Xbox One breaks pre-order records at Blockbuster

The internet may have spent the majority of last week shouting loudly at Microsoft, but it seems that the view of the average consumer is far more positive.

Blockbuster has revealed that since its announcement last week the Xbox One has broken all previous pre-order launches in Blockbuster’s 24-year history.

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rowdyBOY1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

i call it a big fat LIE .

surely microsoft pre ordered there own console to bring some positive spin back after all the negativity .

Cpamann1818d ago

Great news wow i already preorder for xbox one awesome console

duli141818d ago

Who are you joined 4 days ago? lol Do you work for M$?

ZodTheRipper1818d ago

Lulz makes me remember the EA fiasco with the chinese spammers

Triforce0791818d ago

Yes works for Microsoft defo.

thereapersson1818d ago

You are such an obvious troll, you honestly don't think you're fooling anybody, do you?

Cpamann1818d ago

No im work for sony in america but i love microsoft

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first1NFANTRY1818d ago

lol i presume Murica will support this console. Frankly in my opinion M$ needs to bring their AAA games before i wager my savings on their next box.

monkey6021818d ago

I know for a fact that the Xbox one will have a few games i will be really jealous of and wish I had for the Ps4 but with their current business practices I will not support Microsoft with the console. So while I watch their e3 conference in 2 weeks, no matter how many awesome games they may show my stance remains unless they backtrack on the drm, connectivity and kinect requirements

amiga-man1818d ago

Monkey it is people like you that give me hope for next gen, have a well said bubble.

mmccarthy41818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

you can play offline, MS just wants people to take full advantage of the internet and bring a new level to being online which just so happens to be the 360's greatest strength so the're pushing it more so then before and Kinect will not interrupt your gaming however if you never plan on using it does seem like a waste of money. I personally think it could add to the experience like the motion control on the ds3 for the ps3

dcbronco1818d ago

Monkey Sony will have many of the same issues so you might be stuck in the current generation. Don't believe only one will block used games.

DragonKnight1818d ago

And the idiot masses prove the Xbone's defenders right.

Congratulations for the contribution to the further destruction of consumer rights.

Xbox One, proving that a few seconds of convenience are worth stripping you of your rights.

nukeitall1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

You mean like when you didn't speak up for consumer rights when Sony as the sole console manufacturer introduced Online Passes without giving you anything in return?

If anything, the PS3 proved that even without anything in return (not even convenience) did consumer accept the destruction of consumer rights. You were a prime example of that!

Although you have your own agenda.

DragonKnight1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

Oh look, the MikeMyers tactic of off topic ranting. I see you don't like to stick on the subject of the actual article either. Very well.

"You mean like when you didn't speak up for consumer rights when Sony as the sole console manufacturer introduced Online Passes without giving you anything in return?"

I've said on numerous occassions that online passes are wrong no matter who is using them. It's not my problem that you are barely literate enough to understand adults talking. But seeing as one form of DRM WILL exist no matter what, which would you think is better for the consumer. A DRM that seeks to completely strip you of your rights (edit: to sell what you own) and prevents your friends from playing the game in its entirety unless they are playing on your profile (edit: or pay full retail price to play on their profile), or a DRM that makes you pay $10 for the online portion of a game and hasn't been implemented by everyone in the industry? I know which one you will choose, the question is merely a formality for people with minds that can actually think.

"If anything, the PS3 proved that even without anything in return (not even convenience) did consumer accept the destruction of consumer rights. You were a prime example of that!"

Thank you for proving that, when convenience is involved, you don't care about having your rights completely stripped away from you. I hope that some high ranking Government official wherever you live is seeing what you said so that he/she knows you won't fight against the complete dissolution of your rights so long as they make watching tv take .05 seconds less time to accomplish for you.

Xbox One defenders. Proving that rights mean nothing in the face of minor convenience.

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MikeMyers1818d ago

Too funny. Verbal assaults on consumers, personal attacks, conniption fits. All over videogames.

It's obvious some people don't care as much as others about all the issues surrounding the Xbox One. Issues that haven't even been finalized might add. Can't wait for E3 when we should know more and more importantly what games are on offer.

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MikeMyers1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

Things are changing, some for the better some for the worse. Some people don't like change and want things to remain as they are. Others like to see things progress into a multi-task environment where they can access content quickly and easily. Some want just a game console, some want an all in one box.

