Submitted by Abriael 149d ago | news

Xbox One Day One Edition Now Available at Amazon

If you’re looking to buy an Xbox One, but would like the perks included with the limited Day One edition released when the console launched, you may be in luck, as availability of the sleek black-boxed version has popped up on Amazon. (Xbox One)

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The_Infected  +   150d ago
It's not "Day One" anymore.
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Ron_Danger  +   149d ago | Well said
Really puts those shipped numbers into perspective.
Hellsvacancy  +   149d ago
That's a good point
Eonjay  +   149d ago
Okay so obviously they didn't make more.... so where were they hiding Day One consoles? O_o
MysticStrummer  +   149d ago | Funny
On 11/22/14 the Day One Anniversary Edition will go on sale, with the word "Anniversary" written in crayon.
johndoe11211  +   149d ago

Food for thought. Microsoft SHIPPED 5 million consoles to date. Sony has SOLD THROUGH 7 million. Should we assume that sony has manufactured more consoles than microsoft thus far? I don't think so. They probably have manufactured around the same amount but the demand for the xbone was way less so microsoft probably has a ton of xbones somewhere sitting in warehouses that were never shipped due to the much lower demand.

Like I said, food for thought.
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gamertk421  +   149d ago
@mystic. OK, that was funny.
D-Du  +   149d ago
I think the reason why Sony is able to say what their Sell Through number is would be because it's so easy to measure since almost every single PS4 gets picked up.
Gunstar75  +   149d ago
Are you seriously suggesting that MS didn't sell (at retail) all the units they manufactured??

Either Microsoft were able to produce a phenomenal number of D1 units then, or they sell less than a quarter of what they have claimed....
randomass171  +   149d ago
Makes you wonder if the Titanfall bundle has sold more than the Day One bundle...
Gunstar75  +   149d ago
Loving my n4g disagrees.

Its like a badge of honour, with no actual argument against my comment.
nbalive2014  +   149d ago
I believe microsoft are trying to just sell off those day one editions which did not sell
Tony-A  +   149d ago
It's definitely not a good sign when "Day One" Editions of a console that launched over 5 months ago are still being sold by retailers, especially one as large as Amazon, and this definitely puts everything into perspective.

1.2 million units shipped in 2014 alone looks horrible when compared to the biggest competitor, whom managed to actually sell through much more than that. It sucks for MS because they're actually on pretty good terms when compared to their previous platform, but with the PS4 literally showing no signs of fatigue, all positive correlations with the previous generation are shot and buried.

Next month marks a year since we first heard of Xbox One and we're still struggling to find a positive note on the Xbox camp. I think the best thing that's happened to them so far was Spencer taking over.
SniperControl  +   149d ago
Tesco and Game near me have them in stock as well, still priced at £420.
Concertoine  +   149d ago
Did they expect to sell several million day one editions? Im curious to know what percentage of xbones are day one editions. Obviously these are just stragglers and MS isnt still making day one's, but i mean i would guess at least a third of all xbones sold were day one editions so they must've made A LOT.
Jazz4108  +   149d ago
Ms kept a good amount back to replace faulty units as well as did Amazon. Thats all this is.
HaveAsandwich  +   149d ago
but they sold out of day one editions..........
Joey_Leone  +   149d ago
majiebeast  +   150d ago
Day 153 edition is a go.
Magnes  +   149d ago
Like night vision goggles when your 40 it's even better on day 153 lol.
randomass171  +   149d ago
It'd be pretty funny if next to the one someone scribbled "hundred fifty three" in permanent marker. :P
Ch1d0r1  +   149d ago
154 right now right? haha Thanks for counting or looking it up. You stole my post! lol
GeofferyPeterson  +   150d ago
Really? Day One Edition? Buy it if you plan on locking it in a air tight case
for 20 years and then it might be worth a few bucks.
pheature  +   149d ago
yeah less than a broken ps4
rainslacker  +   149d ago
Highly unlikely. More recent consoles were made with such bulk that they are super cheap 20 years down the line as they're very easy to find. Even boxed and new they generally only pull a little extra over a used version. Most reasonable collector's would open it anyways to insure that it works. Kind of a downfall to buying factory new retro consoles as a collector, although there are ways to mitigate the used status.

The only ones that really raise significantly are those limited edition versions that come out, which isn't really what this is. If it were one of those white ones given to Xbox staff and they never release a white version, then it will be worth quite a bit in 20 years.
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PS4isKing_82  +   150d ago
God this is very tempting but that $500 price tag :(
Ch1d0r1  +   149d ago
yup. I feel sorry for those people that payed over $700 for the PS3 on release.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   149d ago
I guess you don't realize how advanced the PS4 was at the time ? I ain't gonna lie my parents bought me a PS3 for 600 dollars when I was 10. I was so happy, now I'm 17 going on 18 next month and I buy my own consoles and I won't buy an Xb1 for 500.

