Submitted by xtheownerzx 576d ago | news

Best Buy Employee Confirms Inital Xbox One Launch Editions Not Sold Out

GamerFitNation: Recently, while GamerFitNation was at a Best Buy event for Madden 25, it was confirmed that the initial Xbox One Day One launch editions, from the launch day event at the Best Buy theater in Union Square New York were not sold out. On a call with a Best Buy employee it was confirmed that they are not sold out but have a low quantity of the system available. (Best Buy, Xbox One)

SlavisH2  +   576d ago

both systems are going to be hard to find. I can't believe people dont understand that. ps360 sold over 70mil each! The 1st few million will fly off the shelf like hot cakes even without software but this is n4g so i'll get disagress either way.
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BLACKBIBLE  +   576d ago
That's false, I personally know this to be true because I was there today talking to management. You can even call them and they will tell you there are left over units available for pick up. PS4 consoles are sold out completely.

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SlavisH2  +   576d ago
i am stationed at ft rucker. I called best buy in dothan. 334-671-1070 they do not have any. I finally grabbed one off amazon what best buy are you talking about?

P.S. SMH @ disagree, wow.
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Transporter47  +   576d ago
I have seen some at the Bestbuy where I live. Also at the Target so yeah they are not sold out so yeah....

For those that say its "sold out" grab one of Amazon if you really want on here

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SlavisH2  +   576d ago


And what best buy?

Also you know amazon just got new xbox and ps4 stock today, smh!
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Eonjay  +   576d ago
If you want one you can find it in stores. However Amazon seems to be the only major online retailer with stock
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Eonjay  +   576d ago
Also if they have stock in stores Microsoft needs to try and move them. There is no point in misrepresenting availability because you might discourage potential buyers. Sometimes manufacturers will try to create the illusion of scarcity to raise demand. I dont think this is necessary because the demand exists for Christmas for both.
n4rc  +   576d ago
My buddy has been looking for a ps4.. He's getting conflicting reports..

Walmart says none til new years yet best buy is gettiNg thrm in on a weekly basis...

Neither have xboxs sitting on shelves...

It all depends where you live... Does it really matter that one best buy has stock? Considering all the other retailers in NYC including probably 3-4 different best buy locations.. People try to read too much into it...

They are both hard to get your hands on in general.. But doesn't mean you can't find either if you tried
scott182  +   576d ago
It's the fact that day one editions are reported to still be out there in the wild that is strange to me, those SHOULD be sold out completely...
TeflonHahn  +   576d ago
Dude, onBlack Friday I went to the Toys R Us in Times Square and they had two mountain stacks of NOTHING but Xbox ones. They had standard AND day one editions! They clerk who rang me out said they just weren't moving. All the PS4s were gone.
Muffins1223  +   576d ago
Maybe thats not true but still for the first month stores usally arent swimming in new consoles that just came out..
abzdine  +   576d ago
Microsoft are just lying to give vaalue to their console as always. lots of shops still have it laying around.
nukeitall  +   576d ago
There might be pockets that have Xbox One in stock due to supply exceeding demand, but it certainly isn't the case for most people to just walk in and get one.

I have been trying to get an Xbox One Day One edition for the first week of launch with no luck, still hasn't been able to find one.

It is sold out everywhere, and sold out at all the retailers I checked around me. Wish I was in NY. Clearly they got way too much stock.
mikeslemonade  +   576d ago
Deny deny deny.. So many news items and the zealots keep trying spin it. If it walks like a duck, quaks like a duck then it's a duck. X1 is in less demand than PS4.
Sono421  +   575d ago
look I can't speak for all these other people who claim that they see loads of Xbox One's where they are from.. and i'm sure some are lying.. but I just went to Best Buy today to get an SD card and while I was there i noticed they had 3 Xbox Ones.

