GameStop sent out a memo to store managers today confirming that they are no longer doing in-store pre-orders of the Xbox One.
So they managed to pre order all 10 of them? Dang that's impressive. J/k I heard each store got ONE pre-order for each location, so how ever many GS store is how many they managed to pre-order. lol
The Gamestop that I preordered my PS4 at got 6 X1s and 20 PS4s. They are sold out of both.
Agreed. But given the rumors of problems of chip yields and overheating, I personally wonder if they'll need to chop those orders. They stopped taking orders so fast, and across the board (which doesn't make sense) that I wouldn't be surprised if MS told gamestop that they might not even be able to ship the launch day consoles. It wouldn't surprise me to see Xbox One victims get an email that their Internet connection tester with NSA spycam won't be fulfilled because they cut the number in half or so. It also wouldn't surprise me to see ALL xbox one victims get another email saying the entire launch is pushed back. But seeing how Microsoft pushed out known defective RROD consoles, I bet they don't mind doing it again. After all M$ means...."with customers in mind" I take it as a very bad sign, especially since PS4 nailed production and should be producing 1 million units a month by September. Cheaper, more powerful, no check-ins, and no NSA spycam...plus being available is going to push alot of people who otherwise would stupidly order an XploitBOX to get a PS4. Even if people are morons and don't know how check-ins and spying, amongst other crappy things would affect them......they can only buy what is available, and Microsoft screwed the pooch on that one. Not to mention Steam with it's game sharing is completely obliterating Microsoft's justification for their check-ins.
Sorry you lost me at blah, blah, blah.
That's ok, for people who can absorb information and aren't in denial, they can figure it out. Go ahead and be ignorant, I'm sure it'll never effect your life negatively.
Exactly, how anyone can trust MS after KNOWINGLY launching RROD on the world and then denying free refurbs for a long time is beyond me. That's some low shit right there. And this latest 'box' has more than enough bad points already before we even wonder about reliability. They may be hoping a good portion of them fail so xbots can rebuy as they did with 360 and boost sales figures for no reason other than Microsoft's own inability to build a decent, reliable console. As for how this ties in with DRM - good luck selling your 15 XBone games when your Xbone takes a dive and you are left with no way to jump through their convoluted hoops, $500 down on the console and $750 down on software. Madness to buy into a system like that without any way of 'owning' something you paid for. My 360 died early on in the gen, before they admitted it was their fault, so went in the bin - couldn't be fixed cos had ANA chip failure on top of GPU solder faults! In this case I managed to offload my 360 software library on amazon/ebay and make back a large portion of the wasted funds - bought a PS3 with that money in fact! No way could you do that with Xbone if the same shit happens again, and I do not trust them at all with build quality, already the box is a monster with a giant fan in it and still having heat issues? meanwhile PS4 is sleek and cool with zero known issues at this time. The Dead Bone is not a good product.
XBOX ONE has no check in now allows used games and rentals and no region lock. Its still 100.00 more but will see what happens..
Most report that each store got between 6-15. Probably determined based of store revenue and product sell mix.
Didn't Microsoft give less pre orders to GameStop than Sony did With PS4?
what does that imply, though? I thought MS was in good terms with gamestop.
No, gamestop received such low amounts of Xbox One because Xbox One is so behind. You can only sell what you have. Unless you want mobs rushing your store. Xbox One is way behind PS4, and is having chip yield issues and overheating. That pretty much means, they aren't anywhere near production. Sure some places will get allocated more for being a bigger store and/or bigger area. But many stores for the PS3 only got 6 in. So what that means is, right from the beginning, Microsoft was telling people that there weren't going to be many consoles. That means the a big reduction from those numbers could still happen. (and might have been why gamestop pulled the store orders, but not necessarily) Xbox One is a big mess and Microsoft screwed every part of the process up.
that was before they cut into their Preowned business, which is where most of gamestop gets it's money from.
It just means there was less Ones available for preorder at Gamestop than PS4's. Take it at face value instead of trying to read into it.
Might be something to do with the deal MS did with Best Buy. 600 BB stores will have MS stores located inside.
