Examiner: "With the announcement of the Xbox One's release date comes confirmation that the console has begun to be shipped to retailers."
The first pallet of #XboxOne prepped and ready to start the journey to retailers for November 22nd http://t.co/gIN9vVqwjg— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) September 4, 2013
The first pallet of #XboxOne prepped and ready to start the journey to retailers for November 22nd http://t.co/gIN9vVqwjg
Whaaat? Isnt this abit premature? I have no idea how these things work but I would thought they would have given retailers units in like October at the earliest?
Didn't I just read another article saying they were starting production, like just a few minutes ago? Oh wait, Major Nelson just posted that it was getting ready and was in production. N4G, you're confusing me....
They have been in production for a while... the articles just state "full production" which means they are making the maximum amount possible. They are just shipping to the retail warehouses... not the stores.
If it's true, we can expect leaks soon. Once they hit public space, someone always slips one out. But aren't they useless without the day one patch? May not matter anyway then.
The first batch will be for kiosk and so forth. Then they will ship mine.
According to GAME nov 22 is release date
these units are ready for shipment and will be released later. it will be held in the pallet until the all clear is given about a month before.
to up the clock speed all you have to do is a software update, and both consoles will have patches to download at launch so you won't even notice it, they have been in actual production for a while
Quoting Bigpappy "The first batch will be for kiosk and so forth. Then they will ship mine." ^This made me literally bust out laughing. That was great. +funny
you guys are silly. These boxes are packed only with the power brick.
Dat Mehjurr Pelsuhn.
They make things fast in china
Walmart, best buy and amazon distribution centers will receive them as early as possible.. They have a large supply chain
This has got to be good news for all XB1 & PS4 pre-orders as the party is now in full swing. Lets hope we all get our new next gen consoles as error free as possible. Can't wait for that next gen magic to start. The 360/PS3 will look a bit dated after a few months with these babies!
just got my pre order in at walmart the other day haha just in time
Don't know why Major Nelson is "bragging" on Twitter about this, when they had to limit themselves to 13 countries.
Major retailers have a warehouse. They are probably being sent there in waves. Then the warehouse will distribute them as they see fit.
Not really. Think about it. They will need 100,000s if not 1,000,000s for launch and instead of keeping them in the one depot it would be better just to ship them to the retailers for them to keep until release.
Exactly I dont think people fully grasp what it takes to ship 1-2mil consoles to just a thousand retailers all over the country, not to mention a million more in just a couple months to all the other foreign countries. . You got to start as soon as possible day and night to make sure stock is there by Nov 22nd.
4k per truck
As somebody who in the past worked in a Distribution Center I can vouch for the tremendous amount of logistics and planning that goes into putting these units where they need to be at launch. I remember working at Target and ripping open Pallets of 360's & PS3's so they could then be repacked separately into store specific boxes. Lead time for Distribution Centers alone is probably 1-2 weeks from Purchase Order > Shipping > Inbound > Processing > Staging > Picking > Packing > Outbound and that doesn't include the process of putting it on a store shelf for launch.
Whoo! I... need to pre order mine. I didn't pre order GTA V til 3 days ago. God i fuckin procrastinate at everything!
gamestop had the 360's a month before they were released. ps3's...those were pretty much last second arrivals.
No Ps3 was readily available at launch. Im glad I didnt pay 600 bones for the ps3. Those people needed a sony stick stuck up their ass. Ps3 wasnt worth 600 bucks.
You're right....PS3 was worth more than $600. Everything in the box expept for the charging cable. Brand new technology in the Cell and Blu Ray, true wireless controllers, web browser, upgradable hard drive, a PS2 inside, etc. Man I want a launch PS3. If I had known then what I know now about Sony's support for the PS3, I would have gladly payed the $600. Its a steal and worth every cent.
What! XBOX NO FCC approval- HOW IS POSSIBLE? WHY NO sony get production0 they HALVE FCC. Me so stupid.
Apparently you are...xD
External pre-approved power brick helps, results in a lot less testing.
They need to make millions that takes alot of time.It takes my company all year to make 2 million of a electronic product allot simpler than the xbox. So i say they are starting too late.
Because your company has the same resources and distributors like Microsoft...
@DiRtY Yeah we make electrical components and circuit boards for Honda,Toyota,subaru, acura , and other car companies. WE have plants across the world Us,china,japan, costa rica, India and several other countries i cant think of now.
Not at all. Transportation is costs ALOT of money, and shipping at slower pace when technically it is not a RUSH is very cost effective and safety of the cargo. The 2nd phase is the distribute to the distributers and from there it takes time also. I've worked in the clothing industry, and much of the clothing is produced and shipped well in advance of the next season. Reason is to have inventory for forcasted demand.
