disappointed when I read the article. I was hoping that GameStop wouldn't be selling it.
  • Panda_of_Doom - June 19, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    Never go full retard.
  • PatHan-bHai - June 20, 2013 5:41 a.m.

    How did he go full retard? :/
  • Panda_of_Doom - June 20, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    For thinking that they were just not going to sell them. Like come on, stupidest thing I've heard all day
  • PatHan-bHai - June 20, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    Still, abusing the power of the statement 'Never go full retard' on something as petty as what you have just said is unnecessary and demeaning.
  • Panda_of_Doom - June 20, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    Oh no, it looks like I offended someone on the Internet.
  • PatHan-bHai - June 20, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    O.............K...........? You have some serious problems, kid. :P
  • aratiatia - June 19, 2013 12:01 p.m.

    Who is buying this thing?
  • bass88 - June 19, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    Microsoft's mum?
  • LoboMau - June 19, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    The family of Don Mattrick is buying every single one of them. They fear that he might loose his job...
  • LoboMau - June 19, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    *lose
  • Squander - June 19, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    too bad some of them are living in a nuclear sub...
  • FlyWire2 - June 19, 2013 11:45 a.m.

    This sounds more like M$ taking units out to say 'We sold it all first, take that Sony!'.... this sounds like manipulation.

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