OT: Damn day 1 editions still available ? Holy crap.
garos82  +   149d ago
It was still cheaper than any blu ray player at the time and cheaper than the competition with its relevant extras such as add on wifi and hdd
GeofferyPeterson  +   150d ago
You can buy a "day one edition" for $500 or you can buy it used in "very good" condition for $400. Or a new One with Titanfall for $450. Or a used One Titanfall bundle for $400! This is a "news story" that is as old and "lame" as a satire story. Everyone already knows about this!
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AceBlazer13  +   150d ago
バカ Microsoft .They should look up what day 1 means.
Septic  +   150d ago
Its the retailer putting this up for sale though. Don't be surprised if they withheld a few day one units to sell them for a markup like they're doing now.
morganfell  +   149d ago
Its not a markup, but rather the same price as it was on the original day one. I agree they may have held them for a later markup but they likely realized they could not sell it at a markup. There is an excellent thread at Gaf discussing the MS earning reports and the shipped in numbers reported by MS. There are likely between 800K and 1Mil X1s sitting on shelves. This is why retailers have been running a fire sale.
SniperControl  +   149d ago
Tesco direct are selling them as well, my local game store has a few as well.
TruthBTold  +   149d ago
Not sure these were held by Amazon as I saw this version in stock a few weeks back along with the other XOne versions and PS4 versions. It just hasn't sold, people are picking up TItanfall over this if they want the XBox. These would have sold out in January at the latest considering a limited amount was produced for launch in November.
randomass171  +   149d ago
Seems Microsoft shipped far too many. Would have been smarter to bundle a game right out of the box with an asking price as high as $500. That said, I imagine this pack is basically being completely overshadowed by the Titanfall bundle. And obviously the PS4 in general.
DoubleM70  +   149d ago
You sound too logical. SMH..disagrees
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rainslacker  +   149d ago
More likely MS just didn't send out their entire stock. Maybe withheld 1-2% for some reason, then decided to sell them to retailers. I've never known Amazon to play the collector's market game in this way. I could see it from GameStop.

As I recall, Amazon was sold out of X1 briefly early on before they moved onto the non-day one editions.
scotmacb  +   149d ago
You mean amazon should
Am-No-Hero  +   150d ago
Really !! lol

" Money Money Money " :)
Mikefizzled  +   149d ago
I'm guessing Amazon are bulk buying them from smaller outlets which might be overstocked. That way Amazon can probably turn a healthy profit since they are probably buying them at very low prices.
MasterCornholio  +   149d ago
I thought they sold all of those already......
GryestOfBluSkies  +   149d ago
"limited edition"

seems legit.
Ron_Danger  +   149d ago
Limited to the number they sell lol
cfc78  +   149d ago
I'd use them on release in other countries not 1's they've been out for 6 months.
DanielGearSolid  +   149d ago
All the packaging would have to be changed, languages etc...

Seems like a waste of effort
cfc78  +   149d ago
I guess we'll see how they sell,the extra effort may be necessary.
stuna1  +   149d ago
But technically they would be considered day 1 in countries they haven't released in as of yet.

This a good reason not to label a product a day 1 edition, just in the event it's not a good seller! It actually looks bad for the product if consumers keep up to date as to when the product originally released.
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Ittoryu  +   149d ago
Not a surprise MS has had alot of day one editions left.
B1uBurneR  +   149d ago
Day one of May?
rashada07  +   149d ago
At this point I don't think it'd be wise to purchase a day one unless the purchaser was into collecting. It would potentially have all the risk of launch issues that non-day ones, at this point, don't have or shouldn't have. i.e. bad disk drive
rainslacker  +   149d ago
Even as a collector, I'd want to open it and make sure it works, so the fact that it's new is not that appealing to me. I've been burned by buying a brand new retro console that didn't work despite being factory sealed. Was a launch Genesis and brought it for quite a lot due to it being sealed. Guy wouldn't refund the money since I opened it.:(

It's quite the conundrum of someone selling doesn't want to break the seal of a new collector's item, and as a buyer you don't want to drop money on something that doesn't actually work.

Just having all the original packaging is sufficient enough for me, although I do know collector's who really like brand new stuff, and faulty ones aren't terribly common. At huge markups though, it's a risk I wouldn't be willing to take. I doubt something like this is going to see a return on the purchase price as anything new post-PS1 generation doesn't command a huge mark up anymore.
xx4xx  +   149d ago
Fanboys on either side can argue about XBox One's sales, but there have been more total XBox One's sold than there had been Day One editions produced.

I think this says more about Amazon's replenishment and distribution practices than it does about the XBox One.

Non-story being made into something...thanks to the power of the internet.
OrangePowerz  +   149d ago
It says a lot about how much that 5 million shipped is away from how much they actually sold when you still have units sitting around from November.
DiRtY  +   149d ago
you and your logic need to get out of here, this is N4G so stop spreading truth and better start trolling!
GearsOfWar  +   149d ago
This is good for those who want a X1 and couldn't afford to pick up a Day One edition at launch, but this is hardly news worthy.

The power of N4G. Abriael has been doing this since the lead up to the new console generation.

He posts a false positive Xbox One article, forcing a story out of nothing, cleverly worded to seem like he's doing Xbox fans a favor, but it's really to draw in trolls.