All these things are not necessities in life, it's entertainment and should be treated as such. The consumer still has a choice and no consumer should have to put up with vulgar behaviour or attacks on what they buy.

nukeitall1818d ago

For the record, I'm uncertain if I support MS stance as *rumored*. I have to see how it is implemented, in addition to the policies that re still unclear.

Also, for the trade-off of inability to lend games should that happened, I would like to know what I get in return. So far it seems the ability to play games on any Xbox One console without the need for physical media and still have the ability to trade-in the game.

That is a start, but there are still many questions before I endorse it.

That said, I was and is completely against online passes, because it provides no benefit at all to the consumer. There was no trade-off, but simply a money grab.


"Thank you for proving that, when convenience is involved, you don't care about having your rights completely stripped away from you."

Yup, I got convenience and you got nothing for accepting online passes?

That said, I (and many others probably including you) have accepted it for a long time on Steam and numerous other outlets including PSN and Xbox Live.

"A DRM that seeks to completely strip you of your rights (edit: to sell what you own) and prevents your friends from playing the game in its entirety unless they are playing on your profile (edit: or pay full retail price to play on their profile), or a DRM that makes you pay $10 for the online portion of a game and hasn't been implemented by everyone in the industry?"

Technically, Online Passes aren't DRM. At least no more than buying access to WoW is DRM.

As I said, you have to wait to see the complete picture of how the system actually works before passing judgment. I do know one thing, the former gives me convenience and more than other systems like Steam. The latter gave me nothing.

Doesn't mean I'm ok with the former though.

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buynit1818d ago

Destruction of consumer rights?! C' mon its not that damn seriouse, wtf is wrong with you ppl.. Act like a bunch of little virgin twats, let all the info come out before all these retarded ass comments..

DragonKnight1818d ago

Yes, destruction of consumer rights. Do the consumers have the right to do what they want with what they bought and paid for in full with the Xbox One? No. Or at the very least, provisionally. That is the destruction of consumer rights. But you probably don't know what consumer rights are, so I don't know why I'm wasting my time.

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vega2751818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

@ dragonknight

where was you when sony was taking geohotz to court for hacking the ps3? where was you when sony forced consumers to sign their ToS just to play the ps3 after the psn got hacked. because those are also consumers that bought a product and should have been able to do as they pleased with the system.or when sony took other os.

i may not agree with the route MS is taking. but I'm not going to turn a blind eye to things sony have also done and may still do. do you honestly think sony will not have something in place with the sells of used games knowing they will also lose money from trade -ins or used game sell. as they get none of the profits.

sony has yet to say if they will not issue a fee with used game sells or what they have in place to get something out of it. all they said was they won't block used game sells. same as MS. so why not complain to sony to be more clear with their plans on this situation.

Honestly i believe that if and when sony announce it will take the same stance as MS. many gamers will just support it and look for another reason to hate MS and the xbox one.

me i will just get both systems. as the only problem i have with xbox one is kinect having to be connected at all times and having to be online once a day.

DragonKnight1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

@vega275: Where was I when a hacker tried to use a free, non-essential, non-advertised feature of the PS3 to begin pirating games and potentially start the beginning of even more restrictive DRM? I was using my PS3 for what it was designed for like the rest of the non-hackers of the world. Where were you? Trying to get free games just because you can?

I love how MS fanboys think. Rather than discuss Microsoft they discuss Sony in a Microsoft article. It's just awesome how many of you go off topic all the time. God forbid anyone bring up that there are so many people pre-ordering a console that performs surveillance and prevents you from sharing games with your friends, that that is the wrong thing to do if you actually like having privacy and the ability to lend your games out without screwing over your friends. No, you can't do that because everything Microsoft is doing with the Xbox One is completely the right thing to do right? Because TV and Sports are worth giving those things up for right?

Irony doesn't even begin to describe the comments.

vega2751818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

@ dragonknight

MS isn't preventing anything. they have said a number of times that they support used games and neither company has been clear on what they will do on game lending to family or friends. so where do you get off at only pointing the finger at MS. when sony hasn't been clear on the matter.

as for hackers using the ps3 to get free games. if you actually did some research many of them was using CFW to use the ps3 for other thing than to get free games. in fact many even said they would not share info on doing so. which was what geohotz said himself. before sony took him to court.