From what I heard, they only accept very few pre order for Xbox one while they let people pre order more PS4..Weird I know.
Have a feeling that GS is renegotiating their part in any used game trading deals they may have with MS. Seeing all the backlash for it. Not seeing how it might be a good thing if they're still taking order for the PS4. Have never done this sort of thing before.
The same thing happened with the pspgo, and it killed it by refusing to stock them.
Got mine reserved through amazon along side my PS4. Its highly doubtful ill get the XBO on release date. But still i feel safe that at least my console reservation is there. And that somewhere there is a Microbrat crying to his parents that there are no longer any XBO available to pre order. MUWAHAHAHAHAH! Thats what you get you annoying little fcker!
do they charge you up fronmt for the preorder on amazon?
No they don't. They charge you when it ships. But, if you buy a warranty they will charge you up front for that since the warranty is through a third party.
@PFFT Do you get off on depriving somebody of something they want in order to push your childish agenda? I wish Amazon charged people like you something for wasting people's time.
lol its a joke no need to get your panties all in a bunch. Man some of you people are so freaking defensive.
Apparently, Giant Bomb is reporting that Microsoft has decided to remove the game restrictions and 24 hour check-in. I wonder how that will affect both the relationship with Gamestop and the family share plan?
Why are you people disagreeing with me? Giant Bomb IS reporting it!!!!! You are disagreeing with a fact. The fact is Giant Bomb is reporting it.
sorry to be rude link or GTFOH
This is stupid. They CAN'T get rid of check ins because the games fully install.
Reported they are lookign into it. i can;t wait to hear all the crazy xbox fans after they remove the features that they spent the last week trying to sell everyone on. Why is it only Giantbomb? Why not like IGN or soemthing.
IGN has it too.
This is too funny. Can't wait to hear green and darkness tell us how much MS cares about its consumers right now and not the fatc they care about the system being castly outpaced in preorders worldwide
It shouldn't at all, unless Microsoft is lying AGAIN. There was never a reason they needed the restrictions to do that or something similar. How do I know? Because it's common sense. How can I prove what I know is right? Besides common sense? Well Steam! Steam is going to allow you to share games too, except you don't need Microsoft's ridiculous 24 hour check-in to do it. In other words, Steam just told the world that MS is full of crap. Like anyone with a brain already knew. (oh and M$ was never going to allow 10 people to play your games alongside you...there was going to be major restrictions) Like being able to allow other people to access it for one period of time, one person at a time, and it looked like 30 days. So in other words, Steam just did exactly what Microsoft did, except without the 'check in every 24 hours or your console is a brick'. Hey M$!!! #dealwithit
Link to Steam sharing plan and no online check required please. Right, there is none. Stop making things up. @LoveOfTheGame, I saw that article myself but I was referring to the no DRM check for online sharing on steam. There is no reference to that and it seems impossible to do without some kind of online check.
You can buy disc based games with Steam? That's a new feature. Seriously, stop spamming the same thing in every single Xbox article. Steam is all digital and that is why they don't need the check in. Xbox uses the check in to verify your disc based games are legit. @No_Limit Actually there was an article up today that revealed Steam's plan to allow sharing of games.
Hey no_limit Is that what I said or are you putting words into my mouth? Then you say I'm making things up? Shakes head... I was referring that Steam lets people share games...right? So say YOU have a steam account, and you share...does that require ME to have a 24 hour check-in? Oh that's right. Microsoft, from a console level, is making EVERYONE check-in or their console is a brick. Meaning, the bs excuse that the only reason they could implement 'sharing' is to mandate the check-in for everyone. So what did I make up, and what did apologists grasping for straws about justification make up? Yes, if people want to share, online check is fine. If people want to play multiplayer, then being online is fine. Forcing everyone to check-in or their console is a brick...is what Microsoft is doing. $500 console and Microsoft will brick it for no reason. Steam is free, has sharing features, and does not require me to check in. @love of the game You're missing the point Please re-read what I've said. Steam allows sharing if you want. Steam allows people to be offline if they want. MS forces everybody, sharing or not, to connect online every 24 hours, or the console is a brick. If I have to say it over and over again, it's because people can't understand the obvious.