Now I was even surprised by this mainly because everyone in my area were/are huge 360 supporters.. anyways my point is Microsoft is clearly lying.... again..
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xtheownerzx  +   576d ago
That's online stock, even though it says no store pickup. That's because it could either be shipped to the store to be picked up or the store has a low quantity that doesn't register in their system.
BLACKBIBLE  +   576d ago
Why did they disagree with you guys for that? LOL
LOGICWINS  +   576d ago
It's N4G Black. They only see what they want to see lol.
SilentNegotiator  +   575d ago
Because that wasn't the case when this discussion started (Amazon still had some). It simply fits LOGICWINS's agenda NOW.
GamerzElite  +   576d ago
Microsoft Store also selling day 1 edition.
typoknight  +   576d ago
There's a standard edition Xbox One and a launch-day Xbox One. This article is about the launch-day edition, which usually sells out by the day the console launches. Microsoft store is selling the standard edition.
Godmars290  +   576d ago
The thing is. we aren't talking about standard issued systems: this is suppose to be a special XB1 MS produced in order to recognize the launch of the console. And apparently they've yet to sell out of them.

Now either they're still making them, which questions MS's credibility, meaning they have none whatsoever, or they haven't sold out of what was suppose to be one-time-only stock.

One of those is actually worse than the other.
Bathyj  +   576d ago
This is what I was wondering about. Were all the consoles available at launch, ei all the consoles sold so far, the "day one"edition?

I assumed they were a limited number and most would just be standard in a green box. Are they saying the day ones aren't even sold out just the standard ones from the first batch.

Also, does anyone know if MS or Sony have done a second batch yet. They both seem to be slow in confirming when that might be.
LOGICWINS  +   576d ago
^^Sonys already shipped their second batch but Amazon sold out of them earlier in the evening.
ltachiUchiha  +   576d ago

"Product Alert
Due to extremely high demand, Amazon.com is currently sold out of PlayStation 4 inventory. However, there may be offers available from Marketplace Sellers. Please check back here for Amazon.com PlayStation 4 availability."

KratosGod3  +   576d ago
I live in Downey CA, and my local Best Buy have more than 10 Xbox ones in shelves, but non PS4s.
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IrieMars  +   575d ago
This is why I hate N4G. Nothing but a bunch of PS4 fanboys. Seriously, you should head on over to R/XboxOne. Nothing but a positive and supportive Xone community. Even the PS fanboys are civil. This site is just trash and I hate myself for attempting to find "news" here anymore. Article like these are just flame bait, but as long as it's anti Xone then it's okay.
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ewstokes  +   576d ago
So much for Microsoft stating that they are 'selling every console they can make' lol
El_Colombiano  +   576d ago
Remember, they report console numbers that are sold to stores. Not customers, unlike Sony. Who knows just how many Xbones are out in peoples homes.
Bathyj  +   576d ago
So they were bragging how many they put in a truck not how many they sold.

For Sony it's easy to work out how many sold through. 2 million shipped, minus how many still left in stores, none, equals 2 million.
kingdip90  +   576d ago
Its all pr spin. They not only have to maintain the illusion of keeping up with sony to the potential consumer base but also to microsofts investors. I doubt they want to be spun off (an extreme scenario) and they dont want to be the least pupular system.

we wont really know anything until official numbers are released by a 3rd party but its not looking as good for microsoft as they would like
HighResHero  +   576d ago
Their problem though, is that they have to convince everyone they are on even footing in a situation where many people know they are behind.
They may be caught between a rock and a hard place for a few reasons and if their marketing division can get them out of this one I will personally send them all gift baskets.
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cell989  +   576d ago
At Black Friday I saw only one guy just one guy lined up for the xbone. People thought the PS4 would be selling too, once the manager confirmed no PS4s would be sold, everyone left except for that one guy lol. To each their own, I just find it funny how we all left bummed out cause there were no PS4s but plenty of bones
n4rc  +   576d ago
Separate lines for separate products now?

That's a first.. Lol
kingdip90  +   576d ago
Not really walmart had a separate line for the 32inch $98 doorbuster and limited one per customer
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GuruMeditation  +   576d ago
It does seem an odd practice, but my store had separate lines too (uk) and although we have yet to sell the initial stock drop of xones in our region, both consoles are getting a lot of interest.
El_Colombiano  +   576d ago
One Sears around here says they have over 100. No PS4's to be bought within fifty miles though
n4rc  +   576d ago
Lol... A sears isn't going to have 100 in stock
iiwii  +   575d ago
That does seem like a lot for one store, but maybe it depends upon the area that store has to cover for the Sears brand. Meaning you see a Walmart every 10 miles and they may only have 20 per store, but if the next Sears is 50 miles away, I could see them getting a larger stock. Still seems like a lot though.
BanginBiscuitz  +   576d ago
i dont think i have ever seen such a loyal group of fanboys ever. I mean you PS4 guys are more loyal than apple and thats pretty bad. You are praising a console that is known for its game but the best exclusive it has is Resogun, lets be serious here. Stop hanging from Sony's jock and open your eyes and see what else is on the table before you swallow all the hype that PS4 is living in from E3. There is nothing PS4 has at this time that can even compete with what DR3, Ryse, and Forza are offering than we have Killer Instinct and even power star golf which is amazingly fun. You guys really need to pry those eyes open.