As for me i haven't used the hack for either console because that's not what i brought it for. if i want a emulator for games. i have a PC for that. And no one is saying what MS is doing is right. many are saying wait to get all the information before jumping to conclusions. which you frankly seem to be doing a lot of. you are working yourself up about a system you have no intentions of ever getting to justify a reason to hate it and the company more.

if the ps4 is what you want. then get it and be happy. but don't spread BS unless you have all the facts and not just assumptions.

NeverEnding19891818d ago

DragonKnight: Never knowing when he's lost a battle.

Oner1818d ago

The amount of idiocy, ignorance and completely misinformed Xbox One supporters out there (and here) is absolutely phenomenal. But whatever...if that's what you guys want. TRUST me ~ that's what you'll get, and you sure as hell will deserve it.

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buynit1818d ago

Well wtf is it that you want to do with the xbone that you cant do? How can you even answere that with out having all the detail, let me guess your special and know it all amiright..

No little one, i dont know my consumer rights /s.. But going by your conspiracy i guess ms is about to destroy our rights with a console /s

Kid relax... Go have a donut or something..

creatchee1818d ago

You have to appreciate the irony that most of the people championing "consumer rights" had no problem with Sony removing OtherOS.

DragonKnight1818d ago

The removal of OtherOS isn't a violation of consumer rights. It was a non-essential, non-advertised feature of the launch PS3 that less than 1% of the userbase used. The removal of it didn't prevent anyone from using the PS3 for what it was designed to do, nor did it prevent anyone from selling what they paid for in full.

If you can prove that OtherOS was an advertised feature that you paid for, then show me and I'll recant my statement.

SonyPS41818d ago

Still, it was a dick move on Sony's part, and since you said 1% of PS3 users are a fan of that feature, well newsflash for you the Other OS was intended for power users, programmers, etc. And since you implied minorities are unprotected, well the people bashing the XOne (myself included) and crying about consumer rights might be just a vocal minority and we matter to nobody.

Sony however could've easily rewarded free PS Store credit for upgrading to FW 3.12. Maybe the backlash would've been more miniscule, since there were non Linux users angry about it as well.

creatchee1818d ago

It doesn't matter what *I* choose to do with my PS3. I never used OtherOS. I never planned to use OtherOS. I use my PS3 for games, Blu rays, and Netflix. However, I had the RIGHT TO CHOOSE to use it if I so desired. And there were people, less than 1% of owners or not, who did use it. The advertisement and popularity of a feature is inconsequential.

Where Sony went wrong was their method of stopping it. Basically, in order to play games made after a certain date, they has to choose whether they wanted to play games or continue using OtherOS. The CONSUMERS' RIGHT to use something that they paid for had been taken away.

MysticStrummer1818d ago

Sony always had the right to remove features because it said so in the ToS that people agreed to from the beginning. The way around it was never to connect to the internet so the PS3 OS couldn't update.

People who agree to the One's terms are giving up their rights. They will be voluntarily using something that by it's very nature is an invasion of privacy in the name of big business. There is no way around it because One has to be connected to the internet.


rainslacker1818d ago

To all these people claiming hypocrisy on DragonKnight.

Past apathy is no reason for present complacency.

Many of us didn't speak up when all those things happened, and none of us are innocent in the systematic approach that our rights have been taken away from us, and no current gen console is innocent of not taking features away that were once present.

What Dragon may or may not have done in the past, has any bearing on the current topic you all are discussing. His current views are his because he either feels things have gone too far, or he feels that those past issues weren't serious enough to warrant his time.

I feel much the same way. I didn't like online passes when we got them. I said I didn't like them. And I eventually said, whatever, I don't play online anyways. That past apathy may have led to what we have now. Give them an inch and all that.

If you guys are all OK with what's happening, then by all means don't let it affect your buying decision. For the rest of us, we will stand up for what we believe is right. If you have information, or a different outlook that may dissuade our opinions or perceptions then please offer it. Otherwise, if the best you can come up with is hypocrisy, then you seem to have a weak argument. Since you have a weak argument, I can only assume you don't have a strong one. And I believe because of this you feel the need to cast the blame elsewhere by calling out hypocrisy or pointing fingers at another offender. All this just makes you seem like the hypocrite that you are claiming DragonKnight to be.