Alternate link here: http://www.whathifi.com/new...
this is odd because MS said that they weren't going to change their policies... but if this is actually true, i will seriously consider buying one.
Believe it when I see an official statement for this...they have been backing it and trying to tell us how great it is! lol
ill be pissed. i was/am looking forward to the all digital/family sharing features. i could give a rats *ss about used games
http://www.whathifi.com/new... Giant Bomb is getting MASSACRED.
sorry i meant to click disagree and clicked agree by mistake..
Here is the text, I have it open: Microsoft to Pull Complete Reversal on Xbox One DRM Policies by Patrick Klepek on June 19, 2013 Sources indicate Microsoft is going to move away from what's caused the company so much headache. The tug-of-war between Microsoft and Sony just got more interesting. Multiple sources inform me Microsoft will announce what amounts to a complete reversal on its DRM policies for Xbox One today. What does this mean? No more always online requirement The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours All game discs will work on Xbox One as they do on Xbox 360 An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs Region locks have been dropped It is unclear what caused this huge change in policy right after E3, a week where Microsoft executives spent days explaining, justifying, and talking about its policies to the press. I suspect Microsoft’s official announcement will say something to the effect of “we've been closely listening to consumer feedback.” Based on what I’m being told, that’s definitely true. I've reached out to Microsoft for comment. Microsoft has taken an enormous amount of heat regarding DRM policies with its new console. Sony became consumer heroes at E3, announcing PlayStation 4 would not treat used games differently, and the status quo would reign. The company released this video, twisting the knife: Of course, Xbox One is still $499 and PlayStation 4 is still $399. But today moves the needle.
If true...whoa. I don't think Deion Sanders could backpedal as fast as Microsoft did.
Never doubt Deion Sandcastle
@LoveofTheGame: From a Chiefs fan, you deserve a bubble.
well this is awkward, I'm a Broncos fan. It's ok though since I live in KC...wait did I just make it worse lol.
@LoveOfTheGame: If only I could take away that bubble I gave. :)
if this is true well let the games begin. it sounds too goo to be true tho
meh. Official presentation from Microsoft only for me, and not a copy and paste make believe. Internetz rumours Iz everywh3r3Z on teh internetz,
Great to hear. I wasn't bother with the restriction in the first place but glad MS listen to feedback and make the adjustment just in time to go head to head at launch with the competition, if true. If this is true, everyone wins.
god all the smoke MS blew is so funny now if this is true
really though? I mean PS+ is still better, and PS exclusives are miles ahead...even with the changes all you get is more pay to play online (and get nothing in return) and more halo.
This only happen because M$ gave each GameStop less Xbox ones compared to what Sony gave GameStop. http://www.escapistmagazine...
Giant bomb is having issues with their site, but I went on their twitter and it does say multiple sources have said MS is doing a reversal of their DRM policies. Guess we will have to wait and see.
Here it is. https://mobile.twitter.com/...
I'm awaiting Elitegamer to comment as he's all for Xbone in its current guise.
not in florida
Microsoft is rushing the xbox. I know that for a faft. Everything has been rushed. Tey know this and know they can only give a few xbox's to stores.
OMG is true, the xbox one page regarding DRM digital licensing is no longer available. It was up like 2 hours ago when I was linking it to a post. http://news.xbox.com/2013/0... WOW, dang! Was looking forward to digital game sharing with friends but I guess this will work out better for their PR.
I went into GameStop today to pick up a copy of the last of us. As I walked in the TV was on and playing the part of the Sony press conference where jack tretton was talking about used games, it was playing over and over again.
We'll see... Still, are they trustworthy? Prob not lol... I'm not going to buy one...
Hm wonder if its because of supply or a fuck you to MS for the prior restrictions. The Gamestop by my house Palmdale. Said Xbone sold out while PS4 was available when i was preordering my PS4. I was 27 on list of 28. Not sure about Xbone. Maybe 10? Also heard Best Buy here sold out of 300 PS4 and 300 Xbones not sure how true that is though.
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