We can even talk about the exclusives that we know of for future. Titanfall, Quantum break, Sunset overdrive, Black Tusk, 343, Halo, Possibly gears of war. I mean really guys? Microsoft won this time with games.
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staticdash22  +   576d ago

It's a marathon, not a sprint. Microsoft does not, nor have critically acclaimed worldwide studios like Sony has. Most of them have come off providing the ps3 with one of its biggest years ever. Obviously they need time to shift full development to their next projects, like yoshida said "Every one of our worldwide studios are working on PS4 games"

EVERYONE. That includes Sony Bend, and Sony London. Microsoft. If that's the case, then why didn't Forza 5, Ryse, or DR3 sell more than Killzone?

If Microsft's games are so good, then wouldn't customers pass on the ps4 and buy xbox one games? You're making no sense. If xbox games are so good, then clearly the market would back up those claims and buy xbox ones. The average consumer would pass on a ps4 and get an xbox one

But that's not the case! Clearly people don't mind the ps4 games, because killzone shadow fall sold over 400,000 copies in the first week, and knack went over 100,000. Those are very solid numbers at launch and killzone will be the first game to hit one million sold.

Lol keep fighting the good fight sir.
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Majin-vegeta  +   576d ago
Where's that list of games when you need it??

OT:There's plenty of day one editions here at my wal mart and GS.
BanginBiscuitz  +   576d ago
Bro, everyone and their mother knows Killzone only sold that many copies because the LINEUP OF GAMES sony has is complete crap. We all know if Infamous was a launch title killzone would of sold absolutely minimal amount of copies, Killzone is not that great. Most people bought Killzone due to the fact that they wanted an exclusive title for PS4, AND there was literally ntohing else to buy besides Knack which didnt sell well and got horrendous reviews. Say what you wish but X1 is winning in games, DR3, Ryse, and Forza all have done phenomenal AND we are gaming on the best network. Enjoy your indiestation friend. Also yes X1 will win gaming in the future, look at our lineup of games to PS4 and you will really see the winner.
Trekster_Gamer  +   576d ago
XB1 has more games, better games. More games coming, better option and a helluva better next gen experience...
MikeGdaGod  +   576d ago
are you seriously trying to imply that Xbone will have more or better exclusives than PS4????

if so good luck with that...
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ltachiUchiha  +   576d ago
Lmao@ your silly argument. Im not even going to argue with u. Just look at the 360 lineup the last couple of years & u really want to talk about the ps4 like there aint never going to be any other games for it lol.
XxGOWxX  +   576d ago
You guys realize if a company says they are sold out they are only going by figures from retailers. A lot of retailers will say theyre sold out when they have a small amount left.

Think about it, how could MS or sony possibly know all retailers are sold out, they dont have direct access to retailers stock levels. They also couldn't use activation figures because a lot of these consoles will be wrapped and ready as christmas presents.

Really if you are such a fanboy that you sit around calling stores just to try find some with stock of a "sold out" item to write a pointless article then thats a bit sad.
GuruMeditation  +   576d ago
Not sad at all. Many people have been calling around asking after one console and been told that stocks are dry, but the other is available. So the information gleaned is, in most instances, arrived at passively.
XxGOWxX  +   575d ago
Its sad. Very sad. If these "journalists" knew anything about business theyd know what i posted earlier and realize there could be some still floating around. probably less than 1%. so of course business just say theyre out of stock.