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matgrowcott1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

Surely the consumer decides the rights they feel they deserve? It's not ignorance. They're not sheep. They're buying what they want to suit their purpose.

If the majority want to support things that piss you off, they have a right to do that. You're not some working class hero, speaking for a downtrodden minority, you're a guy on a website shouting off about things that will slightly inconvenience you at worst. Other people feel differently.

DragonKnight1818d ago

"Surely the consumer decides the rights they feel they deserve?"

Yeah no. If that were the case then consumer rights would be flexible and violated all the time. Sorry, but laws were invented to protect consumer rights, which means there are a set definition of what constitutes consumer rights. Just because people don't give a damn about their rights, doesn't mean that those rights suddenly don't exist.

"They're buying what they want to suit their purpose."

Sure. Everyone has the right to buy what they want. But when they support the type of moves that Microsoft is pulling, they make other consumers who actually care about their own right to, say, privacy have a much more difficult time of things. When people stop buying out of principle but are drowned out by people who don't care that they are being taken advantage of, that leaves less and less things for principled people to enjoy just because they don't want to be forced into something if they do buy it.

But hey, far be it from me to try and make sense to people who don't care. I will just laugh when people complain about Apple and yet let Microsoft follow in Apple's footsteps.

matgrowcott1818d ago

I had written out a long reply and then I actually read your anti-Apple bit. Yup, conversation over.

So long as the Xbox One is a decent product, it does what it should and Microsoft allow people to sell on their code (which they've already said is implemented) there's no problem here. Hell, you'll even be able to sell your disk (no matter what, even if it was shut down, you'd be able to do that). Things are different, not necessarily worse, but damn this company for making me do things I don't want to to buy their product.

NOBODY should buy it, idiot sheep. Have some PRINCIPLE.

Yeah, no.

DragonKnight1818d ago

"Yup, conversation over."

Yeah, because Microsoft ISN'T trying to go after Apple's crowd now right? There absolutely no similarities between what Microsoft is doing and what Apple has already done right?

"So long as the Xbox One is a decent product, it does what it should and Microsoft allow people to sell on their code (which they've already said is implemented) there's no problem here. Hell, you'll even be able to sell your disk (no matter what, even if it was shut down, you'd be able to do that). Things are different, not necessarily worse, but damn this company for making me do things I don't want to to buy their product."

This entire paragraph can be countered with a symbol and one word.


Seriously. Have you been blind to the news pouring out about what Microsoft has said about used games and lending? Your friend can't play your game without first downloading it to their drive and playing it on your profile. If you want to play a game on your profile, they get booted and then have to pay (possibly full price) for that game on their own profile. Imagine you're playing a game you borrowed from a friend on their profile, they come home and start gaming, you're on say the last boss but then *booted* because you can't both use the same profile at the same time. Envision and explain any situation where that is a good thing for anyone but Microsoft?

And selling your games? Similar problem. News has come out that you'll only be able to sell your games to specific stores. Now, I'll admit that there isn't enough info about this particular aspect to make a concrete argument with, but shouldn't the idea that you couldn't sell your games at, say, a garage sale be considered wrong? You bought the game, you own the disc right? Why shouldn't you be able to just sell it to someone and that disc work right out of the box? Why should that person pay you, and then pay Microsoft full price for a used product?

None of that seems wrong to you because it may be a "decent machine?" That kind of apathy is why corporations get away with what they do. If you don't care about these things, fine, but attacking people that do just makes you look like the kind of person that would be fine with having no rights at all just so they can have some minor conveniences in their life.

matgrowcott1818d ago

It doesn't matter whether it's wrong or right to me. I won't be buying it for many of the reasons you've just stated.

But then, I'm not going from place to place insulting people who just want to buy what they want without any trouble. Microsoft are doing what they think is right and all signs point to them "getting away with it." I use that term lightly, because there isn't anything they're especially getting away with.

My point about your anti-Apple dribble is this: despite all the nonsense online from people who talk crap about things they don't understand, Apple products are absolute top notch.