After he's finished getting hits with that article, and it appears that he's not completely bias, the next day he creates a shiny glowing PS4 article (like he did just now about the "revolutionary" AR tech) filled with words that make it seem like the PS4 is the second coming.

Brilliant, but only viable in the short term. Dualshockers couldn't stand on its own feet without N4G. Sooner or later people will catch on, realize they're being used for hits, and they'll lose the little credibility they have. I've seen a few good articles from them, but the amount of click bait they pump out is unreal.

I say let this website make their buck. It won't last for long.

You can take shortcuts in journalism, but it'll only get you to the end, faster.
medman  +   149d ago
Another individual who can't accept reality. Reality is xbone having day one units still available 6 months after launch. #Truthhurts
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GearsOfWar  +   149d ago
It's not about reality. I could care less about sales.

Ps4 is outselling Xbox One by a pretty good amount.

But I'm glad you came along and pointed it out. You proved my point. Abriael is using people like yourself for hits because you're too naive to realize it.

ShwankyShpanky  +   149d ago
Wrong reply
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SilentNegotiator  +   149d ago
How is the fact that not all of the day one editions sold not a story?

"I think this says more about Amazon's replenishment and distribution practices than it does about the XBox One"

How? It's not like Amazon ordered more Day One editions FROM Microsoft. These Day one editions were unsold.
randomass171  +   149d ago
Goes to show that not a lot of people wanted the console until it came bundled with Titanfall.
GearsOfWar  +   149d ago
It's not even close to a story Silent.

It's click bait designed to get the Sony fans bashing Microsoft.

I can go on Amazon right this moment and purchase a NEW Playstation 4 Launch bundle. Does that make it a story?


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ShwankyShpanky  +   149d ago
@above: Is there any difference between "launch" PS4 packaging and current packaging? I think there may have been a revision of the games/screens on the back, but the overall design is identical. I believe those Amazon launch bundles were just standard consoles with an included physical game, whereas the X1s are packaged with identifying "Day One" boxes (and the achievement). So unless MS sent Amazon a batch of "Day Ones" *after* 11/22, the "Day One" X1s currently listed are definitely left over Amazon stock from last year, while the PS4 "launch bundles" are most likely just a seller's bundle that is shipping with newly received shipments of consoles.

Of course, this line of simple logic doesn't even need to be explored, considering that Amazon SOLD OUT their stock of PS4s a few times over Nov/Dec.
medman  +   149d ago
The excuses made for Microsoft and dat bone never end, do they?
Ch1d0r1  +   149d ago
In my Randy Savage voice: "That's the Power of the Cloud! Ohh Yeah!"
ocelot07  +   149d ago
Tesco here in the UK also have them for £360.
carlocgc  +   149d ago
Wow that is cheap. Though i still dont want a kinect in my house ...ever
Metfanant  +   149d ago
How have they not moved all of those Day One consoles yet?...I'm baffled...
cfc78  +   149d ago
I guess they had expectations of them selling like hot cakes and made more day 1 consoles than they've sold standard versions or the day 1s weren't very popular could be lots of reasons why.
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Shinuz  +   149d ago
Sony's PS4 was sold out everywhere for so many months after release but microsoft still has day one console for sale... Goes to show wich one's really the most popular.
xDHAV0K24x  +   149d ago
OK...so the XB1 is a failure? right!
OwnageDC650  +   149d ago
I sold my Xbox One Day One Edition for $450 and used the Day One achievement code. I then used the money to buy an Xbox One Titanfall bundle with a $60 gift card that was supposed to be used for 1 year of Live. I put that money towards MLB 14 for the PS4 since I already have Live. I win!
LAWSON72  +   149d ago
It has been on there for a while and last week it was $500 while Titanfall and Forza bundles were $450 and came with a game.
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carlocgc  +   149d ago
Omg the comments are killing me
carlocgc  +   149d ago
candy_mafia  +   149d ago
Phil Spencer has a mountain to climb....

The perception of X1 isn't great and day 1 consoles available 5 months or so later is embarrassing to the company.

I play X1 sometimes, but the truth is the truth & I won't paint it different ;/

d0r1en0  +   149d ago
ha ha thats funny. i thought they were in limited numbers. if all the "day one" editions arent even sold out, makes you wonder. edit: when clicking on the "day one" option, it says: "There is a newer version of this item. See details below, or go to the newer item." as if its old. well, it is old in a sense.
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GamersHeaven  +   149d ago
This was already known typical Microsoft with fake demand and over supplying.Now the question is when will they stop shipping and start actually selling those unwanted consoles sitting on store shelfs?
LetoAtreides82  +   149d ago
I would hope they still won't be trying to sell these "day one" editions in 2015.
Jazz4108  +   149d ago
These would have been available regardless of how many were sold. They hold so many back to replace defective units and this very common its just more noticeable when dayone is printed on it. Sony does the same thing to replace defective units but since this is marked day on they have to hold onto them so long to replace the ones coming back. This is good news as it means there is not going to be any initial rash of console failures like last gen. Leave it to these sites to twist a common industry policy for customer service into a negative. Get real guys and play your games.
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