Major nelson posting this just seems stupid and desperate. The Xbox fans eat this S@#$ up. And if Sony does this I will say the same thing.
Desperate? You're the only one hear desperate here. Looking for Sony fan support over that stupid ass comment. He's posting a pick showing that consoles are ready for shipping, so how does that make it DESPERATE? What has shown Sony you? This was posted on twitter you moron not an official XBOX page. Get a damn life
Get panties in a wad much? Wouldn't any less from an Xbot.
Yeah they have to point things out to make it seem like things are okay. They should just take the high road and keep their mouths and put their money where their mouth is. Instead they open their mouths and confirm their foolishness. Sony has been mostly silent. They are in cruise control. M$ is on damage control.
Premature? You know how long it takes to make Millions of consoles. I would assume Sony is around the same step in the process as well.
I have a question. Are these units speaking generally of the xbox and ps4; are they being made in different countries? Or are the parts being sent to a fabrication shop in single or multiple countries for logistical reasons. I know a lot of electronics are made in Taiwan, Japan Thailand, Mexico and China < unsure about consoles there and etc.
Are you really that illiterate or really that absent minded? Do you know who major Nelson is and what this article was about? WHY THE HELL WOULD THIS BE A PALLET OF PS4's? The console is done and has been certified by the FCC since August before PS4 was. Those are units ready for shipping. How old are you?
Playstations and Xbox's are manufactured in China and come over on large cargo ships.
Thanks moparful99 for the decent feed back. For the other clown @Syntax you better check your mouth chump. You Obviously can't read and understand that, I said "in Generally speaking about the 2 consoles manufacturing process" and how it is produced out. If you blatantly think I don't understand this is an Xbox article with Major Nelson sitting in front of a roll pallets of Xbox ones you are damn idiot. Like I said "generally speaking" about "production of consoles" please tell me you understand the Words Generally and Production. Next time choose you words wisely when you think your cool when trying to smack talk a guy with a legit question. It only makes you look like a fool. BTW yeah; I straight took a bubble as well from you. So Slow down while reading since your comprehension skills appear very lacking. I for 1 know who Major Nelson is; 2: I know what company he represents and what console he caters to and what consoles are in those boxes. So if you don't have the ability to properly and respectively answer my question don't not reply to me with your nonesense.
@trance No problem, a lot of consumers are unaware that the Xbox's are manufactured in China despite Microsoft being a major US corporation. But it's far cheaper to make production facilities and pay for the labor to manufacture in China then ship them over on a cargo ship..
These are probably going to be the store display demo models to give people hands on time with the console similarly to how they did with the 360
no the boxes are labeled retail
Shipping to stores would be suicide. Do you know how many immature GameStop managers there are out there. Talk about major leaks
leak? You can't play the system until MS updates it
No way near premature when your shipping millions you need to start now if you didn't you wouldnt make demand. I would like them to send IGN one along with Sony so we can get some real game footage toher than dev kit footage.
maybe we can demo the console in October.
M$ might be able to rig up a few PC's with xbone controllers in a few stores I reckon!
That has never happened before. Just stop edit: I got disagrees for this. Why? No shop has ever had a PC running pretending to be a console. They have consoles playing as they get given them. I am not being sarcastic. I am being serious
immature comment but it gave me a laugh.
@ iamnsuperman lol
Umm lol im not supporting any console as I play on pc but Sony did the same in E3 LAWLZ
@tigertom53, Yes, I hope I can play demo boxes in the stores, I'd play everyday on my way home for work.
I work at a Walmart distribution center. I hope to unload a ps4 or xbox one truck.
Hmm, if you just happen to open one. Give me a call I want to steal it OPPS I mean see it
Fallen, give me a call, will help you....
they be shipped to a undisclosed location in a large warehouse and then be shipped to store or DC few weeks before release date. I remember when they did this for xbox360.
So what happens if a few "fall off" the truck?
It doesn't work like that lol. The computer shows how many are in the truck. I have to put them in pallates and label them. In some were missing, I would have to tell someone or face very deep trouble.
Police get called and depending on how smart the crooks are they're arrested quickly
I'm thinking we pull a fast and the furious style truck hijack that is full of PS4's :0)
il help u unpack. contact me mkay?
And have one or two conveniently fall off the back of said truck?
Maybe this means for retail demos???
No those units are for retail sale... says so right on the label on the boxes.
xbox person will have a special unit and kiosk sent to the store
While ps4 is still not even in production lol... in before ps4 gets delayed.. ps has lost a whole lot of ground i the past weeks
It is in production. There was an article about here a week or so ago saying production is in full swing.