Oh and just so you know, Where i work we have an xbox one for sale (so obviously they arent sold out), we also have 2 ps4's sitting there waiting to be picked up from pre order. I guess not everyone is desperate for their ps4 consoles lol That would also mean PS4s arent sold out because these people have only paid a deposit. if they cancel their order then we have some to sell. so then i can write a big article about how sony have lied and there is a ps4 for sale at a retailer. controversy!
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Enemy  +   576d ago
Microsoft should really stop lying. It's all adding up and making them look really pathetic.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   576d ago
Let them lie to kick it..
Then they can reap what they sow. False Market - zero dollars- exit the market.
True_Samurai  +   576d ago
Keep the supplies coming MS
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OsirisBlack  +   576d ago
XB1 is Definitely not sold out I already have my PS4 and XB1 and just picked one up at the local Target (Christmas Gift) they had a few in the display case and the guy working there said they had more in back. http://i.imgur.com/B3jR3nZ....
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GTgamer  +   576d ago
Dude what are you doing they have been labeling people as trolls for posting Proof you've been warned.
Why o why  +   576d ago
Yeah, I noticed that earlier. Like posting proof was somehow irrelevant to the topic. Lol take your time osiris.....
BLAKHOODe  +   576d ago
How long of a hold was there on people who didn't pick up their pre-orders? Because if not picked up in a set amount of time, those consoles would eventually be released to the general public and considering this is NY, I'd imagine they got more pre-orders than the average town did. So, if a lot of those New Yorkers couldn't pay off their pre-order, that could explain why so many are still available.
martinezjesus1993  +   576d ago
I didn't ask but I got a day one edition from best buy from some person who didn't pick it up, I'm guessing 10 days?
martinezjesus1993  +   576d ago
I know.. I got one yesterday at a Best Buy here at Vegas, last one in Vegas I believe. Never thought I would have both next gen consoles this early..

Edit. Mine is a day one edition, the guy said it was of someone who didnt pick up their preorder.
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Schizoid  +   576d ago
Seems like a lot of people didn't pick up their preorders. I know I changed my mind.
alti  +   576d ago
I love how this blew up in microsoft's face lmao. "Here are day one editions of our console! Better get em!" The only thing they're "achieving" with the day one editions is showing the world how their initial stock was never depleted lmao. The dumbasses at Microsoft strike again!
meatysausage  +   576d ago
the sales might be similar or close enough for the first year, but the hype and demand is totally different. In Australia, I could easily find an xbox one. The PS4 has a sold out preorders for december and almost sold out for janurary, So that is the difference.

Im not making it up but thats the truth down here
Lykon  +   576d ago
I like a bit of sausage with my turkey. nice. meaty. meat. running juices
SynestheticRoar  +   576d ago
At my Walmart if you ask are there any PS4 left. They laugh in your face, and say no. We have X1s tho, and start giggling.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   576d ago
Now i know MS and the xbox fans have in common. Telling the ultimate truth :/
NeoTribe  +   576d ago
There's xbox ones at my gamestop and bestbuy. Can't find homes for em.
PickAShoe  +   575d ago
put duck tape can rename that to "Day 20 Edition" with 20th day achievement.
hazardman  +   575d ago
SMH @ the recycled stories. We get it, Xbox One not sold out!
BOLO  +   575d ago
Xbox One giving some company to the Wii U's on the shelves this holiday.
glimmer_of_hope  +   575d ago
I wanna play, I wanna play too! I just went to futureshop here in Vancouver Canada. Ummmm.....they had zero Xbox Ones is stock but has 200,000 PS4's in stock! See this game is easy to play. Just shout out some fanboy bullcrap to suit your own beliefs/needs. BOTH consoles are sold out at my local futureshop and everywhere else I checked. So sad that gaming fanboys have sunk this low.
iiwii  +   575d ago
So where are people getting these photos of them sitting on the shelf. We are even hearing the same from store employees. I even saw XBox 1 on the shelf in my local Target the day after launch. I started to take a picture for proof, but I figured there were probably enough sitting around I didn't need to.

(USA here.. near Charlotte NC)
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ironwolf  +   575d ago
So what? The Best Buy and at least one of the Game Stops here had PS4s left over the day after their launch. Big fricken' deal.
iiwii  +   575d ago
I'll bet they didn't sit there a full day either before they were gone.
dbzrfl  +   573d ago
I seen 8 xbox ones at Arnold target on blackfriday jus setting there. Today I went to highridge walmart same thing 7 xbox ones just setting there. We should start taking photos and post them because it was not a sale out event.

I seen 6 ps4's at target arnold on black friday I got a ps4 on launch and will get a xbox one probably in Jan depends though on price I have read some places are pushing xb1 with 100 off some are offering 100 gift card

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