I've said more than once that Microsoft are totally following the Apple method of release, even going as far as to theorize that that's the real meaning behind the Xbox One (that in 18 months they'll announce a slightly improved Xbox Two). But even then, so long as the base product is functional, convenient and sturdy and people are happy with what they have, it's not our place to tell them they're wrong or that they're some cancer on the industry. Their rights are actually your rights that you're scared of losing because people aren't interested in re-selling their games like you are, or don't mind their microphone picking up vocal cues.

There's nothing wrong with that. It says nothing about their character, nothing about their principles.

Again, you're not some freedom fighter standing in the way of a big corporation stealing rights. You're one person who's SO BRAVE they are posting their opinion on a site that's predominantly anti-Xbox and already agrees with them.

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buynit1818d ago

Your still going on? Dragonknight... Buddy.. The world doesnt revolve around you. Think of it like a democrat republican thing, what bothers and scares you doesnt bother or scare others, so me being the "other", not scared consumer, i say man the fuck up!

If your scared about being watched while jerking off then put something infront of the lens, now you can turn it off btw.

You are going on a rampage over something that you "think you know"..

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1818d ago

You're going to look like the idiot when Sony comes out and tells you they're doing the same thing. They're not going to lose third party devs just for a million fanboys on N4g and NeoGaf. They want the other 70 million out there.

You'll see. At E3... You will see. I can't wait to see all the post from the Sony fans when they announce the same DRM.

KimiRaikkonen1818d ago

Sony have taken away more consumer rights than microsoft as pointed out by nukeitall and vega275 but still you turn a blind eye to all the ill-doings of sony. How exactly does microsoft take away your rights as a consumer? Is microsoft forcing you to buy the xbox one?

GameCents1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

Dramatic much?
I detest the direction Microsoft is taking with the One as much as the next guy and that is why I won't buy it.
However I understand that this is simply my opinion and that others see things differently and so have every intention to buy it. That's the beauty of living in a free world, you are welcome to your opinion no matter what some abusive internet nerd/tough guy/loser tells you.
You like bondage? A lil pain with your pleasure? Better you than me pal.
I'm not going to call casual masses idiots because they liked what they saw and want to own it. Xbox One is clearly not just a gaming console and obviously isn't aimed at you and me, no reason for us to start name-calling and losing our $h!£

Hicken1818d ago

Sorry, DragonKnight. You're fighting a losing battle here.

But only because stupidity is not only rampant, but preferable.

"Sony did the same thing, and you didn't complain!" some of them shout.

Only Sony didn't. They weren't attacking consumer's rights right out of the gate like Microsoft is. The actions these poor fools speak of were reactionary: they were in response to someone's attempts to do something illegal with their device.

Yeah, that's DEFINITELY the same as a console that's perfectly capable- and perfectly poised- to spy on you and limit what you can do with the software you buy for it.

It's pretty ridiculous that people try and drag Sony into this with comparisons that don't even line up. And it's sad that there are those who SEE how bad Microsoft is being, and want to spend their money on this damn device, anyway.

MikeMyers1818d ago

"But only because stupidity is not only rampant, but preferable."

Didn't you just say you and others are being attacked just for showing they are disgruntled at the Xbox One? but somehow now it's ok to call people stupid because they pre-ordered the Xbox One? Are those who pre-ordered the PS4 also stupid since we don;t know everything about it, what games could have some sort of DRM behind it, what role if any Sony will play in used games.

My how we continue to have double standards.

And yes, Sony will continue to be dragged through the mud too by game journalists like Adam Sessler because Sony is playing a word game. They will allow used games on the PS4, so will the Xbox One. Where is Sony now in all of this saying "hey everyone, we will not have any restrictions on our games"? Instead they have given vague reports, have had employees scrambling like we're seeing with Microsoft as well. It still comes up with people such as Geoff Keighly because it's still possible Sony may be doing something like this as well. They are the ones who actually interview these guys. They are not rampant fanboys who wave the flag rooting for one company.

xXxSeTTriPxXx1818d ago

You know those movies where people are strip of their rights, and the start of it all is something that seem so insignificant that people don't pay it no mind, this mybe one of those times.

I mean you have foreign governments looking into this thing for chirst sake lmao, god bless america.

What if I took a dvd to a friends house to watch or let my wife drive my care or share a bit of food with someone? for thought my friends.

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